Celebrity Edge

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Celebrity Edge Review and Specifications

Specifications of Celebrity Edge

Year built 2018 new ship
Builder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Building cost $1 billion
Owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Operator Celebrity Cruises
Length (LOA) 306 m / 1004 ft
Beam (width) 39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage 129500 gt
Passengers 2918 - 3373
Crew 1320
Decks 14
Cabins 1467
Sister-ships Celebrity Beyond
Christened by Malala Yousafzai

Review of Celebrity Edge

Launched in 2018, Celebrity Edge is the first of the four Edge-class Celebrity Cruises ships, together with Celebrity Beyond (2020) and a pair of still unnamed vessels, scheduled for fall 2021 and fall 2022.

History - construction & ownership

Celebrity cruise line was founded in 1988 by the Greece-based Chandris Line (cruise shipping operations between 1974-1996). In 1997, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) merged with Celebrity Cruises Ltd to become "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd" (RCCL), which operates RCI, Celebrity, Azamara and Pullmantur. The signature "Χ" on the funnel of all Celebrity vessels is the Greek letter chi, standing for "Chandris". The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Common features of Celebrity-operated ships include aft glass-walled dining rooms, signature alternate dining venues, bars and lounges, formal Atrium lobby areas, numerous balcony and suite staterooms, large sundecks with swimming pools, premium spas and relaxation areas.

Celebrity Edge cruise ship

You can watch the following YouTube video (official Celebrity Cruises release) about all the Celebrity Edge cruise ship's unique features.

The 117,000-ton, 2,900-passenger cruise ship Celebrity Edge is the first of four cruise ships scheduled to debut for Celebrity Cruises under its Project Edge. Celebrity Edge is debuting in fall 2018. The line promised "small-ship itineraries with large-ship amenities," destination-rich experiences and iconic architecture. The second newbuild, Celebrity Beyond, debuts in spring 2020. The other 2 yet-unnamed vessels emerge in fall 2021 and fall 2022.

On November 21, 2016, the ship's construction started with the steel cutting ceremony at STX France shipyard (St Nazaire) - the company's first new vessel class since the 2008-introduced Solstice. This was the company's first UK ship deployment since 2010 (Celebrity Eclipse). Celebrity Edge's inaugural cruise from UK was scheduled for May 13-15, 2018 (2-day minicruise roundtrip from Southampton), followed by an 11-day UK to Mediterranean repositioning cruise (Southampton to Rome) visiting ports in Portugal, Spain and Italy).

In the Mediterranean, the cruise ship will be homeported in Rome (Civitavecchia) and Barcelona, offering 7-, 9-, 10- and 11-night itineraries, as well as 14-night long B2Bs (back-to-back cruises).

Cruise itinerary program

Celebrity Edge itinerary program starts in December 2018 with Caribbean cruises leaving round-trip from home-port Fort Lauderdale FLorida (USA).

In late October 2017, Celebrity Cruises announced that the Edge ship will be deployed in Europe (UK and Mediterranean) during summer months of 2018. The ship's "Inaugural Cruise" in Europe was scheduled for May 13-15, 2018 (2-day minicruise roundtrip from Southampton), followed by a 11-day UK to Mediterranean repositioning cruise (Southampton to Rome) visiting ports in Portugal, Spain and Italy.

In the Mediterranean, Celebrity Edge will operate from homeports Rome (Civitavecchia) and Barcelona on 7-, 9-, 10- and 11-night long roundtrips, as well as 14-night long B2B (back-to-back cruise) that combines two 1-week long roundtrip itineraries. The list of Med ports of call includes Capri Island, Mykonos Island, Monte Carlo (Monaco), Valencia, Ibiza, as well as the new for Celebrity ports Nafplio (Peloponnese, Greece) and Santa Margherita (Italian Riviera). The cruise ship's 2018 inaugural season in Europe (May hrough October) offers a total of 30 ports of call, visiting 10 countries and all 5 overnight port stays.

Cabins

Most Celebrity Edge staterooms are Balcony rooms. There are also a number of wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Celebrity Edge are the Suites. Of all the 1467 staterooms, 918 are Edge Staterooms (with Infinite Verandas) and 176 are suites.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Passengers in AquaClass staterooms or suites eat at Blu, which offers lighter "spa-inspired" cuisine. They have the option to eat in the MDR if they prefer such an experience. Edge offers a number of for-fee venues, including Qsine (for USD 45 per person), Italian steakhouse Tuscan Grill (USD 45), French-continental Murano (USD 45), D.I.Y. steak experience Lawn Club Grill (USD 40), creperie Bistro on 5 (USD 10) and The Porch (USD 5, panini restaurant open for breakfast and lunch). Qsine diners can order on iPads, then waiters bring the food in the order of choosing.

