2022/23 HOLIDAY PANAMA CANAL

    Drinks, Wi-Fi and Tips | Always Included Package | Holiday Panama Canal & Southern Caribbean Cruise | 11 Nights | Celebrity Edge


    December 22, 2022, to January 2, 2023

    FORT LAUDERDALE | ORANJESTAD, ARUBA | KRALENDIJK, BONAIRE | WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO | PANAMA CANAL | COLON, PANAMA | CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA | FORT LAUDERDALE


    A ship designed to leave the future behind.

    Celebrity Edge marks a turning point in our approach to ship design.  From the very first sketches to experiencing those designs in a virtual reality setting, every step was done in 3-D.  From the incredible new Magic Carpet to the private plunge pools in our new 2-story Edge Villas, we could design the most refined ship at sea.  The Unique out-ward facing design breaks from traditional ship design.  Aboard, you'll A ship designed to leave the future behind. feel more connected with the sea and the places you'll visit in a variety of spaces ranging from our Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas to our reimagined, terraced pool deck that offers an even great view of the destinations and shimmer of the ocean.


    Inaugural Date December 2018 | Double Occupancy 2918 | Tonnage 129,500 | Length 1004 ft | Length 1004 ft | Beam 128 ft | Draught 24 ft | Cruising Speed 21.8 kts



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    Cruise Itinerary

    DATEPORT LOCATIONARRIVEDEPART
    December 22, 2022Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    4:00 PM
    December 23, 2022At Sea

    December 24, 2022At Sea

    December 25, 2022Oranjestad, Aruba8:00 AM11:00 PM
    December 26, 2022Kralendijk, Bonaire7:00 AM5:00 PM
    December 27, 2022Willemstad, Curacao7:00 AM

    5:00 PM

    December 28, 2022At Sea

    December 29, 2022Panama Canal (Cruising)6:00 AM3:00 PM
    December 29, 2022Colon, Panama5:00 PM9:00 PM
    December 30, 2022Cartagena, Columbia12:00 PM7:00 PM
    December 31, 2022At Sea

    January 1, 2023At Sea

    January 2, 2023Fort Lauderdale, Floria7:00 AM

    Photo:  Celebrity Panama Itinerary

    Day One:   Fort Lauderdale - Departs at 4:00 pm

    Photo Fort Lauderdale
    Lance Asper on Unsplash


    In the 1800s, William Lauderdale built a fort. Today, 16 million visitors come each year for miles of broad white sandy beaches, dozens of lush green golf courses, and Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Stroll the famous beachfront promenade, just 15 minutes from the port, and plunge into the warm Atlantic.

    Head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard, paralleling New River, to sip lattes in outdoor cafés, shop chic boutiques, and catch concerts at the performing arts center. Stop at Stranahan House, the city's oldest structure, built-in 1901 as a trading post and preserved as a museum, or explore a whole village of historic buildings at History Fort Lauderdale. Join a Segway tour along the river or a waterborne cruise of Millionaire's Row.

    During your cruise to Fort Lauderdale, head out to the Everglades and enjoy Flamingo Gardens, home to pink flamingos, snarling alligators, black bears, and Florida panthers—plus exotic trees, butterflies gardens, and native flowers.

    You'll find great shopping on Fort Lauderdale cruises. Look for high fashion at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, north of the port and blocks from the ocean. Head west to Sawgrass Mills for 350 designer outlets, specialty shops, and eateries. Spend a relaxing day in downtown Hollywood, south of the port, for quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and events in the park.

    Discover Floribbean cuisine, a fusion of old Florida favourites with new Caribbean influences. Local seafood includes lobster, grouper, mahi-mahi, pompano, snapper, tuna, and stone crabs.

    Florida dominates the production of citrus fruits. Before you cruise from Fort Lauderdale, take advantage of anything orange—juices, sauces, marinades, marmalades, dressings, soups, and cakes. Try authentic key lime pie, which is sweet, tart, creamy, and yellow—not green—in a Graham cracker crust.


    Day Two & Three:  At Sea Cruising

    Photo Celebrity Edge Grand Plaza

    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 


    Day Four:  Oranjestad, Aruba - Docked 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

    Photo Oranjestad, Aruba
    Katalin Hoczane Melich on Unsplash


    The capital of Aruba is made for walking. Browse the candy-coloured townhouses, architectural details, and open-air patios that define this charming Dutch community. Gentle trade winds tame the Caribbean sun, shoo the infrequent rain, and maintain the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. When it’s beach time, dig your toes into the soft white sand and soak your skin in the warm Caribbean water. After lounging awhile, find spas, restaurants, and bars just steps away. Divers and snorkelers flock to cruise to Aruba for its vibrant coral reefs, neon tropical fish, and eerie old shipwrecks. With just a mask and snorkel, you can watch the fish dart in and out of Antilla, a major wreck. Board a catamaran for a peaceful day of sailing and snorkelling, recharging with a barbecue lunch at Pelican Pier on Palm Beach. Or, venture to De Palm Island for water sliding and banana boat riding. When it’s time to shop, browse Aruba’s boutiques and find the leading designers at Renaissance Mall. Uncover local crafts in the marketplace nearby. Both are close to the port. Aruba serves French fare with a Caribbean twist. Find everything from haute cuisine to casual food. Maybe even discover an ostrich burger on the menu. Of course, the fish doesn’t get any fresher. 


