Celebrity Cruises continues to grow as the cruise line announced that construction has begun on their new cruise ship, Celebrity Apex. Celebrity Apex will be the line’s second Edge class vessel. The first, Celebrity Edge, will debut late 2018.
The first piece of steel was cut for Celebrity Apex at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard (formerly STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France.
When completed, Celebrity Apex will take her place as the height of modern luxury, so its name couldn’t be more apt. The second cruise ship in Celebrity’s revolutionary Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes right in the wake of the industry’s most anticipated new ship, Celebrity Edge.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, gave the following statement: “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.
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.