Celebrity Edge will set sail in the Mediterranean in summer 2019, calling Rome and Barcelona home from May to October. Prior to officially commencing her first summer season, Edge will host an exclusive two-night preview sailing for agents departing from Southampton on May 13, 2019.

Following the showcase sailing, the new ship’s first official European cruise will depart from Southampton on May 15, offering a ten-night Iberian Peninsula sailing to a range of destinations including Lisbon, Portugal and Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the line's president and CEO, said: "Europe has never seen a ship like this before and you’ve never seen Europe like you’ll see it from Celebrity Edge. Its curation into the most stylish, intimate and intuitive ship to ever sail is carefully complemented by the destinations featured on the first European season.

"The UK and Ireland is such a significant market for us that we wanted to celebrate the start of her summer season by offering guests the first scheduled European cruise direct from Southampton. To further support our key trade partners, we will also be hosting an exclusive two-night preview, so that our beloved agents have the opportunity to experience Celebrity Edge first-hand.”

Throughout the summer the ship will immerse guests in the vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven to 11-night sailings, visiting iconic destinations such as Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Mykonos, along with Ibiza and Valencia where she will offer longer evening stays in port. The itineraries will also feature two new ports of call – Nauplion in the Peloponnese region of Greece and Santa Margherita, located on the Italian Riviera close to one of Italy’s most famous villages, Portofino.

Meanwhile, the cruise line has developed a range of supporting materials and assets for agent partners to enable them to promote the new itineraries on their websites. They include a comprehensive 20-page direct mailer that agents can overbrand and distribute to their own customers. Digital guides will also be available for all new European deployment across the fleet, including Celebrity Edge, to enable agents to access itineraries, dates and detail on ports of call quickly and share with guests.

For further information visit cruisingpower.co.uk

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