Celebrity Cruises has announced that the fifth ship in its award-winning Edge Series will be named Celebrity Xcel, continuing the innovative experiences coveted in her sister ships and then going even further for an unmatched premium vacation experience.
The reveal was made at Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as executives from both Royal Caribbean Group, the world’s leading family of cruise vacation brands that includes Celebrity Cruises, and the shipyard cut the first piece of steel for the new ship.
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Celebrity Cruises latest newbuild ship, Celebrity Ascent, lived up to its name, reaching the pinnacle of its construction milestones with the successful completion of its first series of sea trials.
During the traditional shipbuilding process known as sea trials, Celebrity Ascent completed a series of manoeuvrability skills designed to test the ship’s functional and operational capabilities, which she passed with flying colours.
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An update on the impact of the latest Covid-19 variant, Omicron, has been provided by the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of a handful of the world’s leading cruise lines.
The cruise giant stated that more infectious variant has caused significant problems, leading to cruise booking cancellations and disruption for the company. Ormicron is becoming the dominant strain in many countries around the world.
The latest additional to the Celestyal Cruises fleet, the 53,049 gross tonne Celestyal Experience, has been given its new livery whilst docked in Piraeus, Greece.
The ship transferred to the cruise line from Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises brand earlier this summer. Built in 1993 and launched as Costa Romantica, the ship was later extensively refurbished in November 2011 and named Costa neoRomantica.
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Celebrity Cruises has announced that the highly anticipated inaugural season of Celebrity Apex has been expanded.
Construction of the new vessel is ahead of schedule, so, the second revolutionary Edge Class ship will now be completed ahead enter service earlier than anticipated in 2020.
Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its new 100-passenger cruise ship, Celebrity Flora, which has been specifically designed for cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
The unique vessel, the first to be customer built for the Galapagos, was constructed in the Netherlands by De Hoop and was delivered during a hand over ceremony in Rotterdam.
Celebrity Edge, the newest and most advanced ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet arrived in Southampton for the first time on 13 May 2019.
The ship launched in November 2019 and debut in the Caribbean before crossing the North Atlantic to Europe for her European debut.
Celebrity Cruises has announced that it has placed an order for a fifth Edge-class ship in an agreement with the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France.
The fifth Edge-class ship is expected to be delivered to the cruise line in autumn 2024. The first Edge-class vessel Celebrity Edge was delivered to the cruise line in November 2018.
Celebrity Cruises is to air a behind the senses special live broadcast, showcasing the making of the cruise line's newest, revolutionary cruise ship, Celebrity Edge.
The broadcast will offer the opportunity to discovery what went into to designing and constructing the innovation cruise ship. The live broadcast will be hosted by Nate Berkus who was part of the design team for the ship.
The 2000-built cruise ship Celebrity Millennium has emerged from dry dock in Singapore following an extensive refurbishment, part of the cruise line’s $500 million Celebrity Revolution project.
The 2,038-passenger cruise ship is the first in the Celebrity Cruises fleet to undergo the Celebrity Revolution. The ship emerged from dry dock with the cruise line’s new livery, featuring a dark blue hull, like that seen on the cruise line’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge.