Celebrity Edge, the latest vessel from Celebrity Cruises, features a first-of-its-kind, 90-ton passenger platform, called the “Magic Carpet”, hanging over its side that serves a range of functions as it moves up and down the ship. This tangerine-colored structure can be used as an open-air lounge or restaurant with breathtaking sea views when positioned along higher decks. Lowered to Deck 2, it can be used as a “tender platform” where passengers catch boats to shore. Read more for an in-depth look at the Magic Carpet and for a full tour of the ship.
“Billed as the world’s first cantilevered venue at sea and an engineering feat, Magic Carpet has a full bar, comfortable seating and space for live music performances. During the evenings, it’ll be positioned at the summit of the ship alongside Deck 16, where it will be transformed into an al fresco specialty restaurant known as Dinner on the Edge. During the daytime, it’ll often be moved to Deck 14, where it will become an extension of Edge’s main pool area with lounge space, an active bar and live music,” according to USA Today.