Celebrity Cruises has unveiled The Spa on Celebrity Edge. With more than 22,000 square feet for guests to renew, restore, and reinvigorate, The Spa was inspired by nature, and masterfully designed by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, and features an awe-inspiring selection of treatments in collaboration with industry-leading partners.
Celebrity Cruises has offered the first glimpse of what will be the brand’s first ship in a new class in more than ten years, as Celebrity Edge floated out of her dry dock at the STX France shipyard. “This truly is an exciting moment for our brand,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Cruises has confirmed it will expand the inaugural season of Celebrity Edge, as the new ship will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned.
Celebrity Cruises has unveiled Celebrity Flora, a marine exploration boat designed expressly for the Galapagos Islands. One of the most energy-efficient ship of its size in the diverse archipelago, the 100-guest Celebrity Flora will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor.
Celebrity Cruises has announced same-sex marriages performed on board are now legally recognised, marking a historic first for the modern luxury brand.
Celebrity Cruises has signed a partnership with Regional Maritime University in Ghana. For the first time in cruise industry history, female bridge officers will be openly recruited from a West African country through a new Celebrity Cadet Programme in partnership with RMU.
For the first time in cruise industry history a female seafarer will navigate the rich archipelago of the Galapagos as captain. A native of Ecuador, Nathaly Albán, will command the ultra-exclusive Celebrity Xploration; as captain of the recently revitalised catamaran.
Celebrity Cruises has appointed Zoe Edwards to the role of strategic account manager, following the recent promotion of Nicola McNeish to head of sales. Edwards will report to director of sales, Claire Stirrup.
Celebrity Cruises has announced a raft of internal promotions that all reflect the hard work and commitment of the UK and Ireland senior leadership team in working with trade partners. UK & Ireland managing director Jo Rzymowska adds Asia to her remit in the newly expanded role of vice president and managing director, UK and Ireland and Asia. At the same time, Claire Stirrup is promoted to director of sales.
The next generation of cruise ships moved from concept to construction earlier, as the first piece of steel was cut at the STX France shipyard for Celebrity Cruises’ newest, and boldest, ship. The ship will be called Celebrity Edge, befitting the many daring design advances and innovations of Celebrity Cruises’ first new ship class since 2008.
The most popular ship sailing from the UK will return to Southampton in April 2017 to offer its seventh consecutive season of cruises throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Launched in the city of Southampton in 2010, Celebrity Cruises’ ship Celebrity Eclipse has returned each year to sail from the UK port during the late spring, summer and autumn months.