Celebrity Edge, which is set to sail around the Caribbean in December and then across to Europe in 2019, has more dining and bar options than ever before on this 2,900-passenger ship. The newest edition boasts 29 distinctive restaurants, cafes bars and lounges to choose from.
It’s main dining options have been redesigned to include four complimentary restaurants. Each restaurant has a distinctive palette inspired by different destinations around the world.
The Tuscan Restaurant will feature Italian-inspired dishes such as freshly made pastas and recreate some of the much-loved dishes from Celebrity’s Tuscan Grille.
Normandy Restaurant is the conceptual cousin of the brand’s French restaurant, Murano, which will feature a range of French delicacies, while the Cyprus Restaurant points to the Mediterranean and Celebrity’s Greek heritage where guests can expect an abundance of flavourful dishes.
Lastly, new American cuisine will be added to the Cosmopolitan Restaurant, which already has a presence on the existing fleet.
A number of additional speciality restaurants have been added to the mix, expanding the brand’s global culinary experience.
“To open the wold – and plates – for savvy travellers, Celebrity designed six exciting new speciality restaurants”, says Celebrity Cruises.
Fine Cut Steakhouse will serve premium cuts cooked to guests’ preferences in this new upscale dining experience, whilst Rooftop Garden Grill offers backyard BBQ.
Eden Restaurant features a lively, open air kitchen where guests can expect an immersive sensory experience served by performers known as ‘Edenists’.
Raw on 5 is a new seafood restaurant – “think the best blend of St. Tropez and New England seafood”, says Celebrity Cruises. When visited by the Magic Carpet this will offer guests a unique dining experience with excellent sea views.
Dinner on the Edge will be provided when the Magic Carpet, a travelling platform which is cantilevered off the side of the ship and can move between the decks, is positioned at the top level.
Le Grand Bistro continues the French them with a boulangerie-patisserie which will serve handmade macaroons, artisanal cheeses and freshly baked bread.
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Exclusive dining, bars and lounges
As well as this there are some exclusive dining options. Suite Class guests will have exclusive access to Luminae at The Retreat, a private restaurant designed by interior designer and former Dragon on Dragons’ Den, Kelly Hoppen.
AquaClass guests will continue to have exclusive access to Blu – a spa-inspired restaurant which features ‘clean cuisine’ and complimentary breakfast every day.
On board Edge, guests can wet their whistle at 11 bars including the iconic Martini Bar, The Retreat Lounge and The Retreat Pool Bar.
Across the ship, Celebrity boasts an award-winning wine list with more wines than ever, roughly 500, from across the world including Israel, Turkey and China as well as more obscure offerings from India and Eastern Europe.
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Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience
Two dining options
The dining options have also diversified on the new Edge. On current fleets, guests have the option of choosing early or late seating which allows cruise-goers to enjoy dinner at the same table with the same waiter evening evening.
This option means passengers will be assigned to one of the four main restaurants although they can experience the others on request.
The Celebrity Select Dining Plus program (previously Celebrity Select Dining) will allow guests the option to dine when and where they’d like each evening. With more choice, passengers can make reservations at any of the four restaurants at the time they wish.
This takes Celebrity Edge to a whopping 29 food and drink offerings across sixteen decks.
Celebrity Cruises’ Lisa Lutoff-Perlo commented: “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 the world.”
“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.”