Wednesday, May 3, 2017

For a General Admission Fyre Festival ticket, You'll Get a Much Nicer Cabin with Celebrity Cruise's Edge Line...with a Magic Carpet Bar!

By Laura Medina

Dying for cleansing salt air while "Coachella-ing" out in the desert?  Got burnt at the Fyre Festival?

Celebrity Cruises' new luxury line, Celebrity Edge, accommodates the new Gen-X establishment and the emerging Millennials on the horizon, the new leisure class craving experience...with dignity and class.

Kelly Hoppen, MBE, created extraordinary environments where the interior and exterior spaces are as spectacular as the views.

For a basic cabin, you'll get, with a touch of a button, Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda's entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water’s edge. Not only do these staterooms feature the latest in design and technology, but they’re 23% larger than our award-winning Solstice® Class veranda staterooms.

The Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda℠—created for modern travelers who love to explore the world on their own. Perfectly proportioned for the individual traveler, it’s spacious, stylish. Singular.

99% of the staterooms on Celebrity Edge have a king-sized bed, featuring bedding from our exclusive Cashmere Collection℠ and mattresses handcrafted in Italy.

As an Iconic Suite guest, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world—literally. Positioned high on top of the ship, above the bridge, the Iconic Suites offer sweeping, panoramic views from front to back.

They’re also the largest suites in the fleet: Each Iconic Suite is an opulent 1,892 square feet. This doesn’t include the expansive outdoor space—with private hot tub, stylish furnishings, and a covered, double daybed—which adds more than 689 square feet to the grand total.

Iconic Suites boast two bedrooms (each with a king-sized Cashmere CollectionSM bed) and two full bathrooms, featuring a full shower, whirlpool tub, and nothing but the best amenities. Enough space for six guests to comfortably unwind in, there’s even an in-suite butler’s pantry for those occasions when you feel like entertaining.

The Penthouse Suites combine all the innovative amenities of our staterooms with the exclusive benefits of being a Suite Class guest.

They include a master bedroom, bathroom, and dressing room, living/dining area, guest bedroom and bathroom, terrace, and private hot tub, plus a butler on hand to ensure you never have to lift a finger during your vacation.

For the interior design, once again Kelly Hoppen to bring her unparalleled vision to the table. Together, we created personal environments that rival the best boutique hotels in the world—many of which she’s designed for.

Our Penthouse Suites also offer the latest technology, allowing you to precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature. With a simple touch screen, the in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature. You can even choose a setting to tuck you in and gently wake you in the morning. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button.

Edge Villas, the second new suite category on Celebrity Edge. These six, two-story luxury residences are the first of their kind in the fleet. Each offers a spacious 950 square feet of split-level splendor, plus one bedroom and two bathrooms—perfect for up to four guests.

Perfect for the Millennial party-er and their group of "shared experience" friends.

Designed by Kelly Hoppen, MBE, Edge Villas offer two levels of breathtaking views and erases the boundaries between inside and outside living space.

The unique design of the Edge Villas seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. With two stories of windows that look out over the terrace (featuring a three-feet-deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture) to the incredible ocean views beyond, it’s an open and airy environment that truly invites the outside in, and vice versa.

Edge Villas not only offer private outdoor terraces, but they also have direct access to The Retreat, an exclusive area for Suite Class guests. Step right out to The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Pool and bar, or retreat to your own private oceanfront villa. The choice is yours on Celebrity Edge.

The exclusive sanctuary for every Suite Class guest, The Retreat is your private paradise aboard a floating paradise. It features The Retreat Sundeck, a spacious outdoor lounge area that makes it easy to unplug with plush, stylish furniture, a full-sized pool, and a hot tub, as well as dedicated Pool Butlers.

Beyond its outdoor spaces, there’s The Retreat Lounge—a space available 24/7 for beverages, gourmet bites, and live entertainment. Here, you’ll have access to an exclusive concierge who’ll make any arrangements you need, from ship to shore.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Luminae @ The Retreat is a boldly elegant restaurant with an interior as distinctive as the menus. The modern, eclectic cuisine served here is crafted by our Michelin-starred chef, and not available anywhere else on board.

All indulgent. All complimentary. And all exclusive to Suite Class guests on Celebrity Edge.

Prepare yourself for some of the best views aboard as you soar over the open ocean on the Magic Carpet. The highlight of our outward-facing vision, this incredible engineering feat is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level.

This is what impressed this scribe the most, roving bar that moves down as a deck then roves up as a bistro and a bar.

The Magic Carpet is designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, so it truly is a destination itself on Celebrity Edge. But depending on the positioning, its mood and function changes—providing exciting new venues, incredible visual perspectives, and a distinct experience on every deck it visits.

