Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Beyond Review, Overview, Staterooms, Photos, Statistics

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Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Beyond

The Celebrity Beyond is the third ship in the revolutionary Edge Class for Celebrity Cruises. Sixty-five feet longer than her sisters(the Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex), the Celebrity Beyond was delivered from her builders - Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Naziare, France in April 2022. I had the opportunity to visit the ship in Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ during her recent visit to the Port of New York. Her is my takeaways from the Beyond.

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Beyond - The Good

  • The Celebrity Beyond offers a modern, sophisticated upscale experience.
  • The Beyond is very spacious offering an easy and non-confusing passenger flow throughout the ship.
  • The Color scheme of the ship is mostly neutral tones providing a feeling of a shore-side resort. I almost forgot I was on a ship.
  • The Celebrity Beyond's designers has succeeded in creating intimate areas for passengers to lounge, read, have a cocktail or to people watch without impacting the passenger flow.
  • Celebrity Cruises is known for their food and the Celebrity Beyond continues that tradition.
  • There are many dining establishments and bars. The Beyond offers two Main Dining Rooms, numerous specialty restaurants, pizzeria and an extremely large buffet area.
  • There is an exclusive Celebrity Retreat Class Suite restaurant for those passengers staying in one of the many suites on board.
  • Retreat Suite passengers also enjoy a private sun deck, lounge, bar, pool, hot tubs and concierge service (in addition to the restaurant mentioned above).
  • There are many suite configurations on board the Beyond. Some are multiple levels providing amazing sea views, private hot tub, expansive balconies , multiple bedrooms and baths.
  • On-board the Beyond - guests booking a standard balcony stateroom have what is referred to as an infinity Veranda. The wall that normally sits between the balcony and stateroom is removed and the balcony is now part of the room allowing passengers to use the space at all times.
  • Regardless of the class of stateroom/suite reserved, the staterooms are well appointed and offer larger bathrooms than found on most cruise ships.
  • The main show lounge offer unobstructed views of the stage.The screen behind the stage allows for the projection of images and Celebrity has been extremely creative in creating a visual interesting show while the main performers perform their show in the foreground.
  • The Club serves as the disco and a more intimate show lounge.
  • The main atrium is 3 stories tall and is the center of the action on board the Celebrity Beyond. There was a band playing as guests relaxed, had a drink or danced.
  • The ship has an extremely large outdoor pool as well as the adults only pool in the glass enclosed Solarium.
  • The main pool has a large sculpture of a man lifting an elephant. Although somewhat misplaced, the guests were attracted to the sculpture - taking selfies and posing.
  • Two of the hot tubs are formed like wine glasses located above the pool deck.
  • The Rooftop Garden offers intimate seating and privacy. The area is adorned with live plants, comfortable seating, a cafe, bar and large screen TV.
  • The Magic Carpet Lounge, which extends off the side of the ship also travels up and down like an elevator. The lounge offers comfortable seating, a great place to have a drink and expansive ocean views. In addition, the lounge also serves as a tender loading dock so passengers can easily go ashore in ports where the ship is too large to dock.
  • The Beyond has a casino with all the games of chance - Slots, blackjack, roulette, etc.
  • The Spa facilities are superior offering massage, stone therapy, aroma therapy, thermal spa and more.
  • The Eden is a 3 story lounge located at the stern of the ship. The lounge has floor to ceiling windows providing dramatic sea views. I was NOT able to go into Eden during my visit since the area was closed due to a private function.
  • The ship has a jogging track that transverses multiple decks as well as a full gym with forward facing views of the ocean.
  • There are many high end stores in the shopping area.
  • Crew was very attentive and pleasant.
  • Celebrity Beyond has a kids program with age appropriate activities. 4 Different age groups.
  • As a side note - there are many hand washing and sanitizing stations in public spaces. Many of the doors, faucets and Soap dispensers are touchless providing a more hygienic vacation.

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Beyond - Areas of Improvement

  • The food I sampled was better quality than most mainstream cruise lines but I found the meal not to be up-to the standard for which Celebrity is known.
  • The ship has no wrap around promenade deck.
  • Hand Railings on some of the staircases are extremely high and at an uncomfortable height.
  • Limited outdoor kids activities.
  • Entertainment experienced was typical cruise ship entertainment - Singer, Dancer, Acrobat. The images projected on the back of the stage were the main attraction.

