Celebrity Cruises has revealed that the next feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, is a design and architectural marvel spanning three decks called Eden.
It is a unique venue brought to life by renowned visionaries, where state-of-the-art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by “Edenists” and the Library of Plants, a five-metre-tall garden that serves Eden Bar with fresh cocktail ingredients.
Eden embodies the innovative outward-facing design of the new Edge Class ships, launching with Celebrity Edge in December 2018. Spanning three decks at the aft of the ship with nearly 650 square metres of glass, Eden has more outward-facing glass than any other room at sea.
The scale of Eden, measuring 10,438 cubic metres, is bigger than the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and Eden’s area, at 1175 square metres, is larger than the Van Gogh Museum atrium in Amsterdam.
Three innovators partnered with Celebrity to help create the multi-storey venue, including veteran Scott Butler of Wilson Butler Architects and 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 theatre with dining and nightlife for years. The result is an evolving theatrical journey that puts guests at the centre of the performance.
“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.”