By the Caribbean Journal staff
What just might be the most anticipated cruise ship of 2018 has officially arrived at its new homeport in Florida.
Celebrity Cruises’ new Celebrity Edge ship has arrived at Port Everglades’ Terminal 25 following its first-ever transatlantic crossing.
“The arrival of Celebrity Edgetoday book-ends a major chapter in the growth of Celebrity Cruises,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Celebrity parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s the culmination of years of dreaming, designing and dedication to bring this magnificent ship to life. A new era is truly upon us.”
Celebrity will be sailing seven-night itineraries to both the Western and Eastern Caribbean, with its first voyage on Dec. 9 and its first Eastern Caribbean sailing on Dec. 16.
“The completion of her first-ever transatlantic crossing and arrival at T25 marks such a historic moment for Celebrity Cruises,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo,, president and CEO of Celebrity. “This has been more than four years in the making. The collaboration and effort between teams across the world all comes together in this incredible moment.”
Celebrity Edge will be joined by another new ship, Celebrity Apex, in 2020, with two more “Edge Series” ships slated to debut in 2021 and 2022, respectively.