Celebrity Cruises has cut the first piece of steel at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for the third-in-class Edge series ship, Celebrity Beyond.

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.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises added:

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 second-in-class Celebrity Apex will arrive in Southampton in April 2020, the first Celebrity Cruises ship to be launched in the UK in over a decade, and you can read more about this revolutionary ship here Celebrity Apex