Europe and Mediterranean: Iceland and Ireland Cruise

Celebrity Cruises

Experience the magnificence of Iceland's natural wonders on a luxury cruise vacation. Glorious waterfalls, mossy lava fields, snow-capped mountains, and jaw-dropping fjords are breathtaking sights just waiting to be explored.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call AmsterdamDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

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Day 4Port of Call Akureyri Arrival 10:00am

Overview

Akureyri is a city at the base of Eyjafjorour Fjord in northern Iceland. In the center, the 1940 Akureyri Church has stained-glass windows portraying scenes from Icelandic Christian history. There are views of the fjord from the forecourt. Nearby, the Akureyri Art Museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and farther afield. To the south are the Botanical Gardens, with specimens from across Iceland.

Day 5Port of Call AkureyriDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

Akureyri is a city at the base of Eyjafjorour Fjord in northern Iceland. In the center, the 1940 Akureyri Church has stained-glass windows portraying scenes from Icelandic Christian history. There are views of the fjord from the forecourt. Nearby, the Akureyri Art Museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and farther afield. To the south are the Botanical Gardens, with specimens from across Iceland.

Day 6Port of Call Reykjavik Arrival 10:00am

Overview

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.

Day 7Port of Call ReykjavikDeparture 2:00pm

Overview

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.

Day 8 Cruising
Day 9Port of Call Belfast Arrival 10:00amDeparture 7:30pm

Overview

Belfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreat of Northern Ireland. At the head of Belfast Lough, the city is compact and easy to get around, whether by car or on foot. Like all capital cities, Belfast offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all pockets, from cosy B&Bs around the university, to well appointed riverside self-catering establishments, to city centre boutique hotels.
Belfast is teeming with a multitude of stylish bars, gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs and some of the best shopping in the UK. Visitors can enjoy traditional Irish music in a local pub or dance the night away to the latest vibes – the choice is yours!
The birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast’s industrial heritage has shaped a city steeped in culture, portrayed at its best at the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the many buildings still standing. The many parks, gardens and galleries offer a perfect haven to relax.
Within a couple of hours of Belfast, visitors can marvel at the Giant’s Causeway, walk the Mountains of Mourne, fish in Fermanagh or visit the many picturesque villages in Northern Ireland - a perfect location to discover the rest of Northern Ireland!

Day 10Port of Call Waterford/Ireland Arrival 9:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland. A walled city of Viking origins, it retains much of it's medieval character together with the graceful buildings from its 18th century expansion. The parameters of the 10th century settlement can be clearly identified in The Viking Triangle. Reginald's Tower is the most historic urban medieval monument in Ireland. The elegant Chamber of Commerce building, the City Hall and the Bishop's Palace are prime examples of beautiful 18th century architecture. Waterford is the home of Waterford Crystal, the world-famous hand-crafted, cut glass product and is a sophisticated shopping venue for high fashion and craft & design centres. Ecclesiastical landmarks include St. Patrick's Churches, Black Friars, St. Olave's Church and Greyfriars. The Church Of Ireland Christ Church Cathedral, and the Catholic Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity were both designed by Waterford architect John Roberts (1714 - 1796). Waterford Treasures at the Granary is both a treasury of gold, bronze, silver, crystal and historical documents and a treasure trail that takes you through 1000 years of Ireland's oldest city. Waterford has a long theatrical and musical tradition, which centres on the historic Theatre Royal, which hosts the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera each year. In the Garter Lane Arts Centre, which is home to the local Red Kettle Theatre Company, other visiting groups and arts exhibitions. The "Large Room" in City Hall is the venue for the popular Waterford Show. The Forum Theatre is another theatrical venue in the city.

Day 11Port of Call Ringaskiddy Arrival 7:00amDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Ringaskiddy is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It is located on the western side of Cork Harbour, south of Cobh, and is 15 kilometres from Cork city, to which it is connected by the N28 road.

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Day 13Port of Call Amsterdam Arrival 6:00am

Overview

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Onboard the Celebrity Apex

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Celebrity Apex(SM) is the second ship in Celebrity's highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, Celebrity Apex(SM) will change the way you experience the world. Discover the luxury of The Retreat, exclusively for all suite guests. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an spectacular collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges. Celebrity Apex(SM) will sail the sparkling Mediterranean from Southampton, beginning in April 2020, and the sun-soaked Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, beginning in November 2020.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Solarium

  • Pool - Adults Only
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor/Covered
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Spa

  • Full-Service Spa

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Cosmopolitan Restaurant: The main dining experience across Celebrity's fleet is one of the reasons guest's sail with them time and time again. To maintain this essence of the Celebrity dining experience on Edge, they've created the Cosmopolitan Restaurant — the next evolution to their current main restaurants. The walk-through wine display at the entrance sets the scene for the creative cuisine within — new American with global influences.

