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Female-Driven Companies Celebrity Cruises And Veuve Clicquot Team Up To Celebrate Innovative New Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship

Celebrity Cruises Introduces Their Newest and Most Advanced Ship, Celebrity Edge, Featuring the Innovative Magic Carpet in Partnership with Veuve Clicquot Champagne

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Known for their innovative thinking and dedication to empowering women across the globe, Celebrity Cruises and Veuve Clicquot champagne are coming together to create a luxe, memorable experience on Celebrity Cruise's newest and most technologically-advanced ship, Celebrity Edge. The ship debuted during her inaugural season November 2018 and is now booking through the end of 2020.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruise president and CEO, is a dynamic business woman who leads the multibillion-dollar brand and its 13 ships traveling to 300+ global ports worldwide. Her commitment to opening up the world through travel has brought unprecedented recognition and awards to Celebrity Cruises for its impact on the industry, the environment and destinations sailed.

An avid champion for diversity and inclusion, education, STEM and an advocate for young women, Lutoff-Perlo has challenged the conversation around cultural and gender equality in the maritime industry. She has ignited many initiatives to raise the percentage of female officers on the bridge and landside, including hiring the first female American captain, Captain Kate McCue, the first female African bridge officer, Nicholine Tifuh Azirh, and the first female Ecuadorian captain, Captain Nathaly Alban.

Lutoff-Perlo's vision to transform the industry continues with the debut of Celebrity Edge. Alongside more than 500 designers, the team worked together using 3D imaging technology to create many industry firsts across design and engineering. Visionaries created cabins that are open to the seas in a way that has never been seen in ocean cruising, with more than 60% of the 1,467 cabins featuring 'Infinite Verandas' – a wide space that is approximately 23% larger than traditional balcony cabins.

The most notable of Celebrity Edge's innovative features is the Magic Carpet, a 90-ton platform the size of a tennis court that is cantilevered over its side, moving up and down the side of the ship to serve various purposes. The exterior moving bar, designed for both function and appeal, moves between the decks to act as a tender-boarding platform, extension of a restaurant, or a lounge flying high above the sea, depending on the time of day.

Keeping in line with Lutoff-Perlo's pioneering vision, Celebrity Cruises tapped another brand whose success can be similarly attributed to strong female leadership, Veuve Clicquot champagne. Helmed by one of the world's first known businesswomen, Veuve Clicquot, a name which translates to "Widow Clicquot," was brought to international success in the 1800s by Madame Clicquot. Widowed in 1805 at the young age of 27, she took over her late husband's champagne business and is credited with transforming the brand into one of the greatest champagne houses in the world. Audacious Madame Clicquot discovered innovations including the riddling rack, creating vintage champagne, and making the first ever blended rosé champagne, all of which changed the industry forever and are still used today.

An ideal partnership, Veuve Clicquot's signature 'Clicquot Yellow' is prominently featured throughout the Magic Carpet and serves as an integral part of the design aesthetic and premium champagne offerings elevate the customer experience.  Cruisers have the opportunity to enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Non-Vintage Rosé, Rich and Rich Rosé, Extra Brut Extra Old, Vintage 2008, and La Grande Dame 2008.

Visit www.celebritycruises.com for more information on Celebrity Edge. Please contact Clicquot@LaForce.nyc for more information around the Veuve Clicquot partnership.

ABOUT CELEBRITY CRUISES
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 13 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents incredible Cruisetour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel advisor.

ABOUT VEUVE CLICQUOT
Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot's motto "only one quality, the finest." Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to "Be Clicquot": modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. For more information, please visit www.veuveclicquot.tumblr.com.

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