Nate Berkus named Design Ambassador for Celebrity Edge

Premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises is kicking the new year off in style by announcing an exclusive partnership with design icon Nate Berkus, naming him Design Ambassador for the brand’s new Edge Class ships.

Last November Celebrity Cruises, a brand subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, celebrated the official start of construction of Celebrity Edge, the first ship in the new Edge Class of luxury cruise ships.

Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (center) with Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises

On that occasion Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO, commented: “We set the bar high for the architects and designers on Edge class, and we were rewarded with a stunning design.

Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., added: “Edge Class is destined to be a trailblazer in modern luxury travel, the new ships will be on the cutting edge of innovation and the leading edge of design.”

As part of the coming revelations concerning Celebrity’s newest ship, the company has announced it has formed an exclusive partnership with design icon Nate Berkus, naming him Design Ambassador for the brand’s new Edge Class ships.

As Design Ambassador, Berkus will bring his distinctive personality to the launch of Celebrity Edge, hosting a series of Edge Class reveal events alongside Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Richard D. Fain.

Nate Berkus embodies modern luxury, and evokes a global aesthetic with his forward-thinking style, which is admired by the design world and the world at large,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “When we first sat down with Nate, we knew this was going to be an incredible partnership. Design is in our DNA, as well as Nate’s, plus we share a love for the same things: modern luxury, one-of-a-kind design, and global travel. We couldn’t think of a better person to collaborate with on the truly transformational Edge Class.”celebrity nate designs1

When Celebrity approached me about a potential partnership, I couldn’t wait to get onboard – pun intended. Their commitment to delivering the very best in terms of luxury design, but also their attention to the overall experience, the level of detail and care, really stood out for me,” said Berkus. “I love the idea that we can travel beautifully, and that every moment of the experience – from start to finish – is exceptional. That’s what the Edge Class is all about.”

Designed, and soon to be revealed to the world in 3D, Edge Class will transform the future of cruising. Together, Berkus and Celebrity will share this groundbreaking story in March 2017.

Edge Class is Celebrity’s first new ship class in nearly a decade, succeeding the brand’s revolutionary Solstice Class. The company expects delivery of Celebrity Edge in Fall 2018. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020, and the third and fourth Edge Class ships in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, respectively.

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