Celebrity Cruises to homeport Apex in UK
By Katie McGonagle | 4 Nov 2022
Celebrity Cruises has announced Edge-series ship Celebrity Apex will homeport in Southampton in 2024
Celebrity Cruises is bringing Celebrity Apex to UK shores for the first time, with a series of four to 13-night sailings departing from Southampton between May and November 2024.
It will offer a range of journeys in Europe, including sailings to the Med, Ibiza and a new 12-night itinerary to the Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Circle.
“The UK has always been integral to the success of our brand,” said Jo Rzymowska, vice-president and managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Celebrity Cruises. “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.
“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. 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.”
Apex will replace Celebrity Silhouette as the line’s UK-based ship – which remains in Southampton from May to October 2023 with plans to call at Reykjavik in Iceland, Cagliari in Sardinia and Ponta Delgada in the Azores.
Come 2024, Apex will be one of seven Celebrity Cruises ships to be based in Europe, visiting destinations including Flam in Norway, Kotka in Finland, Lisbon in Portugal, Alexandria in Egypt and Jerusalem in Israel.