Tuesday 22 November 2016
Celebrity Cruises new Ship!
Construction began this morning on Celebrity Edge, the first cruise ship in Celebrity's new Edge Class, with a steel-cutting ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
The name of the second Edge-class cruise ship will be Celebrity Beyond.
President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, cut the first piece of steel. She was joined by Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Harri Kulovaara, executive vice president of newbuild and innovation for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Jean-Yves Jaouen, operations senior vice president for STX France; and Laurent Castaing, general manager of STX France.
Delivery of Celebrity Edge is expected in fall 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020, and the third and fourth Edge-class ships are anticipated to launch in fall 2021 and fall 2022, respectively.
Issued 21st November 2016.