Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises starts construction of Celebrity Apex

July 28, 2018 - Celebrity Cruises' new Edge class comprises four ships according to previous plans. The Celebrity Edge, the first ship in the new ship class, is scheduled to go into service on December 6, 2018. The second new building is called Celebrity Apex. This cruise ship soll start service in spring 2020. Work on the Celebrity Apex started with the first steel cut.

First steel cut Celebrity Apex

First steel cut Celebrity Apex © Press Center Celebrity Cruises


The ships are built by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. On July 23, 2018 the traditional first steel cut took place in Saint-Nazaire in the presence of Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of the parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. Ms. Lutoff-Perlo praised the success and dynamism of the new class of ship. "The success and dynamism of Celebrity Edge have been incredible and with Celebrity Apex we will once again show how we can take our brand to a new level." It almost sounds as if the competitors have to buckle up.

But as is well known, nothing is eaten as hot as it is cooked. Still, the EDGE class can accommodate 2.918 guests. That is slightly more passengers than the ships of the Celebrity Cruises Solstice class. With regard to the innovations of the ship, the shipping company speaks of fundamental changes: the cabins are getting significantly larger, a “Magic Carpet Platform” will go up and down the starboard wall, and suite guests can look forward to newly designed, breathtaking suites.

Celebrity edge at the float out

Celebrity Edge float out © Press Center Celebrity Cruises


While the route planning of the Celebrity Apex may still be puzzled, it is certain that the Celebrity Edge will spend its maiden season in the Caribbean. The maiden voyage will take place on December 9, 2018, from Fort Lauderdale on a western course to the Caribbean.

 

 

 

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