This Celebrity Cruise Ship is Made for Instagram

All photography by   Tommy Lei

All photography by Tommy Lei

A few months back, I had a chance to board Celebrity Cruises’ newest, latest and greatest ship — the EDGE. And it may as well be its most ambitious, cutting-edge and Instagram-friendly offering yet. All bundled in what I am coining as a moving, modern luxury hotel of the sea.

Celebrity Cruises truly built this ship from the ground-up with the intention of revolutionizing cruise travel at a level that had never been charted before. Cruise Critic didn’t name the Celebrity Edge, “Best New Cruise Ship” for no apparent reason. The luxury cruise ship, two years in the making, was designed to eliminate the boundaries between indoors and out. Its namesake comes from a cantilevered Magic Carpet (cue gasp) soaring above the sea, and a collection of 29 world-class restaurants, bars, and lounges. Obviously, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since then.

For now, I want to let the pictures you’re about to see to do all the talking and let it take your breath away as it did to mine when I lived on the Edge in person.

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A tasty flight of Absolut Elyx cocktails is just…one of many artisanal mixology surprises you can expect while on board!

A tasty flight of Absolut Elyx cocktails is just…one of many artisanal mixology surprises you can expect while on board!

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It took me a while to process, but this is the actual Veranda Stateroom I stayed in for 3 days on the Celebrity Edge. The extended terrace that gives you a panoramic, almost unreal, view of the ocean is just sublime. Best accompanied by a bottle of Veuve Clicquot of course.

It took me a while to process, but this is the actual Veranda Stateroom I stayed in for 3 days on the Celebrity Edge. The extended terrace that gives you a panoramic, almost unreal, view of the ocean is just sublime. Best accompanied by a bottle of Veuve Clicquot of course.

For the longest time, cruise travel has been associated with individuals of a certain age + income bracket. While the latter still holds true, unsurprisingly given how pricey it is to maintain a cruise ship, the Celebrity Edge will have you reconsidering that old-aged notion that cruises are for old people. Both the interiors and exterior aesthetic of the ship are constructed to ensure the experience translates seamlessly and visually onto your social media platforms. And it is evident that they spared no expense to make that happen:

Fin.


Not a disappointing moment was experienced while onboard the Celebrity Edge, up until having to disembark of course. I truly believe the Edge completely changed my perspective on how modern, luxe and Instagrammable cruise ship travel can be. Without a doubt, this is a trip of a lifetime and one of my most memorable yet. Don’t wait any further, book your stay now as availability can be limited during summer months and well into the holiday season!

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