The Celebrity Apex departed Athens on June 21 on its maiden cruise, more than a year after the ship was delivered in March 2020.
The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge class will spend its first season in the Aegean offering seven-day sailings from the Greek capital.
“After all this time, what a dream come true for everyone onboard this exquisite ship in one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Her sail-away today is a meaningful moment for our guests, our crew and our company. I think we are all having ‘pinch me’ moments,” Celebrity CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said in a statement.
The ship’s first itinerary will visit Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece, as well as Limassol, Cyprus.
The Apex will sail with a vaccinated crew and at least 95% vaccinated guests. The line is allowing guests to freely explore on Greek islands, as per rules put in place by Greece.
The ship will feature many of the new-to-Celebrity spaces and amenities that debuted on the Edge, but will also have its own menus, entertainment and spa/wellness programs.
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