Celebrity Edge makes its Australian debut in Darwin

Celebrity Cruises' readies for first local season deployment of Edge-Series ship

Celebrity Cruises celebrated the highly anticipated arrival of its first Edge-Series ship, Celebrity Edge, in Australian waters last weekened.

Celebrity Edge arrived in Darwin Port on Saturday [2 December 2023] morning on the final leg of her repositioning cruise to the South Pacific, bringing over 2,800 tourists and 1300 crew to the Top End.

Celebrity Edge docked in Darwin | Credit: Charlie Bliss Photography

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Tim Jones, Celebrity Cruises Vice President and Managing Director of Australia, New Zealand and APAC, said: “Today is a huge milestone for Celebrity Cruises as our signature Edge-Series ship arrives in Australian waters for the first time. And what better place to celebrate her arrival than Darwin!”

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our valued travel partners and guests and look forward to sharing in more celebrations together as we Journey WonderFULL throughout the Australia and New Zealand season.”

Passengers and crew were treated to a Welcome to Country and traditional dancing from Larrakia Nation upon arrival in Darwin, followed by a warm welcome from Tourism Top End ambassadors once on shore.

Celebrity Edge arrived from Singapore, as part of a 14-night itinerary featuring a visit to Bali, in Indonesia, in addition to three ports of call in Australia, including Darwin, Yorkeys Knob and Airlie Beach before completing her journey in Sydney.

In Sydney, on Saturday 9 December, guests will join Celebrity Edge’s maiden voyage Down Under – a 12-night sailing, exploring the landscapes of New Zealand. This is the first of 12 itineraries departing from Sydney and Auckland through to April 2024.

Lead image: Celebrity Edge Captain Matt Karandreas was gifted a wooden crocodile after a Welcome to Country by Larrakia Nation | Credit: Charlie Bliss Photography

Joel Bowden, NT Tourism and Hospitality Minister and Tim Jones, Celebrity Cruises Vice President and Managing Director of APAC on the dock at Darwin Port for the historic occasion | Credit: Charlie Bliss Photography
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