At the very top of the ship, the Magic Carpet becomes an extraordinary venue high in the sky where we host mouthwatering experiences such as Dinner on the Edge. Down to Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes a stunning extension of the main pool area, while on Deck 5, it serves as an unforgettable, open-air dining experience. Then at the bottom on Deck 2, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of modern luxury at The Destination Gateway.

On the Resort Deck, you’ll find one of the most popular spots on every Celebrity ship—the adults-only Solarium.

This traces and boomerang back to the roots of a solarium, sauna meets library/culture.

Celebrity Edge continues the tradition of offering a covered pool area where adults can unwind in modern luxury style. Here, we turned again to Tom Wright for the design, and he used the ocean itself as his inspiration.

The Solarium now features a three-dimensional art wall that represents the beautiful colors and movement of the ocean. It’s the perfect complement to the serene atmosphere where you can restore both your tan and your sanity.

One of the most carefree Resort Deck spaces is the Rooftop Garden—a living urban playscape inspired by childhood playgrounds. Brought to life with the help of architect Tom Wright, it’s a lively, spacious environment perfect for slowing down, wandering, and daydreaming.

On Celebrity Edge, the Rooftop Garden is full of unexpected pleasures day and night. Find a cozy chair, sink in, and get lost in a good book. Sip a refreshing cocktail as you gaze out over the open ocean. Satisfy your cravings with gourmet burgers, brisket, and BBQ at the Rooftop Garden Grill. Drift away to the rhythm of live musical performances coming down to you from treetop sculptures. Get caught up in a friendly game of giant chess with fellow vacationers.

Catch a movie at A Taste of Film for an interactive fusion of food and film. Dance the night away as a live band plays your favorite songs. Or just lie back on a comfy lounger and gaze up at the sea of stars above you as you glide over the sea below.
Your imagination is your guide in this fantastic garden escape designed to awaken the inner child in all of us.

The Destination Gateway is a modern, multi-purpose area on Celebrity Edge that transforms from a luxury embarkation station into an intimate setting for destination enrichment talks and additional programming.

When the Magic Carpet is positioned here, The Destination Gateway serves as a comfortable and welcoming environment that leads to the Edge Launches℠ for transportation ashore. It immerses you in the destination you’re about to visit with highlights of that port of call displayed on large LCD screens.

When not in use for tendering ashore, The Destination Gateway is a learning and activity center where we’ll host destination enrichment talks, Celebrity Shore Excursion information sessions, and more.

The area also becomes a stylish extension of the Teen Center when added space is needed for gaming tournaments and other activities. Plus, business groups and corporate incentive groups can utilize this space as a modern, state-of-the-art conference room for meetings and presentations.

No matter its purpose, The Destination Gateway ensures you experience modern luxury comfort every step of the way—right up to your first step ashore.

From the very beginning of our visionary approach to Edge Class, they wanted every aspect to be a departure from traditional thinking about cruising, even when it came to taking you from ship to shore.

So not only did they create The Destination Gateway—a new multi-purpose area that serves as a luxury embarkation station—but we are also introducing the industry-leading Edge Launches which have been newly reimagined for an improved tender experience.

Featuring bucket seats, air conditioning, large windows for stunning sea-level views, and more space, Edge Launches are designed to get you to your destination in modern luxury style. Just like Celebrity Edge.

Once again, celebrated architect Tom Wright put his creativity to work when we collaborated with him to design the Celebrity Edge main pool and surrounding areas. Now the outward-facing, terraced Pool Deck a is a stunning asymmetrical space that makes ocean views and landscapes the focal point.

At the center of this space (but not the center of attention) is a 25-yard lap pool, the largest in our fleet, featuring in-pool loungers. Positioned magnificently above the Pool Bar is an oversized and ever-changing mirror installation. Along with unique tree sculptures that add an air of whimsy, it’s part of a remarkable poolside gallery that sets this space apart from any other at sea.

Another attention-grabbing addition to the pool deck—and another first for Celebrity—are two striking, two-story martini hot tubs, that take unwinding at sea to new heights.
Just off the pool deck are the outward-facing, private cabanas. Spacious (165 square feet) and airy (more than 18 feet high), these luxurious coves invite you to climb in and get lost in the plush seating and incredible views of the sea. At night, ambient lighting turns the cabanas into intimate spaces perfect for enjoying cocktails and the moonlight glimmering off the ocean.

Celebrity Cruise's Edge Line tailors to group experiences with quality.

Ready to step up from music festivals? Cruise with the Edge.

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