Celebrity Edge’s sister ship, Celebrity Apex, will launch in the UK and sail several voyages out of Southampton in its first season in April 2020.
Celebrity Apex is the second in Celebrity’s Edge-class and will be almost identical to sister ship, with features to include Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools.
When Celebrity Apex launches, it will be the first time Celebrity has operated two ships out of Southampton with Celebrity Silhouette returning to the UK for her third consecutive year.
Celebrity’s president Lutoff-Perlo said:
This is the first time that we’ve had a ship in the UK since Eclipse. We’re bringing Edge to life in the UK – the UK and Ireland continue to be a really important market for us and are growing more and more important. When Celebrity Apex launches in Southampton in 2020 it will be another incredible moment for our company and for the UK market, especially as it will be ten years since we last named and operated a new ship from the UK. In 2010 Celebrity Eclipse changed the face of UK cruising with our modern luxury approach. Celebrity Apex will continue our tradition of reimagining what is expected from all aspects of a holiday at sea and elevate modern luxury cruising in ways never seen before.
Apex and her initial itineraries will go on sale on 29 November.
Jo Rzymowska, vice president and managing director for the UK, Ireland and Asia, added:
The appetite from our agent partners for the Edge Class of ships has been simply phenomenal – it is no exaggeration to say it’s been record breaking. It’s a fitting thank you to bring new ship Celebrity Apex to the UK in 2020 and showcase one of our ships to more agents than ever before. I promise that the travel industry will have never seen anything like it, and I simply can’t wait.