Celebrity Cruises President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, was joined by Royal Caribbean Group’s President and CEO Jason Liberty as well as Captain Kate McCue, as they officially took ownership of Celebrity Beyond from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
The occasion was celebrated alongside other Celebrity Cruises executives, shipyard officials including General Manager Laurent Castaing, and Beyond’s 1,400 crew members from over 60 different countries.
“The delivery of Celebrity Beyond today marks our ongoing commitment to growth and innovation; today, we celebrate the future of travel and its possibilities,” said Liberty. “This incredible ship, on this long-awaited day, signifies our commitment to investing in the future of the travel industry, as well as the ship building industry in Europe. We are so grateful to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique team; our own Newbuild and Celebrity Cruises team; our loyal guests and trade partners, and everyone who has contributed their time, resources, creativity and loyalty. We look forward to what’s to come as the travel industry grows to new peaks.”