Celebrity Takes Delivery Of “Transformational” New Ship Beyond

Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo honored the thousands of engineers, architects, designers, contractors, shipyard employees and Celebrity Cruises teams as the brand took delivery of Celebrity Beyondthe third ship in the fleet’s Edge Series.

The line says the moment at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France was particularly special as it marked the industry’s first physical delivery ceremony since the pandemic.

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Lutoff-Perlo was joined by Royal Caribbean Group’s President and CEO Jason Liberty and the ship’s captain, Kate McCue, as they officially took ownership from the shipyard. The occasion was celebrated alongside other Celebrity Cruises executives, shipyard officials and Beyond’s 1,400 crew members from over 60 different countries.

“The delivery of Celebrity Beyond today marks our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation; today, we celebrate the future of travel and its possibilities, ”said Liberty.

“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.”

Lutoff-Perlo said the company believes Beyond “Speaks to the growing trend of people seeking new luxury experiences that are personalized, effortless and meaningful.”

“We are seeing a continued desire to travel as business steadily increases,” Lutoff-Perlo said, “and we see Beyond leading the cruise industry into the next era of luxury.”

Celebrity describes the new ship as a “floating boutique hotel.”

“With forward-thinking design by the world leading architects and interior designers, culinary excellence from Michelin starred chefs, world renowned wellbeing partners, exquisite art, luxury brand retailers and Celebrity’s uniquely intuitive service, Celebrity Beyond shatters every preconceived notion of the cruising experience, ”the company says.

Celebrity Beyond‘s maiden voyage will depart on April 27 from Southampton, England, for a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, ​​Spain.

She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through early October, when she then heads to the Caribbean. Voyages are on sale now.

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