Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond current position

Celebrity Beyond current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 41.26520 N / 2.29420 E) cruising at speed of 14.7 kn (27 kph/ 17 mph) en route to Marseille. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Current itinerary of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond current cruise is 9 days, round-trip Italian Riviera France. Prices start from USD 1797 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Jun, 2022 and ends on 02 Jul, 2022.

Date / TimePort
23 Jun 17:00    Departing from Barcelona, Spain hotels
24 Jun 07:00 - 17:00    Marseille, France Riviera
25 Jun 07:00 - 20:30    Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera
26 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy Riviera
27 Jun 07:00 - 18:00    La Spezia, Italy
28 Jun 08:00 - 18:00    Ajaccio, Corsica France
29 Jun 07:00 - 19:00    Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
30 Jun 07:00 - 18:30    Naples, Italy
02 Jul 06:00    Arriving in Barcelona, Spain hotels

Specifications of Celebrity Beyond

Year built2022 new ship
Flag state Malta
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, France)
ClassCelebrity EDGE
Building costEUR 770 million (USD 900 million)
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)327 m / 1073 ft
Beam (width)39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage140600 gt
Passengers3276 - 3950
Crew1400
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks16
Cabins1646
Decks with cabins10
Sister-shipsCelebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Ascent
Christened bySimone Arianne Biles
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorCelebrity Cruises

Celebrity Beyond Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 23 9 days, round-trip Italian Riviera France Barcelona $1797
2022 Jul 02 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $1897
2022 Jul 11 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $3546
2022 Jul 21 9 days, round-trip Italian Riviera France Barcelona $1897
2022 Jul 30 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $2008
2022 Aug 08 10 days, round-trip Italy Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2745
2022 Aug 18 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $1847
2022 Aug 27 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $1847
2022 Sep 05 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $3676
2022 Sep 15 9 days, round-trip Italian Riviera France Barcelona $1947
2022 Sep 24 9 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $1902
2022 Oct 03 9 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $2048
2022 Oct 12 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to New York Barcelona $1594
2022 Oct 26 9 days, one-way from New York to Fort Lauderdale New York $1451
2022 Nov 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $763
2022 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $1075
2022 Nov 20 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $977
2022 Nov 27 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $1232
2022 Dec 04 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1123
2022 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $1191
2022 Dec 18 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1536
2022 Dec 26 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $2152
2023 Jan 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $476
2023 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $951
2023 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $837
2023 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $993
2023 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $847
2023 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $954
2023 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $860
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $983
2023 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $903
2023 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $1079
2023 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1079
2023 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $978
2023 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $950
2023 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $988
2023 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1012
2023 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, St. Thomas St. Maarten Fort Lauderdale $835
2023 Apr 23 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia-Rome Fort Lauderdale $1807
2023 May 07 8 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia, Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $1890
2023 May 15 12 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2860
2023 May 27 9 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia, Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $1957
2023 Jun 05 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2943
2023 Jun 16 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Jun 26 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2693
2023 Jul 07 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Jul 17 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2693
2023 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Aug 07 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2693
2023 Aug 18 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Aug 28 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2693
2023 Sep 08 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Sep 18 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2225
2023 Sep 28 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2593
2023 Oct 09 11 days, round-trip Italy, Turkey Greek Islands Civitavecchia-Rome $2593
2023 Oct 20 10 days, round-trip Italy, Croatia Montenegro Civitavecchia-Rome $2125
2023 Oct 30 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia-Rome $1656
2023 Nov 13 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Curacao Cayman Fort Lauderdale $827
2023 Nov 22 9 days, round-trip Aruba, Curacao Cayman Fort Lauderdale $804
2023 Dec 01 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1315
2023 Dec 11 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1412
2023 Dec 22 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $1300
2024 Jan 02 6 days, round-trip Bimini, Mexico, Grand Cayman Fort Lauderdale $677
2024 Jan 08 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1412
2024 Jan 19 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1352
2024 Jan 29 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1412
2024 Feb 09 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1464
2024 Feb 19 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1487
2024 Mar 01 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1502
2024 Mar 11 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1412
2024 Mar 22 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1464
2024 Apr 01 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1412
2024 Apr 12 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1390

Celebrity Beyond Review

Review of Celebrity Beyond

Scheduled for inauguration in April 2022, Celebrity Beyond cruise ship is the third is a series of five EDGE-class passenger liners - with sisterships Celebrity Edge (2018), Celebrity Apex (2021), Celebrity Ascent (2023) and TBN2 (2025). Fun fact is that Celebrity Apex was initially to be named "Celebrity Beyond", but the name was changed during the vessel's construction.

