The next Celebrity Cruises Edge-class ship is to sail its maiden voyage from Southampton next year.
The cruise line also announced Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow as its new “wellbeing advisor”.
Celebrity Beyond will cruise depart Southampton on 27 April 2022 and will call at Bordeaux, Lisbon, Seville, Mallorca and Barcelona, where the ship will homeport for the summer and offer a programme of nine and 10-night Mediterranean voyages.
Following its European programme, Beyond will reposition to Fort Lauderdale to sail seven-night Caribbean cruises. The first Caribbean sailing for the new Celebrity Cruises ship will depart 25 October 2022.
Speaking at a virtual reveal event, the line’s president and chief executive Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said: “The first sailing is next spring, in late April and it sails out of Southampton.”
“Celebrity Beyond will move down to Barcelona and then it will cross over to the Caribbean where it will seven-night cruises out of Fort Lauderdale,” she continued.
The ship is 20 metres longer and 17 metres taller than other Edge-series ships. It was also revealed that Celebrity Beyond would feature an additional 179 cabins and suites, compared to its sister ships, and will feature a new 50-seat restaurant called Le Voyage.
“Le Voyage is an additional speciality restaurant,” she said. “We were able to add Le Voyage because of one of the sections that we added when building the ship. It is going to be an additional restaurant rather than a replacement.”
In an extension of outdoor areas, a two-story sundeck has been added to The Retreat, the exclusive area for suite passengers. The main deck area will be 40% larger than those on previous Edge-class vessels and will feature an expanded rooftop garden.