Celebrity Cruises Officially Begins Building Next Edge Series Ship
Open Jaw, Kerry Sharpe
Celebrity Cruises has officially begun construction ofCelebrity Apexwith the first piece of steel being cut this week at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard (formerly STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France. The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes in the wake of the cruise line’s new ship, Celebrity Edge, which will debut in DEC.
“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,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.“We are so grateful for our partnership with Chantiers de l’Atlantique and are thrilled to work on another very special ship together. 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 is expected to make her debut in spring 2020, with the third and fourth Edge series ships arriving in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, respectively.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.