A ‘Magic Carpet’ will carry passengers between decks on the new Celebrity Edge, it was revealed in Miami today.
The size of a tennis court, the room will travel between four floors, becoming a restaurant on Deck 16 offering ‘dinner on the Edge’ for 90 guests. On Deck 14, Magic Carpet becomes an open-air extension of the main pool area. On Deck 5, it transforms one of the specialty restaurants into al fresco seating. Finally, on Deck 2, Magic Carpet becomes a luxury embarkation area.
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The 2,918-guest, 129,500 GRT ship will first sail from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, on December 16, 2018.
‘Celebrity Edge is one of the most exciting, innovative and transformational ships I have ever been involved with,’ said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. ‘The new features and refined design will establish a new baseline for ships from here on out.’
British designer Kelly Hoppen designed key components of the ship, including staterooms that are 23 per cent bigger, with ten per cent larger bathrooms, than on Solstice Class. ‘Infinite verandas’ mean rooms will stretch seamlessly from the hall door to the water’s edge. Guests will be able to personalise everything from lighting, shades, temperature and service – even choosing a setting to tuck them in or gently wake them.
Passengers in the new space called The Retreat will have a private pool and lounge, plus round-the-clock personal butler service.
Two 2,600sq ft Iconic suites, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, will command great views from panoramic windows above the ship’s bridge. Their 700sq ft verandas offer a 270-degree view of the ocean.
Another new suite class is six split-level Edge Villas, with views from two storeys of windows, private plunge pools and access to The Retreat sundeck.
Kelly Hoppen also designed the two two-bedroom, two-bathroom Penthouse Suites with large hot tubs on the veranda, dual walk-through showers and expansive walk-in closets, and the 146 large, outward-facing Sky Suites.
The ship will boast a Rooftop Garden where guests can enjoy games and activities during the day and outdoor movies and meals at night.
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