Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of new Edge-class ship Beyond

Celebrity Cruises’ newest Edge-class ship, Celebrity Beyond, has been officially delivered in a ceremony at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Celebrity president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was joined by Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO Jason Liberty, and the ship’s captain, Kate McCue, for the occasion.

The ship will depart for its maiden voyage on 27 April from Southampton for a 10-night Western Europe itinerary.

Beyond will then offer a variety of Mediterranean cruises, including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through to early October, before it heads to the Caribbean.

Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Beyond will depart from the UK for its maiden cruise

Lutoff-Perlo said: “We could not be happier to officially welcome Celebrity Beyond into our fleet, celebrating this momentous occasion with our exceptional crew and partners at Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

“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 personalised, effortless and meaningful.

“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.”

Liberty added: “The delivery of Celebrity Beyond marks our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation.

“This incredible ship, on this long-awaited day, signifies our commitment to investing in the future of the travel industry, as well as the ship building industry in Europe.

“We are so grateful to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique team, our own new-build and Celebrity Cruises team, our loyal guests and trade partners, and everyone who has contributed their time, resources, creativity and loyalty. We look forward to what’s to come as the travel industry grows to new peaks.”

On board Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises said that the ship’s innovative “outwards-facing design” will take guests closer than ever to destinations.

Like its sister ships, Celebrity Edge and Apex, Beyond features the Magic Carpet, a cantilevered floating platform reaching 13 storeys.

Guests will also find Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud’s first restaurant at sea, Le Voyage, as well as a comprehensive wellness offering.

Discover more of what’s on board in this special interactive feature.

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