Celebrity Cruises has celebrated the start of construction on its third Edge class cruise ship which will be named Celebrity Beyond.
Construction Starts on Celebrity Beyond
A major milestone has been reached for Celebrity Cruises’ third Edge class cruise ship with the commencing of construction. The development and design stages now shift to a physical construction stage and the first piece of steel has been cut.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said:
“Celebrity Beyond is the perfect natural next-step in the Edge Series.”
“The Edge Series is all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention, and Celebrity Beyond will continue this legacy.”
Construction of the new cruise ship is taking place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. It has also been revealed the vessel will be named Celebrity Beyond and she’ll be delivered in fall 2021.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said:
“With the launch of our Edge Series, Celebrity Cruises redefined modern cruising. Celebrity Edge impressed the world with its outward-facing design and innovation; Celebrity Apex takes the onboard vacation experience to the pinnacle; and now with Celebrity Beyond, we’re charting new territory once again.”
“While we can’t say much just yet, with Celebrity Beyond three’s a charm.”
The first in the class is Celebrity Edge which has taken the cruise line into a new era of cruise ships offering new experiences and features since joining the fleet in 2018. The second in the class named Celebrity Apex is in the final stages of fitting out and is set to debut in Southampton in April 2020.
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The Edge class ships are 129,500 gross tons and have a guest capacity of 2,910 at double occupancy along with 1,319 crew members.