The Grand Plaza, a new space within the Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, mixes simplicity with modernity. Located at the heart of the ship, The Grand Plaza is the focal point of the ship and has three decks that open up to create an airy space.
When entering The Grand Plaza, guests will see The Chandelier, an art installation and light feature over The Martini Bar. The three-story Chandelier has five levels of over 750 blades and weighs 14,000 pounds.
The Grand Plaza is the creation of renowned Paris-based designers, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of Jouin Manku Studio. It is a transformational place that offers a different experience from day to night. The lighting changes from warm and inviting to bright and dramatic. Ever-changing entertainment and fashionable kiosks make the atmosphere spontaneous and surroundings chic.
In the morning, guests can have a cappuccino and a croissant at either of its cafés. They can go back in the afternoon for tea or a pre-dinner cocktail. Late at night, the space becomes a social gathering place with live music, modeled after old-time ballrooms.
Inspired by the piazzas of Italy and the invigorating energy of everyone coming together to savor a taste of the good life, the Grand Plaza is home to specialty restaurants, along with the popular Martini Bar, Café al Bacio, and the new Grand Plaza Café.
The always-popular Martini Bar is now the focal point of the entire Grand Plaza. The Chandelier, a breathtaking light fixture-meets-art installation immediately draws your eye from anywhere in the space. Below its atmospheric glow, the bar curves around to invite conversation and interaction with the talented flair bar tenders who impress with their gravity-defying skills.
Café al Bacio
Café al Bacio is more inviting than ever, with views of the Grand Plaza’s ever-evolving action on the inside and gorgeous ocean and destination views on the outside. Guests can settle into comfortable seating underneath a stunning glass art installation and refuel with a cappuccino or white chocolate mocha, along with an array of complimentary pastries.
Grand Plaza Café
A new complimentary venue, the Grand Plaza Café is perfect for a quick, satisfying savory or sweet snack. In the morning, it offers a variety of freshly baked French and Danish pastries. Afternoon pick-me-ups include mini sandwiches, such as the Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Ciabatta, and the Curry Grilled Chicken Wrap
Celebrity Edge will sail her two maiden voyages in December 2018 – a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise and a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Celebrity Edge will also sail a holiday cruise, departing on December 23. A complete list of voyages can be found here. Reservations are open for all sailings.