Celebrity Cruises resumes cruises in Europe this summer with the brand new 2,910-passenger Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the revolutionary Edge Series.

The 129,500 gross ton vessel, which will be christened in March 2020, will operate from 19… June to make his debut in Greece.

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The Apex Celebrity will sail a seven-day itinerary from Athens until September 2021, calling at places like Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini in Greece, Limassol in Cyprus, and Haifa and Jerusalem in Israel. The order must be in by the 30th. March open. For more information on the new Greek Islands cruises, click here.

Celebrity Apex will sail with all crew members and guests over the age of 18 vaccinated against COVID-19 and all guests under the age of 18 with negative PCR test results. The announcement comes just days after Celebrity announced its return to the Caribbean with seven summer overnight cruises from St. John’s. St. Maarten, also in June.

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The company’s return to the Aegean is made even more special by its legacy of Greek celebrity. The company was founded in 1988 by the Greek Chandris family and became part of the Royal Caribbean group. Today, Celebrity Cruises is still rooted in its Greek heritage: 70 percent of the ship’s officers are from Greece; more than 40 of them are captains and chief engineers, including Celebrity Apex’s captain, Dimitrios Kafezis.

Celebrity Apex is such a beautiful ship, and the fact that she is finally going to sea after such a long journey in the beautiful Aegean Sea, where it all began for our fleet, is incredibly meaningful. I’m looking forward to visiting Apex and the Greek islands in September on my 30th birthday cruise. Wedding Day to finally experience it, said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity. This is a very special return for famous cruises, made possible by the strong cooperation of the Greek government. I thank them and wish them well as they celebrate their country’s bicentenary today.

The company’s new Always On concept includes wifi, drinks and cash gifts. And with the Celebrity Cruise program, you can cancel your reservations with confidence and get the best price guaranteed.

Like her sister ship Celebrity Edge, named one of the best places in the world to visit by Time Magazine in her 2019 debut season, Celebrity Apex features a different exterior design. Highlights include a retreat, a space with stunning amenities, a private restaurant, an exclusive lounge and sun terrace, and a dedicated team of butlers, housekeeping and concierge staff on call 24 hours a day.

Accommodations range from two-story villas with pools to cabanas with endless verandas. The wonder carpet is a cantilevered space that can rise and fall above the sea, offering stunning views during cocktail parties or dinners.

The ship has 29 different restaurants, bars and lounges, including the brand new Craft Social Bar, and a menu developed by Michelin-starred chefs from around the world.

A range of tours are available at each port of call, including private excursions and small-group study tours for guests who prefer to travel alone with family members or fellow travelers.

The ship will sail with comprehensive and multi-layered health and safety measures, drawing on expert advice from the Healthy Sails Group, the Royal Caribbean Group’s Global Head of Health and Chief Medical Officer, as well as local Greek health and government agencies. For more information on celebrity health and safety, click here.

In addition, guests must meet the conditions for entry into Greece, which currently include a negative result of the PCR test 72 hours before arrival in Greece. Details of other health and safety measures will be announced at a later date.

Greece welcomes a new ship to its shores.

I am proud to be a guest of Celebrity Cruises and to reconnect with my Greek roots on the occasion of the bicentenary of our country’s independence. I want travellers to have unforgettable experiences in all our destinations on board one of the world’s newest ships, said Charis Theoharis, the Greek Minister of Tourism. The positive economic impact of tourism on our country cannot be underestimated, and I am pleased that Celebrity Cruises is playing an important role in rebuilding this vital economic component.

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