If you wanted any more proof that the cruise industry is doing very well, then we are sure the news before the weekend that Celebrity Cruises had two new ships would be it. Other cruise lines also have new ships on order, such as Carnival with Vista, although that is still very much elusive, such as the details Celebrity shared.
Project EDGE, as this program is called are two ships that will hold 2,900 passengers each and they will come in at 117,000 tons and so will have a large ship feel inside, while being much smaller on the outside.
They will sit between Solstice and Millennium-class vessels, so will give them the ability to go smaller ports than Solstice-class ships can manage, which will then help expand Celebrity’s ports of call.
Celebrity Cruises has not shared any more details with us about these new ships, although we can tell you the first will debut in 2018, and the second in 2020. However, we do hope the cruise line will be more forthcoming than Carnival are with its Vista ship, as that is still rather elusive.