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Reaching the Apex: the new luxury spa cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises

On 30th March, Celebrity Cruises will christen its newest groundbreaking Edge Series luxury spa cruise ship, the first of which, Celebrity Edge, launched in 2018.

The much anticipated Celebrity Apex takes modern cruising to yet another level, with the very latest culinary, spa and wellness trends as well as entertainment offerings.

The industry-leading, first-in-class Celebrity Edge has received more than 50 awards and was crowned one of TIME Magazine’s 2019 World’s Greatest Places. It impressed the world with its innovative outward facing design and visionary spaces created by world-renowned designers including: Kelly Hoppen, MBE, Tom Wright of WKK, Patricia Urquiola, Scott Butler, Jouin Manku and many more.

Celebrity Apex follows the transformational look and feel of its sister ship with such distinctive features as the floating Magic Carpet restaurant, cantilevered off the ship’s side and inviting guests to eat, drink and soar over the sea up to deck 16.It’s also home to The Retreat - an exclusive experience for all suite guests.

It has dramatically expanded staterooms with ‘Infinite verandas’; soothing indoor and outdoor garden escapes; magnificent two-storey Edge Villas with their own private terrace and plunge pool; and high-style spaces throughout public areas, keeping focus on the contemporary design elements that are a highlight of the Edge Series of ships.

Further luxury cruise ship experiences include:

  • New culinary venues, menus and programming
  • An array of new firsts in beauty, fitness, and wellness
  • Theatre with state-of-the-art technology taking centre stage in three all new production shows to captivate audiences.
  • Eden experiences, transforming the breathtaking Eden venue into a myriad of moods.

Apex of cruise ship dining

Dining continues the Celebrity Cruises tradition of pushing boundaries on Celebrity Apex with menu offerings from Celebrity’s Michelin starred chef Cornelius Gallagher. They include the Craft Social Bar; a new 3D digital animation dining experience at Le Grand Bistro; a new, remarkable Eden dining experience set in a three-storey indoor natural Wonderland with sweeping panoramic views. That’s in addition to Raw on 5, Magic Carpet, Fine Cut Steakhouse, Rooftop Garden Grill, and the four main restaurants on Celebrity Apex.

Apex of cruise liner entertainment

Celebrity Apex debuts exciting new entertainment offerings, including three new stage shows in the Theatre; an intimate cabaret show in the Club; along with a variety of themed experiences and activities throughout the ship. They include the contemporary design of the Theatre, which incorporates new state-of-the-art technology complete with details such as a 20ft tall Tree of Life, complete with over 3,000 LED leaves, to set the stage for one of the most dramatic new productions at sea.

Evening entertainment can also be found at the Club, with the debut of Caravan, a more intimate and alluring evening cabaret-style production featuring new takes on classic circus acts with astonishing aerial acrobatics, acts of balance and precision, and more. During the day, the Club will offer a variety of activities from video dance classes to archery to karaoke with a live band and full production support.

Also, in collaboration with Girls Who Code, founded by innovative CEO and Celebrity Apex godmother, Reshma Saujani, the ship’s onboard Camp at Sea S.T.E.M. experiences will offer new educational coding programs.

Apex of rest and relaxation

Celebrity Apex takes to the sea with a new spa management collaboration with OneSpaWorld and new wellness programming for the modern traveller throughout the entire onboard spa and sanctuary from acclaimed British interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

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Highlights include the first-at-sea offering of F45 Training, one of the fastest-growing fitness networks in the world, and a new Destination Wellness program featuring locally inspired spa menus using authentic local ingredients inspired by the destinations that the ship explores.

There is a new Women in Wellness wellbeing program centring on the emotional, physical and spiritual practices of some of the wellness industries’ most highly respected influencers including Katie Brauer, Yoga Master and Founder and CEO of The Yoga Professional; Ruth Zukerman, co-founder of Soul Cycle and Flywheel Sports; and skincare icon and Elemis CEO Noella Gabriel.

That’s in addition to an array of new and first-at-sea spa offerings, including more than 120 soothing treatments and a new collection of state-of-the-art treatment tables, highlighted by the unique Iyashi Dôme, the original Japanese infrared sauna that deeply cleanses and detoxifies the body.

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“Celebrity Edge changed the cruise industry and raised the standard for modern luxury vacations. Celebrity Apex - the second ship in our revolutionary Edge Series - goes even further. It takes every onboard experience to the very peak of what’s possible at sea.”

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises


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