Celebrity Beyond will be the name of Celebrity Cruises’ third Edge-class cruise ship, the cruise line announced Wednesday as the first steel was cut for the new ship, which is due for delivery in 2021.
“Celebrity Beyond is the perfect natural next-step in the Edge Series,” said Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises as the first sheets of steel were cut for Celebrity Beyond at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
“The Edge Series is all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention, and Celebrity Beyond will continue this legacy,” he added.
Royal Caribbean Cruises is the parent company of Celebrity Cruises, as well as Royal Caribbean International, Azamara, Silversea, TUI Cruises, and Pullmantur.
On a side note, all five of Royal Caribbean Cruises’ brands are sailing from Dubai this cruise season, with three of them homeporting in the city.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises, was also present at the steel cutting ceremony for Celebrity Beyond, which she described as a ship that will chart new territory.
“With the launch of our Edge Series, Celebrity Cruises redefined modern cruising,” she said. “Celebrity Edge impressed the world with its outward-facing design and innovation; Celebrity Apex takes the onboard vacation experience to the pinnacle; and now with Celebrity Beyond, we’re charting new territory once again.”
“While we can’t say much just yet, with Celebrity Beyond three’s a charm,” she added.
There’s very little that’s known thus far about Celebrity Beyond except her name.
What we do know is that she’ll follow the same design cues as her sister ships, with the infiniti veranda staterooms, Eden entertainment and indoor rainforest at the stern, the Magic Carpet dining and bar area and other innovations that made this new class of cruise ship so dynamic and exciting.
“This is a new milestone in the long success story we have with RCCL and Celebrity,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “Celebrity Beyond will be the symbol of this cooperation based on mutual trust and our common innovation spirit.”
With the second-in-class Celebrity Apex set to arrive in Southampton in April 2020, the brand expects delivery of Celebrity Beyond in fall 2021.