Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth ‘Edge’ class ship for delivery in the Autumn of 2024.
“Edge class made an immediate hit with Celebrity Cruises guests and is a state-of-the-art example of technical excellence and elegant design,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises. “We can’t wait to build the next one.”
“’Celebrity Edge’ has delighted our guests and affirmed Celebrity Cruises as the leading modern luxury brand. Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been a brilliant partner and we look forward to creating another amazing vessel with them,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“We are really proud and happy to have built such an outstanding relationship with our customer, based on mutual trust and driven by the spirit of innovation,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “After the four Millennium-class ships at the beginning of 2000’s and the four ‘Edge’ class ships, this is the ninth ship ordered by Celebrity Cruises at our shipyard and it will be the 24th vessel built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and operated by RCL. This is a real testimony of the exceptional level of co-operation we reached together.”
‘Celebrity Edge’ was delivered in 2018. Three other ‘Edge’ class ships have been ordered and are scheduled for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
This new order is still contingent upon financing being put in place.