Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Chantiers de l’Atlantique executives raising the signed commemorative ship cut-out at the ceremonial steel-cutting for Celebrity Beyond, coming fall 2021. (From left to right: Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, RCCL; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Harri Kulovaara, Executive Vice President, Maritime and Newbuilding, RCCL; and Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique)

Celebrity Cruises celebrates first steel cut of Celebrity Beyond

SAINT-NAZAIRE, FRANCE — Celebrity Cruises marked the latest milestone in Celebrity Beyond’s construction with an official steel-cutting ceremony at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France earlier this week.

Celebrity Beyond, the third ship in Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning Edge Series, is scheduled to be delivered in fall 2021 following the April 2020 debut of the second-in-class Celebrity Apex in Southampton.

Calling the Beyond the natural next-step in the Edge Series, Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said that the Series is “all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention” and that the new ship “will continue this legacy.”

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, added: “With the launch of our Edge Series, Celebrity Cruises redefined modern cruising. 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.”