Celebrity Cruises‘ upcoming arrival of Celebrity Edge is poised to raise the bar for modern luxury travel to even greater heights, and the entertainment on board is just as game-changing as the ship herself.
On Celebrity Edge, guests will experience the brand’s most technologically advanced main theatre, the most production shows of any ship in the brand’s history, the largest cast of world-class performers on any premium cruise ship and more entertainment venues than ever before.
“With Celebrity Edge we have created our biggest and most comprehensive line-up of entertainment to date. We’ve truly taken entertainment to the edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“Entertainment on Celebrity is daring and bold, dynamic and refreshing, surrounding you at every turn. It makes every moment of your vacation an unforgettable journey, and the entertainment on Celebrity Edge takes this philosophy further than ever before. We are changing the future of our entertainment – just as we are with everything we are doing on Celebrity Edge.”
The Theater on Celebrity Edge promises to “blur the line between audience and performance and immersing guests in an entertainment experience like no other.” The venue consists of four stage areas and three gigantic, moving projection screens, offering an “ever-changing canvas for the productions that live here,” Celebrity Cruises said.
The main stage extends into the audience creating a theatre-in-the-round sensation. A duo-directional rotating platform raises almost two metres above the stage to take performances to a whole new level. With two rotating spiral staircases, 10 synchronised panoramic projection screens, 16 state-of-the-art video mapping laser projectors, aerial performance rigging and more, the technology behind the scenes will at times steal the show.
“In designing Celebrity Edge, we developed and used some of the most advanced technology available. And, in designing the entertainment venues on Celebrity Edge, we used those same tools to break the mould of what people think an entertainment venue is,” said Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises.
The entire stage performs a precise synchronisation of rotating stage platforms, rain curtains, spiralling staircases, flying aerial rigs and the tallest projection screens at sea.
Celebrity is working with the likes of the Black Skull Creative group, who have created contemporary shows and experiences around the world including the 2012 London Olympics, and Three In One Entertainment and Consulting, whose creative successes include INFERNO: The Fire Spectacular in Las Vegas.
“We’ve created the most exciting and technologically advanced entertainment venues in our fleet, so of course we worked with the most revolutionary production companies,” said Becky Thomson-Foley, Associate Vice President, Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises. “We are combining incredible venues with visionary experiences that will stay with guests long after they leave.”
At The Theater, guests can enjoy five new full production shows, including the Shakespeare-inspired A Hot Summer Night’s Dream, where light-hearted theatre meets extraordinary acrobatics; The Jewelry Box, with its jaw-dropping technological feats; Kaleidoscope, a high-energy music and dance extravaganza harnessing the stage’s state-of-the-art technology; and two shows as part of Celebrity’s new Headline Residency program: Get Up, a dynamic pop concert produced by Black Skull Creative, and The Purpose, an uplifting production designed to celebrate the inner-self.
The Club on Celebrity Edge is a progressive space that changes its persona from morning to early the next morning. During the day, The Club offers experiences such as the Funovation Laser Maze Challenge, the Drone
Hunting laser obstacle course and more.
By night, The Club undergoes yet another transformation. Undercover at The Club puts a contemporary
spin on the Prohibition era with 1920s-inspired craft cocktails and an aerial saxophonist. The futuristic body
scanner of Andromeda allows guests to become someone else for the evening, and Celebrity’s Hypno Cam Experience is a first-at-sea dance party featuring a high-tech camera that’s passed around to capture photos, which are instantly displayed on a giant LED screen.
On Celebrity Edge, the brand takes its fully customisable Camp at Sea program to the next level for younger travellers of all ages with more than 500 activities, including Celebrity’s first youth coding experience at sea, and two completely separate contemporary spaces, one for the kids and one for the teens.
Celebrity has infused entertainment throughout the ship. At the Rooftop Garden, guests can enjoy
experiences such as the Rooftop Concert Series and the Garden Cinema Series, the next evolution of the
brand’s Taste of Film experience, which is an under-the-stars movie-going experience with live musical
The iconic Eden will feature evolving entertainment as the space transforms from a “chillful” escape in the mornings to “playful” in the afternoons to “sinful” at night. Daytime experiences include Meditation at Eden and performances from sitar players to aerialists. As dusks falls, Eve at Eden begins. Developed in partnership with Variety Worldwide, this theatrical journey will indulge every sense and put guests at the centre of the experience, for a fusion of culinary exploration, performance art and nightlife like nothing else at sea, or even on land.
More about the entertainment on Celebrity Edge at www.celebritycruises.com/edge/entertainment