Set sail like a celebrity

Adding a touch of luxury, many of the tastefully furnished rooms on the Celebrity Edge were designed by famed British designer Kelly Hoppen.
Adding a touch of luxury, many of the tastefully furnished rooms on the Celebrity Edge were designed by famed British designer Kelly Hoppen. ST PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO
Clubbers in a silent disco at transformative space Eden on the Celebrity Edge, a new US$1 billion (S$1.38 billion) ship launched by Celebrity Cruises that aims to appeal to younger travellers.
Clubbers in a silent disco at transformative space Eden on the Celebrity Edge, a new US$1 billion (S$1.38 billion) ship launched by Celebrity Cruises that aims to appeal to younger travellers.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO
Full-length windows on the Celebrity Edge, which can accommodate 2,918 guests, give travellers endless ocean views.
Full-length windows on the Celebrity Edge, which can accommodate 2,918 guests, give travellers endless ocean views.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO
Lounging by the pool in the sun, travellers can take in sweeping views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.
Lounging by the pool in the sun, travellers can take in sweeping views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO
A Hot Summer Night’s Dream being staged at The Theatre, which boasts four stage areas and three projected backdrops.
A Hot Summer Night’s Dream being staged at The Theatre, which boasts four stage areas and three projected backdrops.ST PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO

On board the Celebrity Edge, you can wine and dine to your heart's content and race drones or dance at a silent disco

For some, especially the young, the mention of a cruise vacation may bring to mind words like "boring", "tacky" and "only for families".

But as I found out on my first cruise holiday, such impressions are very much outdated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'Set sail like a celebrity'. Print Edition | Subscribe