The Celebrity Edge is one of most exciting cruise ships to touch the waves for years, boasting a whole new approach to modern luxury which turned many assumptions about cruising on their heads. Celebrity Cruises wasn’t content to sit on their laurels though after the Edge made its debut. The first steps have now been taken in crafting Celebrity’s next vessel in the Edge series.
This week Celebrity Cruises cut the first piece of steel on Celebrity Apex at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. The Apex will be the second ship to emerge into Celebrity’s revolutionary Edge class, doubling down on the promise that the Celebrity Edge brought, of ushering the Celebrity Cruises fleet into a new era in modern luxury.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises said of the steel-cutting ceremony, “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. 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.”
It wasn’t only Celebrity Cruises celebrating a landmark with Celebrity Apex getting underway. Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique (formerly known as STX France) said, “We are proud to celebrate the launch of another incredible Edge Class ship with Celebrity Cruises. The brand is known for many industry firsts so it’s fitting that Celebrity Apex is the first to participate in a steel cutting ceremony under our new name Chantiers de l’Atlantique, another milestone of the great partnership we have built together.
Despite the vessel only just beginning construction now, keen cruise fans won’t have too long to wait before the Celebrity Apex debuts. She’s slated to be welcoming guests aboard in Autumn 2020, and there are even more exciting developments waiting in the wings. Two more Edge-class vessels will be following on the heels of the Apex, scheduled to be ready in Spring 2021 and Spring 2022 respectively.
To find out for yourself what all the Celebrity Edge-class fuss is about, all you have to do is book an incredible voyage aboard the Celebrity Edge. The future of luxury holidays is already here - come see for yourself.