Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Edge will be among the first
By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva
Get ready to cruise the Caribbean again on a magic carpet ride. This summer the billion dollar, 2,918-passenger, show-stopping Celebrity Edge is doing a series of island hopping.
And let me tell you, cruising the tropics on this cutting age ship is an other worldly experience. Almost like being on a magic carpet ride.
Rolling out the Magic Carpet
Celebrity Edge actually has a Magic Carpet. It scales 16 decks from the side of ship in cantilever-style. And is like no other ship appointment.
The Magic Carpet houses the specialty restaurant “Dinner on the Edge,” on Deck 16. On the 14th deck it turns into an open-air expansion of the main pool area. And on deck 5 it becomes an al fresco restaurant.
Other outstanding factors
Don’t expect your usual Caribbean mega ship ride. This cutting edge ship is like no other. She’s an experience of her own.
After all, the 2,918-passenger Celebrity Edge is the line’s billion dollar baby (yep that’s how much it cost to build). And she’s chock-fill of wow factors and innovations defined by cutting-edge touches and dramatic 3-D designs.
Staterooms break boundaries of traditional ships with balconies situated close to the ocean. And, there are 1,000 Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas with retractable windows. And with the push of a button you can control everything from in your room.
The Rooftop Garden, designed by Architect Tom Wright hosts a a resident horticulturist and a venue for live music/movies and dining.
Dining on the Edge
The ship offers a dizzying display of dining options. There’s the Tuscan Restaurant offering Italian-inspired dishes. The Normandie Restaurant goes Gallic. The Cyprus Restaurant gives a nod to the Mediterranean and Celebrity’s Greek heritage. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant dishes out new American cuisine. Together, the main dining menus offer Celebrity’s largest selection of dishes ever.
If you book a suite you get to dine the private Luminae at The Retreat. For carnivores there’s Fine Cut Steakhouse or Rooftop Garden . Eden Restaurant elevates the dining experience with a lively, open air kitchen and menus that deliver sensory and experiential offerings served by performers known as Edenists.
Seafood lovers will love Raw on 5 offering delicacies from the sea and beyond. Think of it as a blend of St. Tropez and New England seafood.
For breakfast and lunch Le Grand Bistro resembles a bustling boulangerie-patisserie. There you can enjoy handmade macaroons, artisanal cheeses and freshly baked bread available on-the-go. They dim the lights at night for a new experience.