Celebrity Cruises

7-night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain

Celebrity Apex

The way you experience Europe will never be the same again. Celebrity Apex℠ – the second of our revolutionary new Edge® Class ships, will be sailing around the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, moving to the Caribbean for the winter season.

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Civitavecchia Italy
Naples Italy
La Spezia Italy
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£1,199
per person
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£171
per night
Free cancellation up to 30 days before you sail through 30 April 2022
3 Jul 2021
£1,379 £1,249
17 Jul 2021
£1,349 £1,199
31 Jul 2021
£1,329 £1,199
3 Jul 2021
£1,449 £1,299
17 Jul 2021
£1,479 £1,349
31 Jul 2021
£1,479 £1,349
3 Jul 2021
£1,749 £1,549
17 Jul 2021
£1,729 £1,499
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3 Jul 2021
£2,969 £2,899
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£2,969 £2,899
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£2,919
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The itinerary

Civitavecchia is the cruise gateway to Rome. Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Naples is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favoured destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii. The Isle of Capri can also be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service.

Day 3At sea

La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera. Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colorful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful. Monday through Saturday mornings, you can stroll through the fresh fish, produce, and local-cheese stalls at the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour, and on Friday take part in the busy flea market on Via Garibaldi. There's also Porto Mirabello, a newly built tourist port with a pool club, shops, and several restaurants that overlook the fleet of super-yachts.

Cannes is pampered with the luxurious year-round climate that has made it one of the most popular resorts in Europe. Cannes scores most of its renown by the ongoing success of its annual film festival, as famous as Hollywood's Academy Awards. However, the closest many of us will get to feeling like a film star is a stroll here along La Croisette, the iconic promenade that gracefully curves the wave-washed sand coastline, peppered with chic restaurants and prestigious private beaches. This is precisely the sort of place for which the French invented the verb flâner (to dawdle, saunter): strewn with palm trees and poseurs, its fancy boutiques and status-symbol grand hotels—including the Carlton, the legendary backdrop to Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief —all vying for the custom of the Louis Vuitton set. This legend is, to many, the heart and soul of the Côte d'Azur. Most cruise ships anchor at sea and tender their passengers over to the marina, which is in the heart of the city and a short walk to most places of interest.

On one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, this classic luxury destination is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. With all the high-rise towers you have to look hard to find the Belle Époque grace of yesteryear. But if you head to the town's great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris—still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry—or enjoy a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant, or attend the opera, or visit the ballrooms of the casino, you may still be able to conjure up Monaco's elegant past. Prince Albert II, a political science graduate from Amherst College, traces his ancestry to Otto Canella, who was born in 1070. The Grimaldi dynasty began with Otto's great-great-great-grandson, Francesco Grimaldi, also known as Frank the Rogue. Expelled from Genoa, Frank and his cronies disguised themselves as monks and in 1297 seized the fortified medieval town known today as Le Rocher (the Rock). Except for a short break under Napoléon, the Grimaldis have been here ever since, which makes them the oldest reigning family in Europe. In the 1850s a Grimaldi named Charles III made a decision that turned the Rock into a giant blue chip. Needing revenue but not wanting to impose additional taxes on his subjects, he contracted with a company to open a gambling facility. The first spin of the roulette wheel was on December 14, 1856. There was no easy way to reach Monaco then—no carriage roads or railroads—so no one came. Between March 15 and March 20, 1857, one person entered the casino—and won two francs. In 1868, however, the railroad reached Monaco, and it was filled with Englishmen who came to escape the London fog. The effects were immediate. Profits were so great that Charles eventually abolished all direct taxes. Almost overnight, a threadbare principality became an elegant watering hole for European society. Dukes (and their mistresses) and duchesses (and their gigolos) danced and dined their way through a world of spinning roulette wheels and bubbling champagne—preening themselves for nights at the opera, where such artists as Vaslav Nijinsky, Sarah Bernhardt, and Enrico Caruso came to perform. Along with the tax system, its sensational position on a broad, steep peninsula that bulges into the Mediterranean—its harbor sparkling with luxury cruisers, its posh mansions angling awnings toward the nearly perpetual sun—continues to draw the rich and famous. One of the latest French celebrities to declare himself "Monégasque," thus giving up his French passport, is superchef Alain Ducasse, who said that he made the choice out of affection for Monaco rather than tax reasons. Pleasure boats vie with luxury cruisers in their brash beauty and Titanic scale, and teams of handsome young men—themselves dyed blond and tanned to match—scour and polish every gleaming surface. As you might expect, all this glitz doesn't come cheap. Eating is expensive, and even the most modest hotels cost more here than in nearby Nice or Menton. As for taxis, they don't even have meters so you are completely at the driver's mercy (with prices skyrocketing during events such as the Grand Prix). For the frugal, Monaco is the ultimate day-trip, although parking is as coveted as a room with a view. At the very least you can afford a coffee at Starbucks. The harbor district, known as La Condamine, connects the new quarter, officially known as Monte Carlo with Monaco-Ville (or Le Rocher), a medieval town on the Rock, topped by the palace, the cathedral, and the Oceanography Museum. Have no fear that you'll need to climb countless steps to get to Monaco-Ville, as there are plenty of elevators and escalators climbing the steep cliffs. But shuttling between the lovely casino grounds of Monte Carlo and Old Monaco, separated by a vast port, is a daunting proposition for ordinary mortals without wings, so hop on the No. 1 bus from Saint Roman, or No. 2 from the Jardin Exotique - Both stop at Place du Casino and come up to Monaco Ville.

