Celebrity Cruises has signed a letter of intent for two new ships from the STX France shipyard in St. Nazaire.
Developed under the name Project EDGE, the ships will be 984 feet long, 123 feet wide and 190 feet high and will deliver small ship itineraries with large ship amenities.
“Our new class of ship will set the standard for premium world travel and deliver the next generation of modern luxury experiences that our guests know and love,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.
According to Celebrity, these vessels “represent a significant leap forward in environmentally friendly ship design,” using new technologies to drive fuel efficiency and to use sustainable materials.
The 117,000-gross-ton ships will be part of a new class of vessels for Celebrity. The line currently operates four Millennium-class vessels and five Solstice-class vessels, including the 3,046 passenger Celebrity Reflection.
The company expects delivery of the first ship in the fall of 2018, with the second ship delivered in the early part of 2020.
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SOURCE Celebrity Cruises Press Release