Where is the Edge?

Where is the Edge?

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”

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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.

Ahoy there! I’m Andy aka Captain Cookson! Welcome aboard my blog I’ll be treating you to the best bits of cruising. I’m a bit of a gadget geek and love all things technology so if you're the same, this is blog for you. I have a completely impartial opinion, no one influences my opinion so at least you know that you’ve got an honest insight into cruising. I’ve been working in travel for some years now and have been with the Cruise Club UK family for a long while now. I am the reservations team deputy supervisor so I am your man to deal with any burning issues for cruise sales, I’m helpful and hands-on. I myself love to travel both on cruises and land holidays, I’ve been on various ships in my time and like to discover all the new features which the cruise lines come up with, with every new ship. Sometimes the world of cruising can seem quite daunting but I’m your man to answer all those questions no matter how big or small I want to assure you that you’re getting the perfect holiday for the best price of course! So stay on board with me for all the coolest cruise bits & news. Capt’n.

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