Cruise News – March 1, 2018
Celebrity Cruises has announced a lineup of 29 dining venues aboard its upcoming ship, Celebrity Edge, which is set to debut from Miami in December.
The 29 world-class dining venues include four main dining restaurants, two exclusive Suite and AquaClass restaurants, seven brand-new specialty restaurants, five complimentary dining venues, and 11 bars and lounges — more restaurant and bar options than ever before.
“Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying, and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience, allowing our guests to explore the world without ever leaving their table,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises. “From the amazing destinations we visit globally, to the local ingredients sourced to satisfy the visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, we open up the world through our unique culinary offerings.”
Celebrity Edge Main Dining Rooms
Celebrity has redesigned the main dining experience on Celebrity Edge, to include four complimentary restaurants, each with a distinctive design and ambience inspired by a specific region of the world. Menus feature signature dishes that are offered across the fleet, which change nightly, and also selections of dishes to showcase the inspiration.
Tuscan Restaurant, a nod to Celebrity’s popular Tuscan Grille, will feature Italian-inspired dishes; Normandie Restaurant, a conceptual cousin of the brand’s French restaurant, Murano, will serve French dishes; the Patricia Urquiola–designed Cyprus Restaurant, a nod to the Mediterranean and Celebrity’s Greek heritage, will offer flavorful Mediterranean fare; and the Cosmopolitan Restaurant will feature familiar new American cuisine.
With Celebrity Traditional Dining, guests choose early or late seating, which allows them to enjoy dinner at the same table with the same waiter every evening. With this option, they will be assigned to one of the four main restaurants, while having the ability to experience the others upon request. The Celebrity Select Dining Plus program allows guests to dine when and where they’d like to each evening; they can make reservations in any of the four restaurants at the time they wish.
In addition to the four complimentary Main Dining offerings, five other eclectic and diverse complimentary dining offerings include the Oceanview Café, the Mast Grill, the Grand Plaza Café, the Spa Café and Juice Bar, and Eden Café. Suite Class guests have access to a private restaurant, Luminae at The Retreat designed by visionary Kelly Hoppen. And AquaClass guests will exclusively continue enjoying Blu, a spa-inspired restaurant.
Celebrity Edge Specialty Restaurants
Fine Cut Steakhouse will serve an upscale dining experience for dinner, with premium cuts cooked to guests’ preferences, while guests dining at the Rooftop Garden Grill will enjoy the most mouthwatering backyard BBQ. As previously revealed, Eden Restaurant is a place where dining is taken to new and exciting places, featuring a lively, open-air kitchen and menus that deliver sensory and experiential offerings served by performers known as Edenists.
Raw on 5 offers delicacies from the sea and beyond and, when visited by the Magic Carpet, becomes a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining adventure with amazing views of the sea. When the Magic Carpet is positioned at the very top level, it becomes an extraordinary, exhilarating experience known as Dinner on the Edge.
For breakfast and lunch, Le Grand Bistro is reminiscent of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie, with handmade macaroons, artisanal cheeses, and freshly baked bread available on the go. At night the lights are dimmed, and an entirely new experience is served: Celebrity is bringing the tabletop to life in partnership with TableMation Studios, featuring Skullmapping’s world-famous Le Petite Chef —an animated 3D character who appears right on guests’ plates and prepares each course they’ll be enjoying right before their eyes. It’s an immersive fusion of entertainment and dining like nothing else at sea.
Celebrity Edge Bars and Lounges
The 11 unique bars and lounges include the iconic Martini Bar and the previously revealed Eden Bar as well as The Retreat Lounge and The Retreat Pool Bar, both exclusive for Suite Class guests; The Theater Bar; The Casino Bar; The Club; Café Al Bacio for specialty coffees and complimentary pastries; The Pool Bar and Edge Cabanas; Sunset Bar; and Il Secondo Bacio.
On Celebrity Edge, the wine list is expanding as well from roughly 350 offerings to 500 total. The expansion is the result of the brand curating a new Ancient World wines list, which will include unique and unexpected sourcing from destinations like Israel, Turkey, and China, as well as more obscure offerings from India and countries in Eastern Europe.
Celebrity Edge will spend her inaugural season sailing alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries before repositioning to the Mediterranean for a range of 7- to 11-night sailings in 2019. Homeporting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the ship’s first sailing is November 21, 2018. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Photos: Celebrity Cruises