Celebrity Apex has made its way to Europe
At the end of March 2021, Celebrity Cruises, a brand of the Royal Caribbean Group, announced that the newest ship in the fleet, the Celebrity Apex, would be deployed from / to Greece in the summer of 2021. This is part of the American shipping company’s restart plan.
From June 19, 2021 there will be the world premiere of the new Edge class cruise ship, Celebrity Apex is an identical sister of Celebrity Edge, a ship that within a very short time became one of the shipping company’s fleet favorites.
Celebrity Apex finally left Bridgetown (Barbados) yesterday, is on the way to Gibraltar according to ship tracking websites, there will be a technical stop here.
Excerpt from the announcement of March 25, 2021
New luxury at sea
Like her sister ship, the Celebrity Edge, the Celebrity Apex offers innovative, outward-facing design and visionary spaces from world-famous designers. The experience on board the ship also stands out from everything else at sea:
The exclusive The Retreat® with its breathtaking accommodations, a private restaurant as well as an exclusive lounge and a sundeck offers guests everything their hearts desire. In addition, a dedicated team of butlers, servants and concierges, who are available around the clock, ensure that everything is taken care of while on vacation.
Transformable accommodations, from contemporary two-story villas with plunge pools to cabins with infinite verandas, have all been carefully curated and designed by award-winning Kelly Hoppen MBE.
The Magic Carpet®, cantilevered over the ocean, offers guests an uninterrupted view while sipping a cocktail or having dinner.
An incomparable culinary repertoire with 29 different restaurants, bars and lounges, including the brand new Craft Social Bar, connects guests with the destinations like never before. Globally inspired menus, created by Michelin star chefs, bring the flavors of the world straight to your plate and offer a culinary journey that is unparalleled at sea.
Cruises in the Mediterranean
The summer season of the Celebrity Apex in the Mediterranean offers great destinations on two spectacular travel routes:
- Greek Islands and Cyprus – Guests have the option of visiting the ancient city of Rhodes with its breathtaking classical Acropolis; the beaches and beauty of Mykonos; and the incredible island of Santorini, a World Heritage Site to visit. The southern coast of Cyprus also offers unique island culture, which is influenced by its two close neighbors, Turkey and Egypt.
- Greek Islands and Israel – In addition to the history and beauty of Rhodes and Santorini, this itinerary features the growing arts scene in Haifa, with its easy access to Tel-Aviv and the Jordan River; and Jerusalem, one of the most influential cities in the world.
- As the cruise begins and ends in Athens, guests also have plenty of time to experience this thriving city with its deep cultural significance. A range of tours designed by Celebrity for all interests and price ranges are offered at each port of call, including Private Journeys and Small Group Discovery Tours for guests who prefer to explore the destinations with just their family members or travel companions
Healthy at sea
The company’s number one priority is the health and safety of the guests, crew, and people at the locations that the Celebrity Apex will visit. The ship will sail with comprehensive, multi-layered health and safety measures, based on expert advice from the Healthy Sail Panel, the Global Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer of the Royal Caribbean Group, and local Greek health and government agencies. These measures, including vaccination and testing requirements, will evolve along with public health standards.
For details on all health and safety measures for the entire Celebrity Cruises vacation experience, please visit Healthy at Sea. In addition, guests must follow all travel requirements for Greece, which currently include submitting a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to arrival in Greece, as well as governmental restrictions on international travel in their country of residence. Details of the additional health and safety measures being implemented by Celebrity Cruises will be announced at a later date.