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Steel is cut for Celebrity Beyond at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

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From left, Richard Fain, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Harri Kulovaara and Laurent Castaing hoist a commemorative ship cut-out from the first steel going into Celebrity Beyond
Construction began on the third ship in Celebrity Cruises' Edge series with the first steel cut for Celebrity Beyond at Chantiers de l’Atlantique this week.

‘Our work will go beyond your expectations,’ Laurent Castaing, GM of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, promised Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, and Harri Kulovaara, EVP maritime and newbuilding, and Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.

The steel-cutting was also witnessed by international media and travel partners who had just toured Celebrity Apex, nearing completion at the Saint-Nazaire yard and due to enter service from Southampton in April.

Pushing beyond boundaries

‘Celebrity Beyond is the perfect natural next step in the Edge series,’ Fain said. ‘The Edge series is all about innovation and pushing beyond boundaries and convention, and Celebrity Beyond will continue this legacy.’

2018’s Celebrity Edge ‘impressed the world with its outward-facing design and innovation, Celebrity Apex takes the on board vacation experience to the pinnacle and now, with Celebrity Beyond, we’re charting new territory once again,’ Lutoff-Perlo added.

Delivery is scheduled in fall 2021.