Celebrity Cruises has announced that the fifth ship in its Edge Series will be named Celebrity Xcel.
“The Edge Series has shattered preconceived notions of cruising, and I am thrilled to announce our next bold step as a brand with Celebrity Xcel,” said Celebrity Cruises’ President Laura Hodges Bethge. “True to her name, this next ship will ‘Xcel’ beyond her sister ships with entirely new experiences, yet to be revealed, but that will change the game all over again.”
Celebrity Xcel will make her debut in November 2025 in the Caribbean, sailing her inaugural winter season from Fort Lauderdale, on 7-night itineraries alternating between the Bahamas, Mexico and the Cayman Islands, and Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. The sailings are now open for sale.
Like her sister ship Celebrity Ascent, debuting on 3rd December 2024, Celebrity Xcel will feature The Retreat®, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort area for suite guests, an expanded Rooftop Garden and Resort Deck featuring unique cantilevered float pools; a multi-level, multi-terraced Sunset Bar; a Daniel Boulud fine-dining restaurant at sea; and a redesigned Grand Plaza spanning three decks.