Celebrity President Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Group CEO Jason Liberty accepted delivery yesterday in France.
At the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, yesterday, Celebrity Cruises President Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Royal Caribbean Group President Jason Liberty accepted delivery of the newest build, the Beyond.
Joining them at the ceremony were the new ship's Captain Kate McCue, the ship's 1400 crew members, other Celebrity Cruises executives, and shipyard officials, including General Manager Laurent Castaing.
Liberty spoke to the group and said, "The delivery of Celebrity Beyond today marks our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation; today, we celebrate the future of travel and its possibilities. This incredible ship, on this long-awaited day, signifies our commitment to investing in the future of the travel industry, as well as the ship-building industry in Europe. We are so grateful to the Chantiers de l'Atlantique team, our own Newbuild and Celebrity Cruises team, our loyal guests and trade partners, and everyone who has contributed their time, resources, creativity, and loyalty. We look forward to what's to come as the travel industry grows to new peaks."
Celebrity President Lutoff-Perlo added, "We could not be happier to officially welcome Celebrity Beyond into our fleet with the first physical delivery since the pandemic, celebrating this momentous occasion with our exceptional crew and partners at Chantiers de l'Atlantique. With its innovative offerings that reach far beyond expectations from some of today's most talented designers, artists, and creative minds, we believe that Beyond speaks to the growing trend of people seeking new luxury experiences that are personalized, effortless, and meaningful. We are seeing a continued desire to travel as business steadily increases, and we see Beyond leading the cruise industry into the next era of luxury.
We are more than ready to welcome our guests onboard and show them just how incredible this s