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 Just announced: Celebrity Edge is set for an exciting season in Europe for 2019

Following her inaugural sailings in the Caribbean, Celebrity’s most revolutionary ship EVER will offer European itineraries. Sailing from Rome or Barcelona plus a 10 day sailing from Southampton


The following details have been released:

Iberian Peninsula • 10 nights • Departing: Southampton • 15th May 2019

Amalfi Coast & Greek Isles • 11 nights • Departing: Rome • 25th May 2019, 19th August 2019, 9th & 30th September 2019, 21st October 2019

Treasures of the Western Mediterranean • 10 nights • Departing Rome • 5th June 2019, 30th August 2019, 20th September 2019, 11th October 2019

Rome to Barcelona • 7 nights • Departing: Rome • 15th & 29th June 2019, 13th & 27th July 2019

Barcelona to Rome • 7 nights • Departing: Barcelona • 22nd June 2019, 6th & 20th July 2019, 3rd August 2019

Western Mediterranean • 9 nights • Departing: Rome • 10th August 2019


Celebrity Cruises wanted to treat you to a choice of European itineraries for 2019 and throughout the peak summer months. Plus with two brand new ports of call to look forward too: Nauplion on Greece’s Argolis Peninsula and Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera.

Looking at sailing closer to home? The Iberian Peninsula sailing direct from Southampton, with four days at sea, giving you the perfect opportunity to spend more time onboard. Relax while getting to know Celebrity Edge’s revolutionary new venues, before reaching Rome, the final port of call. We recommend booking early for this sailing


Why not take advantage of Celebrity Cruises Early Booking Guarantee:

Book before 15th March 2018 • £150pp deposit • If you find Celebrity Cruises price or offer is more favourable between now and 31st December 2018, you can rebook the exact same cruise and stateroom with no loss of deposit.

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  The latest news from Celebrity Edge is all about EDEN, read on to find out more about this tantalising new concept:

A mind blowing new venue, Eden is unlike anything at sea, with three levels of sensory experiences, fully encased in glass and looking out to the ocean.

The space is transformed, blending nature with culinary discoveries. Where else would you snip your own greens from a flower pot to accompany your steak. Sea urchin anyone? Menu’s made of basil seeds which are plantable on your return home or maybe enjoy food served in a lightbulb! Yes you heard right. More to come on the dining and drinks, watch this space.


Everyday is an experience of new sights, sounds, tastes, textures and aromas.

A room that lives

Three storeys of windows all looking out to sea, complete with al fresco areas

Eden will awaken every sense.

Taste: Eden Café will offer speciality coffees, handcrafted cocktails at Eden Bar, and experiential cuisine at Eden Restaurant.

Sight and Sound: Spiral walkway will feature spontaneous, immersive performances

Touch: Experience hands-on culinary enrichment hosted in Eden Restaurant at its lively open-air kitchen

Smell: Breathe in the natural smells of the array of Plants growing above Eden Bar

Eden in the morning is a chillful place:

  • Wireless headphones beam soothing music
  • live performances
  • Relax with a coffee and bite to eat at Eden Café

Eden in the afternoon is a playful place:

  • Enjoy a cookery class in the open air kitchen
  • from wine tasting to cocktail lessons

Eden in the evening is a sinful place:

  • Variety Worldwide are a leader in fusing non-traditional theater with nightlife and dining, with works stretching from Las Vegas and Dubai to London and New York.
  • In partnership with Variety Worldwide – a non-traditional theatre, Discover ‘Eve at Eden’
  • It’s an invitation to indulge in exhilarating entertainment


Eden café

Guests will enter Eden through a unique art installation ‘Journey to Eden’, that offers the feeling of a tranquil garden. As well as plush seating and spontaneous performances, they’ll find three one-of-a-kind drinks and dining venues:

  • Offers morning drinks, including speciality coffees and casual culinary bites
  • Luxurious lookout points offer the perfect place to chill
  • Open for breakfast and lunch


Eden bar

Serves a range of hand-crafted cocktails

  • Located on the second level which is deck 5 aft of the ship
  • The Library of Plants provides fresh ingredients and garnishes for the artisan drinks


*Eden restaurant

Not just a restaurant, it’s an immersive and sensory experience

  • Once seated, Edenists (Eden’s performance artists) will serve a choreographed series of culinary temptations
  • Grab a snack, drink or dinner from the lively open-air kitchen

*Eden Restaurant is a speciality restaurant, so there is an additional charge.

