Celebrity Cruises is advising agents that the highly anticipated inaugural season of Celebrity Edge has been expanded as the new ship will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned.
The schedule change allows Celebrity to offer not one, but two distinct seven-night maiden voyages on Celebrity Edge’s alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Travellers also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey.
- Maiden Voyage West: A seven-night western Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 9 and visiting Key West, Fla.; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman.
- Maiden Voyage East: The previously announced seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise departing from Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 16 visits San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
“Thanks to the amazing work of the STX France shipyard team, the industry-changing Celebrity Edge is now scheduled to arrive much earlier than anticipated, which gave us the opportunity to offer not one, but two maiden voyages,” said Celebrity president Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “Both of these maiden voyages, plus the taste of luxury preview sailings, will have all of the festivities one would expect from the launch of such a revolutionary new ship, and now even more guests will have the chance to experience these one-of-a-kind inaugural sailings.”
In addition to the alternating maiden voyages, Celebrity will also be offering four new Edge Preview Sailings. These three-night Bahamas cruises will sail round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, departing on Nov. 21, Nov. 24, Dec. 3 and Dec. 6. Bookings are open.