Celebrity Cruises on Tuesday revealed its 2023 European cruising schedule, one that includes all three of Celebrity's newest Edge-class cruise ships.
Celebrity Beyond (debuting in 2022), Celebrity Apex, and Celebrity Edge, along with four other Celebrity ships, will all sail out of Europe in 2023, making the year-after-next a big European year for the cruise line. The sailings will range from 4- to 13-nights with more 7-night sailings in Europe than ever before for Celebrity.
The schedule includes ports such as Flam in Norway, Lisbon in Portugal, Kotka in Finland, and Jerusalem in Israel. It also includes the first Celebrity ship to visit Egypt since 2012—Celebrity Apex, on a new 10-night sailing around Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean—and a first-of-its-kind sailing from Amsterdam to Norwegian Fjords, also on Apex.
Originally scheduled to debut in Fall 2021, Celebrity Beyond will debut as the third of five Edge-class ships for the cruise line. The ship will sport a lot of the same features as its sister ships including the Magic Carpet, along with new wellness, culinary, and entertainment offerings including some from a few well-known personalities including goop CEO and founder Gwyneth Paltrow, Michel-in-starred chef Daniel Boulud, and American designed Nate Berkus.
All of the itineraries include Celebrity’s new all-inclusive fare called “Always Included,” which was revealed during 2020. That fare includes WiFi, drinks, and service charges and is part of what Celebrity believes to be the new standard for luxury cruise passengers going forward.
“With all three of our industry-leading Edge Series ships sailing in Europe complemented by four additional stunning ships in our fleet, Celebrity will sail the continent in unrivalled luxury. From our new, exciting itineraries and our return to some of the most popular cities in the world, we have so much planned in Europe for 2023 and we’re really looking forward to sharing the culture and charm of this region with our guests,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.