The vessel (IMO number 9838395) is currently Malta-flagged (MMSI 215808000) and registered in Valletta.

History - construction and ownership

Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1988 as the Greece-based Chandris Line (cruise shipping operations between 1974-1996). In 1997, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) merged with "Celebrity Cruises Ltd" to become "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd" (RCCL). The "X" on ship funnels is the Greek letter chi (standing for "Chandris"). Common features of Celebrity Cruises ships include aft located glass-walled dining rooms, signature alternate dining venues, bars and lounges, spacious Atrium lobby areas, a large number of balcony staterooms, large sundecks with swimming pools, The Retreat (adults-only sundeck with full-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cabanas, poolside full bar service). Rooftop Terrace (top-deck outdoor lounge-restaurant-cinema), large Spa (with Thermal Suites), premium retail shops selling top-brand merchandise.

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship

The 3300-passenger ship Celebrity Beyond is the 3rd newbuild by "Project Edge" (ship class). These new ships are bigger than Millennium-class but smaller than Solstice-class. The company advertised "small-ship itineraries with large-ship amenities", destination-rich experiences, iconic maritime architecture.

New features (Edge-Class ship design changes)

In comparison to the Edge-class sisterships Apex and Edge, Beyond is longer (20 m / 66 ft), taller (1 deck), with bigger capacity (179 more staterooms), and ~12% larger (GT 140600 tons). Celebrity Beyond also features significant design changes, with added new venues and expanded public spaces.

New venues and spaces on Celebrity Beyond include "Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud" (50-seat specialty restaurant by Daniel Boulud/celebrity chef and restaurant chain owner), redesigned Luminae (Suite-only restaurant designed by Kelly Elaine Hoppen/ South Africa-born British interior designer), redesigned Pool Deck, expanded Rooftop Garden (deck 15/with larger shaded seating areas, 2x infinity pools, bigger Rooftop Grill Bar), twice-larger Sunset Bar (aft on deck 15), larger Retreat (Suite-only bar lounge forward on deck 15).

  • The Resort Deck (deck 14) was also redesigned, having a 23-m / 75-ft long lap pool (swimming pool with in-pool chaise loungers) surrounded by a terraced sundeck, The pool deck also features 2-deck high Jacuzzies (martini glass-shaped whirlpool hot tubs), sunken seating areas, a real-size Elephant statue.
  • Sunset Bar (decks 15-16) is a 2-deck, Casablanca Morocco-themed outdoor bar lounge (designed by Nate Berkus and Tom Wright/WKK) with a pergola-covered entrance, cascading terraces, covered enclaves, conversation niches.
  • The Retreat is a 3-deck-high exclusive (Suites-only) forward-midship located complex with The Retreat Lounge (on deck 15), Lower Sundeck (deck 16, with a glass-roof cover over The Solarium's pool/on deck 14) and The Retreat Sundeck (on deck 17). The Retreat Sundeck is an outdoor area served by The Retreat Bar and offers as amenities cabanas (available for rent), premium furniture (deckchairs, padded loungers, cushioned sofas, daybeds), a round-shaped swimming pool, two plunge pools (cantilevered hot tubs), outdoor showers, restrooms. The Retreat's Edge Villas (2-deck accommodations) were also redesigned.
  • Le Voyage Restaurant (capacity 50 seats) is via partnership with Daniel Boulud - Chef-Owner of 7x NYC restaurants plus 6x in other cities. The food menu (developed by the Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud) is complemented by a premium wine selection menu and top-quality service by professional sommeliers. Le Voyage Restaurant was designed by Jouin Manku and features Intimate seating cocoons and designer lighting.
  • World Class Bar (fleet's first) is via partnership with Diageo plc (1997-founded, London-based beverage alcohol company) which by annual alcohol production volumes was the world's largest distiller until 2017 (when was surpassed by China's Kweichow Moutai Co). World Class Bar is a premium wine bar and cocktail venue served by expert mixologists.

