Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Celebrity Beyond has arrived in Southampton for final preparations ahead of her maiden passenger voyage, departing April 27th.
Celebrity Beyond’s maiden voyage will be a 10-night itinerary from Southampton to Barcelona, visiting ports in France, Spain and Portugal.
She’ll then spend the summer months cruising Western Europe in the Mediterranean until she repositions to North America in the winter, cruising from Miami from November.
“The arrival of Celebrity Beyond into Southampton, where it will soon depart on its maiden voyage, is a historic moment for the brand as we welcome this awe-inspiring, expectation-defying ship, which is set to lead the cruise industry into a new era of new luxury,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“Celebrity Beyond is a true game changer for the industry and represents our commitment to growth, to the future of the travel industry and to staying at the forefront of innovation,” she added.
Celebrity Beyond was welcomed by Vice President EMEA, Jo Rzymowska, as the ship and her crew of over 1,400, sailed into the Southampton under the command of Captain Kate McCue, the.
“We have been eagerly anticipating this arrival moment and we are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Beyond as she sails into Southampton, kicking off her inaugural season in Europe, and setting a new standard for luxury,” said Rzymowska.
“With its inspirational design, sensational experiences and signature personalised service, Beyond is the travel experience this market has been craving. We can’t wait for everyone to see what this incredible ship has to offer,” Rzymowska added.
Celebrity Beyond is the third ship in the Edge-class, joining class-leader Celebrity Edge and her sister ship Celebrity Apex. Like Edge and Apex, she features all the design elements that have made this class of ship so noteworthy, including the Magic Carpet cantilevered restaurant and the Eden dining and entertainment complex.
Celebrity Beyond also features the hugely popular Infiniti Veranda staterooms that convert between conventional outside cabins and balcony cabins, and the widely Instagrammed Rooftop Garden.
The ship features 11 restaurants and 12 cafes and bars, as well as three pools, four hot tubs, a gym, spa, beauty salon, theater, casino, kids ocean camp facilities and more.