Celebrity Cruises have begun to reveal more details about the features to be found aboard its new Edge class cruise ships, with the first inkling being the ‘Eden’ venue, a three-deck rainforest/garden wrapped in 650sqm of glass.
The indoor garden-like area will be 10,440 cubic meters, bigger than the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and its area, at 1,175 sq. m. is larger than the Van Gogh Museum atrium in Amsterdam.
It will have a wrap-around window looking out to sea with more outward-facing glass than any other room at sea aboard any cruise ship.
Eden will be a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by “Edenists.”
Three innovators partnered with Celebrity to help create this dramatic, multi-story venue, including veteran Scott Butler of Wilson Butler Architects and internationally renowned designer Patricia Urquiola – who has never designed a venue at sea before.
Celebrity also engaged Queen of the Night creators Variety Worldwide, who have been blending unconventional theater with dining and nightlife for years.
“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative. Connectivity to the ocean is one of the most exciting hallmarks of Edge Class, and with more glass than any other room at sea, Eden embodies that outward-facing concept beautifully.”
“Our search for partners who are as passionate about world-class design as Celebrity led us to the incredibly talented Scott Butler and designer extraordinaire Patricia Urquiola, who offered a fresh perspective and keen eye,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “The entire space is magical throughout morning, afternoon, and evening when our guests will experience Eve at Eden, an experience produced by the visionary Variety Worldwide and our very own Cornelius Gallagher. They have all created something magical and magnificent.”
The first Celebrity Edge ship will launch in December 2018. Click here to see Cruise Arabia & Africa’s closer look at what the new Eden venue will mean for passengers aboard the new Celebrity Edge class cruise ships.