After a couple of covid bumps and bruises booked the Apex because it seemed like Greece was a go. Never been to Greece and never on an E class ship so win/win. A few extra hoops to travel during covid, but my oh my well worth it. Brand new ship roughly 950 passengers on a ship that can hold 3k and sites in Greece that were not overflowing with massive crowds. I was totally blown away by Apex. From the food to the entertainment (not 1 bad production show) to just the overall beauty of the ship hands down loved it. Service was outstanding. Covid protocols were as good as they could be. Some of the things I heard about E class that seem to be a hot spot. Eden- we loved it. Saw a great show there. Read a book during sea day in the morning. Nice spot to eat with no crowds for breakfast or lunch. The other hot topic are the IV staterooms. We had a SV, but I asked to see an IV for future reference. I love the SV, but I think I'd be okay with an IV if that was my only option.
SV on deck 8. Cabin was so well thought out. Great space. Yes we got some soot on the rail and was wiped off everyday. I will say that we were steaming ahead full from Mykonos to Dubrovnik and that night in the aft SV you could feel it! Rocking and rolling. So if you don't like motion better move more to the middle.