Cruise industry giant Celebrity Cruises is set to launch the newest addition to its fleet, the Celebrity Beyond. Later this month, the Beyond will set sail on the first of several different itineraries that have been programmed for the next few years. Beyond will become the third Edge-class cruise ship in Celebrity’s fleet, joining Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex, with a fourth expected late next year.
The launch of the new ship is set to be a moment to celebrate for Celebrity Cruises and cruise enthusiasts alike, serving as a source of good news at the end of what has been a period of turbulence and uncertainty for the industry as a whole.
Here’s a closer look at Celebrity Beyond, including what features guests can look forward to onboard, what makes the new cruise ship stand out, and where it will be sailing first.
Celebrity Beyond Launching – What Travelers Should Know
Following its initial order back in 2016 and the beginning of its construction in November of last year, Celebrity Beyond is now finally ready to get out on the open seas later this month. The Edge class cruise ship was formally accepted into the Celebrity fleet during the week after delivery from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, in a celebration that saw the new ship’s 1,400-strong crew and its captain, Kate McCue, welcome it into the family.
Beyond may be the latest Edge class ship, but it is the longest, coming in at 20 meters longer than the first two ships in the class with its length of 327m and width of 39m. The Beyond uses all of its space, boasting a double occupancy figure of 3,260, with 1,646 cabins spread across its 16 decks. As well as having plenty of luxury private spaces for guests to enjoy, the new ship also has the same type of high-quality shared spaces, services, and amenities on board that have helped to put Celebrity on the map.
Expertly crafted by engineers and architects, Beyond offers guests a taste of innovation and luxury at every corner. From its top-class lounging and first-class offerings at the ship’s Retreat area to its Michelin-inspired menus, luxury retail offerings, and stellar onboard entertainment choices, Celebrity is set to live up to its name and offer all of its guests the star treatment and red carpet treatment they signed up for.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo – the CEO and President of Celebrity Cruises – praised the new ship’s design, and claimed it fit in with the type of experiences that travelers were looking for in 2022. “With its innovative offerings that reach far beyond expectations from some of today’s most talented designers, artists and creative minds, we believe that Beyond speaks to the growing trend of people seeking new luxury experiences that are personalized, effortless and meaningful.”
Lutoff-Perlo also addressed the growing demand for travel, adding:
“We are seeing a continued desire to travel as business steadily increases, and we see Beyond leading the cruise industry into the next era of luxury. We are more than ready to welcome our guests onboard and show them just how incredible this ship is!”
Beyond will kick things off with its inaugural 10-night tour of Western Europe from April 27th, where it will depart from Southampton, UKK, visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona, Spain. The Beyond will continue to go on several European tours until October, when it will embark upon a series of tours of the Caribbean. More details of Beyond’s upcoming tours and information on how to book can be found here.
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