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Celebrity Apex Review

5.0 / 5.0
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80 reviews

Spoiled absolutely rotten

Review for Celebrity Apex to Greece
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2021
Here is the balcony in Santorini, see how the divider was taken down and we could access the deck off of 9311.  The deck was actually big enough to put a sunbed out there - which another neighbor actually did.  Santorini doesn't look bad in the background either, right?

We chose this cruise mostly because we were interested in the state-of-the-art EDGE series. Despite salivating at the YouTube and Celebrity videos describing the ship ahead of time, the Apex met or exceeded every expectation.

Preparing for embarkation was a little tedious, entirely due to COVID, but paying attention to the emails and doing the work ahead of time made for a smooth overall process. So long as you are sure you are negative, have your vax documents scanned, and can fill out the PLF, you are good to go. We took a car from hotel to the port and we had no problems. Our express passes were scanned, they took our temperature, checked our vax docs, confirmed our rapid test appointments, swabbed us, and cleared us in about 25 minutes. We walked onto the ship and were up to our rooms in minutes where our luggage was waiting and we met Lucy, our delightful attendance. Cleared the mandatory safety protocol in minutes as well

The ship is just fantastic. We're kind of drunks, so we pretty quickly hit the martini bar to introduce ourselves to the bartenders and make some friends. It is in a great location in the center of the ship, while seating at the bar is limited, there are plenty of tables and places to hang out adjacent to the bar. The FutureCruise consultant said the next apex ship will move the bar to the center of the lounge to allow more seating, that would be key for full-capacity sailing. Unfortunately, like many of the other reviews of this cruise, we were way under capacity. So seeing performers play and sing in front of sparse or non-existent crowds was kind of a downer.

Cabin Review

Our travel agent suggested this, it was actually priced lower than the infinite veranda - the one with the cool window/balcony switch which seemed to be well received by most who stayed there. We had great views, even though we probably missed all of the sunsets and sunrises. We had our kids (16, 18, 19) staying next to us and they had plenty of room. We asked housekeeping to remove the barrier between our two balconies and it really made for a nice expansive experience - the preferred way to visit each other. Love the new bathrooms and appreciated not having to pack shampoo, condition and body wash. lots of room to store clothes and luggage. Multiple USB ports and multi-country electric sockets were also greatly appreciated. Lucy, our attendant, was great, stealthily cleaning and refreshing our room at every opportunity. And of course was so sweet and pleasant when we did see her.

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