An honored tradition, the coin ceremony is meant to bring the ship good fortune and coincided with the laying of a keel block for Celebrity Beyond.
Celebrity Cruises, a cruise line known for its efforts to close the gender gap in the maritime industry, fittingly chose a coin from the American Innovation dollar series honoring Annie Jump Cannon, the daughter of an American shipbuilder, a suffragist and a pioneering astronomer credited with the development of contemporary stellar classification.
Celebrity Beyond will be the third Edge class cruise ship from Celebrity and debut in 2022. The cruise ship will be similar to sister ships Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex featuring the groundbreaking Magic Carpet.
“In a year that has continuously tested the strength of our industry, it is encouraging that we move forward with building Celebrity Beyond,” explained Richard Fain, Chairman of the Royal Caribbean Group, parent company of Celebrity Cruises. “Celebrity Beyond signals that as we prepare to return to service, we do so confidently and with great optimism about the future. ”
“This is a proud and exciting moment because Celebrity Beyond will continue to elevate an already incredibly innovative and transformative Series of ships for our brand – and the industry,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “I thank all of my amazing colleagues and our incredible partners at the shipyard for moving us one step closer to bringing Celebrity Beyond to life. We have some special surprises planned with Celebrity Beyond and I really can’t wait to share her with the world.”
Celebrity Cruises has yet to release a homeport and itineraries for Celebrity Beyond. However, the cruise line told Cruise Fever that they expect the ship to start off by sailing a season in Europe.
They plan on announcing more details about Celebrity Beyond in the near future.
You can watch a full ship tour of Beyond’s sister ship Celebrity Edge below.