Celebrity Cruises takes seafaring luxury to the next level with the debut of its latest cutting-edge vessel, Beyond.
Beyond is the company’s newest must-cruise vessel.
Celebrity Cruises has long been one of the top names in luxury travel, and with its Edge series of ships—Edge debuted in 2018, while Apex followed in 2019—the company has lifted its game even further, embracing innovative design to bring its passengers the ultimate in luxury and an even closer connection to the sea.
The Sunset Bar was designed by interiors star Nate Berkus.
The latest offering from this industry stalwart just might top them all: Celebrity Beyond, a jaw-dropping ship that launched in April and has immediately become one of the most buzzed-about vessels for luxury cruising fans around the world. Emphasis on luxury: Think four-star dining at Daniel Boulud’s Le Voyage (among 32 total food and beverage experiences), the master chef’s first signature restaurant at sea; indulgent spa treatments at the nearly 14,000-square-foot spa; live theater, a casino and shopping; and, of course, world-class accommodations, including two-story Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools available exclusively to guests of the ultraluxe resort-within-a-resort The Retreat. Plus, with high-profile design figures Nate Berkus, Kelly Hoppen and Tom Wright each contributing their talents to conceive various spaces on the ship, Beyond boasts sleek, sophisticated design that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living at every turn.
Celebrity Beyond’s rooftop garden beckons with two floating pools cantilevered several feet over the side of the ship.
When it comes to helming the 1,073-foot-long vessel, Celebrity is also breaking new ground, naming Kate McCue to captain the cruise ship, the first American woman to hold the position. “Being able to take a ship from its shipyard construction stage and bring her to life with guests and crew is a captain’s career highlight,” enthuses McCue. “The fact that she’s the newest, largest and most luxurious ship of her kind at sea is icing on the cake.”
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