FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 2, 2021
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA., November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Beauty and wonder meet excitement and anticipation on Celebrity Cruises’ stunning new luxury ship. Celebrity Apex, starts its inauguration Caribbean Season, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale today. The celebrations include the official christening of the ship under the direction of her inspiring godmother, Reshma Saujani, founder of the groundbreaking nonprofit Girls Who Code and author of the bestselling book “Brave, Not Perfect”.
Celebrity ApexThe eagerly anticipated arrival in US ports is a milestone for the brand as the ship was originally scheduled to launch late March 2020. After a short voyage across the Greek islands at the beginning of this summer, the ship is now sailing for the first time from US coasts to rotating east and east coasts Western Caribbean Itineraries in which guests visit the picturesque islands of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Belize, Grand Caymans and more.
âWe look forward to welcoming you Celebrity Apex to our family of great ships pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a cruise ship, “said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group. “As we welcome guests to sea aboard the newest Edge-class ship, we are excited to deliver the best vacation experience that is everyone’s hallmark celebrity Cruise.
“Celebrate Celebrity Apex is certainly long overdue, and it’s a day I’ve been waiting for – 581 days to be precise. This stunning ship truly represents a new standard for new luxury travel and we can’t wait for our guests to experience it for themselves, “said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “As we say in our new branding campaign, we know that not only will guests be ‘Journey WonderFULL’ aboard this beautiful ship, but it will also be the most talked about new ship in the industry.”
To the executives on the stage and completely in the nautical tradition, Reshma Saujani will officially name Celebrity Apex on board the ship in a beautiful ceremony. Also in attendance are hundreds of guests, including local dignitaries from the region City of Hollywood and town of Dania Beach; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard representatives, Broward County Sheriff’s Department and Broward County Fire brigade, as well as media and invited guests.
The pinnacle of the new luxury at sea
Like her multiple award-winning, industry-changing sister ship, Celebrity Edge, called one of the “2019.” of TIME Magazine The most beautiful places in the world, ” Celebrity Apex offers innovative, outward-facing design and visionary spaces by world-famous designers that connect guests with the breathtaking world around them like never before. The experience on board stands out from everything else at sea and feeds the wanderlust of today’s travelers with familiar and new offers, including:
– The exclusive The retreatÂ® with its breathtaking suites, a private restaurant and an exclusive lounge and sun terrace that can rival any high-end resort. In addition, a dedicated team of Personal Retreat Hosts ensures that everything is taken care of on vacation around the clock.
– Transformational accommodations, from modern two-story villas with plunge pools to cabins with infinite verandas that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living.
– The magic carpetÂ®, floats freely over the sea and offers guests uninterrupted views over cocktails or dinner.
– A curated collection of 29 culinary eateries, including the brand new Craft Social Bar, which offers 40 handcrafted boutique beers, creative cocktails and a wide range of la carte, gourmet comfort dishes and bar bites. Globally inspired menus prepared by Michelin star chefs bring the flavors of the world straight to your plate and offer a sumptuous journey at sea that is second to none.
– 7,000 square meters of retail space with renowned luxury standalone boutiques such as Bvlgari, Cartier and the very first Montblanc Lifestyle boutique.
– First-at-Sea F45 courses, peloton bikes, and Women in Wellness content and experiences from some of the most influential female wellness executives complement wellness offerings across the ship.
designation Celebrity Apex
Reshma Saujani follows Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, the first Edge series Godmother who was inaugurated Celebrity Edge in November 2018, and is known for her advocacy of educational opportunities for girls everywhere. Saujani also represents women who lead the way, as he has spearheaded the task of providing opportunities for women in the traditionally male-dominated technology field.
“I can’t think of anyone who could serve as godmother for this ship better than the incredible one Reshma Saujani, “Lutoff-Perlo continued.” Reshma is a visionary leading the task of challenging stereotypes and inspiring a whole new generation of girls and women to boldly pursue tech jobs; Just as Celebrity is working to close the gender gap at sea, our percentage of women serving as bridge officers increases to 30 percent in an industry where the average is 2 percent. It is Reshma’s groundbreaking spirit that makes her the perfect godmother for a groundbreaking ship like Celebrity Apex. “
“It is both exciting and humbling to serve as godmother of Celebrity ApexâSaid Saujani. Much like the Girls Who Code mission to bridge the gender gap in technology, Celebrity is leading the way for a more diverse future in the cruise industry. The brand’s commitment to the cause is not only evident in the leadership of its President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, but through the integration of the integrated STEM programming. I can’t think of a more inspiring place to experience the wonders of the maritime industry than on board Celebrity monkeyx and Girls Who Code are honored to help in this effort. ”
In honor of Saujani’s work, Celebrity Cruises will offer fun, interactive, beginner programming activities from the Girls Who Code curriculum as part of the cruise company’s Camp at Sea program.
Every luxury covered
To simplify the luxurious vacation experience, WiFi, drinks and service fees are now “always included”SM on every celebrity cruise.
For more information on the Celebrity Apex opening Caribbean season sailing visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-apex/itineraries. For more information on all of Celebrity Cruises’ 2021-2022 cruises, please visit Celebritycruises.com/de/2021-2022-cruises.
About Celebrity Cruises
The iconic “X” from Celebrity Cruises is the hallmark of a fleet of 14 award-winning ships that are redefining luxury cruise travel with cool, contemporary design and accommodations; Dining, spa and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse travel destinations, complemented by warm, personal service. Celebrity pioneered many industry firsts at sea, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to end the use of plastic water bottles; the first American female captain of a cruise ship; the very first all-female bridge and officer team in sailing; the first West African woman to work on the bridge of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex marriages at sea. Driven by wanderlust and a passion to open up the world, Celebrity travels all seven continents and visits almost 300 travel destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands operated by the global cruise line Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL).
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