Celebrity Cruises has revealed the revised name of its newest ship at a steel cutting ceremony at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France.
Celebrity Cruises announced that the ship is now to be named Celebrity Apex and is due for delivery in spring 2020. Celebrity Apex will be the second ship in the Edge series for Celebrity Cruises and was originally set to be called Celebrity Beyond.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ president and chief executive, 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.”
Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said: “We are proud to celebrate the launch of another Edge class ship with Celebrity. The brand is known for many industry firsts so it’s fitting that Celebrity Apex is the first to participate in a steel cutting ceremony under our new name Chantiers de l’Atlantique (previously STX France), another milestone of the great partnership we have built together.”
The third and fourth ships in the Edge series are set for delivery in autumn 2021 and autumn 2022.