A dedicated hub featuring information, videos and training modules all specific to Celebrity Edge, the new ship recently unveiled by Celebrity Cruises and due to arrive in 2018, has been added to the Cruising for Excellence online agent e-learning resource.

The new offering is part of the line’s global Edge-u-cation programme which is designed to provide support to agent partners.

The hub includes a training module dedicated to all the new innovations found on-board and a ten-minute video overview which explains new features such as the Magic Carpet (a moving venue cantilevered on the side of the ship), Kelly Hoppen designed suites, villas and staterooms, plus outdoor spaces such as the Rooftop Garden.

A series of short films hosted on the hub also include footage of accommodation options and public areas of the ship showcasing its technology, style and design.

The line’s two-strong agent training team have commenced Edge-u-cation training with virtual classroom sessions to bring agents up to speed with the new ship. Leon Hand, training manager, and Emma Rigby, UK and Ireland trainer, have hosted 350 agents in the immersive Celebrity Edge virtual classrooms over the last few weeks.

Claire Stirrup, the cruise line’s director of sales UK and Ireland, said: “Celebrity Edge was both unveiled and went on sale on March 13. Since then we’ve seen an unprecedented level of bookings from our agent partners, particularly for suite accommodation. There will be several more exciting reveals about Celebrity Edge coming later this year and next, and agents will be able to find practical selling tips and important information all in one place at the newly developed Celebrity Edge Hub. We continue to expand the training support and tools on offer to agents as part of our mission to provide the best Edge-u-cation.”

Agents can also share the new video content with their clients as part of the selling process and will receive a selling guide packed with specific information such as deck plans and social media resources.

The trade sales team will be supporting agents in their Edge-u-cation and highlighting the new hub on sales visits, as well as promoting the new training and video content on a dedicated Facebook page for agents at facebook.com/celebritytravelagents.

New mini-training modules will be added to the Celebrity Edge Hub as new features are announced.

For more information and to access the hub visit cruisingforexcellence.co.uk

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