Palma de Mallorca is a popular stop and embarkation port for many Western Mediterranean cruise itineraries. The capital of the Balearic Islands is a wonderful blend of modern high rise, seafront resorts and historic, ancient city. The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, also known as Le Seu, is a must-see landmark. It's one of the tallest Gothic structures in Europe and is a dominating sight on the skyline as cruise ships dock in the city. The cathedral is situated in the Old Town, which is filled with chic boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. Cruise ships dock in Estació Marítima, which is around a 10 minute bus ride, or 40 minute walk to the centre of Palma.

The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront La Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Família and his other unique creations, are essential parts of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars. Many Mediterranean cruises begin and/or end in Barcelona, and this vibrant city makes the perfect pre or post-cruise holiday extension!

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

The ship Celebrity Apex

The way you experience Europe will never be the same again. Celebrity Apex℠ – the second of our revolutionary new Edge® Class ships, will be sailing around the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, moving to the Caribbean for the winter season.

Capacity
2910
Cabins
1467
Total crew
1319
Length
1004m

Food and drink

Our brand new Edge Class ships are truly designed to change the way you experience the world - and such an unbelievable ship needs cuisine to match. Boasting a total of 29 distinctive restaurants, cafés, bars, and lounges to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favourite dish or cocktail every night of your holiday. With an incredible palate-pleasing collection of menus inspired by the destinations we visit, and visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, we’ll bring the flavours of the world to you - right onboard.

Our most revolutionary ships had to boast a main dining experience to match, so we have created not one but four complimentary main restaurants, each inspired by the destinations we visit. Each restaurant will feature regionally∘ inspired wines, cocktails, and dishes served nowhere else onboard, and a rotating selection of Signature dishes that changes every evening as well as our most popular Classic dishes available every evening.

The main restaurants onboard our Edge Class ships offer more intimate dining experiences than any other ship in our fleet, with the same impeccable service. Every table has a dedicated∘ wait staff including a head waiter, assistant waiter, and sommelier to ensure every need is met.

Tuscan Grille

Celebrate warm Italian hospitality and big, bold flavours at Tuscan Grille, our onboard steakhouse. We’ve taken traditional Tuscan cuisine, with its sunsoaked... Read more

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Italian

Cyprus Restaurant

In Cyprus Restaurant you'll discover a stunning atmosphere that perfectly reflects the Mediterranean fare served here. In Cyprus, the menu’s main focus... Read more

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Continental

Cosmopolitan Restaurant

The walkthrough wine display at the entrance of our Cosmopolitan restaurant sets the scene for the cuisine∘ to be enjoyed here -... Read more

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American

Normandie Restuarant

Normandie Restaurant features contemporary French cuisine in a modern, upscale, refined design that evokes the romance of springtime in Paris, with a... Read more

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French

Luminae at the Retreat

Exclusively reserved for Celebrity's Suite Class.

Exclusive and cutting edge, the globally inspired menus at Luminae are not available in any other restaurant... Read more

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Fine

Blu

Vibrant, crisp and bold flavors, exclusively for AquaClass guests.

Clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine meet an extensive list of sustainable and biodynamic... Read more

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Continental

Raw on 5

It makes sense that in the middle of the ocean, you might think "seafood". Well, we’ve taken that to heart as inspiration... Read more

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Seafood

Fine Cut Steakhouse

Fine Cut Steakhouse delivers an upscale dining experience for dinner with service that’s elevated to an art form. Match that with views... Read more

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Steakhouse

Le Grande Bistro

Inspired by classic French bistros, Le Grand Bistro bubbles with the mouthwatering sights, scents, and sounds of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie. Designed to... Read more

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French

Magic Carpet

Reaching 13 storeys above sea level, the Magic Carpet is the world’s first cantilevered, floating platform, and the highlight of the exterior... Read more

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Varies

Eden Restaurant

Featuring a lively, open air kitchen and menus that deliver sensory and experiential dishes served by performance artists we call Edenists, dinner... Read more

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Varies

Le Petit Chef

Onboard Celebrity Apex, at every turn we’ve added unique elements and custom touches to create a culinary experience in a class of... Read more

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Fine

Cafe Al Bacio

A favourite gathering spot across our fleet, Café al Bacio, was one the biggest inspirations for designing the entire Grand Plaza. On... Read more

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Bakery

Spa Cafe + Juice Bar

Extend Your Spa Experience.

