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Celebrity reveals the first details of its new ship APEX

Celebrity reveals the first details of its new ship APEX

New culinary venues, menus and programming, as well as three new stage shows are among the first details revealed by Celebrity, building on sister ship Edge’s onboard offering.

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The 2,900-passenger ship, which will be christened in Southampton, will have new food offerings in Eden, Le Petit Chef and Raw on 5; a brand-new bar called Craft Social and another bar in the suites-only space, The Retreat. The redesigned theater will include a brand-new LED screen as well as three new shows.

Menu items will include contemporary comfort food cuisine like mac and brie, Kobe beef sliders, crispy chicken sliders and meat and cheese boards. Large-screen TVs will air live sporting events.

There is also a new 3-D digital animation dining experience at Le Grand Bistro – Celebrity Edge’s first-at-sea digitally animated menu by Le Petit Chef will offer a new animated story on Celebrity Apex, enhanced by new menu creations from Chef Cornelius Gallagher. The menu offers such dishes as spring pea soup, King Crab farfalle pasta and filet mignon, while diners enjoy a story that chronicles the life adventures of Le Petit Chef who meets the girl of his dreams at age 12.

In addition is a new Eden dining experience.  A sampling of new menu items includes fresh roasted Spanish prawns with melted peppers; cured fresh chorizo; slow-cooked shellfish broth with parsley, garlic, shallots and maldon sea salt from England; pastrami with Devonshire Dijon mustard emulsion, mashed potatoes cooked in duck fat; and crispy rye bread sautéed in butter and melted raclette cheese.

Among the new shows will be "Rockumentary," which will celebrate some of the greatest classic rock moments in history and give audience members the chance to vote for their favorite finale. The show "Tree of Life" will take the audience on a journey through life's most relatable moments -- all set to pop music, of course. It will feature a 20-foot-tall Tree of Life, complete with more than 3,000 LED leaves that change color as the seasons of life change.

In Eden, a series of new experiences will see the vibe in the lounge change throughout the day. For instance, an eclectic afternoon tea party morphs into a wonder-filled journey in a "Night of Dreams," complete with live performances and audience interaction. As the day winds down interactive art displays will lead into "Night of the Arts," which celebrates the arts through interactive experiences and performances.

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