Celebrity Cruises launches zenith of cruise ships `Celebrity Edge`

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): It's not often that you see a human rights activist and Nobel Laureate being associated with cruise ships. But, it's not often that you see a cruise ship like Celebrity Edge either. Launched by Celebrity Cruises, this beauty on waters is the epitome of architectural, aesthetical and conceptual brilliance that can be achieved in the cruising segment. Living up to its name, it enjoys an edge in terms of engineering excellence that guarantees cruisers an unforgettable experience. Yet it's a ship that does not only concern itself with opulence, but also with establishing a firm belief in the principles of gender parity, equality and diversity with every nautical mile it covers in the sea. And who better to represent the very same than Malala Yousufzai, who has been described by Richard D. Fain, Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. the parent company of Celebrity Cruises, as an "honest to god hero." Celebrity Edge, being the first of the Edge-class of ships from Celebrity Cruises, has redefined and introduced an array of revolutionizing concepts in different arenas of cruise shipping. For instance, it has taken cruise ship accommodation to the next level by introducing an idea called infinite staterooms which allows the entire room to be taken right next to the vast sea's edge, just at the click of a button. The food is prepared by Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher and offered through numerous highly quality fine dining restaurants such as Windjammer, Luminae, Sushi on Five, Tuscan Grille etc. The resort deck is equipped with a jogging track, a Solarium and a Rooftop garden. There are however a few things that truly distinguishes Celebrity Edge amidst its peers. It is the first ship to be designed and revealed in 3D and features the Magic Carpet, the world's first cantilevered venue on sea featuring 13 stories and being the size of a tennis court. Then there are the Iconic Suites, which are pristine suites perched high atop the ship that offer breathtaking, panoramic views of the surrounding seas and the faraway land. The reason behind choosing Malala Yousufzai was that she has always been a beacon of hope for the downtrodden and the oppressed, and has the tenacity to stand up for what she believes in. Keeping her spirit alive, Celebrity Edge will showcase the documentary 'He Named Me Malala' on the in-cabin TVs and Celebrity Cruises has already made a significant amount of donation to the Malala Fund. In the near future, the book 'I Am Malala' will also be available on Celebrity Edge, sales proceeds from which will go directly to the Malala Fund! Celebrity Edge is partnering with this fund to help raise money and better the lives of more than 130 million girls battling oppression, lack of education and abuse. "With Celebrity Edge, we at Celebrity Cruises can truly say that we have created the finest specimen of cruise travel out there. It is packed with features, and guided by the spirit of one of the leading icons of upright morality, tenacity and dedication for equality, Malala Yousufzai. We sincerely hope that Celebrity Edge and our partnership with Malala's non-profit foundation, the Malala Fund, brings in a sea of difference in the lives of the millions of girls still battling inhumane physical and intellectual surroundings," said Head Sales and Marketing, Celebrity Cruises, Asia, Apple Woo. "The launch of Celebrity Edge further establishes RCI's continued zeal to keep reinvigorating the world of cruise shipping with exciting new offerings. Combined to it is the unique collaboration with Malala Yousufzai and assigning her the most revered position of 'Godmother', and we have a ship that represents the highest standards of aesthetics, brilliance and morality-in short, a hands-down winner. We sincerely hope that Celebrity Edge will keep up the hard-earned legacy of its predecessors and cater to the growing market for cruising being experienced all over the world," said Chief Executive TIRUN, Ratna Chadha. Celebrity Edge will undertake its maiden voyage in December 2018, pre-bookings for which have already started and are in full swing. With an array of features, unique destination getaways and a plethora of extremely exciting entertainment options available on deck, a cruise on this ship is definitely unmissable. (ANI)