As UK cruising gets ready to restart next month, one cruise line has unveiled what could be the most luxurious ship ever to set sail.
Celebrity Beyond, the latest ship from Royal Caribbean-owned Celebrity Cruises, wants to “take the cruise industry into the next era of luxury”.
Cruising is currently banned in the UK and has been given the tentative nod to restart from 17 May, the same date that international travel can resume. Sailings will be limited to 1,000 passengers (all of whom must be British) and take place in UK waters only.
Celebrity Beyond will depart for her maiden voyage on 27 April 2022 from Southampton, on a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting cities including Bordeaux, Lisbon and Seville.
Guests on Celebrity Beyond will find a host of new design and hospitality features.
Firstly, the accommodation has been kicked up a notch. Onboard is The Retreat, a “resort-within-a-resort” all-suite area; plus new two-storey villas with private plunge pools.
The exterior spaces on Celebrity Beyond have been designed by Tom Wright, of architect firm WKK, who designed Dubai’s seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel…