All about the Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Beyond cruise ship
Celebrity Beyond

The Celebrity Beyond is a fairly new ship, being built in 2022. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,073 ft long and 128 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3 football fields, as wide as 2.4 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 17-story building. The Celebrity Beyond is a step up from its siblings, with an additional deck and more outdoor space. It still features the "Magic Carpet," a moving platform that makes using water tenders a breeze while in port, or adds outdoor dining space while at sea. This Edge-class of ship is known to feel quite different than the rest of the Celebrity fleet as it's less geared towards traditional cruise passengers.

Celebrity Beyond Overview

Celebrity Beyond Size and Passengers

The Beyond can hold 3,260 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Beyond has a space ratio of 43. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.

Gross Tonnage140,600
Passenger Decks17
Passengers (double occupancy)3,260
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.3
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)43
Celebrity Beyond Space Ratio
30 43 52

The Beyond is one of five Edge-class ships currently sailing with Celebrity. Edge-class ships are a departure from Celebrity's older ships. You can quickly identify an Edge-class ship by the Magic Carpet, a bright orange moving platform that moves up and down the side of the ship. Depending on the time of day, it can be a bar, restaurant, or a platform to make getting onto tenders easy. They're also known for their beautiful multi-story Eden space. The Edge-class ships are quite different from the rest of Celebrity's fleet, and hard-core Celebrity fans may not love the new design and feel. The Beyond is very similar to its sister-ships; Edge, Apex, Ascent and Xcel, although each ship may have some differences.

Celebrity Beyond Food and Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Celebrity Beyond. You have 19 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 8 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 11 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 42% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
BluSit downFlat feeAmerican
Cosmopolitan RestaurantSit downIncludedAmerican
Cyprus RestaurantSit downIncludedMediterranean
Dinner on the EdgeSit downFlat feeSeafood
Eden CafeQuick serveIncludedSandwiches
Eden RestaurantSit downFlat feeModern
Fine Cut SteakhouseSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
Le Grand BistroSit downFlat feeFrench
Le Petit Chef and FamilySit downFlat feeFoodie
Le VoyageSit downFlat feeGlobal
LuminaeSit downFlat feeModern
Magic CarpetSit downFlat feeSushi
Mast GrillQuick serveIncludedHambugers
Normandie RestaurantSit downIncludedFrench
Oceanview CafeQuick serveIncludedBuffet
Raw on 5Sit downA la cartSeafood
Rooftop Garden GrillSit downFlat feeBBQ
Spa CafeQuick serveIncludedHealthy
Tuscan RestaurantSit downIncludedItalian

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Celebrity serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Celebrity Beyond

The Retreat Pool on the Celebrity Beyond
The Retreat Pool on the Celebrity Beyond

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Celebrity Beyond has a total of 5 pools and 6 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Total Pools5
- Pools - General Access3
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs6
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive2

Celebrity Beyond Features and Activities

There are quite a few things to do on the Beyond. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Beyond the Podium Talk SeriesIncluded
BingoA la cart
CasinoA la cart
Eden Entertainment SpaceIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Outdoor moviesIncluded
Rooftop GardenIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Thermal SuitesFlat fee

Cruise Costs

Celebrity is a premium cruise line. Premium cruise lines typically offer upscale food, accommodations, and service. These typically cost about $150 - $400 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Celebrity Beyond Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Celebrity ship.

Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
Tip added to drinks & services20%
Soda Price$3.00
Domestic Beer Price$6.00
Drink Package Price$69
Internet Plan$20 to $30 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Celebrity Cruise Lines offers an "All Included" program. Guests who book a cruise using this promotion will have gratuities and alcohol included. Some sailings are available without this program so pay attention when booking. Typically prices are lower if they don't include "Always Included." The wifi and alcohol package are the base levels and can be upgraded for an additional cost.

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