Construction on Celebrity Cruises’ revolutionary new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, has begun at the STX France shipyard in St Nazaire.
The first two blocks of Celebrity Edge have so far been laid. The keel laying ceremony marks the official start of construction for the new ship.
Celebrity Edge is due to launch in December 2018, offering Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
Earlier this year, Celebrity Cruises unveiled several revolutionary design concepts which will be found on the new ship, including infinite verandas, and the versatile ‘Magic Carpet’ platform which can travel between the outer decks.
A sister ship to Celebrity Edge called Celebrity Beyond is due to launch in spring 2020.
Celebrity Cruises is due to make another announcement regarding Celebrity Edge on June 28, 2017.