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Ship's Lawn Deck is equipped with real grass and the vessel has more deck chairs than others, offering calm atmosphere under the sun. The Celebrity iLounge gives guests computer tutorial classes and is also a representative of Apple, providing access to the most affordable Mac products available at duty-free prices. Another feature of Celebrity Edge is the AquaSpa café, ideal for a quick lunch after the spa. The Sky Observation Lounge offers live music at sunset, or you can test your luck at Fortune’s Casino – there’s something to do onboard at anytime.

One of the features that makes Celebrity Edge unique is its Magic Carpet — a glass structure the size of a tennis court, able to traverse 13 stories, like a large elevator.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships "Magic Carpet"

Celebrity Edge offers “friction-less arrival,” meaning passengers do not have to wait in long lines for check-in process. This works via a combination of geo-fenced beacons and facial recognition software.

Guests don’t have to carry anything other than a smartphone to access their staterooms — key-less entry is possible through cruise’s app. Every part of guest’s room is controllable by a touchscreen panel — from lighting to window shares and room temperature. These smart home-like features provide preset scenes which are used to help passengers go to sleep or wake up in the morning.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships "pool deck"

Virtual Concierge app allows book dinner reservations, drinks' order, and more. The map makes use of smartphone sensors in order to improve mapping services based on guests’ location.

The following official YouTube video reviews the ship's glass-walled Eden Observation Lounge combining dining and nightlife.

  • Eden is a 3-deck high (aft-location on decks 4, 5, 6) lounge-bar-restaurant venue with live music and show programming changing throughout the day.
  • Eden Lounge measures 10439 m3 (368640 ft3) and covers a total area of 1175 m2 (12650 ft2). The lounge has outward-facing design and combines a signature gastronomic experience (light lunch, 5-course dinner, wine tastings) with live performances, daily lectures, promo events. The lounge has alfresco dining areas on both its sides. In the evening, the lounge transforms into "Eve at Eden", with more provocative entertainment (fusion of performance art, dining and nightlife.
  • The Eden Restaurant is part of th lounge.
  • The Eden Bar is a food and drinks bar, also serving hand-crafted cocktails.
  • The lounge's 90-m / 295 ft long ramp envelops the entire space and provides panoramic views.
  • The lounge's unconventional furniture and interiors are designed by Patricia Urquiola (Spain). She also designed the lounge's "Library of Plants" (living garden) and the hanging plant pillars.
  • the lounge's designer is Scott Butler (Wilson Butler Architects, Boston MA).
  • The evening show programming is by Variety Worldwide (NYC New York).

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships - Eden Lounge

"The Meeting Place" is named the ship's Conference Center (sized 183 m2 / 1970 ft2). This large meeting room is designed by Wilson Butler Architects (Boston MA) and provides advanced audio-visual equipment, varied seating arrangements, private office (event planning space), as well as mobile bars (for food and beverages) and a fully equipped pantry.

Celebrity Edge wiki

  • The Edge Class Celebrity cruise ships were designed via exclusive partnership with Nate Berkus (US interior designer). At the age of 24, he established an interior design firm.
  • On April 28, 2017, Celebrity Cruises announced the name of Edge cruise ship's godmother - Malala Yousafzai. The 19-year old Malala (of Pakistani origin) is a Nobel Laureate (youngest-ever) and also an UN Messenger of Peace. The cruise company also revealed its 2-year partnership deal with Malala Fund.
  • On June 21, 2017, was the vessel's keel-laying ceremony held at St Nazaire shipyard. During the ceremony, an 875-ton block was lifted, with a lucky coin placed in the dock prior to block's lowering into position. With foundation in place, the ship’s building blocks start to be joined together.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2018

On March 13, 2017, were opened bookings for Celebrity Edge's "Inaugural cruise" (Eastern Caribbean itinerary). The ship's itinerary program started in December 2018 with Caribbean cruises leaving roundtrip from home-port Fort Lauderdale FLorida (USA). General cruise prices started from USD 1,000 pp (double occupancy Inside cabin rates) for 7-days long voyages (or around USD 140 pp per day).

Back-to-back cruise itineraries were also available for booking (a combined 14-night itinerary roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale). In Port Everglades, the cruise ship docks at Terminal 25.

The following tables show the ship's inaugural itineraries as ports of call sequences and port times (arrival / departure). Prices shown are indicative, per person (pp) double-occupancy inside cabin rates.

