Celebrity Apex will join the Celebrity Cruises fleet in April 2020 - with cruises going on sale from 29 November 2018. 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: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona and be transferred to the port to board Celebrity Apex for your ten night cruise.
Day 2: Marseille (Provence), France
Your stepping stone to the fields of lavender of Provence and charming villages like Cassis or Les Baux. Drop into one of the restaurants around the colourful Vieux Port (old harbour) and order Bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented here.
Day 3: Villefranche (Nice), France
The heart of the French Riviera is alive with expensive yachts, crystal clear waters and an abundance of glitz and glamour everywhere you look. Absorb yourself into the world of a celebrity and royalty as you stroll around the coast, taking in the stylish town of Nice. Visit one of the world famous art galleries and take in the works of Monet and Matisse or simply visit one of the many harbour cafés and admire the abundance of super yachts in this millionaires playground.
Day 4: Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio is a jewel on any Mediterranean cruise, one of the easiest destinations to navigate on foot and one of the most characteristic ports you can see. Around the harbour you can find a bustling world of French and Italian influence, with traditional Mediterranean restaurants and local artists on every street corner. Visit the ancestral home of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte and see the 16th-century Notre-Dame cathedral which is home to paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.
Day 6: Santa Margherita, Italy
The port of Santa Margherita sits on Italy's Ligurian coast, 35km southeast of Genoa. This charming town boasts a beautiful seafront promenade lined with elegant hotels and yachts. Stroll up the hillside and visit the small 15th-century Castello, Chiesa dei Frati Cappuccini, and nearby Chiesa di San Giacomo with its Madonna statue. Relax in the idyllic gardens of the 17th-century Villa Durazzo. Take the 30-minute boat trip along the Tigullio Gulf to picturesque Portofino; admire the pastel-coloured houses, window-shop at the luxury boutiques, and feast on delicious seafood on the Piazzetta.
Day 7: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
The capital of Italy, Rome, is a sprawling city cosmopolitan city brimming with globally-influential art, architecture, and culture. The three-tiered Roman Colosseum amphitheatre offers fascinating tours of ancient history. The late Renaissance St Peter's Basilica was crafted by Michelangelo and other architects and is a must-see. The crystal blue waters and sculptures of Trevi Fountain will leave you mesmerised. The Roman Forum is the excavated heart of the Roman Empire and provides an insight of age-old times. Vatican Museums are home to Renaissance art treasures and feature the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Take a walk down the famous Spanish Steps. Pay a visit to the bustling Piazza Navona with its Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno fountains, exquisite bars, and talented street artists.
Day 8: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 10: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma sits on the south coast of Balearic island of Majorca and is the island's capital city. The streets of this vibrant port city are lined with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, and heritage buildings. Explore the narrow alleys and lanes of the old town, before spending time at the impressive Palma Cathedral. Indulge in retail therapy on Avenida Jaume III, Passeig de Born, and the streets around the Placa Major. Palma Aquarium, Bellver Castle and the Joan Miro Foundation are well worth a visit, too. The dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows at Marineland and Poble Espanyol — a collection of Spain's famous buildings in miniature — are great for family times. Or why not take a scenic train ride to the town of Soller or travel inland to the Caves of Drach?
Day 11: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.