Celebrity Cruises marked the beginning of construction for Celebrity Beyond, the third ship in the line’s Edge series, with the first piece of steel cut at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
“Celebrity Beyond is the perfect natural next step in the Edge Series,” said Richard D Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises. “The Edge series is all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention, and Celebrity Beyond will continue this legacy.”
“This is a new milestone in the long success story we have with RCCL and Celebrity,” stated 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 launch of our Edge series, Celebrity Cruises redefined modern cruising,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “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.”
The second-in-class Celebrity Apex is set to arrive in Southampton, UK, in April 2020. Celebrity Beyond is scheduled for delivery in the autumn of 2021.
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