7 nights / 8 days "Inaugural Cruise" (maiden voyage) to Eastern Caribbean (prices from USD 2050 pp / initial pricing was USD 1600 pp).

16 Dec Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
18 Dec 15:00 - 23:00 San Juan, Puerto Rico
19 Dec 08:00 - 18:00 Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI
20 Dec 07:00 - 17:00 Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
23 Dec Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida

7 nights / 8 days Eastern Caribbean Christmas Cruise (prices from USD 1700 pp)

23 Dec Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
26 Dec 08:00 - 23:00 Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
27 Dec 07:00 - 16:00 Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
29 Dec 10:00 - 18:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
30 Dec Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida

7 nights / 8 days Inaugural Western Caribbean Cruise 2018 (prices started from USD 1000 pp)

06 Jan Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida
07 Jan 07:00 - 17:00 Key West, Florida
09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00 Costa Maya, Mexico
10 Jan 07:00 - 16:00 Cozumel, Mexico
11 Jan 10:00 - 18:00 George Town, Grand Cayman Island
13 Jan Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida

In late October 2017, Celebrity Cruises announced that the Edge ship will be deployed in Europe (Mediterranean) during summer 2018. The ship's "Inaugural Cruise" in Europe was scheduled for May 13-15, 2018 (2-day minicruise roundtrip from Southampton), followed by a 11-day UK to Mediterranean repositioning cruise (Southampton to Rome) visiting ports in Portugal, Spain and Italy.

In the Mediterranean, Celebrity Edge will operate from homeports Rome (Civitavecchia) and Barcelona on 7-, 9-, 10- and 11-night long roundtrips, as well as 14-night long B2B (back-to-back cruise) that combines two 1-week long roundtrip itineraries. The cruise ship's 2018 inaugural season in Europe (May hrough October) offers a total of 30 ports of call, visiting 10 countries and all 5 overnight port stays.

Godspeed to the new ship!

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Celebrity Edge ship related cruise news

Celebrity Edge Itineraries 2018

The below listed Celebrity Edge cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Celebrity Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

16 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $2149
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16 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
18 Dec 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
19 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
20 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
23 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

23 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Prices starting
from $1979
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23 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
26 Dec 08:00 - 23:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
27 Dec 07:00 - 16:00     Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI   
29 Dec 10:00 - 18:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
30 Dec      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

30 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Prices starting
from $1599
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30 Dec      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
01 Jan 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
02 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
03 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
06 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Celebrity Edge Itineraries 2019

The below listed Celebrity Edge cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Celebrity Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Fort Lauderdale cruise port

06 January 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
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06 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
07 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
10 Jan 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
11 Jan 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
13 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

13 January 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1099
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13 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
15 Jan 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
16 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
17 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
20 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

20 January 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $999
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20 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
21 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
24 Jan 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
25 Jan 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
27 Jan      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

27 January 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $999
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27 Jan      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
29 Jan 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
30 Jan 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
31 Jan 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
03 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

03 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
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03 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
04 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
06 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
07 Feb 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
08 Feb 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
10 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

10 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
show itinerary map
10 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
12 Feb 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
14 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
17 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

17 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
show itinerary map
17 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
18 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
20 Feb 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
21 Feb 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
22 Feb 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
24 Feb      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

24 February 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $999
show itinerary map
24 Feb      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
26 Feb 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
27 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
28 Feb 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
03 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

03 March 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
show itinerary map
03 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
04 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
06 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
07 Mar 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
08 Mar 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
10 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

10 March 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
show itinerary map
10 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
12 Mar 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
13 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
14 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
17 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

24 March 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $999
show itinerary map
24 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
26 Mar 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
27 Mar 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
28 Mar 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
31 Mar      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

31 March 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1099
show itinerary map
31 Mar      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
01 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
03 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
04 Apr 07:00 - 16:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
05 Apr 10:00 - 18:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
07 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

07 April 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
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07 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
09 Apr 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
10 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
11 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
14 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

14 April 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $1099
show itinerary map
14 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
15 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Key West, Florida   
17 Apr 07:00 - 15:00     George Town, Grand Cayman Island   
18 Apr 09:00 - 19:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
19 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Costa Maya, Mexico   
21 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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Fort Lauderdale cruise port

21 April 2019 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Prices starting
from $999
show itinerary map
21 Apr      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
23 Apr 15:00 - 23:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
24 Apr 08:00 - 18:00     Tortola Island, Road Town, BVI   
25 Apr 07:00 - 17:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
28 Apr      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

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