Final Thoughts - Celebrity Beyond.

  • Celebrity Beyond has great flow and is easy to get around.
  • The public spaces on the Beyond are spacious and the staterooms/suites are spacious and efficient.
  • The intimate experience offered by the ship makes a large ship feel modest in size (not small).
  • If you are looking for rock climbing walls, water slides and zip-lines - this is NOT the ship for you.
  • If you are looking for a sophisticated experience with good food, dining options, decent entertainment and above average service the Beyond is definitely an option.
  • The Celebrity Beyond offer more of a tradition cruise experience positioned between Royal Caribbean and Cunard.
  • The Beyond is geared toward an older more sophisticated clientèle.
  • There is a kids program on-board but there are fewer public areas dedicate to their use.

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Beyond Profile, Statistics, Photos, Staterooms and More

Public Rooms Grand Plaza On-Board The Celebrity Beyond
Grand Plaza On-Board The Celebrity Beyond
Adult Only Solarium On-Board The Celebrity Beyond
Solarium On-Board The Celebrity Beyond
Cyprus Restaurant - Celebrity Beyond
Cyprus Restaurant - Celebrity Beyond
Multi-Purpose Magic-Carpet-Celebrity-Beyond
Resort Deck - Celebrity Beyond
Resort Deck - Celebrity Beyond
Rooftop Garden - Celebrity Beyond
Rooftop Garden - Celebrity Beyond
Spa SEA Thermal Suite - Celebrity-Beyond
Spa SEA Thermal Suite - Celebrity-Beyond
The Club - Celebrity Beyond
The Club - Jazz Venue- Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond Basic Stats
Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Ship Name: Celebrity Beyond
Ship Class/Group: Edge Class
Number in Class: 3
Builders: Chantiers De l'Atlanique, St. Naziare, France
Yard #: L34
Length: 1,073 Feet
Width: 128 Feet
Draft: 27 Feet
Speed: 21.8 Knots
Year Built: 2022
Refurbished: N/A
Year Entered Fleet: April 27. 2022
Country of Registry: Malta
Tonnage (GRT): 140,600
Pax (basis 2): 3,260
Max Pax (w/Uppers): 3,950
Passenger Decks: 17
Number of Crew: 1,400
Officers' Nationality: International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Godmother: Simone Biles
Sister Ships: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex

13 Stateroom Categories
Total Passenger Staterooms: 1,646
Suites: 215
Balcony: 1,012
Oceanview: 153
Inside: 170
Crew Cabins: 726 Wheelchair Accessible: 25

Live Music
Large Screen TV for Outdoor Movie Viewing
Comedy Club
Show Lounge / Theater - Seats 700

32 Food and Beverage Experiences
4 Complimentary Casual Dining Venues
8 Specialty Restaurants
14 Cafes, Bars and Lounges
2 Private Restaurants

Spa / Wellness / Fitness
Fitness Center
Full Service Spa - Fee
Massages: Deep Tissue, Seaweed, Stone, Bamboo, More - Fee
Spa Pool with 2 Story Waterfall
Spa Thermal Suite - Fee
Thermal Lounge Chairs - Fee
Sauna/Steam Room
Beauty Salon - Fee
Fitness Track

Pools & Water Attractions
2 Pools - One large Pool and 1 Enclosed in the Solarium. 9 Hot Tubs

Public Rooms
Grand Plaza Atrium
Magic Carpet
Rooftop Garden
Magic Carpet
Eden Lounge
World Class Bar
Photo Gallery
The Club
Art Gallery
Martini Bar

Children / Teens - Camp at Sea
Organized Age-Specific Activities
Outdoor Children's Play Area
Dedicated Teen Center
Teen Programs
Youth Staff

Other Facilities / Services
Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
Concierge Desk
Infirmary/Medical Center
Safe Deposit Boxes

Celebrity Beyond Sample Staterooms

Celebrity Beyond Inside Stateroom
Inside Stateroom - Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Beyond Balcony Staterooms
Balcony Stateroom - Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Beyond Outside Stateroom
Outside Stateroom - Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Beyond Concierge Class Suite
Concierge Class Suite - Celebrity Beyond