A creative take on healthy cuisine, featuring an eclectic blend of offerings that are both flavorful and good for... Read more

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Cafe

Entertainment

We're not pulling back the curtain. We're throwing it away.

Entertainment onboard our Edge Class ships is just as revolutionary, just as technologically mind-blowing. It isn't something that starts∘ and stops on a schedule. It lives and breathes, surprising you at every turn and making your holiday unforgettable.

Our Edge Class ships surround you with engaging, spontaneous, and unforgettable entertainment moments that transport you from the everyday, every moment of your holiday.

The Theatre

The Theatre is a truly contemporary space designed to blur the line between audience and performance and immerse you in entertainment like... Read more

The Club

A progressive, multi-purpose space that's been brought to life by amazing designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, who worked wonders in creating a... Read more

Eden

Eden is unlike anything at sea – or anywhere. With three levels of sensory experiences, fully encased in glass and looking out... Read more

Resort Deck

On The Resort Deck, you’ll find endless ways to enjoy the outdoors and connect with the sea. From the main pool area,... Read more

Magic Carpet

The highlight of our outward-facing vision is the Magic Carpet℠. This spectacular space opens to several decks onboard and transforms into a... Read more

The Retreat

The Retreat®: a luxurious, private space comprising indoor and outdoor areas. Exclusively for Suite Class guests. Soak up the sunshine on The... Read more

The Grand Plaza

The Grand Plaza is a majestic, open, three-storey venue, inspired by the piazzas of Italy and the invigorating energy of everyone coming... Read more

Health and fitness

From wellness to beauty to fitness, The Spa on Celebrity Apex features a lineup of industry firsts offering the most advanced ways to look and feel your best on vacation. We’ve harnessed the most cutting-edge technological innovations to create a spa experience unlike anything else at sea. The Spa is truly a revolution in relaxation.

The Spa

Whether you want to clear your mind, fine-tune your body, reinvigorate your spirit - or all of the above - The Spa... Read more

SEA Thermal Suite

At the heart of The Spa is the SEA Thermal Suite, a playground for the senses where connecting with your fellow spa-goers... Read more

Therapies & Treatments

Our therapies and signature treatments include the Salt Stone Therapy, Elemis Thousand Flower Detox Wrap, and Thai Herbal Poultice Massage - just... Read more

The Fitness Centre

The latest, state-of-the-art Technogym® weight machines and cardio equipment will challenge you to take your fitness game to the next level onboard... Read more

Kids and teens

Onboard Celebrity Cruises there are activities and venues designed for every age group. From the Fun Factory, exciting games and activities for younger kids, to X Club, the ultimate∘ hang out for young adults, Celebrity have something∘ for everyone. Add in family-friendly dining options, sports courts, pool-volleyball, and Family Tour Challenges shore excursions, and you've got the perfect family holiday. Celebrity will take care of your crew so you can relax.

Sports for Families

Do you have budding sports enthusiasts in the family? Whether you're looking for some friendly competition or just a way to keep... Read more

Digital Entertainment Experiences

Celebrity have kitted their ships with dedicated Xbox stations and mobile consoles to feature one of the largest digital game and entertainment... Read more

Toddler Time for Children Under 3

Toddler time allows parents and toddlers to interact with other children their age, and toys suitable for this age group. In accordance... Read more

Fun Factory for Ages 3 - 11

Activities, arranged by age group, are available 9AM-10PM every day. Kids can participate in exciting games, sports, crafts, music, karaoke, treasure hunts,... Read more

X-Club Teen Entertainment

For young adults, Celebrity offers the ultimate hangout place for teens, featuring social activities, the newest gaming consoles and titles, sports activities,... Read more

Babysitting

To make your family holiday completely hassle-free, Celebrity also provide babysitting services, either in the Fun Factory∘ or in your stateroom, for... Read more

Party Time!

Celebrity offer additional services to accommodate families while the ship is in port and during the evenings for a fee of $6... Read more

Enrichment

Onboard Celebrity Edge® and Celebrity Apex℠ you’ll discover ancient European cities, the balmy islands of the Caribbean∘ and so much more. And when you’ve had enough of exploring, there’s your decadent floating hotel to return to every night.

Shore Excursions

Satisfy your appetite for adventure, inspiration and wonder. With something for every interest and exertion level, shore excursions∘ on your Celebrity cruise... Read more

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Disabled Facilities

You will find all of the public doors are accessible∘ to wheelchairs, and Celebrity have designed wheelchair accessible staterooms that have been... Read more

Mobility Requirements

Every ship in the Celebrity Cruises® fleet has been designed to make your cruise as relaxing and stress-free as possible∘ if you... Read more

Dietary Requirements

Please be advised that Celebrity Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. Please see the full guide on... Read more

Smoking Policy

If you wish to smoke, please use one of the designated areas outdoors. Smoking is not permitted in any of the dining... Read more

Environment

Lighting

We’re replacing higher wattage halogen and incandescent light bulbs with longer lasting fluorescent and Light Emitting Diode∘ (LED) lights throughout our fleet.... Read more

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Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
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