Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, has arrived in the U.S. for the first time.
The vessel, which is the third in the line’s Edge class, arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey today, which is home to Cape Liberty Cruise Port. Beyond will officially begin her inaugural U.S. season tomorrow, October 26th, when she embarks on a one-way cruise to Port Everglades in Florida.
Celebrity Beyond and her crew of over 1,400 sailed into port with Captain Kate McCue on the bridge, along with Captain Dimitris Kafetzis, who had the honor of completing the ship’s transatlantic crossing. Following a series of voyages in Europe earlier this year, the vessel will spend the winter sailing in the Caribbean.
“Today marks the start of a game-changing couple of weeks for our brand. Our newest, most awe-inspiring and expectation-defying ship, Celebrity Beyond, is making her North American debut in the Big Apple today; and next week we will officially name her with the amazing Simone Biles as the ship’s godmother,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
“This ship is at the forefront of travel innovation – it’s a luxury resort, spa resort and culinary haven combined into one exceptional ‘Journey WonderFULL.’ There has never been a better time to journey to the world’s best places on one of the world’s best places.”
Highlights of Celebrity Beyond include:
- The Retreat ship-within-a-ship complex with a sundeck, bar, lounge, and restaurant
- The Rooftop Garden and Resort Deck featuring cantilevered float pools and sunken seating areas
- The multi-level Sunset Bar with an internationally-inspired beach club ambiance
- 32 dining venues and bars, including Chef Daniel Boulud’s first fine-dining restaurant at sea, Le Voyage
- New AquaClass SkySuites with floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, complimentary access to the spa’s thermal suite, and more
- The Magic Carpet platform on the side of the ship, offering a different experience depending on which deck it’s on
Celebrity Beyond departs on her inaugural U.S. voyage on October 26th from Cape Liberty on a nine-night southern Caribbean and Bermuda cruise. Port calls will include Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda; Willemstad, Curaçao; and Oranjestad, Aruba.
From Port Everglades, the ship will begin a season of various Caribbean itineraries.