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Celebrity Edge – Dining Details

March 7, 2018


Our newest ship, Celebrity Edge, is truly designed to change the way you experience the world – and such an unbelievable ship needs cuisine to match. Celebrity Edge boasts a total of 29 distinctive restaurants, cafés, bars, and lounges to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favourite dish or cocktail every night of your holiday. With an incredible palate-pleasing collection of menus inspired by the destinations we visit, and visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, we’ll bring the flavours of the world to you – right on-board.


Celebrity Edge boasts four main restaurants.

Our most revolutionary ship had to boast a main dining experience to match, so we have created not one but four complimentary main restaurants, each inspired by the destinations we visit. Each restaurant will feature regionally inspired wines, cocktails, and dishes served nowhere else onboard, and a rotating selection of Signature dishes that changes every evening as well as our most popular Classic dishes available every evening.

The main restaurants onboard Celebrity Edge offer more intimate dining experiences than any other ship in our fleet, with the same impeccable service. Every table has a dedicated wait staff including a head waiter, assistant waiter, and sommelier to ensure every need is met.


We may have reinvented the main restaurant experience on Celebrity Edge, but we haven’t changed the way you plan your dining in our new main restaurants. You can still choose traditional early or late seating for your dining times, which allows you to enjoy dinner at the same table with the same waiter every evening. You’ll be assigned one of the four main dining restaurants, while having the option to dine in the other three upon request.


On Celebrity Edge, we continue to offer our Celebrity Select Dining option, but because you have four restaurants to choose from, we’ve renamed it Celebrity Select Dining Plus. This option allows you to dine when and where you’d like each evening. You can make reservations in any of the four restaurants if you know you want to eat at a specific time and restaurant, or you can simply show up and enjoy dinner on your own time. The choice as to how you plan your evening meals is, as always, up to you.


Exclusive complimentary restaurants for our Suite & AquaClass guests.

Amongst the 29 dining venues onboard Celebrity Edge, we have made sure to keep your favourite exclusive restaurants: Luminae and Blu.
Onboard Celebrity Edge, Luminae becomes Luminae at The Retreat, and forms part of our luxurious, private space exclusively for our guests staying in Suite Class accommodation. Guests staying in AquaClass accommodation will enjoy the exclusive restaurant, Blu. Blu features an undeniably delicious spa-inspired menu with clean, crisp flavours and inventive cuisine.


Complimentary dining venues in addition to our main restaurants.
In addition to our four main restaurants, we have plenty of complimentary venues to savour. Head to our signature Oceanview Café, now featuring more live action stations than ever before including a brand new bakery. Step outside and grab a burger in a relaxed poolside environment at the Mast Grill. If you’re looking for something new, try a creative take on healthy fare at the Spa Café & Juice Bar.

Or try Eden Café, offering a wide variety of choices for breakfast and lunch. At breakfast don’t miss the freshly baked to order Cinnamon Roll, the Steak and Egg Bagel, or for a healthier start try Steel Cut Oatmeal. Lunch brings new choices, including salads, and an incredible assortment of sandwiches and paninis. Whichever meal you’re enjoying at Eden Café, just steps away are two areas of outdoor seating where you can enjoy your meal al fresco.


Speciality dining, now even more special.
In addition to our complimentary restaurants, for Celebrity Edge we have designed exciting new speciality restaurants found nowhere else at sea.


A diverse range of bars and lounges for every taste.

So many mouth-watering restaurant choices need bars and lounges to match. Onboard Celebrity Edge we have a diverse range of eleven bars and lounges to suit every taste:

  • Café al Bacio
  • Eden
  • The Club
  • Martini Bar
  • The Sunset Bar
  • The Pool Bar
    Il Secondo Bacio
  • The Casino Bar
  • The Theatre Bar
    The Retreat Lounge
  • The Retreat Pool Bar



Celebrity Edge: Eden Revealed

June 28, 2017


Eden is an evolution of Celebrity’s Sky and Observation lounges, with an added, garden-like feel. Since a closer connection to the sea is one of Celebrity Edge’s guiding principles, the space is surrounded in glass.

Eden is a triple-deck, glass-enclosed lounge/restaurant with programming that changes throughout the day from chill, to playful, to sinful, is the latest exciting reveal for Celebrity Edge.

Spanning Decks 4, 5 and 6 aft and measuring 368,640 cubic feet, Eden melds gastronomic exploration with performance art and lush nature—all spiraled into one gasp-worthy space.

‘We thought we’d have some fun,’ Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and ceo, Celebrity Cruises, told Seatrade Cruise News. ‘It starts out as a chillful, beautiful, pure place. You can go in the morning and sit in a swing and hear a sitar. There’s alfresco dining on both sides. Then it starts transforming, getting a little more playful during the day. It will have pop-up entertainment, lectures, culinary and wine tastings. You can also get a great, quick, light lunch.’

After dark, though, ‘As in Eden, after Eve took a bite out of the apple, it got a bit sinful.’

