Celebrity Apex completes sea trials
Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Celebrity Apex has competed its first sea trails ahead of its naming ceremony in Southampton next month.
Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex has successfully completed her first sea trial and returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.
The ship was able to sail through challenging conditions, including strong winds.
Celebrity Apex is the sister ship to Celebrity's groundbreaking Celebrity Edge, which debuted at the end of 2018. Celebrity Apex will offer some enhanced features over its younger sibling, including expanded staterooms with Infinite Verandas and new spa, culinary and wellness features that will make the ship stand alone as Celebrity's flagship.
"It was an absolute honor to stand at the helm of Celebrity Apex for her highly successful first sea trial," said Dimitris Kafetzis, Celebrity Apex's captain. "Celebrity Apex is truly a beautiful and highly advanced vessel."
“The purpose of a sea trial is to test the functionality of the ship, but this wasn’t just any sea trial – and Celebrity Apex isn’t just any ship,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “In typical Edge Series-fashion, the ship absolutely exceeded our expectations, performing perfectly in line with our above-and-beyond operating standards.”
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