Celebrity Cruises announced the EDGE, the new class of ships taking to the sea in 2018. Expanding on the lines distinctive ship design, Celebrity is making news especially for the addition of the Magic Carpet, a bar space which rises well above the pool deck, but also lowers all the way to the water line where it can function as a tender dock.
This reveal video takes you on a journey through the ship now under construction.
In 1983 I had the chance to tour the Sitmar Line ship Fairsea. That fateful tour of the former Cunard ship during her turn-around day at the Port of Los Angeles started a love for ships and cruising that lead directly to Cruise Aficionados. Little did I know that at the time a young woman was making her start as a Cruise Director aboard the very same ship. Nearly 34 years later I reached out to her to ask her for an interview for the CA Cruise Journal. Now a well known Cruise Director aboard the ships of Princess Cruises concluding her final year on the fleet. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting Sammi Conneen-Baker!
When the ocming of Oasis of the Seas was announced to the world, one of the first features highlighted was the Aqua Theater. Situated at the very end of the ship, the seating bowl spills outward from the end of Boardwalk. The Aqua Theater hosts more unique features in one location than most new cruise ships do through their entire design. As the name implies the theater is centered around a large diving pool. Three tiers of diving platforms flank the pool on two sides. A trampoline emerges from the adjacent stage and adds a different dimension to what the show offers. A "fly gallery" allows actors to fly into and out of the area, even emerging from under the water. Under the water are three stage platforms. These rise above the water to allow for the entire stage space to be used or sink quietly for dramatic effect.
In our video here, you see the Aqua Theater from a deck ten stateroom balcony over Boardwalk. The cast is rehearsing a few hours before a show. The video screens were being replaced on this cruise so you might notice they are missing from the right side of the theater house. As a people watcher this view was one of the attractions of the cabin. Love Royal Caribbean?