Celebrity Edge Keel Laying

Today, the ceremonial keel laying took place for Celebrity Edge in Saint-Nazaire, France at STX France.

An 875 ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed in the dock before the block was lowered into position.

Photographed from left to right: Xavier Leclercq, SVP, Newbuild & Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.; Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France; Costas Nestoroudis, Captain of Celebrity Edge; Jean-Yves Jaouen, Operations Senior Vice President, STX France; Sebastien Le Boulluec, Project Manager, STX France; Petteri Heimo, Project Manager, Celebrity Edge, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Kari Pihlajaniemi, Director, Head of Newbuilding & Innovation Center, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; and Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice President New Build and Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Photo courtesy of STX France – Bernard Biger

Executives Celebrity Cruises and STX France were at the event to mark the occasion. 

Celebrity Edge will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, FL., making her first sailing December 16, 2018.