Simone Biles Welcomes Celebrity’s New Caribbean Cruise Ship

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Seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles welcomed Celebrity Cruises’ new Caribbean cruise ship this week in Fort Lauderdale. 

Biles, the Godmother of Celebrity Beyond, was on hand for the official naming ceremony ahead of the ship’s first-ever Caribbean season. 

Beyond’s inaugural season will rotate between Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. 

“I can think of no one better to be the Godmother of this incredible ship than the G.O.A.T. herself – Simone Biles,” said Jason Liberty, President and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of Celebrity Cruises. “This ship’s beauty, power, and resilience sets the standard by which all others will be measured. Simone’s determination, progressive nature, empowered attitude, and grace in the face of challenges make her such an inspiration to so many around the world.  All of these attributes are why Simone Biles is perfectly suited to watch over Celebrity Beyond’s journey.”

The new ship comes to Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades after a season of cruising the Mediterranean. 

“I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive for a long time and I am ‘Beyond’ excited to be able to share her with our guests. She is the gold standard by which other ships are built and embodies the meaning of relaxed luxury,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises President and CEO. “She is ‘full’ of wonder and excitement and our guests will undoubtedly feel reconnected to the world around them as they visit new destinations and immerse themselves in culinary experiences and wellness amenities not found anywhere else at sea.”

The ship is helmed by Captain Kate McCue, the first and only woman to be named captain of a mega cruise ship. 

For more, visit Celebrity Cruises

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