The launch signifies a strong vote of confidence in the UK, as Celebrity Beyond prepares to depart on her maiden voyage from Southampton on a ten-night western Europe cruise.
Royal Caribbean is extending the suspension of some sailings, including all trips from the United States, until June 30th. However, a small number of trips will go ahead from new homeports around the world.
Company president, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, confirmed that its brand-new Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the Edge Series, will make its long-awaited world debut in Athens this summer.
The ship will sail with vaccinated crew and will be available to vaccinated adult guests and children under the age of 18 with a negative test result within 72 hours of embarkation.
The luxury travel brand will offer six unique, in-depth itineraries that are meticulously designed to ensure travellers experience the best of the islands on every sailing.
Royal Caribbean International will see the majority of its ships docked until at least April 30th, with only Spectrum of the Seas expected to return earlier, at the end of February.
The move comes as the cruise giant continues to work with the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and governments around the world toward a safe return to cruising.
Celebrity Cruises held a traditional coin ceremony for Celebrity Beyond, the next ship in the Edge Series. The event marks an important milestone in the construction of a new vessel.
Celebrity has launched a new scheme to simplify life onboard entitled Always Included. The line hopes to put an end to confusing promotions, complicated add-ons and limited time offers.
Celebrity Cruises has marked its 30th birthday by reflecting on its journey to push the limits of traditional cruising and create a unique modern luxury experience at sea.
RCL Cares offers information ranging from wellbeing support for families to links to UK government and ABTA advice to businesses, trade FAQs and contact details for sales support teams.
In light of the developing Covid-19 pandemic, the cruise line – which also operates Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea Cruises – has scrapped all sailings until May 12th.