By Dana Niland
Celebrity Cruises has launched construction on its newest ship, Celebrity Apex, a the Chatiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.
The second ship in Celebrity’s Edge series, Celebrity Apex comes in the wake of the line’s first ship, Celebrity Edge.
“Welcoming Celebrity Apex into our family with the leadership team was a very special moment, especially when we all signed the ship silhouette cut from the first piece of steel,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
“We are so grateful for our partnership with Chantiers de l’Atlantique and are thrilled to work on another very special ship together,” Lutoff-Perlo said. “The success and momentum for Celebrity Edge has been incredible, and with Celebrity Apex we will yet again show how we are taking our brand to the next level. We are offering our guests the best way to experience the world in modern luxury style.”
Celebrity Apex is expected to make her debut in spring 2020, with the third and fourth Edge series ships arriving in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, respectively.
“We are proud to celebrate the launch of another incredible Edge Class ship with Celebrity Cruises,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chatiers de l’Antlantique. “The brand is known for many industry firsts so it’s fitting that Celebrity Apex is the first to participate in a steel cutting ceremony under our new name Chantiers de l’Atlantique, another milestone of the great partnership we have built together.”