Celebrity Apex Inaugural – November 2- November 4, 2021

There is something to be said for the excitement you feel prior to departing for a trip. After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the butterflies of anticipation were in full force as we arrived at the gangway for the Apex. The irony was not lost on boarding a Celebrity ship and receiving a Hollywood rivaled welcome from all the staff and crew. We were happy, they were happy and for those 2 nights “normal” had returned.

With time working against us, we set out to tour the ship in all of her glory from bow to stern. From the luxury of the Retreat, to the heart of the Grand Plaza we put our step counters to the test before our attendance was requested for the official naming ceremony.  As the largest bottle of champagne we’ve ever seen (called a Sovereign for those interested) collided with the hull, the sun shone brightly as the Apex’s Godmother Reshma Sujani shared her words of wisdom and vision for female empowerment.


The Pool


Fabulous Decor & Art

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An Infinite Veranda Stateroom

The evenings onboard the Apex offer guests a plethora of options and a chance to customize both cuisine and entertainment. With the main dining divided into 4 more intimate venues, we opted for “Normandie” with a French inspired menu and “Cyprus” for a taste of the Mediterranean. Each restaurant tantalizes guests with exclusive offerings as well as a reoccurring menu for those seeking the tried and true favourites. The night then continues with productions that can rival the Las Vegas strip. From the high energy of “Caravan” to the cirque inspired performance of “Crystallize” revolutionary experiences await you onboard.  Serving as both a specialty restaurant and a platform to transfer guests to their tender, The Magic Carpet is a welcome addition to the world of cruising and an exclusive feature for Celebrity Cruises.


Entrance to the Eden Bar

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Unique Chair

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Carol & Taryn

While you can’t do it all in 2 nights, we can tell you that this ship is not to be missed on your next cruise vacation. Take a look into the new world of cruising with Celebrity Cruises. A vacation sure to please every generation.

All images courtesy of the author. Article first appeared on Cruise Holidays of Burlington.