SAINT NAZAIRE, FRANCE — Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of Celebrity Beyond, the third and most luxurious ship in its Edge Series fleet.
During an official ceremony at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was joined by Royal Caribbean Group’s President and CEO Jason Liberty and the ship’s captain, Kate McCue as they completed the traditional changing of the flags. The momentous occasion, which was attended by Beyond’s 1,400 crew members and shipyard officials, was particularly poignant was it marked the cruise industry’s first physical delivery ceremony since the start of the pandemic.
“We could not be happier to officially welcome Celebrity Beyond into our fleet with the first physical delivery since the pandemic, celebrating this momentous occasion with our exceptional crew and partners at Chantiers de l’Atlantique,” said Lutoff-Perlo. “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’s maiden voyage will depart on April 27, 2022 from Southampton, England for a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux, Lisbon, Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. It 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 it then heads to the Caribbean. Voyages are on sale now.
For more information go to https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-beyond.