Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises newest arrival, is offering five new sailings – including a second maiden voyage as well as a mini-preview sailing. The news comes to mark the ship’s completion before schedule.
The schedule change, which will see the ship completed by November 21 rather than in December, allows Celebrity Cruises to offer an additional seven-night maiden voyage on Celebrity Edge’s alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries as well as an option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey.
Its first journey; the previously announced Maiden Voyage West, consists of a seven-night western Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 9 December 2018, and will visit Key West Florida; Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico) and George Town (Grand Cayman). This departs 9 December 2018.
Its new journey, which will add to the previously announced seven-night Voyage West cruise will be the Maiden Voyage East, departing from Ft. Lauderdale on 16 December 2018, and visiting San Juan (Puerto Rico), Tortola (British Virgin Islands) and Philipsburg (St. Maarten).
“Thanks to the amazing work of the STX France shipyard team, Celebrity Edge is now scheduled to arrive much earlier than anticipated, which gave us the opportunity to offer not one, but two maiden voyages,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and chief executive of Celebrity Cruises. She added: “Both of these maiden voyages, plus the taste of luxury preview sailings, will have all of the festivities one would expect from the launch of such a revolutionary new ship, and now even more guests will have the chance to experience these one-of-a-kind inaugural sailings.”
In addition to the alternating maiden voyages, Celebrity Cruises will also be offering four new Edge Preview Sailings, including a three-night Bahamas cruise and will also sail a round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, departing on 21 November, 24 November, 3 December and 6 December.
Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and make its first sailing on 21 November 2018. She will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.