Celebrity Cruises has announced that the inaugural season of Celebrity Edge has expanded in tandem with the news that the new ship will be completed ahead of schedule and ready to enter service earlier than planned.

The schedule change will now allow the cruise line to offer two seven-night maiden voyages on the ship’s alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Travellers also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey with: Maiden Voyage West, a seven-night western Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on December 9; and Maiden Voyage East, the previously announced seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise departing from Ft. Lauderdale on December 16.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of the cruise line, said: “Thanks to the amazing work of the STX France shipyard team, Celebrity Edge is now scheduled to arrive much earlier than anticipated, which gave us the opportunity to offer not one, but two maiden voyages.

“Both of these maiden voyages, plus the taste of luxury preview sailings, will have all of the festivities one would expect from the launch of such a revolutionary new ship, and now even more guests will have the chance to experience these one-of-a-kind inaugural sailings.”

In addition to the alternating maiden voyages, the cruise line will be offering four new Edge Preview Sailings. These three-night Bahamas cruises will sail round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 21, November 24, December 3, and December 6.

Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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