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Celebrity Apex Review

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Celebrity Apex in the Bahamas (Photo: VitaminSea53/Cruise Critic member)
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Colleen McDaniel
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Celebrity Apex ship is part of the current revolution for Celebrity, which for years has pushed the bar when it comes to design and delight. For the second of its Edge-class ships, the cruise line partnered with some big-name designers -- including Kelly Hoppen and Jouin Manku -- to bring an airy, modern feel to every space onboard, inside and out. And while the 2,910-passenger ship is fancy, it's not stuffy – there's a relaxed vibe throughout.

The Celebrity Apex Deck Plan Promotes Both Peace and Adult-Centric -Fun

Celebrity Apex shines when it comes to dining and nightlife, striking the right balance between fun, flair and familiar. The quality of food, no matter the restaurant, will make every passenger happy, whether you're seeking simple buffet fare or elaborate fine-dining.

Likewise, the nightlife ranges from quiet corners to full-on participatory performance in the spectacular Eden complex – a gorgeous, window-filled space that feels both relaxing and evocative.

Apex also excels at innovation, with unique features like the heralded Magic Carpet, a cantilevered platform that juts from the side of the ship and can move up and down depending on its use. At the lowest deck, it serves as a gateway to ports, making embarkation and debarkation easy. On other decks, it's a restaurant or bar space with unparalleled views.

Passengers looking for features like waterslides or climbing walls will have to look elsewhere, and while Apex is open to families -- even offering a solid kids club and programming -- it's not designed with activities aimed to thrill children.

Infinite Verandas are a Highlight of Celebrity Apex Cabins

The ship also offers infinite verandas, staterooms that have a modified approach to the traditional balcony. This gives passengers more internal square footage while offering a more customizable balcony experience.

Apex is also notable for its exceptional offerings to suite guests. The Celebrity Apex Retreat experience encompasses private and exclusive dining, a lounge and splendid sundeck, aimed at giving suite passengers seclusion and comfort. It's the perfect balance between luxury and big ship cruising.

Health & Safety on Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Apex requires passenger ages 12 and up to be fully vaccinated. Children 11 and younger are not required to be vaccinated but will need to have proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the ship. All crewmembers are fully vaccinated and tested weekly.

The ship is sailing at reduced capacity to encourage physical distancing. Policies are evolving and changing all the time as policies on land change as well. For the most up-to-date information, consult the Celebrity Cruises website.


Passengers : 2,910
Crew : 1,536
Passenger to Crew : 1.89:1
Launched : 2020
Shore Excursions : 880


Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining room, the Oceanview Cafe buffet, room service and select other eateries
  • All theater shows and most entertainment options
  • Most daily activities, unless otherwise noted
  • Use of the fitness center
  • Gratuities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beverages, including carbonated drinks, bottled water, juices, premium coffees and teas, and beer, spirits, cocktails and wines by the glass up to $9 per serving

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Automatic gratuities for beverage, mini-bar, spa and salon purchases (20 percent for all)
  • Mini-bar purchases
  • Bottles of wine
  • Meals at several specialty restaurants and snack venues
  • Spa treatments
  • Most fitness classes and all personal training sessions
  • Access to the ship's Sea Thermal suite (except for people staying in AquaClass staterooms, for whom entry is free)
  • Activities like alcohol tasting events
  • Shore excursions
  • Photographs and artwork

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Cruises on Celebrity Apex start from $574 per person.
Celebrity Apex Cruiser Reviews

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Please note that these are my experiences on my January 22nd Apex and January 29th Enchanted Princess cruises. We are Elite on Celebrity and sailed in Aqua Class with dining in Blu.Read More
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Great vacation

Celebrity Apex was a beautiful and clean ship with great staff and spaces. Cant go wrong with Celebrity Apex.Read More
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Absolutely Beautiful !

We choose the Apex because being a new ship and Celebrity Cruises loyal guests . This ship is absolutely beautiful and the service by the crew is outstanding.Read More
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Outstanding Ship and Service!

We had on other Celebrity ships and loved it, but on Apex, it was more limited in choice and slower service because of limited servers making each yogurt.Read More
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