Celebrity Cruises recently revealed “Eden”, the next exciting feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, which debuts in 2018.
“Eden is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by ‘Edenists’,” the company said in an announcement.
Spanning three decks at the aft of the ship with almost 7,000 sq. ft. of glass, Eden has more outward-facing glass than any other room at sea. It is a design and architectural feat, brought to life in collaboration with internationally-renowned visionaries.
Eden exemplifies the innovative outward-facing design of Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge Class ships. According to Celebrity Cruises, the first of these vessels, Celebrity Edge, launching in December 2018, reimagines what it means to be connected to the sea and transforms how guests experience each destination.
The scale of Eden, measuring 368,640 cubic ft., is bigger than the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and Eden’s area, at 12,650 sq. ft., is larger than the Van Gogh Museum atrium in Amsterdam.
“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, adding that the new feature is an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative.
Three innovators partnered with Celebrity to help create the multi-story venue, including veteran Scott Butler of Wilson Butler Architects and internationally renowned designer Patricia Urquiola – who has never designed a venue at sea before.
Celebrity also engaged Queen of the Night creators Variety Worldwide, who have been blending unconventional theater with dining and nightlife for years. The result is an individualized, ever-evolving theatrical journey that puts guests at the epicenter of the performance.
Celebrity Cruises is represented in Greece by Navigator Travel & Tourist Services.