Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Carnival all had big weeks this week with new ships and terminals.
Celebrity Beyond Debuts in US
This past Friday the brand new Celebrity Cruise Line ship, Beyond, set sail on its inaugural cruise from a US Port. After spending the summer in Europe, Beyond finally arrived in Fort Lauderdale where she was Christened and officially named. 19 time World Champion and Gold Medalist Simone Biles was named the Godmother of Beyond.
Celebrity Beyond will call Port Everglades home where she will rotate between Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraires. Beyond is the third in the Edge Series of ships preceeded by Edge and Apex and features the Magic Carpet, multi use venue that is raised and lowered on the side of the ship. It can be a bar, restaurant and is used for tendering.
Carnival Celebration Has Sailed
Carnival Cruise Lines newest ship, Carnival Celebration has set sail from Southampton England on a 14 Night Transatlantic Crossing. She is headed to Miami where she will have her naming ceromony and celebrate her arrival to her first homeport.
Carnival Celebration is the second in the brand new Excel Class ships proceeded by Mardi Gras. Excel Class are unique in many ways but one is that they are powered by Liquified Natural Gas. Carnival Celebration will pay tribute to the 50 years of Carnival with themed bars like the Tropicale Bar and the Golden Jubilee. She will also have a Miami theme with 820 Biscayne featuring the Miami Slice for pizza.
Galveston Gets New Cruise Terminal
The City of Galveston and Royal Caribbean celebrated the brand new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal opening on Wednesday. The terminal will be the first LEED Zero Energy Facility powered 100% by onsite solar panels.
They celebrated with the arrival of the Allure of the Seas which will sail the first cruise from the terminal on Sunday and will sail 7 night cruises to the Western Caribbean.
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