Keep checking back with us for more Celebrity Edge reveals throughout the year


  “Celebrity Edge Godmother, the news is out”

The news is out about who is going to be the new Celebrity Edges Godmother.

Malala Yousafzai will be the godmother of the Celebrity Edge, a ship due in late 2018.


Yousafzai is a 19-year-old Pakistani woman who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of girls’ education. She came to prominence for writing a blog about the subject as an 11-year-old living in a Taliban-occupied area of her country.

In 2012, she was severely injured and nearly died when a Taliban gunman shot her on a bus. Since then, she has become a prominent education activist. She founded the nonprofit Malala Fund and in 2013 co-authored “I am Malala,” an international bestseller.

In 2014, she was announced as the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and was the youngest recipient ever at 17 years old.

As well as naming Yousafzai godmother, Celebrity announced a two-year partnership to support and promote the Malala Fund.

“Partnering with Malala Fund was a natural fit as we share the same passion and commitment to an incredible cause,” Celebrity CEO and president Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said.

“Malala is an inspiration and a voice of hope,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Celebrity’s parent company. “This young woman is on a powerful mission, and we support it 100 percent.”


The Celebrity Edge is now available to book for forthcoming voyages, being a Celebrity fan myself I am looking forward to helping my customers book their dream cruise.

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Celebrity Edge was finally announced yesterday and after much guessing and excitement we can finally share with you this amazing ship. Due to set sail December 2018 from her homeport of Fort Lauderdale, she will offer two 7 night Western & Eastern Caribbean sailings

Celebrity Edge is designed to leave the future behind

Gross tonnage: 129,500

Guest staterooms: 1467

Guests: 3373 on full capacity

The theme for Celebrity Edge is ‘outward facing’, breaking the traditional ship design. Designed to bring the destination in, from the Edge staterooms to the pool deck offering even greater views of your destination.

The way you cruise will never be the same again

Your choice of staterooms:

1,467 total staterooms

146 Sky Suites

Two Penthouse Suites

6 Edge Villas

Two Iconic Suites

918 of these rooms are Infinite Veranda Staterooms

16 accessible Edge Staterooms with Infinite Veranda

16 single Edge Staterooms with Infinite Veranda

104 Aqua Class Infinite Veranda Staterooms

Two Accessible Aqua Class Infinite Veranda Staterooms

284 Concierge Class Infinite Veranda Staterooms

Six Accessible Concierge Class Infinite Veranda Staterooms


By teaming up with some of the world’s best designers you can experience never before moments at sea. 70% of the staterooms are larger, plus the all new Infinite balconies are an industry first!

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The new Edge staterooms feature an Infinite balcony, with the touch of a button your entire living space becomes a balcony where you can walk to the water’s edge.

Two new suite categories, too good to be true have been announced:


Iconic Suite: Two Suites that offer the best views. They are the largest suites in their fleet, each offering 1,880 square feet of opulence. These suites are located above the bridge offering panoramic views from front to back. The outside space includes a private hot tub, sleeps six guests, 2 bedrooms complete with a king size cashmere collection bed and 2 bathrooms


Edge Villas: Six, two storey luxury residences. Featuring a 3 foot deep plunge pool. Their design blends indoor and outdoor living. Sleeps four guests.


