Celebrity Cruises has announced a number of new details on the Celebrity Apex, the second ship in its Edge class. When the much-anticipated Celebrity Apex is christened on March 30, 2020, new amenities will include the very latest culinary trends, spa and wellness offerings, and progressive entertainment, including three all-new production shows.
Celebrity Apex encores the transformational look and feel of its sister ship, Celebrity Edge, with distinctive features, such as the floating Magic Carpet cantilevered off the ship’s side and The Retreat, the all-exclusive experience for suite guests. Accommodations include the magnificent two-story Celebrity Apex Spa Treatment with their own private terrace and plunge pool and dramatically expanded staterooms with Infinite Verandas.
New Culinary Offerings
Celebrity further enhances its culinary palate on Celebrity Apex with evolved concepts, new delicacies and new menu offerings from Celebrity’s Michelin-starred Chef Cornelius Gallagher.
Rare craft beers at Craft Social Bar. This relaxed, casual bar space, will offer draft cocktails, wines on tap and more than 50 of the world’s rare craft beers served by a certified beer sommelier. 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.
New 3-D 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 Gallagher. A fusion of entertainment and dining, the menu offers such dishes as spring pea soup, King Crab farfalle pasta and filet mignon.
A new Eden dining experience. This three-story indoor natural wonderland will feature an extraordinary culinary journey of new flavor-forward a la carte appetizers, entrees and desserts with ingredients sourced from local farms and fisheries in the lower-level restaurant. A sampling of new menu items includes fresh roasted Spanish prawns with melted peppers; slow-cooked shellfish broth with parsley, garlic, shallots and maldon sea salt from England; and pastrami with Devonshire Dijon mustard emulsion.
In addition, new menu items have been created for specialty restaurants Raw on 5, Magic Carpet, Fine Cut Steakhouse, Rooftop Garden Grill, and the four main restaurants: Cosmopolitan, Cyprus, Normandie, and Tuscan.
Celebrity Apex debuts exciting new entertainment offerings, including three new stage shows in The Theatre, an intimate cabaret show in The Club, and a variety of themed experiences and activities throughout the ship.
New state-of-the-art technology at The Theatre. This innovative space will include new 28-foot tall circular scrim and eight Panasonic 20K laser projectors for projection mapping to create a 360-degree wrap-around picture for audiences.
All-new production shows. The new technology plays a starring role in several new shows exclusive to Celebrity Apex.
- Rockumentary will celebrate some of the greatest classic rock moments in history, and for the first time, guests get to vote for their favorite finale, via the Celebrity Cruises app.
- Tree of Life will take guests on a journey of relatable life moments, illuminated by the changing seasons of the tree and set to pop rock music. Setting the stage will be a 20-foot tall “Tree of Life” with over 3,000 LED leaves.
- Crystalize is an inspiring and visually stunning performance featuring light, laser projections, custom video content, music, dance, and incredible aerial acrobatics, all tied together by the amazing talents of a world-class violinist.
New experiences in Eden. An eclectic afternoon tea party morphs into a wonder-filled journey in “Night of Dreams”, complete with live performances and audience interaction; a daytime guided meditation becomes the ultimate ultra-lounge in “Night of the Chill”; and interactive art experiences by day lead into “Night of the Arts”, celebrating the arts through interactive experiences and performances.
Debut of Caravan at The Club. Caravan, an intimate and alluring evening cabaret-style production will feature new takes on classic circus acts with aerial acrobatics, acts of balance and precision, and more. During the day, The Club will offer a variety of activities from video dance classes to archery to karaoke with a live band and full production support.
New Wellness Programming
In collaboration with OneSpaWorld, Celebrity Apex will offer new wellness and fitness programming.
A first-at-sea offering of F45 Training. One of the fastest-growing fitness networks in the world, these unique 45-minute, station-based, heart rate-monitored functional team training workouts will be offered in the ship’s Fitness Center.
A new Destination Wellness program. featuring locally inspired spa menus using authentic local ingredients inspired by the destinations that the ship explores.
A new Women in Wellness well-being program. This program centers on the emotional, physical and spiritual practices of some of the wellness industries’ most highly respected influencers including Katie Brauer, Yoga Master and founder and CEO of The Yoga Professional; Ruth Zukerman, co-founder of Soul Cycle and Flywheel Sports; and Elemis CEO Noella Gabriel.
An array of new spa offerings. New spa offerings include more than 120 soothing treatments and a new collection of state-of-the-art treatment tables, highlighted by the unique Iyashi Dôme, the original Japanese infrared sauna that deeply cleanses and detoxifies the body.
Camp at Sea S.T.E.M. Program
In collaboration with Girls Who Code, founded by CEO and Celebrity Apex Godmother Reshma Saujani, the ship’s onboard Camp at Sea S.T.E.M. experiences will offer new educational coding programs along with related experiential offerings and products.
Celebrity Apex Inaugural Season
Celebrity Apex debuts in April 2020 with a mini-season of five sailings to European destinations, including the Norwegian Fjords, the northern coasts of Spain and Portugal and a new 10-night Capital Cities Cruise with visits to iconic cities including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and Paris.
The ship will then spend the rest of its inaugural summer sailing seven- to 12-night itineraries in the Mediterranean before repositioning to Fort Lauderdale in November for a winter season of week-long Caribbean sailings.
SOURCE: Celebrity Cruises press release