Celebrity Cruises Takes Virtual Delivery of Celebrity Apex℠

On March 27, Celebrity Cruises executives accepted official command of Celebrity ApexSM by video conference from the Chantiers de L'Atlantique shipyard. This may be the first virtual delivery of a cruise ship ever.

In keeping with tradition, Captain Dimitris Kafetzis ordered the exchange of the French and American flags, while each country’s national anthem played in the background.

“Every delivery is unique just as every ship is unique. While the circumstances are quite unique right now, it’s fitting that such an innovative ship as Celebrity Apex would have a digital age delivery,” said Lisa Lutoff Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “The day is every bit as meaningful because I know the dedication and commitment from the shipyard team, the onboard crew and our Celebrity shoreside team that went in to bringing Apex to life. Apex is a magnificent ship and I am so proud to welcome her into our family.”

We may be on a break, but that doesn’t mean our creative crew and corporate teams have stopped thinking about ways to bring a smile to your face. We’ve pulled together a few ideas to help you sail through this time a little more smoothly.

There’s a new Celebrity chef in town (spoiler alert: it’s you)

There’s no better feeling than preparing a delicious meal for yourself and/or your loved ones. Our chefs and kitchen crew usually do that for thousands of guests on a daily basis. With the help of our food and beverage team, we’ve adapted a few favorite dishes, crafted by our Michelin-starred chefs, for you to recreate at home using easy-to-source ingredients. Here are a few ways to take your dining up a notch, Celebrity style. Bon appetite!

A Camp at Sea activity

For those of you with little one’s at home searching for things to do, here are two fun activities from our Camp at Sea crew. All you need is construction paper, glue, scissors, markers, and tape to make a baby chick and/or a rabbit. We can assure you the kids will have a wild time.

Putting Our Best Footage Forward

We’re excited to share never-seen-before footage of our newest addition to the Celebrity fleet. Enjoy this exclusive ship tour of the Celebrity Apex in all her beauty.

Wellness Works Wonders

We hope everyone is taking care of themselves during these stressful times. Mental health is just as important as physical health. So, to help, our team from the Spa on Edge shared some at-home meditation exercises, anti-anxiety yoga poses, and DIY spa treatments.

Feeling anxious? Try yoga.

The only rule is to remember to let the breathing move your body and enjoy the sequence. Om. Shanti. Shanti. Shanti.


Spahh-mazing treatments

Bring the spa to your home with these DIY recipes for soothing masks and scrubs.

Stay Connected

Things That Make You Go Zoom

Many of us have taken to video platforms like Zoom, to work remotely and stay in touch with friends and family. Add more fun to your calls with these Celebrity Cruises virtual backgrounds. It’s easy to download these images and bring some sunshine to your calls, Celebrity style.

How to Stay Social During Social Distancing

We’d love to see how you’re adding some Celebrity sunshine to your day. Post a video or photo on your Facebook or Instagram, using the hashtag #CelebritySeasTheDay. If you’d like a chance to be featured in next month’s newsletter, make sure your profile is set to public so we can see your post.

While we’ve suspended our sailing for guests, many of our captains and crew members remain on board. Here’s a special message from Captain Kate who is currently aboard the stunning Celebrity Edge®.