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Welcome to Eden – Celebrity’s Reimagined Garden of Eden, Featuring the Largest Window to the World

Celebrity Cruises unveils a dramatic new venue on Celebrity Edge that fuses iconic design, culinary and entertainment - exciting all the senses

MIAMI – June 27, 2017 – Today, Celebrity Cruises reveals the next exciting feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, which debuts next year. Eden, is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by “Edenists.” Spanning three decks at the aft of the ship with almost 7,000 sq. ft. of glass, Eden has more outward-facing glass than any other room at sea. It is a design and architectural feat, brought to life in collaboration with internationally-renowned visionaries. 

Eden exemplifies the innovative outward-facing design of the new Edge Class ships. The first of these game-changing vessels, Celebrity Edge, launching in December 2018, reimagines what it means to be connected to the sea and transforms how guests experience each destination. The scale of Eden, measuring 368,640 cubic ft., is bigger than the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and Eden's area, at 12,650 sq. ft., is larger than the Van Gogh Museum atrium in Amsterdam.

Three innovators partnered with Celebrity to help create this dramatic, multi-story venue, including veteran Scott Butler of Wilson Butler Architects and internationally renowned designer Patricia Urquiola – who has never designed a venue at sea before. Celebrity also engaged Queen of the Night creators Variety Worldwide, who have been blending unconventional theater with dining and nightlife for years. The result is an individualized, ever-evolving theatrical journey that puts guests at the epicenter of the performance.

“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative. Connectivity to the ocean is one of the most exciting hallmarks of Edge Class, and with more glass than any other room at sea, Eden embodies that outward-facing concept beautifully.”

“Our search for partners who are as passionate about world-class design as Celebrity led us to the incredibly talented Scott Butler and designer extraordinaire Patricia Urquiola, who offered a fresh perspective and keen eye,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “The entire space is magical throughout morning, afternoon, and evening when our guests will experience Eve at Eden, an experience produced by the visionary Variety Worldwide and our very own Cornelius Gallagher. They have all created something magical and magnificent."

Eden - A Transformational Venue:

Chillful. Playful. Sinful.

By morning, Eden is a chillful escape where yoga, a good book, or coffee and a croissant can be enjoyed with expansive views of the world. In the afternoon, Eden becomes more playful, with hands-on enrichment seminars and tastings to strengthen guests’ culinary prowess, cocktail-making skills and wine knowledge. The afternoon also features performances from sitar players to aerialists. As the sun sets on Eden, the evening ushers in Eve at Eden, a sinful fusion of performance art, culinary exploration and nightlife – like nothing else at sea – that promises to indulge guests’ every sense in the Eden Restaurant. Here, Edenists will serve a choreographed series of experiential culinary temptations sure to surprise and delight.

As dinner comes to an end, guests will be prompted by sensory cues to tempt them back upstairs, past the Tree of Life – the continuation of tradition and evolution of the iconic living tree installation onboard Celebrity’s heralded Solstice Class ships – to Deck 5. Here, the Library of Plants towers 18-feet above Eden Bar, offering its bounty of fresh ingredients and garnishes for hand-crafted, artisanal cocktails.

“When people think of traditional cruise ship entertainment, there’s a very specific image that people have in mind, but the exciting thing about Eden is we’ve actually been invited to break so many of those rules,” said David Ley, Director, Variety Worldwide.

Unique Design

Eden’s breathtaking design by Scott Butler was inspired by the golden spiral as generated by the Fibonacci sequence. Represented in nature through the bloom of a rose or the curl of a snail’s shell, the golden spiral is brought to life through the thoughtfully crafted architecture of the venue. Eden has a 90-meter ramp enveloping the space enabling guests to meander through the space on a serpentine journey of discovery.

“When creating Eden, my goal was to create a connection to the sea in a space that will stir imaginations and leave lasting memories of the travel experience,” said Scott Butler, AIA, Founding Partner, Wilson Butler Architects.

Patricia Urquiola designed some of the key features of Eden, including the towering Library of Plants and the impressive hanging plant pillars. Her signature furniture is also used throughout the space.

“In working on Eden with Celebrity, I wanted to design a dynamic environment that changes from morning to night, so guests experience something new every time they visit,” Patricia Urquiola, Designer, Architect, Founder of Studio Urquiola.

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, FL., making her first sailing December 16, 2018. Bookings are open at www.celebritycruises.com/edge, or through a travel agent, for the ship’s two 7-night itineraries: an eastern and a western Caribbean cruise. Travelers also have the option to book back-to-back sailings for a 14-night journey. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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In the morning and through the afternoon, Eden Café offers a wide variety of beverages and casual culinary bites – complimentary for guests.
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Eden Restaurant will be the perfect blend of world-class cuisine and performance art. It’s not just a restaurant, it’s something one has to experience. It’s immersive, sensory, visual, fun and delicious.
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On Deck 5 at Eden Bar, guests’ senses are in for a tantalizing new treat, with speciality cocktails in abundance.
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Living and breathing at the heart of the Eden Restaurant on Deck 4 is the Tree of Life, the continuation of tradition and evolution of the iconic living tree installation onboard Celebrity’s heralded Solstice Class ships.
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On Deck 5 at Eden Bar, guests’ senses are in for a tantalizing new treat, with speciality cocktails in abundance. The Library of Plants towers 18-feet above the bar, offering it’s bounty of fresh ingredients to be used for garnishes for hand-crafted, artisanal cocktails.
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On Deck 5 at Eden Bar, guests’ senses are in for a tantalizing new treat, with speciality cocktails in abundance. The Library of Plants towers 18-feet above the bar, offering it’s bounty of fresh ingredients to be used for garnishes for hand-crafted, artisanal cocktails.
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Upon entering Eden, guests are greeted by an animated botanic art installation designed by Kate Scott.
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The masterminds behind Eden.

(From left to right: Scott Butler AIA, Architect, Wilson Butler Architects; Patricia Urquiola, Designer, Architect, and Founder, Studio Urquiola; Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises; David Ley, Director, Variety Worldwide)
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain (left) and Celebrity Cruises' President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (right) at the Eden reveal event at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn, New York, on June 27, 2017.
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Beetroot Tartar with Anchovies Tapenade and Chives over Dry Lava
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Performer Lara Jacobs balances a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. The routine is carried out to a sparce soundtrack emphasized only by the sound of her breathing.
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An evocative aerialist mingling set to the tune of the moon goddess Luna's sultry serenade.
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As the journey through the garden began, guests were enticed to begin their gastronomic exploration as an Edenist softly placed a blink blossom into their mouths.
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