(12:27 p.m. EST) -- Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises' second ship in its brand-new Edge Class, will offer a full season of European sailings when it debuts in 2020.

The ship, which is scheduled to launch in Southampton in spring 2020, will begin its inaugural season with five Northern Europe cruises, including one to the Norwegian Fjords and a 10-night Capital Cities itinerary that stops in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and Paris, among others.

Following this mini-season, Celebrity Apex will spend the rest of its inaugural summer sailing seven- to 12-night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Rome. Port highlights, depending on the itinerary, include Naples and Florence, Italy; Nice and Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Valencia, Spain. Select cruises also will stop in Lisbon, Portugal, and Valletta, Malta.

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