Celebrity Cruises has cut the first piece of steel on its newest ship, Celebrity Apex, at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard (formerly STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France.
When completed, Celebrity Apex will be the second ship in Celebrity's revolutionary Edge series.
Coming spring 2020
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, who attended the ceremony accompanied by her leadership team, said:
"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. We are so grateful for our partnership with Chantiers de l'Atlantique and are thrilled to work on another very special ship together. 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.