An Edge-class ship for Aus?
AN Edge-class ship from Celebrity Cruises may be on the horizon for Australia, but the company’s new local head is staying tight-lipped.
Speaking to travelBulletin at the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia Cruise360 conference, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vice president and managing director Australia and New Zealand Susan Bonner told travelBulletin to “watch this space…put the pieces together”.
Bonner recently joined from Celebrity Cruises’ head office in the US where she was part of the Edge build team.
“There are four Edge class ships that have been committed to,” Bonner explained.
“The rest of the world loves Australia, Australians love innovative hardware, I’m from the Celebrity brand and I was part of the Edge build team,” she said.
Bonner said her goal in the role was to see some of Australia’s infrastructure issues resolved “so that when we are given the opportunity to have additional, brand new hardware, like an Edge class ship, capacity constraints are not even part of the issue,” she said.