Celebrity Cruises will make its world debut in Greece this summer, beginning on June 19, with its brand-new Celebrity Apex, the second stunning ship in the brand’s transformational, multi-award-winning Edge Series.
With luxurious seven-night sailings roundtrip from Athens through September 2021, Celebrity Apex will visit some of the most idyllic destinations in the Mediterranean, including Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece; Limassol, Cyprus; Haifa and Jerusalem (Port of Ashdod), Israel.
The sailings will open for booking on March 30.
Celebrity Apex will sail with all crew and guests above the age of 18 vaccinated against Covid-19, and those under the age of 18 with negative PCR test results.
The company’s return to the Aegean is made all the more special given Celebrity Cruises’ Greek heritage. Founded in 1988 by the Greek Chandris family, the company later became a part of the Royal Caribbean Group.
“This is a very special homecoming for Celebrity Cruises made possible with the strong collaboration of the Greek government,” Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said.
Celebrity Cruises is still rooted in its Greek origins today, with 70 percent of marine officers across the fleet, hailing from Greece.
“I am proud to be welcoming Celebrity Cruises back to its Greek roots… and eager for travelers to return to the unforgettable experiences of all our destinations on one of the world’s newest ships,” Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis said.
Celebrity Apex features innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces from world-renowned designers, connecting guests to the breathtaking world around them like never before. The ship’s onboard experience also stands apart from anything else at sea, and feeds today’s travel wanderlust.
Navigator Travel & Tourist Services represents Celebrity Cruises in Greece.