Celebrity Cruises has revealed the entertainment options that will be onboard its new ship, Celebrity Edge.
There is a focus on creating more immersive experiences at The Theatre, which has four stage areas and three moving projection screens. The main stage has been designed to extend into the audience, while a duo-directional rotating platform rises almost seven feet above the stage.
There are also two rotating spiral staircases, 10 synchronised panoramic projection screens, and 16 video mapping laser projectors.
It will host five full production shows, including the Shakespeare-inspired A Hot Summer Night’s Dream; The Jewelry Box; Kaleidoscope, a high-energy music and dance piece; and two shows as part of Celebrity Cruises’ new Headline Residency programme – Get Up, a pop concert produced by Black Skull Creative, and The Purpose.
“In designing Celebrity Edge, we developed and used some of the most advanced technology available. And, in designing the entertainment venues on Celebrity Edge, we used those same tools to break the mould of what people think an entertainment venue is,” said Brian Abel, senior vice president, hotel operations, Celebrity Cruises.
Becky Thomson-Foley, associate vice president, entertainment, Celebrity Cruises, said: “We’ve created the most exciting and technologically advanced entertainment venues in our fleet, so of course we worked with the most revolutionary production companies. We are combining incredible venues with visionary experiences that will stay with guests long after they leave.”
Meanwhile, The Club is described as a progressive space that changes throughout the day and night.
There’s plenty for children, too, with the Camp at Sea programme featuring more than 500 activities, including Celebrity Cruises’ first youth coding experience at sea, a STEM programme, and two separate spaces, one for kids and one for teenagers.
“With Celebrity Edge, we have created our biggest and most comprehensive line-up of entertainment to date. We’ve truly taken entertainment to the edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“Entertainment on Celebrity Cruises is daring and bold, dynamic and refreshing, surrounding you at every turn. It makes every moment of your holiday an unforgettable journey, and the entertainment on Celebrity Edge takes this philosophy further than ever before. We are changing the future of our entertainment – just as we are with everything we are doing on Celebrity Edge.”