With only a month to her original scheduled debut date, the Celebrity Apex is anxiously waiting to welcome her first set of passengers. Celebrity Apex is set to revolutionize the way you vacation and travel. Her cutting edge technology and innovative outward-facing design is expected to set luxury cruising to a whole new level.
The Celebrity Apex will be the second Edge class ship for Celebrity but will be given the honor of being the line's new flagship. The Apex will weigh approximately 129,500 gross registered tons and measure a whopping 306 meters. She will boast 14 publicly accessible decks that will offer various bars, lounges, and restaurants for passengers to use.
Celebrity gloats about having the most luxurious staterooms at sea. Onboard the Apex, there are 1467 passenger cabins with 81% of them, including a private veranda. The most transformational aspect of this vessel's cabins would be their Infinite Verandas. The Infinite Veranda allows you to transform your entire living space into a veranda with the touch of a button. This stateroom class first debuted on the Celebrity Edge in 2018 with the expectation to be an EDGE class staple. Infinite Veranda staterooms onboard Edge and Apex are 23% larger than the Solstice Class verandas. Two other cabins worth mentioning would be the Edge Villas and the Iconic Suite. The Edge Villas are two-story staterooms that include a plunge pool on the terrace while the Iconic Suite is the largest suite offered onboard Celebrity cruise ships. This unique suite also includes panoramic views from above the captain's quarters.
A new concept for Celebrity is The Retreat, which is comparable to Norwegian Cruise Line's Haven. The Retreat is only accessible to suite guests and includes accommodations, a lounge, sundeck, and a restaurant called Luminae, a Celebrity Cruise Line favorite.
The Apex has been designed to connect its guests with the destinations in which it sails, and in many ways, they enrich the culture onboard by bringing you the flavors from these ports. Their new main dining room experience debuted on the Edge but is only to be better onboard the Apex. The restaurant's names are Cyprus, Cosmopolitan, Tuscan, and Normandie, which each offer their flair of the region. For an additional fee, enjoy the culinary experience at Fine Cut Steakhouse, which provides a large variety of meats, additionally Le Grand Bistro, where you can experience some French cuisine. Le Petit Chef which uses innovative table-side technology to bring your dish to life, or Raw on 5 where you will eat raw and refined earth elements. Explicitly designed for Aqua Class guests (spa guests) try Blu, which is equipped with a very calming ambiance. All dining on the Apex is set to satisfy your appetite while cruising the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
The Magic Carpet experience is a floating platform that is cantilevered over the starboard side of the vessel. It has capabilities of reaching heights 13 stories above the ocean and is able to perform tender docking services from sea level. Depending on the night, you are able to book a dinner on the Magic Carpet for an additional fee. Otherwise, it is used as a bar and space for live musical performances.
Another venue found onboard is Eden. Eden takes the outward design structure to a new level and hopes to awaken each one of your senses. This three-story venue in the aft of the ship fuses iconic design, culinary, and entertainment into one.
The Grand Plaza can be seen as the heart of the vessel. Inspired by the piazzas of Italy, this three-story venue encompasses specialty dining along with the famous Martini Bar and Cafe al Bacio. With all of these venues, it creates a popular gathering place throughout the voyage.
Jumping to the top decks of the ship, the Resort Deck awaits to be enjoyed. The Resort Deck features an asymmetrical design that includes the Rooftop Garden, Solarium, and the main pool. On the Apex, the ocean is the focal point of your cruise experience by allowing all loungers to be outward-facing. Relaxation and rejuvenation are essential while on vacation, and that's why Celebrity has thought of 124 different spa treatments that are available for purchase. They have also created one of the most innovative fitness centers at sea. The last section that is left to talk about is entertainment on the Apex. The theater onboard offers state of the art technology by allowing for a 20 foot tall, 17 million pixelated, 4k LED screen to curve 180 degrees around the stage. Something truly unique that Celebrity created was for the stage to be in the center of the theater. It is said that there is not one bad seat in the venue.
The multipurpose venue "The Club" can act as a gathering space during the day, but a place to go wild for in the late hours of the night. Celebrity Apex is set to break many barriers seen throughout the cruising industry and will sail as one of the most technologically advanced ships in the world. Be sure to book a voyage as she cruises both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Would you like to sail on the Apex? What did you find the most intriguing? ** Celebrity Cruises made history by performing the first-ever virtual ship delivery. Celebrity APEX has been virtually delivered to Celebrity Cruises and in now officially a Celebrity Cruises ship. Her debut date is currently postponed due to COVID-19.