With a Michelin-starred chef, one of the world’s most famous interior designers and globally-inspired cuisine and cocktails, the culinary experience on board Celebrity Cruises latest ship Celebrity Beyond is set to be “without comparison,” says Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
Unveiling the dining experience guests can expect on Celebrity Beyond, Lutoff-Perlo also announced a number of new partnerships and collaborations that are set to confirm the 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.
Chef Boulud, Celebrity’s Global Culinary Ambassador, has created his first signature restaurant at sea – Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud, interior designer Nate Berkus has created a supersized internationally-inspired venue dubbed the Sunset Bar; and a new partnership with 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 are being taken above and beyond with 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,” said Lutoff-Perlo. “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. Now, we have partnered with the most extraordinary talent to put it all ‘on the table’ and create a complete experience without comparison.”
There will be a total of 32 food and beverage experiences aboard Celebrity Beyond, including 15 restaurants, five cafes and 12 bars and lounges.
Exclusive to Celebrity Beyond will be Le Voyage. The venue is his first signature restaurant at sea and will focus on globally-inspired flavours. 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.
Berkus has continued his partnership with Celebrity Cruises, designing the 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.
Celebrity Beyond’s World Class Bar will boast expert mixologists crafting bespoke cocktails for all tastes. The venue comes in partnership with Diageo, one of the world’s largest producers of spirits and beers, bringing beverage brands from across the spirit spectrum to Celebrity Cruises’ bars.
The third ship in Celebrity’s industry-transforming “new luxury” Edge Series, Celebrity Beyond stands at 17 decks high and 21 metres longer than her innovative predecessors Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex, making her the largest ship in the Celebrity fleet.
Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage on 27 April, 2022, from Southampton, England on a 10-night Western Europe cruise.