Work has begun on the first Edge-class ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet.
The first steel for Celebrity Edge, one of four Edge-class ships, was cut at the STX shipyard in France, with delivery of the final product expected in autumn 2018. The cruise line also took the opportunity to announce the name of the second vessel in the series, Celebrity Beyond, which is scheduled for delivery in spring 2020. Two further Edge-class ships are planned for autumn 2021 and 2022, though both are as-yet unnamed.
Celebrity Cruises’ president and chief executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said: “We set the bar high for the architects and designers on Edge-class, and we were rewarded with a stunning design.
“Cutting the ship’s first piece of steel is the traditional first step in the shipbuilding process, and I’m excited to see our dreams turn into reality over the next 24 months.”
She continued: “We are excited to reveal more details soon, and travellers, trade partners and enthusiasts alike will not be disappointed – this ship is going to be amazing.”