Celebrity takes delivery of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity takes delivery of Celebrity Beyond

Shipyard hands over keys to third Edge-class ship

Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of Celebrity Beyond, the third Edge-class ship, at a ceremony at shipbuilders Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

The milestone marks Celebrity’s first physical ship delivery ceremony since the pandemic.

The ceremony was officiated executives including Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean Group’s president and CEO, Jason Liberty, as well as the ship’s captain, Kate McCue.

“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. We are so grateful to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique team; our own Newbuild 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.”

“We could not be happier to officially welcome Celebrity Beyond into our fleet with the, celebrating this momentous occasion with our exceptional crew and partners at Chantiers de l’Atlantique,” said Lutoff-Perlo. “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. We are more than ready to welcome our guests onboard and show them just how incredible this ship is!”

“Celebrity Beyond is a true new ship. We have worked hard, in a spirit of strong collaboration and even during the pandemic, to achieve this result,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “Celebrity Beyond is one of the exceptional ships that will be remembered.”

Celebrity Beyond’s maiden voyage will depart on 27th April, 2022, from Southampton, for a 10-night Western European cruise visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain.

For more information on all Celebrity Beyond inaugural 2022-2023 season sailings, visit: https://www.celebritycruises.com/gb/cruise-ships/celebrity-beyond

Celebrity Cruises recently launched the All-Inclusive Photo Project (AIPP) to help tackle “the lack of diversity in travel marketing imagery.”

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