According to a press release, the Celebrity Beyond arrived in the New York area today, marking its much-anticipated North American debut. Celebrity Beyond, the newest member of the Edge class, will set sail from the Port of Bayonne on October 26 for its first season in the United States.
The Celebrity Beyond and her 1,400-person crew arrived in Bayonne, New Jersey, with trailblazer Captain Kate McCue, the first and only American female cruise ship captain, on the Bridge, and Captain Dimitris Kafetzis, who had the honor of completing the ship’s transatlantic crossing. Following a series of European voyages earlier this summer, the ship now departs from US ports for the first time on a variety of Caribbean itineraries.
“Today marks the beginning of a game-changing few weeks for our brand.” Celebrity Beyond, our newest, most awe-inspiring, and expectation-defying ship, makes her North American debut in New York today; and next week, we will officially name her with the incredible Simone Biles as the ship’s godmother,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “This ship is at the cutting edge of travel innovation; it’s a luxury resort, spa resort, and culinary haven all rolled into one incredible ‘Journey WonderFULL.'” There has never been a better time to travel to the best places on one of the best places.”