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The Transformative Celebrity Edge Celebrates Its Next Milestone

26 February 2019 No Comment

Saint-Nazaire, France – June 21, 2017 – Today, the ceremonial keel laying took place for Celebrity Edge in Saint-Nazaire, France, setting the foundation for the ship’s innovative new structure.

An 875 ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed in the dock before the block was lowered into position. With the solid foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create the ship of the future.

Leaders from both Celebrity Cruises and STX France were at the event to celebrate the next stage of the ships evolution.

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, FL., making her first sailing December 16, 2018.

Bookings are now open at www.celebritycruises.com/edge, or through a travel agent, for the ship’s two 7-night itineraries: an eastern and western Caribbean. Travelers will also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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The first block marking the next phase of Celebrity Edge’s

… evolutionary design is lifted during the Keel Laying at STX France. Photo Courtesy of STX France – Bernard Bige

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Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice President New Build and

… Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. and Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France give opening remarks to the newbuild team at Celebrity Edge’s Keel Laying at STX France. Photo Courtesy of STX France – Bernard Bige

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Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice President New Build and

… Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. and Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France observe as the 875 ton block for Celebrity Edge is placed into the dock in Saint-Nazaire. Photo Courtesy of STX France – Bernard Bige

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Costas Nestoroudis, Captain of Celebrity Edge sets the

… ceremonial coin during the keel laying for the next generation ship. Photo Courtesy of STX France – Bernard Bige

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Photographed from left to right

: Xavier Leclercq, SVP,

… Newbuild & Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France; Costas Nestoroudis, Captain of Celebrity Edge; Jean-Yves Jaouen, Operations Senior Vice President, STX France; Sebastien Le Boulluec, Project Manager, STX France; Petteri Heimo, Project Manager, Celebrity Edge, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Kari Pihlajaniemi, Director, Head of Newbuilding & Innovation Center, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; and Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice President New Build and Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Photo Courtesy of STX France – Bernard Bige

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