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<i>Costa Smeralda</i>: Made for the Mediterranean
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 17, 2019
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Celebrity Apex Underway with Steel-Cutting Ceremony

Newer, more lavish, better amenities. It’s clear where the future of cruising is headed and one cruise line is keeping up with the trend in fine fashion. Celebrity Cruises recently began production on their newest ship, Celebrity Apex, at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France.

The ship is just another marker of Celebrity Cruises’ commitment to upgrading their fleet to accommodate the growing cruise industry and the demand of passengers for high-tech comfort and entertainment while at sea.

Celebrity Apex

Rendering of Celebrity Apex Edge Villa | Photo: Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises Edge Class

Celebrity Apex is the second ship built under the cruise line’s newest Edge class design. The first, Celebrity Edge, is scheduled for it’s inaugural cruise later this year.

President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was in attendance at the steel-cutting ceremony.

“Welcoming Celebrity Apex into our family with the leadership team was a very special moment, especially when we all signed the ship silhouette cut from the first piece of steel,” she said. “The success and momentum for Celebrity Edge has been incredible, and with Celebrity Apex we will yet again show how we are taking our brand to the next level. We are offering our guests the best way to experience the world in modern luxury style.”

Celebrity Apex New Features

As the name Celebrity Apex implies, Edge class ships are set to feature top of the line technology like a new Magic Carpet feature aimed at improving embarkation and disembarkation times. Improvements in stateroom comfort, restaurant options and more have the cruise industry buzzing about the new Edge class ships.

Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge rendering with Magic Carpet feature | Photo:

A new lounge on board called Eden will be three-stories tall and feature a bar which uses plants grown on board the ship to enhance the drinks.

Celebrity Apex is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2020, with a third and fourth yet to be named Edge class ships coming in 2021 and 2022.

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