WKK Architects' Tom Wright redesigned and expanded most of the ship's outdoor spaces - including Resort Deck, The Retreat, Rooftop Garden. Resort Deck is ~40% larger than on the ships Apex and Edge.

Celebrity Beyond ship (Rooftop Garden)

The 3-deck-high Grand Plaza (open-floor designed midship area) is larger which allowed the Martini Bar to be moved to the venue's center (on Lobby level/deck 2) as a full-circle bar. Grand Plaza's chandelier features a new shape and hundreds of LED lights.

 

New to the Celebrity cruise ship Beyond are the AquaClass SkySuites, featuring floor-ceiling views, large private terraces, premium bedding and wellness amenities. With the new ship is also introduced a new partnership with Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (1972-born American actress, model, entrepreneur, businesswoman) serving as Celebrity Cruises' "Well-Being Advisor". Since 2022, all Celebrity AquaClass passengers (fleetwide but excluding the Galapagos boats) enjoy complimentary wellness amenities (including fitness kits from Paltrow's goop brand) and custom wellness programming part of the Celebrity's new initiative "Women in Wellness".

Decks and Cabins

Most Celebrity Beyond staterooms are Balcony rooms. Of all the 1646 staterooms, 918 are Edge Staterooms (with Infinite Verandas) and 176 are Suites. All staterooms are fitted with keyless cabin entry technology that uses digital keys (on smartphones), as well as standard keycards and RFID bands.

The boat has 16 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 10 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Celebrity Beyond ship offers 32 food and beverage serving venues, including 4 main dining rooms and 6 new-to-Celebrity Cruises specialty restaurants. In total, the cruise ship has 15 restaurants, 5 cafes, 12 bars and lounges.

 

Passengers in AquaClass staterooms or Suites eat at Blu Restaurant, offering lighter "spa-inspired" cuisine. The Luminae Restaurant is named "Luminae at The Retreat" and (along with Blu) is part of the private, Suite Class passengers exclusive complex "The Retreat". Suite passengers have also the option to eat in the Main Dining Rooms / MDRs (Normandie Restaurant, Tuscan Restaurant, Cosmopolitan Restaurant, Cyprus Restaurant). These 4 complimentary restaurants serve menus inspired by the itinerary/destinations visited. Each restaurant offers regional wines and themed cocktails, dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients, also a rotating menu of Signature dishes for dinner (changing every evening) and a Classic dinner menu. The ship's main restaurants are served by dedicated to each table wait staff (sommelier, assistant waiter, head waiter). Passengers are assigned to one of the 4 MDRs but still have the option (upon request) to dine in the other 3.

Celebrity Beyond offers the company's traditional "Celebrity Select Dining" (your-time dining for dinners) option, which is renamed to "Celebrity Select Dining Plus". Passengers can make reservations in any of the 4 MDRs if they know they want to eat at a specific restaurant and dinner time, or they can simply show up and enjoy dinner on their own time.

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship

In addition to the 4 MDR restaurants, there are plenty of complimentary dining venues, such as Oceanview Cafe (live cooking stations, bakery), Mast Grill (poolside), Spa Cafe & Juice Bar (healthy food and beverages), Eden Cafe (wide variety of breakfast and lunch items). The ship also has two outdoor alfresco seating venues.

The ship has a total of 11 bars and lounges, including Eden, Cafe al Bacio, The Club, Sunset Bar, Theatre Bar, Casino Bar, Martini Bar (at Grand Plaza), Pool Bar, Il Secondo Bacio, The Retreat Bar, The Retreat Lounge.

