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When you take a cruise, the word “art” isn’t the first word that comes to mind.

But on the cutting-edge mega-ship, the Celebrity Edge, art, design and sculpture are part of the fascinating sailing experience.

Throughout the 1,000-foot giant, on decks high and low, there are surprises in store even if you aren’t an art-lover or plan on buying something to enhance your home.

For example, after I left my cabin I didn’t have a boring walk to the elevator. Instead, as I passed other passenger rooms on my left, I had a fascinating wall on my right—the first picture I noticed was a 1950s scene, classic cars parked on a city street. There were half a dozen more photos along the wall, all evocative of a time and place.

In fact, the Edge is a floating gallery, full of surprises. Just take a look at the pictures accompanying this story. And there are works of art where you don’t expect them.

For example, there is a section of the boat known as “Eden,” where we played trivia games. It is three decks high, with enormous views of the ocean and sky, and also serves as a place to chill out.

But to get to Eden from our end of the ship, we entered a huge room filled with free-form bronze figures of trees. No signs in the darkened space, which is known as “Avalon.” It is almost eerie, but cool. No explanation of what we were looking at—just fascinating, intriguing “living” sculptures.

On an upper deck, you’ll find a most unusual site—a massive bronze horse known as “Arion.” What’s it doing there? How did it get there? Don’t ask—it’s art. You wouldn’t ask Picasso to explain what person is doing with eyes on the side of his head, would you?

So just enjoy the blue butterfly with the 5-foot wing span that suddenly appears.

These pieces are among 4,000 works of art on the ship—four for every foot! You’re walking towards one of the theaters, and there is a model of a ship—made of pearls, thousands of them. It is one of the popular sites and folks are always taking selfies with the unusual structure. Or perhaps on your way to dinner, you see some spilled blue paint on the floor. It’s not—it’s connected to a blue glob on the wall. And the glob is dripping. Get it? Okay, so it’s not Jackson Pollock. But it’s fun, just there, no explanation.

After a while, you just expect to find the unexpected. Say, isn’t that a strange-looking man over there? No, it’s a wooden, life-size figure. There’s a bunch of them all over the ship. And you’re staring at a decorated wall—that suddenly comes to life. Flowers wave in the breeze. Birds fly. Well, what did you expect?

Whimsey is ubiquitous. On the Resort Deck you can soak in hot tubs shaped like a martini glass. Towering above is an ever-changing mirror flashing abstract art, almost giving you a feeling you’re sitting at a drive-in movie theater—except you know you’re at sea.

And at tables at the Rooftop Garden, you’re framed by 8-foot-high multi-colored petals. Well, after all, this is a garden, right.

All in all, your esthetic senses will be heightened on this most unusual ship—it’s not just a voyage, it’s an experience.

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When you take a cruise, the word “art” isn’t the first word that comes to mind.

But on the advanced mega-ship, the Celeb Edge, art, design and sculpture are part of the remarkable cruising experience.

Throughout the 1,000- foot giant, on decks high and low, there are surprises in shop even if you aren’t an art-lover or plan on purchasing something to boost your house.

For example, after I left my cabin I didn’t have a boring walk to the elevator. Instead, as I passed other guest rooms on my left, I had a fascinating wall on my right– the first image I noticed was a 1950 s scene, classic automobiles parked on a city street. There were half a dozen more pictures along the wall, all evocative of a time and place.

In truth, the Edge is a floating gallery, loaded with surprises. Simply have a look at the pictures accompanying this story. And there are works of art where you don’t expect them.

For example, there is an area of the boat referred to as “Eden,” where we played trivia video games. It is 3 decks high, with enormous views of the ocean and sky, and likewise works as a place to relax.

But to get to Eden from our end of the ship, we got in a substantial room filled with free-form bronze figures of trees. No signs in the dark space, which is called “Avalon.” It is nearly spooky, but cool. No explanation of what we were looking at– just fascinating, appealing “living” sculptures.

On an upper deck, you’ll find a most unusual site– a massive bronze horse called “Arion.” What’s it doing there? How did it get there? Do not ask– it’s art. You wouldn’t ask Picasso to describe what individual is doing with eyes on the side of his head, would you?

So simply delight in the blue butterfly with the 5-foot wing span that all of a sudden appears.

These pieces are amongst 4,000 artworks on the ship– four for every single foot! You’re strolling towards among the theaters, and there is a model of a ship– made from pearls, countless them. It is among the popular websites and folks are always taking selfies with the unusual structure. Or maybe on your method to supper, you see some spilled blue paint on the floor. It’s not– it’s linked to a blue glob on the wall. And the glob is leaking. Get it? Okay, so it’s not Jackson Pollock. But it’s enjoyable, simply there, no explanation.

After a while, you just expect to discover the unanticipated. State, isn’t that a strange-looking man over there? No, it’s a wood, life-size figure. There’s a lot of them all over the ship. And you’re staring at an embellished wall– that suddenly comes to life. Flowers wave in the breeze. Birds fly. Well, what did you expect?

Whimsey is common. On the Resort Deck you can take in jacuzzis formed like a martini glass. Towering above is an ever-changing mirror flashing abstract art, nearly giving you a sensation you’re sitting at a drive-in motion picture theater– other than you understand you’re at sea.

And at tables at the Rooftop Garden, you’re framed by 8-foot-high multi-colored petals. Well, after all, this is a garden, right.

All in all, your esthetic senses will be increased on this most unusual ship– it’s not just a trip, it’s an experience.

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The Celebrity Edge's outdoor ″garden.″

No– this isn’t an island.

The Grand Plaza

The ship’s Grand Plaza

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However to get to Eden from our end of the ship, we went into a substantial room filled with free-form bronze figures of trees.

These pieces are among 4, 000 works of art on the ship– 4 for every foot!

Even the restaurants abound with art

Dining in a painting

Picture: Rosalind Eskenazi

After a while, you just anticipate to find the unforeseen.