Ultimate Luxury on Celebrity Beyond: Upgraded Amenities, New Designs, Dining and more

Celebrity Beyond: Celebrity Beyond is the third Edge-class ship that Celebrity Cruises operates, and typically there isn’t much of a difference between them. However, the 3,260-passenger ship has undergone so many upgrades—including lengthening and adding a deck—that the Celebrity Beyond experience outperforms its predecessors.

The most well-liked sections now have new designs. There are now more and more varied kinds of suites available, with upgraded and expanded amenities. There are now more and better bars and theatres. More stylish design by designers like Kelly Hoppen and Nate Berkus; an updated cuisine and improved entertainment in the unique Eden area; and the first-ever restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud at sea are all features of the ship.

All of this combines to create an elegant, stylish, adult-focused, and flashy onboard experience; although Celebrity does permit kids, the atmosphere is not family-friendly. Imagine stylish and sophisticated, complete with a host of extras like Wi-Fi, refreshments, and gratuities that make an elegant trip at sea an obvious choice.

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Grand Plaza

Celebrity has cleverly constructed the Grand Plaza, a three-deck atrium area, to become the social hub of the ship. Though it’s not a novel idea for Celebrity or even its Edge class, Beyond’s rendition may be the greatest due to its addition of two new features: Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud and World Class Bar, which was formerly exclusive to Solstice-class ships.

On older cruise ships from all cruise lines, guest services, shops, and drab lobby bars may be the main attractions rather than places to go. Celebrity relocates those stores, anchors the Grand Plaza with its well-known Martini Bar, and encircles it with the best eateries, coffee shops, and bars in the area. The Grand Plaza is not just a must-see location while on board, but it’s also simple to get caught into its vibrant atmosphere while strolling by on your route to or from the theater or supper.

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During the day, everyone visits Cafe al Bacio for free pastries or coffee, or they stop by Craft Social Bar to have a beer and watch the scores. Cruisers are busy at night, taking advantage of the juggling martini bartenders competing with the LED chandelier for the best display, grabbing a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, and snagging a table at the terraced landings for a quick catch-up.

Restaurants such as Raw on 5 and Fine Cut Steakhouse feature windows with seating along them for peaceful conversations and sea views, as well as lattice-style walls facing the plaza for those who like to feel like they’re part of the social hub. The only place Le Voyage is kept secret is behind opaque sliding doors, but every time someone arrives for supper, laughing and music seep in.

Rooftop Garden and Sunset Bar

Celebrity Beyond Rooftop Garden
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Celebrity extended the Rooftop Garden and Sunset Bar section of its upper deck by utilizing a portion of Beyond’s excess length. Additionally, the cruise line gave Nate Berkus, its design ambassador, free rein in the bar area. The end effect is an outdoor lounge space that is more akin to a stylish resort hangout than just another poolside bar.

There are now two plunge pools in the Rooftop Garden that are cantilevered over the ship’s side. (Note: They’re not hot tubs; they’re pools.) They’re the first people you come across as you enter the garden, where patio furniture is positioned between an expansive LED screen and the outdoor Rooftop Grill.

If a meal or a movie don’t divert you at this point, continue aft toward the Sunset Bar. Despite the temptation to sit down in one of the charming conversation nooks, go straight to the bar, which Berkus’ travels served as inspiration for. Here, you can choose a refreshing beverage to enjoy while looking stylish in your sarong and designer eyewear. Whether you’re living it up in Miami, Havana, Singapore, or somewhere else Beyond is currently cruising, you’ll feel like an old-time movie star.

Design of cabins

Solo Cabins

Celebrity Beyond offers a greater selection of suites than previously, along with upgraded amenities, for those seeking the suite lifestyle. The 1,892-square-foot Iconic Suite, which offers an abundance of private outdoor space and the same views as the bridge, is one of the highlights. Additionally, there’s the two-story Edge Villa, which features a charming plunge pool and an amazing design by Hoppen.

Having said that, exercise caution while selecting the location of your suite or room, especially if you enjoy the sun. Numerous rooms on the upper deck of Celebrity Beyond lack sun exposure on their balconies, whether they are endless or not, due to the top deck’s slight overhang over the ship. You should stay away from them and the rooms that are located beneath the Magic Carpet if you enjoy lounging outside in the sun on your own deck.

