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Out of nowhere came the most amazing cruise holiday

Out of nowhere came the most amazing cruise holiday

Of all the cruise ships that have made their debut in the last couple of years, the Celebrity Edge has arguably made a bigger splash than almost any other. Designed to usher in a new era in modern luxury, Celebrity outdid themselves with a ship that broke all the rules in all the best ways. So when Mary Cassar was browsing Cruise Sale Finder and noticed the giveaway offering a suite aboard the Edge for one of the vessel’s early voyages, she thought “What’s to lose, right?”

The Celebrity Edge marks a new era in modern cruising.

Turns out, Mary had nothing to lose and quite a lot to gain. A little while later she received a phone call out of the blue.

“My thoughts were that it had to do with my parents’ cruise. They went on to announce that I had won the cruise competition. I think my first words were “Sorry, are you kidding?”. For a split second I thought I was still dreaming. I had tears flowing as I was totally shocked. I didn’t know if I should laugh in excitement or just cry from joy!”

Mary went on to break the news to her husband Raymond, who was equally incredulous and overjoyed. With the cruise holiday of a lifetime on the horizon, it’s safe to say that both Mary and Raymond will be buzzing for the rest of the year in anticipation of their January 2019 Celebrity Edge voyage. As an added bonus, their win came up at the ideal time.

“It’s been a very stressful year and the timing of the holiday was perfect,” said Mary. “We’re really looking forward to what the cruise has to offer. A perfect holiday with all the arrangements taken care of for you. Everything from travel itinerary, accommodation, meals and exotic locations. My motto is now ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it!’”

The ‘Magic Carpet’ is just one of the amazing features of the Celebrity Edge - a cantilevered platform suspended above the sea.

Mary and Raymond will be flying to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and staying at a 4 star hotel for a couple nights before their cruise (flights and accommodation all paid for, of course). They’ll then embark on a sailing that treats them to some of the most iconic destinations in the Caribbean: Key West, Cozumel and Georgetown. While these are all amazing locations in their own way, the ports of call are only a small part of what will make this trip so memorable. The onboard experience is set to knock their expectations out of the park.

For a start, they’ll be staying in a Sky Suite, featuring luxurious appointments like a spa tub, floor to ceiling window, a sliding glass door out onto a private veranda, and a king sized bed. This also means the Cassars will have access to suite-only areas like The Retreat Lounge which has its own pool, bar and jacuzzi, Luminae, a restaurant reserved for suite guests, and The Retreat, a suite-only sun deck where they can bask in ultimate serenity.

The Celebrity Edge Sky Suites give guests the royal treatment.

The premium beverage package is included, so no need to worry about paying for drinks, and if they do find something they’d like to purchase onboard they can pick it up using their $600 onboard credit. Mary and Raymond will also enjoy their own personal butler service, assisting them in packing/unpacking, and lining up spa appointments, dinner reservations and shore excursions.

They’ll also be enjoying priority check in, disembarkation and tender services so they can spend less time waiting and more time savouring the good bits of their holiday.

 

Fortunately, winning a competition isn’t the only way to get yourself onboard the Celebrity Edge. This cutting edge vessel will be treating guests to breathtaking Caribbean cruise holidays for the foreseeable future, so if you want to see the next step in the evolution of cruising, take a look at these Celebrity Edge sailings and pick out the dates for your next dream holiday.

From party cruises in the Baltic to a classy Cunard voyage, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the full spectrum of cruise life. Onboard you’ll probably find me by the pool with a doorstop sized book in one hand and a mojito in the other, or sampling an array of delicious foods.

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