Cutting EDGE of Cruising

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Photo credit: Malin Fezehai, Malala Fund


Celebrity Cruises is on The Cutting EDGE of Cruising – AGAIN – by honoring Malala Yousafzai!!  

Just last month we let you know about The Cutting EDGE Design of Celebrity Cruises new Ship – Celebrity EDGE.  Today, we learned in a press release from Celebrity Cruises that Malala Yousafzai is to be honored as Godmother of Celebrity Edge.

Malala began her life as an activist at 11 years old, writing a secret blog about life under the Taliban, who would not permit girls to go to school. She was targeted for her advocacy and, at 15, was shot on her school bus. Malala survived the attack and continued her campaign for girls’ education around the world.  In 2014, Malala became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, donating her entire prize earnings to finance a secondary school for girls in Pakistan. With Malala Fund, she continues to fight for every girl’s right to education.

Malala Fund is working for a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. To learn more <click here>.  To donate, <click here>.

According to Celebrity Cruises they have announced a two year partnership with Malala Fund.  The brand is partnering with Malala Fund whose mission is to secure 12 years of safe, free quality education for every girl.  Inspired by Malala’s mission and advances in furthering girl’s education, Celebrity is honored to name 19 year old Nobel Laureate and U.N. Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai as the Godmother of their newest ship, Celebrity Edge , debuting late in 2018.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, said that Malala’s dedication to girls’ education sets an example worth following. “Partnering with Malala Fund was a natural fit as we share the same passion and commitment to an incredible cause. We believe in opportunities for all, especially as our crew onboard represent more than 50 different cultures – and amazing stories of achievement, education and economic advancement.”

“Malala is an inspiration and a voice of hope,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “This young woman is on a powerful mission, and we support it 100 percent. We are deeply honored to name Malala the Godmother of Celebrity Edge, and we’re excited to team up with her and the Malala Fund to champion the global right to education.”   Fain added: “Malala Fund also advances one of our company’s key philosophies: that education is a great equalizer, providing opportunities to people who need it most.”

Photo courtesy of the Malala Fund. Godmother and Cause! #BeyondBorders


According to Celebrity Cruises, The role of Godmother is a centuries-old maritime tradition.  It is a lifetime title and honor.  During the launch of  a ship, the Godmother is responsible for bestowing good luck over a seagoing vessel and inspiring all that sail aboard by breaking a bottle over the bow as the ship is named, officiating the ceremony.  Celebrity, and Travel Like an Architect™  Blog will continue to reveal details regarding the partnership throughout 2017 and 2018.

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Ready to go? Some things you will want to know…..

WHERE? EDGE will alternate Eastern and Western Caribbean giving us the opportunity to have either of two 7-day cruises, or one PERFECT 14 day cruise. All departing from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Western Cruises visit Key West. Florida (conch Architecture); Costa Maya Mexico; Cozumel Mexico (Mayan Ruins); and George Town, Grand Cayman (Pedro St. James National Historic site). ALL nice ports, AND two relaxing sea days.



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Interested in coming WITH Lynn and Rob on the Celebrity EDGE??

We are assembling a group of fun loving friends to come with us!


02/20/2019 – Seven Night Eastern Caribbean.  









Rob and Lynn Belles are seasoned World Travelers

We travel to get away and to be together, to learn and to teach, to experience and become wise, to turn off the news and ignore the clock, to connect to the world in a peaceful way all while leaving a bit of our wealth with someone else who needs it more than we do.  We know you could do this too or we wouldn’t be promoting it.  We LOVE Cruising because it’s Convenient, Safe and Affordable!

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