Celebrity Cruises is debuting a brand-new, billion-dollar ship named the Edge, a ship that is offering some rather unique and innovative experiences. Celebrity is a subsidiary of parent company, Royal Caribbean, the current owner of the world’s largest cruise ship currently with the capacity to carry over 6,600 passengers and 2, 200 crew members. This new cruise ship will include new state-of-the-art amenities that will offer a competitive edge over some of the other cruise ships on the water.
The billion-dollar price tag may seem extreme, but considering how big the cruise industry is, the cost is understandable. It is estimated that 30 million people will be going on cruises in 2019 alone, according to numbers from the Cruise Lines International Association. To keep up with demand, cruise companies are continually updating their current fleet of ships and debuting newer ones with attractions and amenities for their passengers.
At one time, the Titanic was said to be the largest ship of its kind and was considered state of the art. To put size into comparison, however, the Symphony of the Seas, the largest ship currently out there, is five times the size of the Titanic.
Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian cruise companies carry approximately 80 percent of the world’s cruise passengers. They are in constant competition with one another in releasing the biggest ships and best amenities in the cruise line industry.
One of the biggest attractions on the Edge is a Magic Carpet, which is a 90-ton platform that levitates up and down the side of the ship, allowing passengers and full and thorough view of the ocean from the ship. The Magic Carpet is roughly the size of a tennis court and has an open-air lounge, including bars, couches and armchairs for passengers.
Some of the innovations on the ship have to do with the interior design, including multicolored chandeliers. The Edge offers some of the latest technology and entertainment, including a sophisticated touchscreen system and a superhighway just below the passenger decks. Passengers can access their rooms through facial recognition technology, and they can control the light and temperature in the room via their smartphones.
Celebrity has also made a commitment towards being more environmentally friendly. They have eliminated all single-use plastics on the ship and are serving only aluminum water bottles. They also have an active recycling operation on the ship, as well as a ship sewage treatment plant.
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If you have been injured on your cruise, on a wet and slippery deck, down a poorly lit staircase or steep gangway, in port on an excursion, or on a tender boat- it is important that you speak as soon as possible with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims against cruise lines. Most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania require that claims against them be pursued in a very specific place under very strict deadlines. Failure to comply with each individual cruise lines deadlines can result in a complete loss of any and all legal rights.
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991. We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety. We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits. You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering. Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.