Celebrity Cruises has unveiled details of The Grand Plaza on Celebrity Edge, designed by renowned designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of Jouin Manku Studio.
Spanning three decks at the heart of the ship, The Grand Plaza acts as the epicentre of Celebrity Edge.
“We’re thrilled to give everyone another sneak peek of our transformational new ship with the unveiling of The Grand Plaza – the ever-evolving epicentre of Celebrity Edge – and even more beautiful installations brought to life by the truly visionary Jouin Manku, who infused a dynamism and energy that will be felt throughout the ship at almost every turn,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
Features of the Grand Plaza:
- The Grand Plaza will be home to many of Edge’s specialty restaurants, including Raw on 5 and Fine Cut Steakhouse on Deck 5; Le Grand Bistro and Café al Bacio on Deck 4; and the new Grand Plaza Café on Deck 3.
- Guests are drawn to the space by The Chandelier, a striking lighting feature and art installation that rises over the Martini Bar to the ceiling three decks above. Composed of five levels of 765 blades illuminated by dynamic LED strips that change colour from day to night, The Chandelier weighs in at seven tonnes.
- At its centre, on Deck 3, guests will find the next evolution of the Martini Bar, one of the most popular venues across Celebrity’s fleet.
- Adorning the edges of The Grand Plaza are intricately hand-stitched mesh screens, combining more than 13,500 pieces of metal, leather and fabric.
- The Grand Plaza changes according to mood and function. In the morning, guests to enjoy a cappuccino and a croissant at either of the cafes. Guests can return to The Grand Plaza for afternoon tea or to indulge in a pre-dinner cocktail while enjoying unexpected pop-up performances. At nightfall, the energy transforms completely, and the space becomes the social epicentre of the ship, coming alive with live music.
Jouin Manku’s influence is strikingly apparent in the Main Dining Atrium, where the concept of a staircase has been turned into a work of art. Hanging three stories between the flights of stairs, the installation is known as The Pendulum. The Pendulum base moves ever so gently to the rhythms of the ocean to remind guests that they are indeed moving and connected to the sea, even when they cannot see it.
To learn more about Celebrity Edge visit www.celebritycruises.com.au