March 5, 2018 - On November 21, 2018 the Celebrity Edge, which is under construction at STX, will start its first journey. As is common in the cruise industry, news is being launched bit by bit to the Edge. After all, the first cruise liner in the latest class of ship must be launched on the market in an effective way. The shipping company has just unveiled its culinary concept for the Edge.
Passengers can expect a total of 29 different dining options. In the future, a distinction will be made between 13 dining options in the restaurant area. Much has been redesigned; only two restaurants from the previous Celebrity line will be taken over. A distinction is made between four main restaurants, two exclusive areas for suite and AquaClass guests and seven specialty restaurants.
New promises are made in relation to the main restaurants. The four newly designed areas offer French, Italian, Greek and classic international cuisine. In addition, design and ambience match the type of restaurant. Every evening changing daily menus are offered, which are varied with additional dishes.
Celebrity Edge - Normandy Restaurant © Celebrity Cruises Press Center
The "Normandy". Conceptually, it is based on the "Murano“Ajar. The Italian restaurant "Tuscan" is a further development of the popular "Tuscan Grille". The "Cyprus“Pays homage to the cruise company's Greek origins. In the future, Mediterranean dishes will be served there. Modern American cuisine offers the "Cosmopolitan" on.
Celebrity Edge - Tuscan Restaurant © Celebrity Cruises Press Center
It is noteworthy that the company has expanded the previous Celebrity Select Dining program. Select Dining means: As with TUI Cruises, people eat within a given time frame of several hours. The usual meal sessions are omitted.
The guests of the suites and the AquaClass dine, as before, in fine restaurants. You already know the names. There are the Luminae (suites) and the Blu (AquaClass).
There is money to be made in specialty restaurants. As a result, the Edge comes up with six new dining options. They are: the steak house and seafood restaurant "Fine Cut Steakhouse". Of the "Rooftop Garden Grill“Offers barbecues in the open air. In a relaxed lounge atmosphere in the "Eden restaurant“Modern interpreted dishes from an open-air kitchen brought to the table. Guests will find oysters and lobster delicacies fresh from the sea in the "Raw on 5".
Celebrity Edge - Magic Carpet © Celebrity Cruises Press Center
The technical innovation of the Celebrity Edge is the "Magic Carpet". The platform that can be raised and lowered on the ship's side is used in the evening to expand the topmost ship level. At the "Dinner on the Edge“The guests enjoy excellent views and excellent food on the ramp. For breakfast and lunch the "Le Grand Bistro. The boulangerie patisserie tempts with handmade macaroons, their own cheeses and freshly baked bread. - At night the bistro pampers its visitors with innovative gastronomic experiences. Then Celebrity Cruises literally brings the table top to life with an animated 3D cartoon character called “Le Petit Chef” virtually preparing the dishes on the plate right in front of the guests. The innovation was developed by TableMation Studios and the Belgian Artist collective Skullmapping.