Celebrity Cruises’ newbuild Celebrity Edge has been floated out of dry dock at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
Celebrity Cruises’ Chief Executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said Celebrity Edge was the brand’s first ship in a new class (Edge class) in more than 10 years.
The 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge will be 306 metres long, 39 metres wide and with a cruising speed of 22 knots.
Her interiors will be designed by Kelly Hoppen, Tom Wright and 3deluxe.
“The float out process marks a milestone in the building of Celebrity Edge,” said Ms Lutoff-Perlo.
“With exterior construction complete, the amazing STX France team will now turn their attention to bringing all of the meticulously designed venues and transformational staterooms and suites to life.”
Homeporting at Fort Lauderdale in Florida, Celebrity Edge will make her first sailing on November 21.