Celebrity Cruises takes the delivery of Celebrity Apex
Celebrity Cruises has accepted official command of the Celebrity Apex through a video conference with Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard officials.
Captain Dimitris Kafetzis, in accordance with tradition, ordered the exchange of the French and American flags, while the national anthem of each country played in the background.
“Every delivery is unique just as every ship is unique. While the circumstances are quite unique right now, it’s fitting that such an innovative ship as Celebrity Apex would have a digital-age delivery. The day is every bit as meaningful because I know the dedication and commitment from the shipyard team, the onboard crew and our Celebrity shoreside team that went into bringing this ship to life. Celebrity Apex is a magnificent ship and I am so proud to welcome her into our family,” stated Lisa Lutoff Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
Maritime Business World