She is currently one of the most anticipated new cruise ships for the next century and aims to change the way we will travel the oceans from 2018 on. Celebrity Cruises´ groundbreaking Celebrity EDGE will enter service later next year, so reason enough to check at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, how far the works have evolved on what has been one of the best kept secrets of the cruise industry.
After the steel cutting, EDGE´s blue hull is already overtopping the dry dock and the first blocks of the upper decks have been installed.
Piece by piece, EDGE is put together. Here a view of one of the massive pod propellers.
One of EDGE´s most characteristic distinguishing is the x-shaped funnel which is ready to be installed. The ship´s multi-functional venue EDEN thrones at the stern of the shi behind crystal shaped windows. Another looker: The extravagant and imposing bow.
EDGE´s Magic Carpet, a multi-purpose elevated platform, nears completion and the luxurious maisonette suites take shape on the top forward deck together with the yet-to-be-revealed spa and the exclusive suite only sun deck called “The Retreat”.
The dry dock has been officially floated and Celebrity Edge can now fully be seen! She truly has a WOW-Effect, don´t you think? Really like the extraordinary and unusual appearance.
EDGE is fully painted in the new Celebrity livery and begins sea trials.