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CELEBRITY ORDERS FIFTH EDGE-CLASS CRUISE SHIP FROM FRENCH BUILDER

Thursday, April 11, 2019 

Chantiers de l’Atlantique of Saint-Nazaire has reported that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) has entered into an agreement to order a fifth Edge-class ship for 2024 delivery, which will be operated under RCCL's Celebrity brand.

“We are really proud and happy to have built such an outstanding relationship with our customer, based on mutual trust and driven by the spirit of innovation,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “After the four Millenium-class ships at the beginning of 2000s and the four Edge-class ships, this is the ninth ship ordered by Celebrity Cruises at our shipyard and it will be the 24th vessel built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and operated by RCCL. This is a real testimony of the exceptional level of cooperation we reached together.”

First-in-class Celebrity Edge was delivered in 2018. Three other Edge-class ships are scheduled for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022. This latest order is contingent upon financing. The Edge-class ships are of 140,600gt, 327m long and 39m wide.

Celebrity Edge has delighted our guests and affirmed Celebrity Cruises as the leading modern luxury brand. Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been a brilliant partner and we look forward to creating another amazing vessel with them,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.

“Edge class made an immediate hit with Celebrity Cruises guests and is a state-of-the-art example of technical excellence and elegant design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, RCCL. “We can’t wait to build the next one.”

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