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Celebrity Apex Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Colleen McDaniel

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.


Passengers: 2910
Crew: 1536
Passenger to Crew: 1.89:1
Launched: 2020
Shore Excursions: 643


Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining room, the Oceanview Cafe buffet, Continental breakfast 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:

  • Room gratuities (amount depends on cabin category)

  • 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; room service other than Continental breakfast

  • 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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Where does Celebrity Apex sail from?

Celebrity Apex departs from Southampton, Southampton, Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Barcelona, and Port Canaveral

How much does it cost to go on Celebrity Apex?

Cruises on Celebrity Apex start from $683 per person.
Celebrity Apex Cruiser Reviews


Many of the Apex reviews were similar to mine. Despite celebrity being a premium cruiseline, i didn't notice any difference in the quality of service or food from the msc main dining room.Read More
Acton Cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 56s

An amazing first ever cruise.

However Celebrity Apex and its crew blew me away. The service was excellent throughout and the food good to excellent in the buffet and main dining. Speciality dining was impressive.Read More

First Time Cruiser

Age 31s

Repositioning Cruise. Mostly Good.

We are doing the Nov. 16 RC from Barcelona on the Apex. We like Celebrity. Some excursions are a bit pricey. Our veranda was nice. We opened the window at times. Entertainment was good.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 77s

Almost Perfect

Especially when you consider what Celebrity charges for premium beverage packages. To summarize, we had a great time on Apex. The food and drink, staff and entertainment were all top notch.Read More

6-10 Cruises

Age 75s

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