The ship has a number of for-fee restaurants (at surcharge per person), including Qsine (USD 45 pp), Tuscan Grill (Italian steakhouse, USD 45 pp), Murano (French, USD 45 pp), Lawn Club Grill (DIY steaks, USD 40 pp), Bistro on 5 (creperie, USD 10 pp), The Porch (USD 5 pp, panini restaurant open for breakfast and lunch). At Qsine, passengers can order on iPads, then waiters bring the food in the order of choosing.

Craft Social Bar (debuted on Celebrity Apex) features large selections of premium wines (sold by the glass), craft cocktails and craft beers (50+ brands, including several of the world's rarest). Craft Social Bar is served by certified beer sommeliers.

 

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Ship's Lawn Deck is equipped with real grass and the vessel has more deck chairs than others, offering a calm atmosphere under the sun. The Celebrity iLounge gives guests computer tutorial classes and is also a representative of Apple, providing access to the most affordable Mac products available at duty-free prices. Another feature of Celebrity Beyond is the AquaSpa Cafe, ideal for a quick lunch after the spa.

 

Sky Observation Lounge offers live music at sunset, or you can test your luck at Fortune's Casino - there's something to do onboard at any time.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships

Virtual Concierge app allows booking dinner and spa reservations, drinks ordering, room service, and other services. Smartphone sensors are used to track passengers on the ship in order to improve services based on their location.

Celebrity Edge-Class ships also have the fleet's most technologically advanced Theater Lounge spanning on 3 decks. Here are held fleet's largest number of production shows, with the largest number of performing crew on any premium-brand ship.

Theatre Lounge is the fleet's largest and has all 7 stage areas - 3x large and 4x smaller. Theater's main stage is extending (into the audience) and flanked by 2x directional rotating platforms raising over 2 m (7 ft) above the main stage. Lounge's design and technology also feature 2x rotating spiral staircases, 10x synchronized (mobile) projection screens, 16x video mapping laser projectors, rigging for aerial performances. The Theatre offers 7x new full shows, including Shakespeare-based "A Hot Summer Night's Dream" (with acrobatics), "The Jewelry Box" (technological), "Kaleidoscope" (high-energy music and dance), "Arte" (acrobatics), "Elements" (themed on the five elements/air-water-earth-fire-ether, with "air sculptures" and acrobatic performances), "Stage Door" (musical pre-recorded in The London Palladium Theatre), plus two "Headline Residency" program-based new shows - "Get Up" (pop concert by Black Skull Creative) and "The Purpose" (celebrating the inner self).

"The Club" is another new (dual-purpose) venue with a large dance floor, a stage for live performances, a giant LED screen, and served by its own 2 bars. During the day, The Club offers fun activities and games (including Funovation Laser Maze Challenge, Drone Hunting, laser obstacle course, dance classes, trivia). At night, it transforms into "The Jazz Joint at The Club" (live performances by vocalists, dancers, comedians) and later into the disco nightclub "Undercover at The Club". The nightly program is themed on the US Prohibition era, with a menu offering signature 1920s craft cocktails and aerial saxophonist performances. Andromeda body scanner allows passengers to become someone else for the entire evening. Hypno Cam Experience is a dance party, in which an Ultra HD camera is passed around and all photos are instantly displayed on the LED screen.

Ship's Kids Club offers by the "Camp at Sea" program over 500 complimentary activities for children of all ages. The facility features two (new for the fleet) separate spaces (for kids and teens) called "The Basement".

Celebrity's signature Rooftop Garden (top-deck dining-entertainment bar lounge) offers expanded facilities and show programming (Rooftop Concert Series, Garden Cinema Series, Taste of Film experience under-the-stars, with 5 new live musical performances).

Grand Plaza

The Grand Plaza serves as the ship's epicenter (midship location) and spans 3 decks. The open-floor designed venue mixes modernity and simplicity and was inspired by the charming era of Transatlantic ocean liners. The concept was designed by Jouin Manku Studio.

 

The unique space has a striking lighting feature - The Chandelier, an art installation rising over Martini Bar (in the Lobby level's center) to the ceiling 3 decks above. It is composed of 5 levels and a total of 765 blades illuminated via dynamic LED strips changing their colors from day to night, The Chandelier weighs 7 tons.

