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SNEAK PEEK: Inside Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled the third ship of its Edge Series, Celebrity Beyond.

During an exclusive preview this morning at QT Hotel Sydney, Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo (virtually) spoke with the dream team of modern lifestyle icons behind the ship, including multi-award-winning British designer Kelly Hoppen, American designer Nate Berkus, Paris-based design firm Jouin Manku, British architect Tom Wright and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud.

In exciting news for your wellness-junkie clients, Lutoff-Perlo took the event as an opportunity to announce that Goop CEO and founder (and Hollywood actress) Gwyneth Paltrow will be the line’s new wellbeing advisor.

In light of this, the ship will also feature experiences and products from Goop.

The new-build features everything Celebrity guests love about its Edge Series, plus some delightful extras.

Celebrity Beyond will feature an additional two-storey sundeck to its ‘resort-within-a-resort’, The Retreat; an expanded rooftop garden and resort deck; a multi-level, multi-terraced Sunset Bar; a redesigned Grand Plaza spanning three decks; and, of course, the return of the coveted Magic Carpet.

Celebrity Beyond‘s Grand Plaza
Celebrity Beyond‘s Sunset Bar

In terms of dining, Celebrity has managed to secure the first-ever Daniel Boulud fine-dining restaurant at sea, Le Voyage.

Accommodations will also be refreshed from modern two-storey villas with private plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas.

Celebrity Beyond‘s Iconic Suite
Le Voyage restaurant

“Celebrity Cruises has always been an innovator at sea, and now we have challenged the status quo with a vessel that goes beyond expectations, beyond imagination,” said Lutoff-Perlo.

According to Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Group (the parent company of Celebrity Cruises) Celebrity Beyond will take the extraordinary features of Celebrity Edge – like the focus on the connection with the ocean and the grand spaces – and really amplify them.

“We focused on providing more openness, height and spaciousness throughout the ship’s most popular spaces,” he said.

“The end result is a next-generation ship that embodies the intersection of architecture and design.”

Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage on 27 April 2022 from Southampton, England on a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux in France, Lisbon in Portugal, and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona in Spain.

She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys, including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries, and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through early October when the ship then heads to the Caribbean.

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