Cruise fans will get a 3-D look at one of the industry’s newest ships next week when Celebrity Cruises rolls into Southern California with a mobile cinema tour that introduces Celebrity Edge, under construction in France.
The ship, scheduled to take its first cruise in December 2018, is packed with hi-tech wizardry and design developments that will offer passengers new seagoing experiences, according to company officials.
It is the first in a series of Edge Class ships.
“Our customers have been asking for these innovations for a long time,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity president and CEO, during a recent interview in Miami. “I’m very excited about these changes.”
Cinema tour stops with a 91-seat mobile cinema will take place April 12 in Torrance, April 13 in West Hollywood and April 15 at the Pike Waterfront Mall in Long Beach. Free tickets to see the 15-minute 3-D show are available with advance reservations.
Celebrity Edge has been called the first ship to be designed entirely in 3-D; the presentations will focus on these renderings. Nearly 50 stops are planned over a 12-week period to air the show, called “Leading Edge Mobile Cinema.”
Among new features in the ship are staterooms that open to verandas without sliding doors, two new suite categories (Iconic Suites and Edge Villas) and a traveling edge-of-the-ship entertainment venue called the Magic Carpet that will scale the 15-deck ship, stopping at four levels to offer passengers various experiences at each one. For instance, on Deck 2 it will serve as a tender boarding platform, while on Deck 16 it will be a 90-seat alternative restaurant.
Celebrity Edge, which will accommodate 2,918 passengers, is slated sail from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades on alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean voyages.
Here’s a calendar of where the “Leading Edge Mobile Cinema” is heading next.