Celebrity Beyond arrives in Southampton ahead of maiden voyage

Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship has arrived in the UK before it sets off on its maiden voyage.

Celebrity Beyond sailed into Southampton this morning (April 21), helmed by Captain Kate McCue and 1,400 crew.

The ship will depart on its maiden voyage, a 10-night cruise visiting Bordeaux, Lisbon, Seville, Malaga, Majorca and Barcelona, on April 27.

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Celebrity Beyond will then offer a range of Mediterranean excursions over the summer before it is repositioned to Fort Lauderdale, where it will offer seven-night Caribbean cruises from October.

President and chief executive of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, said: “The arrival of Celebrity Beyond into Southampton, where it will soon depart on its maiden voyage, is a historic moment for the brand as we welcome this awe-inspiring, expectation-defying ship, which is set to lead the cruise industry into a new era of new luxury.

“Celebrity Beyond is a true game-changer for the industry and represents our commitment to growth, to the future of the travel industry and to staying at the forefront of innovation.”

Jo Rzymowska, Celebrity Cruises’ vice president and managing director, EMEA, said: “We have been eagerly anticipating this arrival moment and we are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Beyond as she sails into Southampton, kicking off her inaugural season in Europe and setting a new standard for luxury.

“With its inspirational design, sensational experiences and signature personalised service, Beyond is the travel experience this market has been craving. We can’t wait for everyone to see what this incredible ship has to offer.”

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