We have exiting news from Celebrity Cruises that on the 31st October 2018, following more than four years of planning and 23 months of construction from the skilled hands of thousands of professionals, Celebrity Edge has officially taken delivery, representing a truly historic moment for Celebrity Cruises.
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 Ltd.’s Chairmen and CEO Richard D. Fain. Attendees included the Celebrity Executive Team and shipyard officials, including General Manager Laurent Castaining; 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 block was lowered into position.”