Celebrity Cruises Unveils Entertainment Program Aboard New Celebrity Beyond
Celebrity Cruises announced a series of new live show spectaculars and onboard interactive experiences for Celebrity Beyond, its new luxury ship debuting in April 2022. The cruise line has turned to creative visionaries who have collaborated on major productions in Las Vegas, the West End, the Olympics, including some of the world’s biggest brands and artists to develop what it says is something never before seen at sea.
“When you have a ship named ‘Beyond,’ it’s a promise to our guests to take every aspect of the ship beyond anything we’ve done before,” said Brian Abel, Celebrity’s senior vice president of hotel operations. “We’ve set the stage with so many experiential and imaginative offerings that I have never been more excited to debut our entertainment programming.”
“It has been such an honor to collaborate with some of the best live show creative minds to develop world-class performances and experiences at every turn throughout the ship,” said Lisa Lehr, Celebrity’s vice President of Entertainment, Lisa Lehr. “Beyond delivers an onboard entertainment experience that our guests will be talking about long after they have returned home.”
The largest in the Celebrity fleet, The Theatre on Celebrity Beyond will feature three all-new production shows with programming brought to life through state-of-the-art production technology. The new shows include:
Elements: This show is a journey through the five elements—air, water, earth, fire and ether—using state-of-the-art technology, mesmerizing visuals, breathtaking acrobatic performances and fashion-inspired costumes.
“Air sculptures” created by Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Wurtzel are a highlight of the show as air is blown into large sheets of flowing fabric creating dancing art along with a first-ever custom air fountain blow-out that floats over the audience. All of this intertwines with performers and musicians to create stunning visuals. The show features choreography by “Got to Dance” winner Lukas McFarlane and co-direction by Marck Stevens, renowned director from Vegas to Europe, and Liam Lunniss, visionary behind some of today’s top musical artists’ live concerts and productions.
Arte: This show immerses audiences in iconic works of art combining electrifying dance, high-flying acrobatics and mind-bending visual effects with a light-hearted twist. The modern-day sculptural work of Brazilian artist Rubem Robierb is also featured, with a show segment based on his “Peace Makers” sculpture displayed on Celebrity Beyond. With choreography by London’s West End creative leader Kendra Horburgh. this show aims to change how its audience experiences art.
Stage Door: This show offers an exclusive backstage pass into the heart of the biggest Broadway and West End musicals. The immersive performances are accompanied by a full symphony orchestra that was recorded in the London Palladium, U.K.’s iconic theatre. It’s all brought to life through cutting-edge technology by Gary Lloyd, renowned director and choreographer of West End’s “Thriller Live!”
Wrapping around the stage is a 110-foot curved 4K LED screen, complete with five moving panels that open and move for truly immersive visual experiences and dramatic talent entrances and exits. Floor projection technology integrates with the content on the screen, creating a seamless floor to ceiling visual effects experience. Adding to these marquis stage productions, Celebrity Beyond offers an array of entertaining options throughout the ship including:
The Club: The hottest night spot on the ship introduces a new concept show, along with two all-new live music nights. The Jazz Joint at The Club, produced by the team behind the entertainment at The Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, is a speakeasy show concept featuring swinging jazz tunes with powerhouse vocalists, electrifying dancers, mesmerizing specialty acts and some laughs along the way. Music Nights at The Club features two all-new curated music experiences. With Rocked, vocalists and orchestra members from The Theatre bring the most iconic concert moments of all time to the stage in this fast-paced, interactive concert for the young at heart. Bring the Brass is a live tribute to the iconic bands of brass spanning the decades from the great horn bands of the past to the modern musicians of today they have influenced, bringing energy, nostalgia, skill and talent to the stage of The Club.
Eden: At the aft of the ship, this grand three-story space with floor-to-ceiling windows will offer multi-sensory experiences that change with the day from mornings to afternoons to evenings and include everything from meditation to a “Create and Pour'' art and wine tasting class. By night, Wonder at Eden will offer six curated experiences, including three new cast shows featuring high-quality performances.
Grand Plaza: This gathering place located at the heart of the ship has a spectacular chandelier as its focal point. It comes alive at night with eight all-new light shows choreographed to music. One of the shows will be enhanced with performances by the talents of The Theatre stage show performers.
Rooftop Garden: The ultimate urban playscape on the ship’s Resort Deck provides the perfect spot for morning Tai Chi, outdoor movies and dancing under the stars.
Camp at Sea: This is a dedicated space for children ages 3-12 featuring a new partnership with “Adventures in Cardboard.” Junior cruisers can enjoy activities blending competitive play and cooperative storytelling through their own cardboard works of art and imagination; a vlogging class uses Go Pros to create a video showcase; and a variety of STEM activities involve coding, the ocean and world geography.
Teen Club: Silent Disco parties, digital trivia, game night challenges and more create a popular lounging and socializing space for guests ages 13-17.
Celebrity Beyond will depart on her maiden voyage on April 27, 2022, from Southampton, England on a 10-night Western Europe cruise visiting Bordeaux, France; Lisbon, Portugal; and Seville, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain. She will then offer a variety of Mediterranean journeys, including nine-night Italian Riviera and France itineraries and 10-night Greek Isles itineraries through early October, when the ship heads to the Caribbean.