All aboard Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond, Celebrity Cruises’ newest cruise ship, with 3,260 guests, began cruising the Western Mediterranean in mid-2022 and will soon begin winter sailings from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It offers six to ten night cruises with port calls to island destinations such as the Bahamas, US Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Prices per person for a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise start at $750.

Celebrity Beyond is the cruise line’s third ship in its Edge class and 12th in the fleet, not counting four small yachts. With a nod to the popular Edge class designs that will be repeated on this new ship, Celebrity Beyond introduces several new elements to dining and entertainment. Already renowned for its exceptional service, Celebrity now invites culinary enthusiasts to dine on the delectable creations of internationally renowned French chef Daniel Boulud, who has chosen the new ship for his first restaurant at sea, Le Voyage.

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Boulud has restaurants in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Palm Beach, Miami, Toronto, MontrĂ©al, London, Singapore and Dubai and is probably best known for the New York location called Daniel, which has two Michelin stars. Aboard Celebrity Beyond, cruise guests can enjoy Boulud’s 5-Spice Duck Pithivier, Argentinian Filet Mignon, Lobster Risotto and Slow Braised Beef Ribs. As with other cruise ship specialty restaurants, Le Voyage charges an additional fee of $75 per person.

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Celebrity Beyond unveils new entertainment options

Celebrity Beyond has the most spacious theater in the line’s fleet and is home to three productions. Elements is described as a journey through the five elements – air, water, earth, fire and ether – that brings together technology and acrobatic performances. According to the cruise line, air sculptures are created when air is blown into panels of fabric, creating dance art.

Another show called Arte aims to immerse audiences in iconic works of art, combining dance, acrobatics and visual effects. The third show is titled Stage Door, which features footage of a full orchestra while visual effects are projected onto giant LED screens that wrap around the stage.

Other entertainment options include the club, which features two new live music nights. The Jazz Joint at the Club is a speakeasy show concept featuring singers and dancers performing swinging jazz tunes. The show, titled Rocked, recreates iconic concert moments, according to the cruise line, while Bring the Brass pays homage to the world’s great brass bands.

Another venue called the Eden is a three-story space with floor-to-ceiling windows that hosts Broadway-style cast shows along with other events like art and wine tasting classes. And in the ship’s Grand Plaza, a space inspired by the piazzas of Italy, cruise ships can enjoy eight light shows choreographed to music.

Celebrity Beyond offers many restaurants and butlers too

Celebrity Beyond has a wide range of staterooms and suites with the ultimate in luxury service that you will find at The Retreat. Accommodations at The Retreat allow cruisers to avoid the ship’s crowded public areas and include two-story Edge Villa Suites with outdoor plunge pools. All suites include butler service, and cruisers booking a suite in The Retreat can dine at a private restaurant called Luminae, while those booking an AquaClass suite can enjoy the exclusive dining venue called Blu.

In addition to suites, cruisers can book a Concierge-class stateroom or an Edge stateroom with an infinity veranda. Both are about 243 square feet with a 42-foot balcony.

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Other specialty restaurants aboard this ship include the Fine Cut Steakhouse, which features Japanese Wagyu Roast Beef and 45-day dry-aged Prime Bone-in Rib Eye. Le Grand Bistro takes inspiration from French bistros, and the Magic Carpet is a venue on an upper deck and cantilevered over the sea. The Rooftop Garden Grill serves gourmet barbecue dishes like grilled branzino and seafood kabob.

Celebrity Beyond guests not wanting to splurge at specialty restaurants can dine poolside at the Main Dining Room, Eden Cafe, The Spa Cafe and Juice Bar, Oceanview Cafe and Mast Grill.

Public spaces for adults and children alike

Celebrity Beyond offers multiple areas where cruisers of all ages can relax, play games, and make new friends.

The spa onboard Celebrity Beyond offers destination-inspired treatments like Caribbean coconut therapies, as well as acupuncture, facials, and massages, including some that use an amber and quartz wrap, as well as eucalyptus and juniper to loosen knots and release tension. Other massage techniques include the Zero Gravity Immersion Massage, the Aroma Spa Algae Massage, and the Restorative Salt Stone Massage.

The Rooftop Garden is described as the ultimate urban playscape on the ship’s resort deck, where guests can partake in activities such as morning tai chi, watch outdoor movies and dance under the stars.

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For children aged 3 to 12 there is Camp at Sea with a range of activities including competitive play, creating artworks and educational themes with a focus on the ocean.

At the Teen Club, teens ages 13-17 can attend disco parties, play digital trivia, participate in game night challenges, or just relax and socialize.

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