Celebrity Cruises has celebrated the start of physical construction of the second Edge class cruise ship which is named Celebrity Apex. The first piece of steel was cut at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard (formerly STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Construction Begins on Celebrity Apex Cruise Ship
More new cruise ship news from Celebrity Cruises with the second Edge class cruise ship. The first piece of steel has been cut at the French shipyard of the newly named Celebrity Apex. This marks actual physical construction of the ship which moves on from the development and planning stages.
Celebrity Apex will follow in the footsteps of sister ship Celebrity Edge which will join the fleet in just a few months time. Apex will be an identical design and bring the revolutionary new features which Celebrity Cruises also introduced on Edge.
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 and will be 117,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of 2,900. There will also be a third and fourth Edge class ship arriving in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022.