The Celebrity Beyond Captain, Kate McCue, said that the successful completion of the sea trials was a “thrill of a lifetime for me.”
SAINT-NAZAIRE, FRANCE (February 7, 2022) – Celebrity Cruises newest build, the "Beyond," completed her sea trials over the weekend and returned to the Chantiers de l' Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.
She will make her debut on April 27, 2022, when she sets sail from Southampton, England.
Sea trials for the Beyond were conducted during the first week of February in the Bay of Biscay.
Overseen by more than 50 crew members, including Captain Kate McCue, engineers, and nautical experts, the ship showcased that its strength, excellence, and superb sailing capabilities go beyond its breath-taking amenities. It displayed a superior level of comfort, safety, maneuverability, and fuel efficiency, the latter due in part to the revolutionary design of the ship's Parabolic Ultrabow.
"I can't tell you how excited I am to have completed this important milestone as it brings us that much closer to welcoming our guests onboard to enjoy their own 'Journey WonderFULLSM,' on Celebrity Beyond," said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
"Beyond showed why there is so much more to her than just her looks. Like her sister ships – Celebrity ApexSM and Celebrity Edge® – she went beyond what was needed to demonstrate she's ready."
"Successfully completing these sea trials was a thrill of a lifetime for me," said Celebrity Beyond Captain Kate McCue. "Her smooth sailing and maneuverability is a testament to her innovative design and I can't wait to take the helm of this awe-inspiring ship and take our guests to equally beautiful destinations." Celebrity Beyond will not only hold the title of the largest ship in the Celebrity Cruises' fleet, but the distinction as the brand's most luxurious vessel. Standing at 17 decks high and 21 meters longer than her innovative predecessors Celebrity Edge.