Also available to Suite guests: The Retreat – luxury private space with indoor and outdoor areas. The outdoor area features a full sized pool, hot tub and dedicated Pool Butlers. Indoors The Retreat Lounge is available 24/7. Luminae, the exclusive Suite Class restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The highlight of the Celebrity Edge is the outward facing Magic Carpet. The size of a tennis court, reaches heights of 13 storeys above sea level. The world’s first cantilevered floating platform. Located on the starboard side of the ship it will be used for live performances, dining and includes a full bar

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Up on the resort deck, enjoy the new Rooftop Garden, main pool area, jogging track and adult’s only solarium. The pool deck includes oversized sculptures, two storey hot tubs and private cabanas. The Rooftop Garden is a living urban playscape, inspired by childhood playgrounds. Watch a movie, dine at the grill or dance the night away!Pool Bar Day 1.4_HR

Our 7 night sailings start from only £875pp. plus book an ocean view stateroom or above on selected sailings by 3rd May 2017 and receive a free Classic Drinks Package for two. OR book a Suite Class and get the following: free Premium Drinks Package for two, $300 to spend on board, unlimited WiFi and free gratuities

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Afternoon cruisers.

Back in June I started speculating about the new design of ships coming from celebrity cruises.


Back then we didn’t have any ideas as to what celebrity cruise had up their sleeves, and unfortunately we still don’t know much.

Time is ticking for Celebrity.

Image courtesy of STX France / cutting of steel ceremony.


Celebrity boasted that the new design of ship will be debuting in fall 2018. Well time is nearly up for them now as 2018 / 2019 cruises go on sale at the end of November.

What do we know?

There are 4 ships on order

The “Celebrity Edge” launching 2018

The “Celebrity Beyond” launching 2020

  • The other two – as yet unnamed ships are scheduled for 2022 + 2024.

The ships will be 117 thousand tonnes, and will accommodate 2900 passengers (ratio of 1/40.34)

  • The Celebrity Reflection (current flagship) is 126 thousand tonnes and at 3046 guest is a ratio of 1/41.35

The concept for the celebrity edge is “Project EDGE will deliver small ship itineraries with large ship amenities”

There are rumours that the ships will not feature a main dining room and will have up to 14 “eateries” onboard. I would guess that few of those are free and most will be “for a fee”


As the 2018 itineraries are on sale 29 November they’ll need to do some announcing soon.

  • People are unlikely to book a ship they know nothing about
  • We can’t sell the cruises without a deck plan, or an idea as to how the dining works.

If they delay the cruise going on sale, they’ll be creating a big hole in their schedules – opening up more rumours in the industry.


New ships are usually kept a secret until they absolutely have to announce – and this time they’re really waiting until the last minute to announce.

As soon as I know more – I’ll let you know.


One thing I do know is that if there is another Southampton preview cruise – I’ll have to do another CCUK members event!!


Tarar for now.

  • The Capn.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: andy@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2514

Where is the Edge?

For a company notorious for keeping things secret, Celebrity cruises still haven’t given us anymore details about their new “edge” ships.

What do we know so far…….

Parent company (Royal Caribbean international) announced in December 2014 that they’ve signed a letter of intent to build two new ships with a Nickname of “project edge”


These new ships will be smaller than Solstice class but larger than Millennium class.

With a specification of

2,900 guests, and a 117,000 gross registered tons – gives her a Guest / space ratio of 40.34 tons per guest (Solstice class is 42.8per guest)

(For anyone that doesn’t know, a ships “tonage” is not the weight, it a measurement of space onboard) anyway….

These new ships are expected delivery of autumn 2018 & 2020

  • So Celebrity best start announcing the details because they’re already selling cruises for April 2018 therefore we’re realistically looking 6months until Autumn 2018 goes on sale.

The Rumour mill is spinning. Of course with no official announcement – this is all speculation.

Edge will replace the Eclipse sailings out of Southampton.

Some of my customers have been told that the Eclipse’s time in Southampton is numbered – with a High booking port, the only explanation would be that they’re putting in their new hardware.

Celebrity’s only statement so far.

“We will bring our guests closer to the destination than ever before.”

  • This sounds like they’re bigging up the ships dimensions as a feature of getting into small ports. (the ship is 20 something foot shorter than Solstice class)


So what would you like to see on the project edge ships?

What do Celebrity need to get improve and what do they need to change?

Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what the people want.