Patrons can come for a set, five-course dinner or drinks. At the end of the night there will be a ‘surprise, crescendo experience,’ Lutoff-Perlo said.

Eden – A 90-meter ramp provides panoramic views. (Celebrity).

A 90-meter ramp provides panoramic views, both inward and outward.

World-renowned designer Patricia Urquiola, a Spaniard resident who creates unconventional, experimental furniture and spectacular hotel interiors dreamed up Eden’s towering ‘Library of Plants,’ the hanging plant pillars and distinctive furniture.

Also, Variety Worldwide, the nightlife impresarios behind Queen of the Night—a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights and theater—created an experience that will transform Eden after dark with some edgy elements.

Eden (Courtesy Celebrity)


Malcolm says: call me sceptical but i’m not over excited about ‘Eden’ (or the ‘Magic Carpet’ for that matter).

Eden looks like a nice lounge with sea views, some food, some plants and some entertainment.  However that’s hardly innovative. In fact it reminds me of RCI’s ‘Quantum’ class 360 Degree lounge, not surprising as RCI own Celebrity.

Observation lounges and winter-gardens, on-board ships, must date back some 70 years or more.

I rather suspicious that the video needs 7 minutes to explain what it all means and just how good it is. The best ideas are often simple ones!

I would have thought that Celebrity passengers primarily want good food and service, rather than gimmicks.

In fairness,  I was not impressed with the idea of Oasis’s ‘Central Park’ when I first read about it. It sounded like a very big ‘gimmick’ to me. However when I actually saw and experienced it, I realised what a lovely space it was.

The moral of this story is that I don’t always know what I’m talking about. I should give Celebrity the benefit of the doubt and wait and see.

Introducing Celebrity Edge

June 21, 2017


Celebrity have revealed that ‘Celebrity Edge’ has an “outward facing design”, which is a quest for a better connection with the sea.

Edge has a Magic Carpet, staterooms with infinite verandas, designer suites and a Rooftop Garden with artificial trees.

The Magic Carpet, by visionary architect Tom Wright, is a platform the size of a tennis court that’s cantilevered from the side of the ship. It serves as a lounge-like tender embarkation area where travellers will be taken ashore via Edge tenders.

The Magic Carpet can rise from sea level all the way up to Deck 16, where a ‘Dinner on the Edge’ experience for up to 90 people will be unlike any other. Or, when alongside Deck 14, the Magic Carpet becomes an extension of the pool area. And, at Deck 5, it provides alfresco seating for the restaurants.

The resort deck, also by Wright, features a Rooftop Garden with artificial trees and plentiful cabanas .  Continuing the quest for a better connection to the sea, the resort deck has sun-loungers which face outward, overlooking the ocean. At night, the space will transform for live music and movie/meal area.

The design of the Edge Staterooms addresses what passengers have always asked for: bigger bathrooms, bigger beds, more storage, more living area and a closer connection to the sea.

The Edge staterooms (900 of them, with 16 for single passengers) will have infinity verandas, making them 23% bigger than the industry standard.

The veranda have elegant French doors, when opened make the veranda a seamless part of the room. When those French doors are closed, creating a separate veranda area, the top of a floor-to-ceiling outside window can be lowered to the open air. (As on board many European river boats).

Celebrity Edge more than doubled the number of suites compared to the industry standard. The Retreat, featuring a private pool, lounge and the exclusive restaurant Luminae form a new, exclusive suites area.

Two suite categories are new. The top grade: a pair of ‘Iconic Suites’, positioned above the bridge. These are over nearly 2,600 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths, panoramic windows and a 700-square-foot veranda with 270-degree views.

Also new are the six split-level Edge Villas, with stunning views from two stories of windows, private plunge pools and direct walk-out access to The Retreat Sundeck.

(Courtesy Celebrity)

The 146 Sky Suites were redesigned with beds that face the balcony, and each has a rocking chair. The bathroom bath has a large oval tub with shower and a view of the sea.

All suites and double occupancy staterooms are fitted with plush king-sized cashmere mattresses, with queen-sized mattresses in the solo rooms.

In all accommodations, small touchscreens control temperature, ‘scenes’, such as romantic mood lighting, curtains, a ‘green’ mode and service request icons.

Celebrity Edge’s maiden revenue cruise sails Dec. 16, 2018. Reservations open today. The ship will alternate weekly cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades.

The 2,900-passenger, 129,500 gross tonne ship will be based at Port Everglades’ Terminal 25, which is being designed with a tailor-made experience especially for Edge.


Eden – A 90-meter ramp provides panoramic views. (Celebrity).


Celebrity Edge – ‘Eden’ revealed – HERE

Celebrity Edge Dining – HERE

Video tour of Infinite Veranda stateroom HERE


Large and Larger

March 5, 2013
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‘Celebrity Solstice’ (122,000 gt, 2,850 passengers) dwarfed ‘Oasis of the Seas’ (225,000 gt, 5,400 passengers).  Solstice is hardly a small ship!