Celebrity Apex to run more 2020 Med sailings

Four new longer European sailings by Celebrity Cruises’ new ship Celebrity Apex have been scheduled for 2020.

The second ship in the brand’s Edge class will run three 10- and 11-night eastern Mediterranean sailings and a new 11-night western Med sailing.

Departures are from the port of Rome and Barcelona.

The new itineraries will follow the ship’s debut in Southampton and a mini season of five sailings to the Norwegian fjords and the northern coasts of Spain and Portugal.

A new ten-night capital cities cruise visits Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and France for Paris.

The ship will then spend the rest of its summer season running seven- to 12-night itineraries in the Mediterranean.

The line is also deploying sister ship Celebrity Edge in Europe next summer alongside revamped Celebrity Silhouette and Celebrity Constellation.

The programme includes a mini-season of sailings from Lisbon,  new calls into Trieste in Italy and returns to Istanbul and Kusadasi in Turkey, and Oslo.

A total of 48 overnight stays are planned in cities including Dublin and Reykjavik.

Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said: “Now, with these four new and longer Mediterranean sailings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the peak European experience in true Celebrity style.”

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