Celebrity Edge III Review
Celebrity Edge III Overview
The third of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity's Edge Class moniker will launch in Fall 2021 and like its sisters, will feature several innovations debuted by Celebrity Edge.
Measuring 117,000 gross registered tons, all four ships will have a double passenger capacity of 2,900 people, making them larger than the line's Millennium-class ships but slightly smaller than the Solstice Class.
All Edge class ships are being built at the STX shipyard in France. The fourth ship will launch in fall spring 2022.
The stand-out features include:
The Magic Carpet: A movable deck cantilevered off the side of the ship which moves from decks 2 to 16, and doubles as a restaurant, a bar and an embarkation area.
Infinite Balconies: Designed to blend indoors and outdoors, and adding almost a quarter of the size of the cabin by using bi-fold doors. The ship will have 918 Infinite Veranda cabins, including 16 single-accommodation rooms, the first time Celebrity has catered specifically for solo travelers.
Iconic Suites: Each coming in at more than 5,000 square feet and located above the bridge, facing forward, giving occupants the same view as the captain. Iconic Suites have two bedrooms and 700-square-foot balconies placed over the bridge wing; balconies will have private Jacuzzis and cabanas.
Edge Villa: A two-level suite which features an elevated master bedroom, large living room and two full bathrooms. The six Edge Villas will each span decks 14 and 15. Each Edge Villa balcony will feature a private plunge pool
The Retreat: which will be free to use but only be available to passengers staying in suites, includes a private pool and sundeck, lounge and restaurant. The lounge will serve breakfast and host a happy hour daily.
Resort Deck: This features a large pool flanked by sculptural trees and two "martini glass" Jacuzzis that overlook the deck below.
The Rooftop Garden: This combines the popular top-deck Lawn Club found on the Solstice-class ships with the Rooftop Terrace that is so popular on Millennium-class ships. The Rooftop Garden is an area filled with live greenery inspired by childhood playgrounds.
The sculptures double as seats for musical performers. During the day, The Rooftop Garden will host yoga and various games and activities. At night, passengers can show up for live music and the line's "A Taste of Film," which pairs movies and dining.
Dining: Within the Rooftop Garden will be a Rooftop Garden Grill, a for-fee alternative eatery, which will serve gourmet burgers during the day and transform into a swanky barbecue joint at night.
Another alternative dining venue will be a raw bar on Deck 5.
For suite passengers, the line's suite-only Luminae, which is a partitioned section of the main dining room, has been turned into the Luminae at The Retreat, a standalone restaurant located on Deck 11. Luminae will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.