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When is Celebrity Edge slated to resume operations?
Celebrity Edge will be the first ship to sail from the U.S. following an over year-long suspension. This highly-awaited sailing will make Celebrity Cruises the first to officially sail from the U.S. Celebrity Edge will offer week-long Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades, Florida beginning June 26, 2021. Depending on the itinerary, port stops will include visits to Cozumel (Mexico), Costa Maya (Mexico), Nassau (Bahamas), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), or Philipsburg (St. Maarten).
Following CDC guidelines Celebrity will sail with all crew vaccinated and at least 95% of guests will be fully vaccinated. For sailings departing the United States all guests 12 years of age and older, must complete a vaccine series with products from the same manufacturer, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. Local government guidelines from the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, both locations where this voyage makes stops, require all passengers 12 and over on traveling into the country on a cruise ship to have received the vaccine.
Starting September 13, all guests (regardless of vaccination status) must present a negative COVID-19 test at time of embarkation. This test can be taken as a PCR test ot Antigen test, conducted within two days of boarding the ship.
Cruising on Celebrity Edge? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board.
About the Ship: Celebrity Edge is as much a boutique hotel as a cruise ship. Launched in December 2018, this ship takes the line’s modern luxury concept to new heights. Edge features contributions from internationally recognized architects, designers, performers, and chefs. The result is a multisensory floating city that's completely unique. When cruising at full capacity (prior to COVID-19) the vessel can accommodate 2,918 passengers and offers 1,467 total cabins.
Activities + Entertainment: There's plenty to do and see aboard Celebrity Edge whether it's an impromptu performance in The Rooftop Garden or a stroll through the three-level Eden performance venue. Onboard you will find nearly 30 bars and restaurants, a casino, the elevated Magic Carpet attraction, the adults-only Solarium, a Thermal Suite, shopping arcade, spa and fitness center, and two performance venues.
Dining: With 30 bars and restaurants onboard, the Celebrity Edge offers a superb variety of included and specialty dining venues. Edge has four main dining rooms, including the Tuscan Restaurant, Cosmopolitan, Normandie, a French restaurant, and Cyprus. For guests looking for a specialty experience, Fine Cut is an excellent choice for prime steaks and exceptional wine pairings. Le Grand Bistro is reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie, and Le Petit Chef and Friends serves a multicourse international menu accompanied by on-table animation. Edge also has a phenomenal raw bar and two suite-class restaurants.
Pricing: Sailings on Celebrity Edge are filling up quickly as this is the first cruise line to officially sail from the U.S. Expect prices to change daily. If you see a price you like - we recommend booking now as it likely won't last!
Depending on sail date, right now you can expect to pay about $140 - $160 per person per night for entry-level accommodations. Looking to splurge on your next vacation after a year of not cruising? Consider booking a cabin in The Retreat area. This ‘ship-within-a-ship- area features specialty accommodations, its own restaurant, an exclusive lounge and sundeck, curated amenities, and a concierge service. Prices for these rooms currently start around $450 per person per night.
Celebrity Cruises prices may seem a bit more expensive than other lines, however, their ‘Always Included’ promotion inclusions make up for the high price tag. This offer includes the following on all Celebrity sailings: Wi-Fi, drinks, and daily gratuities.
What to Expect at Embarkation & Onboard Protocols
Celebrity Cruises’ ‘Healthy at Sea’ protocol state that 'safe vacations start with prevention'. Prior to boarding, all guests are required to complete a health questionnaire and guests ages 2 –15 will be required to take a complimentary antigen test at the terminal. In some homeport countries, testing may be required for all guests regardless of vaccination status. An additional test will be administered onboard, free of charge, if required for home country re-entry. All adults ages 16 years and older must present proof of vaccination prior to sailing, and come August 1, all US Guests ages 12 and older must present vaccination proof.
All guests (regardless of vaccination status) must present a negative COVID-19 test at the time of embarkation. This test can be taken as a PCR test ot Antigen test, conducted within two days of boarding the ship.
Tips from our Community Members
When you board the Celebrity Edge, just know this cruise ship is like no other cruise ship you have ever been on. It is loaded with tons of new technology, art, and vibes. - cruisedivag
Tour the entire ship early in your cruise. So much to see. If you discover it too late you'll kick yourself. - Dernier96
Not sure I would recommend this ship for young families, but for young adults on up it's a dream. Would be an outstanding Honeymoon experience for newlyweds or those celebrating an anniversary. - Ken83651
Make good use of hot tubs and pools in the evening. We did every night because they were empty. - Obiwan64
With so much to see and do in the Caribbean ports which Celebrity Edge will visit on these Summer 2021 cruises, be sure to book shore excursions as early as possible. The top-rated excursions by port are:
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(Latest Update: September 13, 2021)