The Meeting Place – reinventing cruise ship events onboard Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises is redefining what it means to “work remotely” with the reveal of The Meeting Place – a state-of-the-art meeting venue onboard the much anticipated Celebrity Edge.

Designed by Wilson Butler Architects, the 1,970-square-foot venue commands a central location on the ship, complemented by brilliant, awe-inspiring views like no other meeting space on land or at sea. With soundproof dividers, advanced audiovisual capabilities, varied seating options, private office space for event planners, dynamic mobile bars set up for food and beverages, and a fully equipped pantry with a bar, the possibilities for this venue are truly endless.

“Of course, the most advanced ship we’ve ever designed would include the most exciting venues for get-togethers, including The Meeting Place. When you host events at sea, you really elevate your brand. Imagine the spectacular conferences, trade shows, weddings, and reunions you can plan with the gorgeous Celebrity Edge as your setting and an ocean as your brilliant backdrop.”

– Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior VP of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Celebrity Cruises

The Meeting Place is the perfect place to get “connected” whether it be to one another, to the latest technology or to the greatest new ideas. It also connects to other venues on the ship vastly expanding the opportunities for larger groups.

Seating is modern and comfortable and you can choose between a theater-style, classroom, U-shaped or circular layout, while table tops work well with or without covers or skirts. The space transforms seamlessly from day into night, with high-top bar tables or comfortable lounge seating for mixing and mingling.

It wouldn’t be Celebrity Edge  without innovative technology at guests’ fingertips. Audiovisual systems — from wireless microphones to a mini sound board — come as standard equipment. An electronic whiteboard helps capture brainstorming sessions easily, while the impressive 98-inch and 75-inch LED screens add a powerful punch to business meetings and a subtle mood for social occasions.

Previously unveiled venues on Celebrity Edge will also be available for private events and meetings based on availability, including the three-deck spanning Eden; the revolutionary, cantilevered Magic Carpet, the serene Rooftop Garden and the tech-savvy Destination Gateway.

Celebrity Edge is scheduled to make her first sailing on December 16, 2018. Edge will sail two 7-night Caribbean itineraries. An eastern Caribbean cruise visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The western Caribbean will call on Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman.


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