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Get Married on the Water with Celebrity Beyond

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December 22, 2022
Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

Set Sail and Say “I Do!”

The ultimate destination wedding locale is not just BY the ocean, but ON the ocean. Most couples are looking for a seaside location, but have you ever considered setting sail for your wedding away?

Cruise weddings often times drum up ideas of mediocre food, long lines and extremely touristy ports-of-call. Not so on the latest to join the Celebrity Cruise fleet – the Celebrity Beyond.

We were honored to hop aboard this brand new vessel during the naming cruise where the Godmother of the ship, Simone Biles, kicked off the inaugural U.S. cruising ceremony with Captain Kate McCue (another barrier-breaking, powerhouse woman) and hundreds of other journalists, influencers and travel professionals.

Everything about the Celebrity Beyond gave the impression of a floating resort rather than a traditional cruise ship. From the cleverly laid out staterooms that maximized every square foot of space, to the outdoor Sunset Lounge designed by Nate Berkus and the World Class Bar serving up craft cocktails, the Beyond is a destination wedding couple’s dream.

With on-deck infinity plunge pools, 14 bars, cafes and lounges, eight specialty restaurants, two private dining options, four main dining rooms and four casual restaurants, you and your guests could stay onboard for a week without having to go to the same establishment twice. For the more casual night out, my favorite was the Rooftop Garden Grille which offers some savory bites in a al fresco setting.

Fine dining meets experiential with two of its stand-out establishments: Le Voyage which is led by Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Daniel Boulud as well as Le Petit Chef, an immersive dining experience where a video teaser of your meal appears before your actual food arrives. Partnering with artists from Skullmapping, they’ve created a true 3D table animation that entertains you as you dine.

For a true luxury experience aboard Celebrity Beyond, check into The Retreat, “an exclusive resort-within-a-resort” reserved for suite guests. Its crown jewel is the two-story Retreat Sundeck with exclusive cabanas and lounge seating taking in the panoramic views of the ocean.

When it comes to views, you don’t need to look past the bow. The Beyond offers up some of the most beautiful restaurants, staterooms, and even the art onboard is worth mentioning. The collection of artists is diverse, enveloping and throughout the entire ship.

Lastly, the things to do on the Celebrity Beyond are extensive. From live entertainment and shows to wellness-centered activities like yoga, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your hours while at sea.

Setting sail aboard the newest to the Celebrity fleet for your wedding away or your honeymoon celebration will not only make your experience extraordinary, but it will also take it beyond.

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