US design guru Nate Berkus is to collaborate with Celebrity Cruises on the launch of the line’s new Edge class ships.
He is to host a series of Edge Class ‘reveal events’ in 3D alongside Celebrity’s president and chief executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Richard Fain, chairman and chief executive of parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises.
The first details of the new class of ship will be released in March with Berkus acting as design ambassador.
Celebrity Cruises will continue revealing details throughout 2017 and during the build up to the delivery of Celebrity Edge in autumn 2018.
A second ship, Celebrity Beyond, is due for delivery in spring 2020, with the third and fourth Edge class ships in autumn 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Edge Class is the company’s first new class of ship in almost a decade, succeeding the brand’s Solstice class
Lutoff-Perlo said: “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.
“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.”
Berkus said: “When Celebrity approached me about a potential partnership, I couldn’t wait to get on board.
“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.
“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.”
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