Since the suite guests’ Retreat area has a larger lounge and additional deck, having sun in your room may not really important. The suite restaurant, Luminae, is larger, finer, and has superior views.

Fans of AquaClass also have a new option when it comes to accommodations: Sky Suites, which offer retreat access, personal concierge service, and all the spa amenities of the category. Even so, we were taken aback when Blu, the specialty restaurant, was unaffected by the AquaClass renovation. It is still completely enclosed, lacking windows and abundant natural light.

Celebrity Beyond continues to feature the Infinite Verandas, which made their debut on Celebrity Edge. Even if we don’t like the arrangement that places the bed so close to the closet, we’re still admirers. Carefully compare your cabin to the deck plan of the ship, and if at all possible, select a layout that places the beds closer to the balcony.

Avoid booking any of the aft-facing accommodations on decks 7 or 8 if you are a light sleeper. You will undoubtedly hear and feel the music while at your cabin because these are situated above Eden.

The Retreat

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With this new ship, Celebrity has elevated their suite area to a whole new level—that is, if you can afford the suite life. Despite the ship not being fully occupied due to the pandemic, Kelly Hoppen’s exquisite cabins and suite spaces continue to sell out.

Celebrity Beyond has 22 more suites than its brethren in the Edge class. This includes a brand-new class of AquaClass Sky suites, which blend the benefits of standard Retreat suites—including complimentary access to the thermal suite and breakfast and lunch at Blu, the AquaClass-only “clean cuisine” restaurant—with AquaClass extras like cabin spaciousness. With an enormous private sun terrace complete with a hot tub and a Peloton bike in the living room, the Iconic Suite is the largest in Celebrity’s fleet. Edge villas with two stories that dazzle with a private plunge pool and living wall as well.

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With cuisine prepared by chef Cornelius Gallagher and the line’s culinary ambassador, Daniel Boulud, Luminae is the suite-only restaurant, and all 216 of the rooms have access to the Retreat Lounge, a two-level sun deck (now 40% larger) with pool and Jacuzzi. Cruisers also enjoy priority access to everything, including theater seats and onboard and shore excursion credits, 24-hour complimentary room service, premium Wi-Fi, premium cocktails, and a Personal Retreat Host, which is like a butler.

Dining options

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Rather than a single, spacious main dining room, Celebrity Beyond features four smaller, included main dining rooms, similar to other Edge-class ships. Because of this configuration, dining outside always feels more personal and less “banquet-hall” than it does on certain other cruise lines.

At all times of the day, the Oceanview Cafe buffet offers a wide variety of options. It’s a great option if you want to keep things casual because of the new bar at the pizza section and its proximity to the Sunset Bar. In addition, the Sunset Bar has added some $8 afternoon bites to its menu, including flatbreads and hummus. Some places are hidden away; it’s especially difficult to discover the Mast Grill on the Resort Deck, and many people overlook the fact that the Eden Cafe and the Solarium also feature healthy options.

Numerous specialty eateries can be found on Celebrity Beyond, ranging from Raw on 5 for sushi to Rooftop Grill for fine dining outside. Though the Fine Cut steakhouse has been a classic date night indulgence, we much rather go to Eden, which features a new cuisine designed by Cornelius Gallagher of Celebrity that is oriented around fresh foods and seafood. Not only do the dishes seem like pieces of art, but the beverages are also rather impressive.

Le Voyage, the first restaurant at sea by Daniel Boulud (who has his own Michelin stars), is the highlight of Celebrity Beyond’s dining offerings. Beautiful setting; Boulud’s travels around the world have influenced the food, which features influences from Thailand, Brazil, and other nations. You’ll have the impression that you’re at a fine dining establishment—our meal was well worth the $75 price tag.


Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the four main dining rooms, the Oceanview Cafe buffet, Continental breakfast room service and select other eateries
  • All theater shows and most entertainment options
  • Most daily activities, unless otherwise noted
  • Use of the fitness center

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Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Automatic gratuities for beverage, mini-bar, spa and salon purchases (20 percent for all)
  • Mini-bar purchases
  • Bottles of wine
  • Meals at several specialty restaurants and snack venues; room service
  • Spa treatments
  • Most fitness classes and all personal training sessions
  • Access to the ship’s Sea Thermal suite (except for people staying in AquaClass staterooms, for whom entry is free)
  • Activities like alcohol tasting events
  • Shore excursions
  • Photographs and artwork

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