The Grand Plaza houses many of the liner's new specialty restaurants, including Fine Cut Steakhouse and Raw on 5 (Deck 5) Le Grand Bistro and Cafe al Bacio (Deck 4), Grand Plaza Cafe (Deck 3), Italian piazzas. Midship-Deck 3 is the Martini Bar. Adorning the edges of Grand Plaza are hand-stitched mesh screens that combine over 13,500 art pieces made of leather, fabric, and metal.

Grand Plaza's cafes are the perfect choice for "coffee breaks" - from morning cappuccino to afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails - while enjoying live entertainment. In the evenings, Grand Plaza transforms into the ship's social hub with live music performances.

During the day, "Le Grand Bistro" (in the Atrium on Deck 4) operates as patisserie and cafeteria serving French cuisine. In the evenings, Le Grand Bistro transforms into "Le Petite Chef" - new dining-entertainment concept via an exclusive partnership with TableMation Studios (US multimedia company) and Skullmapping (a 2010-founded collective of filmmakers and visual artists). Dinner experience includes visual mapping technology with animated 3D characters projected (from above) onto tables and on plates. The VIP dining is at a fixed surcharge. It costs USD 25 pp (Le Grand Bistro) and USD 55 pp (Le Petite Chef).

Eden Lounge

The following official YouTube video reviews the ship's glass-walled Eden Observation Lounge combining dining and nightlife.

 

Eden is a 3-deck high (aft-location on decks 4, 5, 6) lounge-bar-restaurant venue with live music and shows programming changing throughout the day. Eden Lounge measures 10439 m3 (368640 ft3) and covers a total area of 1175 m2 (12650 ft2). The lounge has outward-facing design and combines a signature gastronomic experience (light lunch, 5-course dinner, wine tastings) with live performances, daily lectures, promo events. The lounge has alfresco dining areas on both its sides. In the evening, the lounge transforms into "Eve at Eden", with more provocative entertainment (fusion of performance art, dining, and nightlife.

The Eden Restaurant is part of the lounge. The Eden Bar is a food and drinks bar, also serving hand-crafted cocktails.

The lounge's 90-m / 295 ft long ramp envelops the entire space and provides panoramic views. The lounge's unconventional furniture and interiors are designed by Patricia Urquiola (Spain). She also designed the lounge's "Library of Plants" (living garden) and the hanging plant pillars. Lounge's designer is Scott Butler (Wilson Butler Architects, Boston MA). The evening show programming is by Variety Worldwide (NYC New York).

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships - Eden Lounge

"The Meeting Place" is named the ship's Conference Center (sized 183 m2 / 1970 ft2). This large meeting room is designed by Wilson Butler Architects (Boston MA) and provides advanced audio-visual equipment, varied seating arrangements, private office (event planning space), as well as mobile bars (for food and beverages) and a fully equipped pantry.

Magic Carpet ("outdoor elevator lounge")

A unique feature of the Celebrity Cruises EDGE-class ships is the "Magic Carpet" - a glass structure (glass-roofed, cantilevered platform) the size of a tennis court, able to traverse 14 stories, like a large elevator. Mounted on the ship's starboard side, the open-air Magic Carpet offers stunning ocean views, comfortable seating, full bar, a stage for live music performances, This "traveling venue" changes its theme, function, and location by extending from Deck 2 up to Deck 16.

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships Magic Carpet

Passengers can't simply ride on the Magic Carpet (using it as an elevator). In each location, the "moving lounge" is safely locked, then guests are allowed to step onboard. While repositioning, the venue is without any passengers. Some of its furniture is fixed.

The structure repositions and transforms into a new venue depending on which deck is locked.

