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.
The second, Celebrity Apex is due to join the Celebrity Cruises fleet in 2020. The third and fourth will launch in 2021 and 2022.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, said: "Edge class made an immediate hit with Celebrity Cruises guests and is a state-of-the-art example of technical excellence and elegant design. We can't wait to build the next one."
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said: "Celebrity Edge has delighted our guests and affirmed Celebrity Cruises as the leading modern luxury brand. Chantiers de l'Atlantique has been a brilliant partner and we look forward to creating another amazing vessel with them.”