Celebrity Cruise Lines have announced their newest line of luxury cruise ships, featuring sleek design and edge-of-the-ocean balconies, appropriately named Edge. The Edge line is the first new class added by the cruise line in almost 10 years, its prior new class being the Celebrity Solstice.
The new line and cruise ship, also named Edge, has already received high praise from critics for its world-class design by award-winning interior designer, Nate Berkus. The cruise line has appointed Berkus as the Edge’s design ambassador, and in that role, he will host a series of Edge Class reveal events this month. The ship’s first big reveal took place at the company’s Innovation Laboratory in Miami, FL, hosted by CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and the Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Richard D. Fain.
Design of the new cruise ships took into careful consideration what cruise passengers were looking for in a comfortable cruise experience and brought it to life with larger staterooms and bathrooms, as well as larger living spaces, and structural design to make guests feel closer to the sea.
Some of the ship’s exciting new features include the “Magic Carpet” deck on Deck 2, which serves as an embarkation station where guests arrive on and leave the ship. The size of a tennis court, this floating deck moves vertically along the side of the ship, much like a giant elevator. Swooshing up to Deck 5, the Magic Carpet is an extension of one of the ship’s restaurants, hanging off the side of the vessel. On Deck 14, the Magic Carpet is an open extension of the ship’s pool area, and finally on Deck 16, the Magic Carpet turns into a specialty restaurant, boasting “Dinner on the Edge” for up to 90 guests at a time.
All guests are encouraged to download the Celebrity Edge App, their ultimate guide at sea. The app reminds them of onboard events, alerts them if tables are filling up in any restaurant, and informs them about upcoming destinations. The app can even prepare their arrival to their staterooms by adjusting to specific temperatures and turning on lights. While they are relaxing by the pool, the app allows guests to order food and beverages.
If its world-class design and state-of-the-art technology aren’t enough to make this cruise experience one you’ll never forget, try booking one of the ship’s suites. These ultra-luxurious staterooms, if one could even call them that, offer 3,600 square feet of complete bliss with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an additional 700-square-foot veranda, which offers 270-degree views of the open ocean. The ship boasts six of these two-story villas, which also come complete with private plunge pools and direct access to the ship’s Retreat Sundeck.
Construction of the ship began back in November of 2016 and is currently being completed in a shipyard in France, where once completed, the Edge will embark on its first voyage around the Caribbean in autumn 2018 . Other ships in the Edge class are said to be the Celebrity Beyond, which is set to sail in 2020, and two more unnamed ships, one to set sail in autumn 2021 and the other in autumn 2022. Celebrity Edge will home port in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and embark on its first seven-night cruise on December 16, 2018.
Contacting a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
Travel by cruise ship has become one of the most popular ways to see the world, and with cruise lines aiming to attract millennials, the cruise ship industry certainly foresees much growth on the horizon.
Our Celebrity cruise ship injury lawyers have years of experience suing Celebrity on behalf of injured passengers. Most people do not realize that according the Celebrity’s passenger contract (ticket), any claims must be presented in writing to Celebrity at its corporate headquarters within six months of the date of the incident, and any lawsuit must be filed within one year of the date of the incident.
Few passengers know that since 1997, Celebrity Cruise Lines actually has been owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. RCCL also owns Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisieres de France, and TUI Cruises. Like RCCL, Celebrity is headquartered in the Port of Miami, located in Miami, Florida, just a few blocks from the United States District Courthouse for the Southern District of Florida. In fact, Celebrity claims are defended by the same in-house team of experienced cruise ship lawyers that work for RCCL. Therefore, it is vitally important that passengers who have been injured aboard one of Celebrity’s cruise ships also retain competent and ethical legal representation to protect their legal rights.
If you or someone you know has been injured aboard a Celebrity cruise ship is is important to contact an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer to begin investigating your case immediately as these claims have time constraints for filing. Contact our Miami personal injury law firm today, by telephone at 305-441-0440, toll-free at 1-866-597-4529, or by email at [email protected]. We offer free initial consultations and are ready to help today.