  • When positioned on Deck 16 (above pool deck), it becomes a specialty restaurant offering the unique "Dinner on the Edge" alfresco dining under the stars.
  • When positioned on Resort Deck 14 (in front of the cabanas), it becomes an extension of the pool deck area, also offering live music performances.
  • When positioned on Dining Deck 5, it becomes a specialty restaurant - alfresco dining appendix to the ship's main dining room restaurant.
  • When positioned on Tendering Deck 2, it becomes an extension of the Destination Gateway (embarkation station serving ship's tender operations). Destination Gateway boarding area is dedicated to the so-called "Edge Launches" - luxurious passenger tendering ashore, providing seamless embarkation and disembarkation in all ports of call along the cruise itinerary. This spacious area is fitted with large LCD screens (displaying destination, itinerary and port highlights), comfortable seating (capacity 130 seats), air-conditioning.

"Destination Getaway" is a dedicated embarkation point when the platform is positioned at its lowest level (Tendering Deck 2).

Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ships - Magic Carpet - Destination Getaway

Magic Carpet's repositioning schedule is published daily.

Itineraries

Celebrity Beyond cruise itinerary program is planned to start with an inaugural season in Europe, followed by Caribbean deployment (winter 2022-2023).

The Maiden Voyage was scheduled to depart from Southampton (England UK) on April 27, 2022. The 10-night "Western Europe" (Atlantic coastal relocation itinerary/RepositioningCruises.com) visited ports in France; Portugal, and Spain, ending in Barcelona. Prices started from USD 2450 per person (with double occupancy).

The inaugural Mediterranean season (May 7 thru Oct 12, 2022) is based on 9-night (themed "Italy and France", "France, Italy and Spain") and 10-night (themed "Italy and Greek Isles", "Greek Isles and Malta") roundtrips from homeports Barcelona and Civitavecchia-Rome.

On October 12, 2022, starts the Transatlantic repositioning crossing (themed "Spain, France and Canaries") from Europe to the Caribbean-USA, followed by homeporting in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida).

The Caribbean season starts in 2022 with the 9-night "Southern Caribbean" (inaugural cruise) departing on Oct 26. The ship's Caribbean program includes the following itineraries:

  • 5-night "Western Caribbean"
  • 7-night "Puerto Plata, St Thomas and St Maarten"
  • 7-night "Bahamas, Mexico and Grand Cayman"
  • 7-night "Puerto Plata, St Thomas and St Maarten"
  • 8-night "Eastern Caribbean Holiday"
  • 8-night "Western Caribbean Holiday"

Bookings on Celebrity Beyond cruises (2022-2023) opened on April 28, 2021.

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EDGE-Class ships were designed via an exclusive partnership with Nate Berkus - US interior designer establishing his own company at the age of 24. On January 29, 2020, started vessel's construction with the steel-cutting ceremony held at STX France (Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard) in St Nazaire, France. The ceremony was attended by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (Celebrity Cruises' President and CEO) and Laurent Castaing (Shipyard's General Manager).

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship construction

On April 11, 2019, the shipowner RCCL (Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd) signed an MoU agreement with Chantiers de l'Atlantique for a 5th EDGE-class unit (TBN) which is currently scheduled for delivery in 2025.

The vessel's construction (yard number/hull L34) officially started with the keel-laying ceremony held on November 19, 2020, at Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard. The special event was attended by Richard Fain (Royal Caribbean Group's Chairman), Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (Celebrity's President and CEO), Tobias King (Celebrity's Project Manager), Laurent Castaing (shipbuilder's General Manager), Sebastien Le Boulluec (shipbuilder's Project Manager Edge Series).

The vessel was launched (floated out from drydock) on March 31, 2021. Sea trials (in Biscay Bay/Atlantic Ocean) were successfully completed on February 5-6, 2022, being overseen by 50+ shipyard technicians and crew led by Captain McCue.

On October 14, 2021, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced that the ship's Master will be Captain Kate McCue. In 2015, she became the first American female to captain a cruise ship (Celebrity Summit). In the following years, she also captained the Celebrity ships Equinox and Edge (2019-2020).

Celebrity Beyond was officially delivered on April 5, 2022. The ceremony was attended by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Laurent Castaing, as well as by Jason Liberty (RCG-Royal Caribbean Group’s new President and CEO).

