Celebrity to homeport Edge-class ship in UK for full season for first time

Celebrity Cruises is homeporting an Edge-class cruise ship in the UK for a full season for the first time in 2024.

Celebrity Apex will replace the recently revitalized Celebrity Silhouette in sailing roundtrip from Southampton on itineraries ranging from 4 to 13 nights.

Infinite Ocean View cabin with folding window

“This truly is an exciting moment for us,” said Lisa Lutoff Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Having one of our award-winning Edge Series ships sailing from Southampton will offer an experience like no other from the UK, connecting guests to the world around them through the innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces these celebrated ships are known for.”

Celebrity Apex will offer a range of different cruises from the UK, including a 12-night Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Circle cruise, including calls in Tromso and Honnigsvag, and a new itinerary to Ibiza on a Mediterranean cruise.

Celebrity Apex

Shorter cruises will call in Northern Europe during the season, which will run from May to November, 2024.

Celebrity Cruises Vice President & Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Jo Rzymowska, said the upgrade to Celebrity Apex was a reflection of robust demand for cruising from the UK market.

“The UK has always been integral to the success of our brand, and homeporting Celebrity Apex from Southampton underlines our commitment to this market and is testament to the strength of local consumer demand, supported by our formidable travel partners,” said Rzymowska.

Grand Plaza aboard Celebrity Apex

“There is huge appetite from UK guests who share our curiosity for people, places and cultures, and our passion for opening up the world through a love of travel,” Rzymowska added. “I’m looking forward to welcoming even more of our guests on board Celebrity Apex when she raises the bar for cruising from Southampton in 2024.”

Celebrity Apex is a sister ship to Celebrity Edge and the second ship of the eponymous class, which also includes Celebrity Beyond. A further two are on order.

The Edge class offered a range of design elements that broke the traditional cruise mold, including the lack of a main dining room, reimagined entertainment options, and infinity veranda cabins that convert from standard outside staterooms into balcony cabins.

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