On 31st October 2018, Celebrity Cruises announced the delivery of Celebrity Edge. Following more than four years of planning and 23 months of construction from the skilled hands of thousands of professionals, Celebrity Edge is on its way, representing a truly historic moment for the cruise line.
As part of this monumental moment, a ceremony took place on board Celebrity Edge while she was docked in Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The evening was hosted by Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain. Attendees including the Celebrity Executive Team and shipyard officials, including General Manager Laurent Gastaining; along with 1,377 crew members from 72 different countries.
Following the delivery ceremony and the Celebrity Edge cheque-signing, attendees made their way across the shipyard for the ceremonial keel laying of Celebrity Apex, where a 762-ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed on the dock before the blocks as lowered into position.