On May 12, 2022, was announced the name of the ship's godmother - Simone Arianne Biles (1997-born American artistic gymnast, hometown Spring TX USA). As of 2022, she has 32x Championship medals (Olympic and World), ranking her the world's most decorated and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. The christening ceremony is currently scheduled for November 4, 2022, to be held in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale.

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2022

Bookings on Celebrity Beyond cruises (2022-2023) opened on April 28, 2021.

Next tables show the ship's inaugural itineraries by homeport/destination with prices in USD per person (Inside cabin rates with double occupancy).

(MAIDEN VOYAGE/first cruise 2022) 10-day repositioning from the UK to the Mediterranean (Southampton to Barcelona) from USD 2780 / EUR 2270 pp.

Date / TimePort
27 Apr 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
29 Apr 07:00 - 21:00La Rochelle, France
30 Apr 09:00 - 21:00Bilbao, Spain
02 May 08:00 - 17:00Lisbon, Portugal
03 May 10:00 - 19:00Cadiz, Spain
04 May 07:00 - 20:00Malaga, Spain
06 May 08:00 - 18:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Balearic Spain
07 May 05:00Arriving in Barcelona, Spain

(inaugural Mediterranean cruise) 9-day Barcelona to Civitavecchia - $2510 pp

Date / TimePort
07 May 17:00Departing from Barcelona
08 May 07:00 - 17:00Marseille, France Riviera
09 May 07:00 - 19:00Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice, France Riviera
10 May 07:00 - 18:00Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy Riviera
11 May 07:00 - 12 May 17:00La Spezia, Italy
14 May 07:00 - 20:00Messina, Sicily Italy
15 May 07:00 - 18:00Naples, Italy
16 May 05:00Arriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy

(inaugural Eastern Mediterranean cruise) 10-day Greek Isles from Rome ($ 2720 pp)

Date / TimePort
16 May 17:00Departing from Civitavecchia
18 May 12:00 - 21:00Santorini Island, Greece
19 May 08:00 - 18:00Rhodes Island, Greece
20 May 08:00 - 18:00Mykonos Island, Greece
21 May 06:00 - 18:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
22 May 08:00 - 17:00Nafplio, Mycenae, Greece
23 May 08:00 - 17:00Kefalonia Island, Greece
25 May 07:00 - 18:00Naples, Italy
26 May 05:00Arriving in Civitavecchia

(inaugural Transatlantic crossing) 12-day from Barcelona to NYC-Cape Liberty ($2255 pp)

Date / TimePort
12 Oct 17:00Departing from Barcelona
14 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Cadiz, Spain
15 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Lisbon, Portugal
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
22 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Kings Wharf, Bermuda
24 Oct 05:00Arriving in Cape Liberty, Bayonne NJ-NYC

(East Coast USA repositioning) 9-day from New York to Florida ($2035 pp)

Date / TimePort
26 Oct 17:00Departing from NYC
28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Kings Wharf, Bermuda
31 Oct 08:00 - 20:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
01 Nov 08:00 - 20:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
04 Nov 06:00Arriving in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Florida

(inaugural Caribbean cruise) 5-day to Mexico ($1400 pp)

Date / TimePort
08 Nov 15:30Departing from Fort Lauderdale
10 Nov 07:00 - 18:00Cozumel, Mexico
11 Nov 08:00 - 17:00Costa Maya, Mexico
13 Nov 07:00Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

(inaugural itinerary) 7-day Eastern Caribbean - from $1990 pp

Date / TimePort
13 Nov 15:30Departing from Fort Lauderdale
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
17 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas Island USVI
18 Nov 11:00 - 18:00Puerto Plata, Dominicana
20 Nov 07:00Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

(inaugural itinerary) 7-day Western Caribbean - from $2250 pp

Date / TimePort
20 Nov 15:30Departing from Fort Lauderdale
21 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Nassau, Bahamas
23 Nov 10:30 - 18:30Costa Maya, Mexico
24 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Cozumel, Mexico
25 Nov 10:00 - 18:00George Town, Grand Cayman Island
27 Nov 07:00Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

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