Celebrity Beyond

Former name: STX FRANCE L34

Celebrity Beyond current position

Celebrity Beyond current location is at Gulf of Mexico (coordinates 22.60963 N / -84.40587 W) cruising at speed of 16.7 kn (31 km/h | 19 mph) en route to BS BIM. The AIS position was reported 16 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond current cruise is 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman. Prices start from USD 1089 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Jul, 2024 and ends on 27 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
21 Jul 16:00    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
23 Jul 07:00 - 16:00    Cozumel, Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya
24 Jul 10:30 - 17:00    Grand Cayman Island, George Town Harbour
26 Jul 09:30 - 18:00    Bimini Islands, Resorts World Bimini Bahamas
27 Jul 07:00    Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels

Specifications of Celebrity Beyond

Year of build2022  /  Age: 2
Flag state Malta
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, France)
ClassCelebrity EDGE
Building costEUR 770 million (USD 900 million)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 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, Celebrity Xcel
Former namesSTX FRANCE L34
Christened bySimone Biles
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorCelebrity Cruises

Celebrity Beyond Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 29 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale
2024 Jul 07 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale $939
2024 Jul 13 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale
2024 Jul 21 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1089
2024 Jul 27 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale
2024 Aug 04 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale
2024 Aug 10 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale $1322
2024 Aug 18 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1154
2024 Aug 24 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale
2024 Sep 01 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $876
2024 Sep 07 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale $1168
2024 Sep 15 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $1005
2024 Sep 21 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale $1637
2024 Sep 29 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $876
2024 Oct 05 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale $1724
2024 Oct 13 6 days, round-trip Bahamas, Mexico Cayman Fort Lauderdale $779
2024 Oct 19 8 days, round-trip Aruba, Bonaire Curacao Fort Lauderdale $1340
2024 Oct 27 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale $718
2024 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale $947
2024 Nov 09 6 days, round-trip Grand Turk, Puerto Plata Bahamas Fort Lauderdale $903
2024 Nov 15 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1350
2024 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $940
2024 Dec 02 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1790
2024 Dec 13 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1059
2024 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale $3009
2025 Jan 03 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1278
2025 Jan 13 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1662
2025 Jan 24 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1313
2025 Feb 03 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1043
2025 Feb 14 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1942
2025 Feb 24 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1516
2025 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1417
2025 Mar 17 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1119
2025 Mar 28 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1551
2025 Apr 07 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $2123
2025 Apr 18 10 days, round-trip Ultimate Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale $1677
2025 Apr 28 6 days, round-trip Puerto Plata, Labadee Perfect Day Fort Lauderdale $812
2025 May 04 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Mexico Jamaica Miami $930
2025 May 11 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Perfect Day Miami $1045
2025 May 18 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $994
2025 May 25 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $998
2025 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $961
2025 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip San Juan, St. Maarten Perfect Day Miami $917
2025 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $1002
2025 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $1026
2025 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $1023
2025 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $975
2025 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $1068
2025 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $1096
2025 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $992
2025 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $1046
2025 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $962
2025 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Labadee, Puerto Plata Perfect Day Miami $1026
2025 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Mexico Jamaica Miami $969
2025 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $1039
2025 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $844
2025 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip San Juan, St. Maarten Perfect Day Miami $1007
2025 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $874
2025 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $936
2025 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $1158
2025 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip St. Maarten, St. Thomas Bahamas Miami $984
2025 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Grand Cayman, Mexico, Jamaica Perfect Day Miami $984
2025 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $761
2025 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $761
2025 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $736
2025 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $721
2025 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $821
2025 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $594
2025 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $738
2025 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $700
2025 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $853
2025 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $885
2026 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $811
2026 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $811
2026 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $811
2026 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $811
2026 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $811
2026 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $821
2026 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $811
2026 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $811
2026 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $861
2026 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $861
2026 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $861
2026 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $861
2026 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $861
2026 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $811
2026 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip St. Thomas, St. Kitts Puerto Plata Miami $841
2026 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Tortola, Antigua Bahamas Miami $711

Celebrity Beyond Review

Review of Celebrity Beyond

The 2022-built Celebrity Beyond cruise ship is the third in a series of five EDGE-class passenger liners - with sisterships Celebrity Edge (2018), Celebrity Apex (2021), Celebrity Ascent (2023) and Celebrity Xcel (2025).

Curiously, 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.

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.

Edge-Class ships also have Celebrity 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 is 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).

In 2023, Celebrity introduced pickleball playing courts fleetwide. The sports facilities are complimentary, including the pickleball equipment (net, paddles, balls) but operated with separate scheduled playing times for adults and families (with kids older than 6). While on older vessels the pickleball courts are either on the Sports Deck or at the Multi-Sports Court, on the EGDE ships pickleball is played at the Rooftop Garden.

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). The 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

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 an 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 serves food and drinks including 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 itinerary program started with an inaugural season in Europe (2022), followed by the Caribbean deployment (winter 2022-2023).

The Maiden Voyage left from Southampton (England UK) on April 27th (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 in 2022 (May 7 thru Oct 12) was 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, started the Transatlantic repositioning crossing ("Spain, France and Canaries" itinerary) from Europe to the Caribbean-USA, followed by the homeporting in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida).

The Caribbean season 2022 started with the 9-night "Southern Caribbean" inaugural cruise (departing on Oct 26th).

The ship's Caribbean program included 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 the vessel's construction with the steel-cutting ceremony at STX France (Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard) in St Nazaire, France. The ceremony was attended by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (Celebrity's President and CEO) and Laurent Castaing (Shipyard's General Manager).

Celebrity Cruises EDGE-class ship

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 (Xcel) which is currently scheduled for delivery in 2025-Q4.

The vessel's physical construction (STX France 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 Biles Owens (1997-born as Simone Arianne Biles, American artistic gymnast, hometown Spring TX USA). As of 2022, she has 32x Championship medals (including 7x Olympic and 19x World), ranking her as the world's most decorated and one of the greatest gymnasts of all time.

The christening ceremony was on November 4, 2022, held in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale. The naming event was led Simone Biles and attended by the ship's Master (Captain Kate McCue), Jason Liberty and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

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

Godspeed!