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Celebrity Apex 'Dances' Its Way To the Bahamas, Joins Sister Cruise Ships
Celebrity Apex in the Bahamas (Photo: VitaminSea53/Cruise Critic member)

Celebrity Apex 'Dances' Its Way To the Bahamas, Joins Sister Cruise Ships

Celebrity Apex 'Dances' Its Way To the Bahamas, Joins Sister Cruise Ships
Celebrity Apex in the Bahamas (Photo: VitaminSea53/Cruise Critic member)

October 14, 2020

Chris Gray Faust
Managing Editor
By Chris Gray Faust
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(11 a.m. EDT) -- The newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Apex, joined sister vessel Celebrity Edge and a handful of other cruise ships in the fleet offshore in the Bahamas – with the line marking the event with virtual fanfare.
That's par the course for Apex, which was intended to debut with passengers in late March. COVID-19 derailed those plans, of course, forcing the ship to have a virtual handover
Celebrity ships in the bahamas (Photo: VitaminSea53/Cruise Critic member)
As we all have to do right now, the line made the arrival of Apex to North America as fun as it could be, given the circumstances. The Edge-class ship, captained by Dimitris Kafetzis, was greeted by Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Summit.

Celebrity Edge Captain Kate McCue -- a social media star in her own right -- marked the occasion with a Tik Tok video showing the ships dancing. Celebrity Cruises also put a video on Instagram.

Join Cruise Critic members discussing the event on the Celebrity Cruises forum.
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