Celebrity Apex will join the Celebrity Cruises fleet in April 2020. The second of the revolutionary Edge Class ships, Celebrity Apex will sail to destinations far and wide from Southampton. She will have some of the fleet's most luxurious accommodation including the Edge Staterooms with Infinite Balcony and twin-level Edge Villas with outdoor plunge pools. This floating luxury paradise will mimic the resort-style environment of her sister ship Celebrity Edge with contemporary furniture and a light-coloured decor. There will also be no less than 29 world-class culinary venues, seven of which will be brand-new speciality restaurants; perfectly complemented by innovative signature spaces such as the Magic Carpet and the Rooftop Garden. A warm friendly atmosphere coupled with first-class service and a wide variety of innovative onboard facilities will add to your modern and luxurious cruise experience.
The dining experiences onboard Celebrity Apex will tempt you with a world of flavours. Dine at the Rooftop Garden Grill and taste a wide range of international cuisine from the a la carte menu. The Magic Carpet platform transforms into 'Dinner on the Apex', a 90-seater restaurant that opens in time for sunset each evening. Suite class guests can enjoy exclusive access to Luminae at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Situated alongside the 25-yard lap pool is the Pool Bar; sip your favourite cocktail, indulge in a selection of snacks, and take in the stunning surroundings. The Sunset Bar offers a range of drinks; it's the perfect spot to catch up with friends while enjoying the spectacular views.
Entertainment on board Celebrity Apex will caters to all tastes. Relax on the Pool Deck or in the adult-only Solarium; suite-class guests can escape to the exclusive The Retreat Sun Deck. The Magic Carpet, the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform, transforms into different venues with daily performances and musicians to enjoy. Discover the Rooftop Garden where you can catch a movie at the 'Taste of Film' venue or dance the night away to a live band.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and embark on board Celebrity Apex for your eight night cruise.
Day 3: Bilbao, Spain
Discover the cosmopolitan Basque city and lively port of Bilbao. Surrounded by verdant green mountains, this city in northern Spain is home to the breathtaking modern and contemporary art at the Guggenheim Museum. Sample authentic tapas dishes in the family-run restaurants that line Casco Viejo, Bilbao's vibrant old quarter, and shop for handmade souvenirs at quirky independent boutiques. The modern transport links provide easy access to the two other capitals of the Basque Country — Vitoria and San Sebastián.
Day 5: Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city.
Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade.
Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Day 6: Porto (Leixoes), Portugal
Porto is a coastal city in the north of Portugal, most famous for its Port wine production. The city sits on a steep riverbank where you’ll find tiled 14th-century churches and 19th-century palaces. Climb the tower in Sao Francisco Church for spectacular views, or pay a visit to the impressive Palacio da Bolsa and discover its elegant interior. Soak up some of Porto’s culture with a performance at the Casa da Musica concert hall, an exhibition at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, or a stroll along the Cais da Ribeira.
Day 8: Paris (Le Havre), France
France's capital, Paris, is a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Its most famous landmark is the Eiffel Tower with steps and elevators leading to observation decks and offering spectacular citywide views. The Louvre Museum is packed with huge art collections, Roman sculptures, and is home to the iconic Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci. The huge Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris features flying buttresses and gargoyles. Pay a visit to the impressive Sacre Coeur and then meander through the cobblestone streets of Montmartre. The famous Arc de Triomphe commemorates Napoleon's victories and the adjoining Avenue des Champs-Elysees is lined with elegant restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The Palace of Versailles is an 18th-century palace filled with extraordinary apartments and the acclaimed Hall of Mirrors. No trip to Paris would be complete without taking an evening bateau-mouche cruise along the River Seine to see the city's famous sights illuminated against the night sky.
Day 9: Southampton, UK
Disembark in Southampton and make your way home.