The Magic Carpet: Much has been made of this first-at-sea cantilevered elevator deck, which hangs over the surface of the water and has different uses depending on its positioning. It can be used as an extension of the Raw on 5 restaurant, as a bar and lounge, as a standalone specialty dining venue, and can even facilitate faster boarding of tender boats when it’s situated at the ship’s lowest decks. It’s hard to deny the beauty of this space, which is furnished with comfortable loungers and offers a truly up-close view of the sea. Note that guests aren’t able to actually ride the Magic Carpet as it moves between decks for safety reasons, but they’re welcome to step over the edge, so to speak, once the venue is set up and opened for business.
Eden: This performance space and dining venue makes an incredible first impression. Three decks tall and with dozens of smaller spaces to eat, drink, socialize, curl up with a book, or watch a show, you’ll feel like you’ve wandered into a dream-like greenhouse, albeit one that serves particularly good cocktails. As for the theater part, this space is where you’ll find the Edenists, a troop of performance artists who dance, contort, and interact with guests in the evenings.
A New Take on Balcony Cabins: Celebrity Edge has reimagined the basic balcony cabin into the Infinite Veranda. Instead of a fully external balcony that’s separated from the cabin by a wall, the balcony here is simply an open extension of the cabin’s space, making the room feel significantly longer than balcony cabins on other ships. To let in the sea air, simply hit the button on the wall and the top-half of the floor-to-celing window whirrs open. In nice weather, this innovation truly makes you feel close to the ocean, and lets in lots of light. If you want to close this part of the cabin off and enjoy a more traditional balcony experience, folding French doors let you separate the space without blocking out the light.