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Celebrity Cruises introduces its latest fleet addition, Celebrity Edge

TIRUN, the exclusive India representative of Celebrity Cruises, recently announced the launch of Celebrity Edge, the first-of-its-kind ship in Celebrity’s Edge-class fleet. Celebrity Edge promises to change cruise experiences for travellers across the world. The epitome of modern luxury cruising, Celebrity Edge features an array of services, amenities and features hitherto unheard of in the world of cruising.

The futuristic 129000 tonne ship can accommodate 2,918 guests at a time and offers cutting-edge design envisioned by world-renowned interior designers such as Kelly Hoppen, MBE, Tom Wright of WKK and award-winning interior designer Nate Berkus. The entire ship has been designed in ultra-modern 3D technology. The design team consists of talented individuals who are new to the world of cruise designing and have specifically chosen to break the conventions and give the ship a truly edgy look, reflected in its unique outward-facing design!

Magic Carpet, ensuring an ever-changing viewing experience

The ship features exciting innovations like the Magic Carpet, the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform that keeps changing its position to offer breathtaking views to guests. It goes up to 13 storeys, and keeps intuitively changing its location on the ship throughout the day to help travelers enjoy the most beautiful, and ever-changing moments on sea!

Infiniti Veranda and unparalleled suites

80% of the staterooms are equipped with Infiniti Veranda, a feature that enables guests to transform their entire living space into a balcony opening out into the vast ocean, all with the touch of a button. With Celebrity Edge, Celebrity has more than doubled the number of available suites, adding two spectacular new categories. At the top of the line are two new Iconic Suites situated above the ship’s bridge. These near 2,600 sq ft, two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites feature mind-blowing views thanks to panoramic windows enveloping the dining room, living room and bedrooms. The 700 sq ft veranda offers a 270-degree view of the ocean. Another new Suite Class comprises six split-level Edge Villas, which offer stunning views from two storeys of windows, private plunge pools and direct walk-out access to The Retreat Sundeck.

The garden of Paradise on water-Eden, a first-of-its-kind nature ecosphere on sea

In a first, the ship features Eden, an on-board garden and a recreational area that includes some of the most exotic and beautiful plants across three levels ensconced in glass, looking out to the beautiful ocean outside. Spread over11,800 sq ft where Eden offers the ideal location to hold a variety of events-from business luncheons to wedding celebrations-in the intimate company of nature.

Commenting on the launch, Mrs. Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing said, “Celebrity Edge represents an ultra-modern cruising experience that the Celebrity fleet has come to be synonymous with. Unexplored destinations, luxurious rooms including villas and suites, an array of dining options with delicacies prepared by world-class chefs and innovative outdoor spaces never seen before, all of this and more awaits the cruise guests on board Celebrity Edge. It is undoubtedly the most exciting ship in the modern-day cruising landscape, and travelers can expect a surprise at every corner of Edge.”

A 14,000-sq ft spa at sea

The state-of-the-art spa, sprawling over 14,000 sq ft, with an accompanying gym and café covers 22,000 sq ft and offers a wide variety of treatments and facilities that will help guests foster a deeper connection with the ocean. The spa will offer 124 treatments including a Zero Gravity Wellness Massage, Restorative Salt Stone Massage, and Thousand Flower Detox Wrap.

‘The Retreat’- A private, utopian experience

Featuring a private pool and a lounge and an exclusive sanctuary designed just for Suite Class guests, The Retreat is the ultimate indulgence on-sea, featuring verdant spaces to just laze on and enjoy the sea and the sun. With 24X7 butler services, exclusive Suite Class restaurant Luminae@, The Retreat is an experience whose charms are very difficult to shake off!

The Rooftop Garden – Amidst movies, meals and nature

Imagined by celebrated architect Tom Wright, the Rooftop Garden is a place for guests to unwind and relax in nature’s company. While travelers can enjoy different games throughout the day, at night they can look forward to the classic outdoor movie-and-meal pairing experience, aptly named ‘A Taste of Film.’

Celebrity Edge is scheduled to set sail in December 2018 offering 7 Night Eastern & Western Caribbean Itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. The ship will visit exotic ports in the paradise islands such as San Juan; Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Key West; Florida; Costa Maya & Cozumel, Mexico and many more.

After its maiden season in the Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises’ latest ship Celebrity Edge will head overseas to offer seven-night Barcelona and Rome sailings in the peak season and early summer of 2019.

IndiGo brings its school adoption programme to Dehradun; adopts 15 government schools

IndiGo, India’s largest airline, today inaugurated its school adoption programme in Dehradun. The airline has partnered with SRF Foundation to improve the quality of education in 15 government schools in the city. Through this programme, IndiGo aims to impact the lives of 20,000 students by adopting 60 schools across four cities – Indore, Dehradun, Vadodara and Greater Noida. The airline launched this initiative from Indore in September this year.

The program is aimed at holistic advancement of the adopted government schools through physical infrastructure development, academic transformation and access to digital technology. As part of infrastructural development, the schools have been repainted, repaired and re-constructed with necessary school amenities such as drinking water facilities, toilet block, library, science lab and sports facilities like badminton court. IndiGo has also introduced a modified computer lab – GetSmart Digital Mobile Bus – to ensure students’ exposure and effective interaction with technology on a rotational basis. IndiGo is also conducting teacher training programmes to ensure better delivery of education and conceptual learning for students.

Summi Sharma, Vice President, ifly – Corporate learning academy, who also leads CSR initiatives for IndiGo said, “We are grateful to have this opportunity to improvise education standards across 60 government schools in close collaboration with SRF Foundation. We believe good quality education is a must for the development of any town or a city. Through the School Adoption Program, our ambition is to elevate the education standard for about 20,000 children by the end of this year and we are proud to have started this programme from Indore and now bringing it to Dehradun.

Ms Sharma further added, “As part of IndiGoReach team, I thank all our colleagues and partners who have worked relentlessly to make School Adoption Program go live.”

While flagging the GetSmart Digital Mobile Bus, Mr. Mukul Kumar Sati, ASDP – Samagra Siksha, Dehradun said, “IndiGo’s School Adoption program and the GetSmart Digital Mobile Bus are going to add innovative value to digitalization of schools and academic transformation in classrooms along with development of other physical facilities which are much required for government schools.”

The ceremony was held at the Government Primary & Middle School, Majri Grant, Doiwala, Dehradun in the presence of distinguished dignitaries including Mr. Mukul Kumar Sati, ASPD Samagra Siksha; Mr. S.B. Joshi, CEO Zila Panchayat; Mrs. Hemlata Bhatt, District Education Officer and Mrs. Anita Chauhan, Deputy Education Officer.

Education being one of the four focus areas of CSR initiatives undertaken at IndiGo, the airline has impacted the lives of more than 33,000 children since 2015.