Table of Contents
Leisure travel levels are quickly creeping back to pre-COVID-19 levels as borders continue to reopen and pent-up demand for travel remains high.
As a result, several major cruise lines have seen strong bookings into the future, with some itineraries selling out in record time.
Source: CNBC, Insider
To usher in the return of the cruise industry, Royal Caribbean Group’s Celebrity Cruises has launched its latest luxury ship — the Celebrity Apex — in the US after over a year of delays.
The ship was once set to make its grand debut in March 2020.
But after a year of no sailing, the summer of 2021 provided a glimmer of hope for the company and its ship: The Apex began operating several Greek Island itineraries.
And now, the luxury ship is finally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has already begun bringing eager passengers to a variety of warm weathered Caribbean destinations.
The 16-deck Apex is manned by almost 1,320 crew members.
These crew members then serve a little over 2,900 guests, all of whom will stay inside Apex’s almost 1,470 staterooms and 176 suites.
All staterooms have a king bed and a touchscreen that controls features like the temperature, lights, and shades.
But those with deeper pockets and finer taste might want to opt for the more ultra-luxurious accommodations, which include the Iconic and Penthouse Suites.
The former is the largest suite on all Celebrity ships and includes a terrace with a hot tub, a bedroom with sweeping views of the ocean, and an in-suite Peloton.
And what would be a luxury cruise without a variety of food and beverage options?
… which range from the “casual country club atmosphere” Sunset Bar …
Source: Celebrity Cruises