On 11 April 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth Edge class ship for delivery in the autumn of 2024.
“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, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We can’t wait to build the next one.”
“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.
Celebrity Edge was delivered in 2018. Three other Edge class ships were ordered earlier and are scheduled for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022. This new order is contingent upon financing.
The new ship will have a gross tonnage of 140,600, measure 327m overall, have a moulded breadth of 39m and a design draught of 8.2m