Celebrity Beyond, the third ship in Celebrity Cruises’ highly acclaimed, award-winning Edge Series, has made the monumental move from concept to construct as the first piece of steel was cut at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, this week.
“Celebrity Beyond is the perfect natural next-step in the Edge Series,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The Edge Series is all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention, and Celebrity Beyond will continue this legacy.”
“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,” added Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “While we can’t say much just yet, with Celebrity Beyond three’s a charm.”
With the second-in-class Celebrity Apex set to arrive in Southampton in April, the brand expects delivery of Celebrity Beyond in fall 2021.
Pictured, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Chantiers de l’Atlantique executives raise the signed commemorative ship cut-out at the ceremonial steel-cutting for Celebrity Beyond, coming fall 2021. Left to right, Fain, Lutoff-Perlo, Harri Kulovaara, executive vice-president, Maritime and Newbuilding, RCCL; and Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique.