Edge-class cruise ship

The Edge-class is a class of four cruise ships by Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Edge in Saint-Nazaire
Class overview
Builders: STX France/Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint Nazaire, France
Operators: Celebrity Cruises
Preceded by: Solstice-class cruise ship
Planned: 5
Building: 1
Completed: 1
Active: 1
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 130,818 GT[1]
Length: 306 m (1,004 ft)[1]
Beam: 39 m (128 ft)[1]
Draught: 8.4 m (28 ft)[1]
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Capacity: 2,918 in 1,467 staterooms[2]

History

In December 2014 Celebrity Cruises signed a letter of intent for two ships with STX France. In June 2015, Celebrity Cruises converted the letter into a formal order for the first two ships.[3]

On 21 November 2016 the construction of the first ship started and the names Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Beyond were published.[4] A subsequent press release on 23 July 2018 revealed that the second ship is to be called Celebrity Apex, rather than the previously announced Celebrity Beyond.[5]

Celebrity Edge’s steel cutting ceremony took place in 2016. The keel of the Celebrity Edge was laid on 21 June 2017 in Saint-Nazaire, France.[6] The construction of Celebrity Apex begun on 23 July 2018.[7]

On 31 October 2018 Celebrity Edge was delivered and the keel of the Celebrity Apex was laid.[8]

Each ship costs about US$900 million.[9]

A fifth ship was ordered in April 2019 with delivery planned for 2024.[10]

Ships

NameStatusEntered service with Celebrity CuisesGross tonnageHome portNotesImage
Celebrity EdgeIn service25 November 2018[2]130,818Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida[2]building number J34[11]
Celebrity Apex under constructionApril 2020building number K34 [12]
originally planned as Celebrity Beyond
TBAordered2021 (planned)L34
TBAordered2022 (planned)M34
TBAordered2024 (planned)

References

  1. "Celebrity Edge (34827)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. Monk, Dave (13 September 2018). "Celebrity Edge: What to expect on the $1bn cruise ship". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. "Celebrity Cruises : Commande de deux navires à STX France confirmée". 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  4. "With a Single Cut of Steel, Celebrity Cruises has the Edge". 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  5. "A Cut Above: Celebrity Apex Begins Her Journey to the Top". 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  6. "Celebrity Edge : Cérémonie des pièces à Saint-Nazaire". 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  7. https://www.celebritycruises.com/int/company/press-releases/July-23-2018
  8. "Saint-Nazaire livre le Celebrity Edge et met sur cale le Celebrity Apex". Mer et Marine. Oct 31, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  9. "Cruise Ship Orderbook". Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  10. "A new order for Chantiers de l'Atlantique". Apr 11, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  11. "Saint-Nazaire : EMR et paquebots se partagent la forme de construction" (in French). 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  12. "Saint-Nazaire: Le Celebrity Edge reçoit sa timonerie". Mer et Marine. Dec 21, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
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