Updated December 18, 2018
Celebrity Edge, the first ship in Celebrity Cruises' groundbreaking Edge Class, is a stylish, sexy vessel that also happens to be, perhaps, the most Instagrammable ship we've ever encountered. From two-deck tall, neon-lit martini-glass-shaped hot tubs to a Grand Plaza with an all-in-one martini bar and light show, there are so many spaces and art installations just begging to be pasted all over social media.
Whether you’re an experienced grammer or trying to up your Insta game, we've pulled together the top Instagram-worthy spots so you'll know what not to miss. But don't let us dictate your entire feed; you can easily find your own unique spots onboard to share with your friends and followers.
1. Butterfly Wings
Without a doubt, this gorgeous butterfly wing statue is the most photographed and Instagrammed spot on Celebrity Edge. Who doesn't want a pic of themselves sprouting these stunning, lattice work wings?! Here everyone's favorite Celebrity Cruises skipper, Captain Kate McCue, gives us her best shot.
2. Magic Carpet
One of the unique spaces on Celebrity Edge is the tangerine-colored Magic Carpet, which hangs off the side of the ship and can be stationed on Decks 2, 5, 14 and 16. We like this shot of the space taken all the way from one side, but we've seen great shots of the Magic Carpet taken from outside the space or from a tender when you can see it in all its glory on Deck 2.
3. Martini Bar
The Martini Bar is a great place to hang during the daylight hours, and it's certainly picturesque no matter the time of day, but it's at nighttime that this hot spot really shines. That's when the 765 illuminated blades that make up the light fixture-meets-art installation chandelier light up and put on an incredible light show. Photos and videos are fine, but we're partial to this time lapse of the entire show.
Cruisers seeking serenity and tranquility gravitate to the solarium on Celebrity Edge. This quiet spot features an adults-only pool, along with soothing decor and a calming, three-dimensional art wall installation made of sea glass.
5. Resort Deck
There are so many great photos you could take of the Resort Deck -- with the butterfly wings in the foreground and pool in the back or with the pool in the foreground and light-up art wall and 22-foot-tall martini-shaped hot tub in the back. The possibilities are endless. But we think the prettiest pictures are at night when everything is lit up in a neon glow.
We've never seen private cabanas like those on Edge's Resort Deck. We're not sure how we feel about them (they're semi-private for a start), but one thing's for sure -- these towering, 18-foot-tall alcoves make for a great Instagram photo. And you can have all kinds of fun with your caption and hashtags.
7. The Retreat Pool
If you're one of the lucky cruisers staying in a suite on Celebrity Edge, you'll have access to The Retreat, along with the private pool located there. The poolside swing chairs are a hot ticket, so if you want to snag one -- whether for an Insta pose or just for hanging -- you'll need to get there early.
8. Infinite Veranda
Infinite Verandas are a new cabin category for Celebrity Cruises that can function as either an ocean-view or a balcony room, depending on your mood. We love the cool automatic windows, which slide up or down at the push of a button -- and they make for a great Boomerang.
The spiral Eden complex at the back of the ship is one of the most unusual spots you'll ever find at sea. Some cruisers love it -- others not so much -- but it's most certainly a visual experience you'll want to document. The trouble with taking pics in Eden itself is the darkened surroundings and unpredictable, moving spotlights. If you can't figure out the perfect lighting, you'll find a spot just outside Eden that is great for a guaranteed Insta-worthy snapshot.
From colorful poolside cocktails to magical creations in Eden, Celebrity Edge has upped the cruise industry's cocktail game big time. But whether you go for something traditional or something out of the box (literally!), a jealousy-inducing drink is a sure-fire winning photo.
We love Celebrity's inclusive messaging; everyone is welcome, and it just makes us all warm and tingly inside. So it's no surprise we loved this graffiti-style love mural near the pool deck, and judging from the number of pics of it we've seen on Instagram, its message struck a chord with way more people than just us. We're willing to bet it'll resonate with your followers too!
If you like art that makes you scratch your head, you'll love the art collection on Celebrity Edge, and boy is it photographable. From a classical Greek bust impaled by multiple golden rods to a giant sculpture of a horse cleverly called Mr. Edge, you'll have your pick of thought-provoking pieces to share with your followers.