Aiming to transform cruise travel into an immersive destination experience starting on board, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge will be making its first port of call at Piraeus on May 30 as part of its Mediterranean itinerary, Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd announced recently.
The new liner kicked off its maiden voyage in December 2018 cruising the Eastern and Western Caribbean and now continuing its tour of the Mediterranean with seven- and 11-night cruises from the ports of Rome and Barcelona.
The impressive cruise ship took four years to construct aiming with its visionary design – carried out in 3-D from start to finish – to raise the bar in cruise travel.
The Celebrity Edge, the first in Celebrity Cruises’ new class of ships, includes everything from the new tennis-court sized Magic Carpet – the world’s first cantilevered venue that moves up and down 16 decks to reach sea-level – and private plunge pools in the Edge Villas to the Edge Stateroom and its Infinite Veranda.
The ultimate goal of these design feats? To make guests feel more connected with the sea and the destinations they visit.
In numbers the Celebrity Edge is 1,004 feet long, 128 feet wide, and travels at a speed of 22 knots. It has 14 passenger decks, 1,467 staterooms, 12 passenger elevators, and can cater to 2,918 guests in 1,467 cabins with the support of 1,320 crew.
Public venues include Camp at Sea, the Grand Plaza, the Retreat, the Rooftop Garden, the Solarium, and a dozen dining venues including the Magic Carpet experience above the ocean.
Cabin spaces and categories have been extended to include new suites, exclusive access areas for select suites, and innovative dining services. Passengers will have the chance to indulge in Michelin-star chef Daniel Bouloud’s culinary creations while on board, as well enjoy American Ballet Theater performances in the ship’s 900-seat theater complete with video walls.
Founded in 1962, Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Ltd is the exclusive representative for Celebrity Cruises in Greece. The Athens-based company is active in travel and cruise sales, air ticketing, premium individual & group packages, conference & VIP services, incentive & business travel, and special interest tourism. Navigator also offers destination management for the cruise industry at all major Greek cruise ports.
Besides Celebrity Cruises, Navigator is the international representative of Royal Caribbean International, and Azamara Club Cruises for Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria, and Preferred Agent for Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Sea Dream Yacht Club, Sea Cloud, Volga Dream Cruises, Lueftner Cruises and A-ROSA River Cruises.
The company is a member of IATA, SETE, HATTA and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.