The culinary experience on board Celebrity Cruises latest ship Celebrity Beyond is set to be “without comparison,” Celebrity Cruises' Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the company’s President and CEO, announced on Wednesday (Sept. 29).
Unveiling the dining experience guests can expect on Celebrity Beyond, Lutoff-Perlo also announced a number of partnerships and collaborations that are set to confirm the new-luxury ship’s status as the most exciting culinary experience at sea.
The company confirmed an extended partnership with double Michelin-starred Daniel Boulud, a collaboration with interior designer Nate Berkus, and a new concept with alcohol industry giants, Diageo.
What to expect
Chef Boulud has created his first signature restaurant at sea - Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud - inspired by travel wanderlust; Mr. Berkus has created a supersized internationally-inspired venue dubbed the Sunset Bar; and Diageo will have expert mixologists ready to satisfy everyone from curious newcomers to connoisseurs alike at World Class Bar.
Celebrity Cruises signature spaces including Cyprus Restaurant, the Rooftop Garden’s Rooftop Grill, Cafe al Bacio and Mast Bar will also have expanded spaces, new designs and new menu offerings.
“Globally-inspired culinary excellence is at the heart of our offering on board all Celebrity Cruises ships. On any vacation, some of your most treasured memories come straight from the dining table you share with friends and family. It matters to us that every aspect of our guest’s onboard experience is truly special. We have always put so much attention into our food and drinks, and it has paid off with numerous awards including prestigious recognition from Wine Spectator for setting the standard at sea,” said Lutoff-Perlo. “Now, we have partnered with the most extraordinary talent to put it all ‘on the table’ and create a complete experience without comparison.”
In total, there will be 32 food and beverage experiences on board Celebrity Beyond, including 15 restaurants, five cafes and 12 bars and lounges.
Le Voyage with Daniel Boulud
Exclusive to Celebrity Beyond will be Le Voyage, created by the world-renowned Chef Boulud.
The venue is his first signature restaurant at sea with globally- inspired flavors will be infused into his menus, transporting guests to the very places that inspired each dish.
The ambience of the restaurant is a result of Jouin Manku’s creative talents — the team responsible for designing the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower as well as Celebrity’s extraordinary Grand Plaza, located at the heart of the ship and featuring a stunning chandelier creating different atmosphere experiences from day to night.
The aesthetic will be "intimate and upscale, featuring soft tones, private banquette seating with textured and graphically lit glass flutes that create an inviting warm glow, and a dedicated entrance and exit creating a one-of-a-kind culinary experience," Celebrity said.
As a final touch, guests receive a farewell gift at the end of their experience.
The Sunset Bar
Nate Berkus has continued his partnership with Celebrity Cruises, designing the globally influenced two-story Sunset Bar on the aft of Celebrity Beyond.
Working in collaboration with architect Tom Wright of WKK, best-known as the designer of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the space is nearly twice as large as previous iterations with unobstructed views.
Inspired by the very best of summer days around the world, from Mexico and California, to Greece and Uruguay, Berkus worked to create a casual yet elegant beach club vibe.
Featuring two open-air decks and a pergola covered entrance, guests can pull up to a u-shaped bar or settle under the cool shade of plush daybed niches, in this upscale space that combines elegance and relaxation.
World Class Bar
Celebrity Beyond’s World Class Bar will boast expert mixologists crafting bespoke cocktails for all tastes, while ensuring that the spectacle of making each drink is just as exciting as drinking them.
The venue comes in partnership with Diageo, one of the world’s largest producers of spirits and beers, bringing much-beloved beverage brands from across the spirit spectrum to Celebrity Cruises’ bars.
Celebrity has collaborated with Chicago interior design firm Simeone Deary to give its Cyprus Restaurant a fresh new look.
Cyprus is a fleet favorite on board Celebrity’s Edge Series ships, but visitors on Celebrity Beyond will be greeted by a brand-new heavenly ambience that perfectly combines delicate, airy elements with brilliant gold, sculptural accents, taking inspiration from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
British interior designer Kelly Hoppen CBE has been tapped to bring a new, fresh and luxurious aesthetic to several venues onboard Celebrity Beyond including the Rooftop Garden’s Rooftop Grill, the piazza-inspired Cafe al Bacio and the popular Mast Bar on the ship’s Resort Deck.
All three spaces have been expanded and re-designed with an upscale, resort-like aura.
The third ship in Celebrity’s industry-transforming “new luxury” Edge Series, Celebrity Beyond stands at 17 decks high and 21 meters longer than her innovative predecessors Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex, making her the largest ship in the Celebrity fleet.
Every element of Celebrity Beyond’s look and feel has been carefully curated with newly imagined spaces and expanded versions of the brand’s popular signature spaces, including:
The Retreat, an exclusive area for suite guests, now featuring a two-story sundeck;
Transformational accommodations, from modern two-story villas with plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living;
An expanded Rooftop Garden and stunning resort deck featuring cantilevered float pools;
A redesigned Grand Plaza at the heart of the ship spanning three decks and creating an airiness never-before experienced within a cruise ship;
And, the Magic Carpet, an engineering feat soaring cantilevered above the sea, offering guests uninterrupted vistas while sipping cocktails or having dinner.
Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage on April 27, 2022, from Southampton, England on a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain.
She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through early October, when she then heads to the Caribbean. Voyages are now on sale.
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