From an exhilarating, sky-high dinner cantilevered 16 decks above the ocean, to an immersive fusion of technology, animation and dining like nothing guests have ever experienced at sea, the latest culinary hot spots will be found miles at sea on Celebrity Cruises’ transformative new ship, Celebrity Edge.
With 29 world-class, palate-pleasing venues – including four main dining restaurants, one exclusive Suite Class and one exclusive AquaClass restaurant, seven brand new specialty restaurants, five complimentary dining venues, and 11 bars and lounges – guests are invited to embark on a cross-continental culinary journey with more restaurant and bar options than ever before.
“Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying, and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience, allowing our guests to explore the world without ever leaving their table,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises. “From the amazing destinations we visit globally, to the local ingredients sourced to satisfy the visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, we open up the world through our new culinary offerings.”
Brian Abel, VP, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises added: “We are known for our world-class culinary offerings – our guests tell us this is what sets us apart and the prestigious awards we win affirm that – and on Celebrity Edge, we’ve combined unique concepts, expansive menus, and incredible design to serve a platter of exciting new dining experiences never before seen at sea.”
Celebrity Cruises has redesigned the main dining experience on Celebrity Edge, to include not one but four complimentary restaurants. Each restaurant has a distinctive design and ambience inspired by a specific region of the world. Menus in every restaurant feature signature dishes that are offered today across the fleet, which change nightly, and also selections of dishes that showcase the inspirations from each region.
Tuscan Restaurant, a nod to Celebrity Cruises’ much-loved Tuscan Grille, will satisfy even the most insatiable cravings with featured Italian-inspired dishes, including freshly made pastas, while Normandie Restaurant, a conceptual cousin of the brand’s French restaurant, Murano, will feature French delicacies. Guests will enjoy flavourful Mediterranean fare in the Patricia Urquiola-designed Cyprus Restaurant, which is a nod to the Mediterranean and Celebrity Cruises’ Greek heritage. Meanwhile, the Cosmopolitan Restaurant will be featuring new American cuisine. Together, the main dining menus offer Celebrity Cruises’ largest ever selection of dishes, plus regionally inspired wines, cocktails and dishes that are served nowhere else on-board.
Guests can choose early or late seating with Celebrity Cruises Traditional Dining, which allows them to enjoy dinner at the same table with the same waiter every evening. With this option, guests will be assigned to one of the four main restaurants, and will also be able to experience the other restaurants on request.
Celebrity Cruises has also renamed its Select Dining programme to Celebrity Cruises Select Dining Plus. This option will allow guests to dine when and where they’d like to each evening, and make reservations in any of the four restaurants at their chosen time.
Dining on Celebrity Edge is an exclusive affair for Suite Class guests with access to a private restaurant, Luminae at The Retreat, an evolution of the highest-rated restaurant in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, designed by famed interior designer Kelly Hoppen.
AquaClass guests will exclusively continue enjoying the clean, crisp flavours of the award-winning Blu, a spa-inspired restaurant.
The main dining options offer an incredible range of diverse flavours and experiences, but Celebrity Cruises wanted to expand its global culinary expertise even further on Celebrity Edge. To open the world – and palates – for savvy travellers, Celebrity Cruises designed six exciting new speciality restaurants.
Fine Cut Steakhouse will serve up an upscale dining experience for dinner, with an elevated service and premium cuts cooked to guests’ preferences, while the guests dining at the Rooftop Garden Grill will enjoy the most mouth-watering backyard BBQ. As previously revealed by Celebrity Cruises, Eden Restaurant is a place where dining is taken to new and exciting places, featuring a lively, open air kitchen and menus that deliver sensory and experiential offerings served by performers known as Edenists.
Raw on 5 offers the best delicacies from the sea and beyond – think the best blend of St. Tropez and New England seafood – and, when visited by the Magic Carpet, becomes a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining adventure with the best views at sea.
When the Magic Carpet is positioned at the very top level it becomes an extraordinary, exhilarating experience known as Dinner on the Edge.
For breakfast and lunch, Le Grand Bistro is reminiscent of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie, with handmade macarons, artisanal cheeses and freshly baked bread available on the go. Once the lights are dimmed at night, an entirely new experience is served. Celebrity Edge is bringing the table top to life in partnership in TableMation Studios, featuring Skullmapping’s world famous Le Petit Chef – an animated 3D character who appears right on guest’s plates and prepares each course right before their eyes. As Celebrity Cruises is the very first cruise to partner with Tablemation Studios and Skullmapping, this immersive fusion of entertainment and dining on Celebrity Edge is guaranteed to be an experience guests have never ever seen before at sea.
With five eclectic and diverse complimentary dining offerings – including the iconic Oceanview Café, now featuring more live action stations, and Mast Grill, plus three completely new offerings – Grand Plaza Café, The Spa Café and Juice Bar, and Eden Café – guests have even more ways to experience the world-class cuisine on Celebrity Edge, in addition to the new complimentary four Main Dining offerings.
The 11 bars and lounges on board Celebrity Edge – including the iconic Martini Bar and the previously revealed Eden Bar – will give guests plenty of opportunities to pull up a chair and raise a glass.
On Celebrity Edge, even Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning wine list is being pushed to the edge, with the list expanding from roughly 350 offerings to 500 in total. The expansion is the result of the brand curating a new Ancient World wines list, which will include premium wines from destinations like Israel, Turkey, and China, as well as more obscure offerings from India and Eastern Europe.
Additional bars and lounges to be featured on Celebrity Edge include: The Retreat Lounge and The Retreat Pool Bar, both exclusive for Suite Class guests; The Theatre Bar; The Casino Bar; The Club; Café Al Bacio, the perfect place to lounge, linger and connect with each other over delicious specialty coffees and complimentary pastries; The Pool Bar and Edge Cabanas; Sunset Bar; and Il Secondo Bacio.
Celebrity Edge will spend her inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries before transporting guests to the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings from iconic cities like Barcelona and Rome in 2019.
Homeporting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Celebrity Edge will be making her first sailing November 21, 2018. She will also be showcased to the UK travel trade from May 13-15 2019 in Southampton.