Celebrity Apex Cruise: Days 1 to 3, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and a day at sea


Making its maiden voyage in 2021, the Celebrity Apex still looks gleamingly new with state-of-the art high-tech. This is a ship that makes the most of technology to provide its 2,910 guests, served by over 1,300 crew, with a luxurious cruising experience.

In winter, Celebrity Apex sails a variety of Caribbean itineraries before crossing the Atlantic to offer Mediterranean routes in summer.

Our cruise, leaving Port Everglades mid-afternoon, is a seven night cruise sailing south to Key West, then onto Belize, the Mexican island of Cozumel and finally Grand Cayman.


Downloading the Celebrity App, and completing check-in online, is the key to speedy boarding.

After a 50 minute transfer has taken us from Miami Airport to Celebrity’s Port Everglades terminal, we are on our way to our cabin in minutes.

Using the app, we study and book our excursions before boarding. It takes time to study the vast range of excursions offered at each destination. Moreover, there are discounts applied on excursions booked early.

The stateroom

Our Edge Infinite Veranda Stateroom, a collage of greys and restful colours designed by Kelly Hoppen CBE, is one of 500 such cabins on board. Other categories range from interior staterooms through villas to the ultimate Penthouse and Iconic suites.

A large window, gives shimmering views across Caribbean seas. Switches and the app provide the option of opening the top portion of the window to allow in cool sea breezes.

A double sofa leads to two beds that can be pulled together into a king size double. Then by the window, there are two veranda chairs for taking in the view.

Evening dress alternates between smart casual and chic. So there is plenty of wardrobe…

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