Celebrity Edge has arrived into the UK today in advance of a summer season sailing in Europe.
The ship boasts a wealth of high-tech innovations.
One of the most impressive is the latest in facial recognition software; imagine arriving on the ship and going from your transfer to the Magic Carpet in ten minutes.
Celebrity Edge offers guests this as standard, meaning passengers no longer have to endure queues when they check-in for their sailing.
Not to mention bypassing the traditional document checks, simply upload a ‘selfie’ via the Celebrity Cruises’ mobile app and guests will automatically be checked in and be able to see their entire booking.
The Magic Carpet, designed by leading British architect Tom Wright, is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform, and the highlight of the exterior of Celebrity Edge.
This space opens to several decks onboard and transforms into a new and exciting venue depending on where it’s positioned.
More than 40 initiatives on Celebrity Edge reduce fuel consumption by 20 per cent compared to Celebrity’s prior generation of ships.
“Celebrity Edge is redefining the cruise experience and today she makes her exciting debut in the UK, a really significant market for us,” said Lisa Lutoff Perlo, chief executive, Celebrity Cruises.
“The ship’s transformative design, spaces, technology and so much more, create a holiday like no other – and we can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction when she arrives in Southampton.”