Celebrity Apex To Offer Longer Med Cruises In 2020
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Celebrity Cruises will enhance its 2020 Europe season with four new longer European sailings on board, Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the brand’s innovative Edge Series.
“Like her industry-changing sister shipCelebrity Edge, which was just named one of TIME Magazine’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places – Celebrity Apex will feature an innovative outward-facing design and transformational accommodations that invite guests to take in the breathtaking world around them,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
“Now, with these four new and longer Mediterranean sailings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the peak European experience in true Celebrity style.”
Among the new sailings on board Celebrity Apex are three 10- and 11-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings and a new 11-night Western Mediterranean sailing. The two 11-night Greece, Malta and Turkey sailings will depart from Rome, visiting Istanbul and Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece; Valletta, Malta; and Barcelona, Spain.
The one-of-a-kind 11-night Spain, France and Italian Riviera expedition will sail round-trip out of Barcelona, Spain, calling on Provence (Marseille); Monte Carlo, Monaco; Nice, France; Santa Margherita, Rome and Naples, Italy; Palma De Mallorca and Valencia, Spain.
Following the ship’s Southampton debut, Celebrity Apex will offer a mini season of five sailings to European destinations, including the Norwegian Fjords and the northern coasts of Spain and Portugal. Aboard the new vessel travellers can experience a new 10-night Capital Cities Cruise with visits to iconic urban centres including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and Paris.
After that, she’ll spend the rest of her inaugural summer sailing seven- to 12-night itineraries in the Mediterranean. Bookings are open now.
Joining Celebrity Apex in Europe for 2020 is her sister ship, Celebrity Edge, and the newly updated Celebrity Silhouetteand Celebrity Constellation – featuring new staterooms and suites, new public spaces, and new luxurious designs.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
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