Celebrity Reveals ‘Next Level’ Entertainment On The Edge
Open Jaw, Bruce Parkinson
'The Theater' on Celebrity Edge.
With its transformational design, the expectations are high for Celebrity Edge, and the just-released reveal of its entertainment offerings shows the line is determined to raise the bar in that area as well.
Celebrity promises that guests will experiencethe brand’s most technologically advanced main theatre, the most production shows of any ship in the brand’s history, the largest cast of world-class performers on any premium cruise ship, and more entertainment venues than ever before.
“With Celebrity Edge, we have created our biggest and most comprehensive lineup of entertainment to date. We’ve truly taken entertainment to the edge,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“Entertainment on Celebrity is daring and bold, dynamic and refreshing, surrounding you at every turn. It makes every moment of your vacation an unforgettable journey, and the entertainment on Celebrity Edge takes this philosophy further than ever before. We are changing the future of our entertainment – just as we are with everything we are doing on Celebrity Edge.”
The Theatre on Celebrity Edge is designed to blur the line between audience and performance while immersing guests in an entertainment experience. With four stage areas and three gigantic, moving projection screens, The Theatre will offer an ever-changing canvas for its productions.
The main stage extends into the audience creating a theatre-in-the-round sensation. A duo-directional rotating platform raises almost seven feet above the stage. With two rotating spiral staircases, 10 synchronized panoramic projection screens, 16 state-of-the-art video mapping laser projectors, aerial performance rigging and more, the technology behind the scenes will at times steal the show.
“In designing Celebrity Edge, we developed and used some of the most advanced technology available. And, in designing the entertainment venues on CelebrityEdge, we used those same tools to break the mold of what people think an entertainment venue is,” said Brian Abel, SVP, Hotel Operations.
At The Theatre, Edge guests will be able to take in five new full production shows, including the Shakespeare-inspired A Hot Summer Night’s Dream, where light-hearted theatre meets extraordinary acrobatics; The Jewelry Box, with its jaw-dropping technological feats; Kaleidoscope, a high-energy music and dance extravaganza harnessing the stage’s state-of-the-art technology; and two shows as part of Celebrity’s new Headline Residency program – Get Up, a pop concert, and The Purpose,an uplifting production designed to celebrate the inner self.
The Club on Celebrity Edge is described as “a progressive space that changes its persona from morning to... well, early the next morning.”
During the day, The Club will offer experiences such as the Funovation Laser Maze Challenge, the Drone Huntinglaser obstacle course, and more. At night, The Club will offer a whole new set of experiences. Undercover at The Club puts a contemporary spin on the Prohibition era with 20’s-inspired craft cocktails and an aerial saxophonist. The futuristic body scanner of Andromeda will allow guests to “become someone else for the evening,” while the Hypno Cam Experience is a first-at-sea dance party featuring a high-tech camera that’s passed around to capture photos, which are instantly displayed on a giant LED screen.
Celebrity says it has infused entertainment throughout the Edge. At the Rooftop Garden, guests take in concerts and films under the stars.
Eden will feature evolving entertainment as the space transforms from a “relaxed” escape in the mornings to “playful” in the afternoons to “sinful” at night. Daytime experiences include Meditation at Edenand performancesfrom sitar players to aerialists. As dusks falls, Eve at Edenbegins. Celebrity promises a “theatrical journey will indulge every sense and put guests at the center of the experience, for a fusion of culinary exploration, performance art and nightlife – like nothing else at sea, or even on land.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.