    Day Five:  Kralendijk, Bonaire - Docked 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Photo Kralendijk, Bonaire
    Stephen Pedersen on Unsplash

    Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving, the lively world under the sea is the allure of this laidback island. The island is surrounded by a marine park that starts at the beach and extends 200 feet in depth and covers its entire coastline. Cruises to Bonaire also offer such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean. Head downtown to the Rincon section for a great selection of restaurants with menus offering authentic local fares, like the Dutch snack, Frikandel, a deep-fried sausage or the Creole gumbo stew called Yambo.


    Day Six:  Willemstad, Curacao - Docked 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Photo Willemstad, Curacao
    Matthew T Rader on Unsplash

    Experience a traditional Dutch cityscape painted in distinctly Caribbean colours. You'll want to stroll the magnificent waterfront, admire the colonial buildings, and explore the backstreet cafés, shops, museums, and galleries of Willemstad.

    Visit 17th-century Fort Amsterdam in the historic area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Netherlands established a settlement here in 1634. Today it reflects Spanish and Portuguese styles, as well as Dutch. But on cruises to Curaçao, the sun warms your skin to remind you it's the Caribbean.

    Swim with charming, clever dolphins—an unforgettable experience—or go below the surface on a reef dive. View otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites inside Hato Caves and take a trolley tour to learn about Willemstad’s landmarks.

    After a day of discovery, sit back, relax, and watch the sunset over a glass of traditional blue curaçao. Landhuis Chobolobo, a 19th-century historic mansion you can tour, is home to the famous liqueur.

    Curaçao cuisine incorporates Indonesian, as well as Dutch traditions. Try the local waffles, fresh-cut fries drizzled in toppings, and raw herring served with pickles. Favourites include stewed goat, meat wrapped in banana leaves, and others.

    In the Punda shopping district, explore Willemstad’s vibrant open-air markets. You'll find traditional blue Delft figurines and wheels of cheese. Otrobanda offers high-end designer options. Browse the Floating Market, the New Market, and the Old Market, too.


    Day Seven:  At Sea Cruising

    Photo Celebrity Edge Spa


    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 


    Day Eight:  Panama Canal Cruising


    Photo Panama Canal

    The canal is a marvel of engineering, but the area is also a sanctuary for sloths, eagles, ocelots and toucans, thanks to a lush rainforest environment and tropical temperatures.


    Day Eight:   Colon, Panama - Docked 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Photo Colon, Panama


    As the world’s second-largest duty-free port, Colón offers abundant shopping. It also represents the gateway to numerous sites of ecological interest, including Chagres National Park, a 3,000,000-acre rainforest preserve, and the Gamboa Rainforest Preserve, which lies within Soberania National Park.


    Day Nine:  Cartagena, Columbia - Docked 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Photo Cartagena, Columbia
    Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

    Cobbled streets, balconies with blooming bougainvillea, and pastel plazas make Cartagena one of Latin America's most photogenic cities. But it's not just another pretty seaport. Founded in 1533, this Spanish-Colonial city is steeped in history. Its location made it a popular port for plunderers and pirates. Today thrill-seekers will find a perfect mix of old and new with a twist of island attitude.


    Day Ten & Eleven:  At Sea Cruising

    Photo Celebrity New Year Celebration


    While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination. 


    Day Twelve:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Arrive at 7:00 am

    In the 1800s, William Lauderdale built a fort. Today, 16 million visitors come each year for miles of broad white sandy beaches, dozens of lush green golf courses, and Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Stroll the famous beachfront promenade, just 15 minutes from the port, and plunge into the warm Atlantic.

    Head downtown to Las Olas Boulevard, paralleling New River, to sip lattes in outdoor cafés, shop chic boutiques, and catch concerts at the performing arts center. Stop at Stranahan House, the city's oldest structure, built-in 1901 as a trading post and preserved as a museum, or explore a whole village of historic buildings at History Fort Lauderdale. Join a Segway tour along the river or a waterborne cruise of Millionaire's Row.

    During your cruise to Fort Lauderdale, head out to the Everglades and enjoy Flamingo Gardens, home to pink flamingos, snarling alligators, black bears, and Florida panthers—plus exotic trees, butterfly gardens, and native flowers.

    You'll find great shopping on Fort Lauderdale cruises. Look for high fashion at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, north of the port and blocks from the ocean. Head west to Sawgrass Mills for 350 designer outlets, specialty shops, and eateries. Spend a relaxing day in downtown Hollywood, south of the port, for quaint shops, sidewalk cafés, and events in the park.

    Discover Floribbean cuisine, a fusion of old Florida favourites with new Caribbean influences. Local seafood includes lobster, grouper, mahi-mahi, pompano, snapper, tuna, and stone crabs.

    Florida dominates the production of citrus fruits. Before you cruise from Fort Lauderdale, take advantage of anything orange—juices, sauces, marinades, marmalades, dressings, soups, and cakes. Try authentic key lime pie, which is sweet, tart, creamy, and yellow—not green—in a Graham cracker crust.