Normandie Restaurant: With ties to Celebrity's elegant Murano specialty restaurant on many of their ships and a nostalgic nod to Celebrity Summit® (wooden panels from the ship are incorporated into the design), Normandie Restaurant features contemporary French cuisine in a modern, upscale, refined space that evokes the romance of springtime in Paris. Enjoy regional European wines, deliciously unique cocktails, tantalizing starters, and mouthwatering entrées.

Cyprus Restaurant: Dear to their hearts, this restaurant represents Celebrity's Greek heritage. They wanted to create a stunning atmosphere that would represent the Mediterranean fare served here, so they've worked with world renowned designer, Patricia Urquiola. In Cyprus, the menu's main focus is seafood and features simple, clean dishes that celebrate the food and beverages of the Mediterranean region.

Tuscan Restaurant: Step inside and discover the delicious ambiance — a modern classical design centered around Italian fashion and film. Savor mouthwatering cuisine inspired by authentic southern Italian eateries, featuring all homemade pastas prepared with a rustic flare. Your taste buds will get a tour of southern Italy without even stepping ashore.

Blu: Available exclusively to AquaClass® guests, Blu specializes in the concept of "clean cuisine." Popular dishes are prepared in imaginative and flavorful ways, without fussiness or pretense. Blu is open for breakfast and dinner.

Luminae at the Retreat® : Globally inspired and cutting-edge dining, exclusively reserved for Celebrity's Suite Class.

Raw on 5

Specialty Dining

Fine Cut Steakhouse: Discover an upscale steak and seafood experience where service is elevated to an art form and a space that's warm and inviting with a glamorous palette of rich ruby, amber, and gold design elements. While the design creates an ambience of sophistication, the cuisine offers up the sizzle — literally, with a wide selection of the choicest cuts of meat to the freshest, premium seafood. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Grand Bistro: Inspired by classic French bistros, the mouthwatering sights, scents, and sounds of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie are sure to excite and entice. With an ambience that changes from morning to evening, and seating options from the planter-edged sidewalk to the inner café offering stunning views of the sea, every time you eat here, it's a whole new experience. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Le Petit Chef™ and Friends: Using innovative technology created by Skullmapping and presented by TableMation Studios, Celebrity's bringing your tabletop to life in Le Grand Bistro with Le Petit Chef™ and Friends — an animated character who appears beside your plate and prepares each course you'll be enjoying right in front of you before you're served the actual dish. It's an immersive, mind-blowing fusion of entertainment and dining like nothing you've experienced before. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Raw on 5: Using both raw and refined elements with earth tones, pearlescent accents, and natural textures, Celebrity has created a sophisticated yet approachable restaurant. The dramatic raw bar display at the entrance showcases an abundance of oysters, crab, and lobsters to choose from. The menu, also available at the Magic Carpet when positioned on deck 5, will feature more casual offerings like Shrimp Salad, their signature Lobster Roll and sushi and sashimi prepared by our expert sushi chefs. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Magic Carpet: Moving up and down the side of the ship, when on Deck 5, Magic Carpet is an open-air extension of Raw on 5. Here you'll find an airy, casual seafood restaurant offering select Raw on 5 favorites as well its own unique menu. When these two restaurants meet, it's the perfect pairing for an unforgettable al fresco dining experience as you glide over the glistening water below. This restaurant is available for an additional cost and reservations can be made once onboard.

Dinner on the Edge: Above every deck of the ship exists an extraordinary, sky-high dining experience that Celebrity calls Dinner on the Edge. When the Magic Carpet ascends to the top of the ship, on special evenings embark on an exhilarating al fresco culinary journey that's a feast for your eyes, your appetite, and your sense of wonder. This restaurant is available for an additional cost and reservations can be made once onboard.

Rooftop Garden Grill: Enjoy lunch or dine under the stars at the Rooftop Garden Grill, nestled perfectly in its own delicious corner of the Rooftop Garden. Discover the ultimate in outdoor eateries where you're surrounded by the open sky and the most incredible ocean views around while you savor gourmet backyard BBQ favorites. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Eden Restaurant: Enter a place where dining is taken to new and exciting places. Eden restaurant features menus that deliver sensory experiences and experiential dishes served by performance artists we call Edenists. Let your inhibitions go and set your senses free with innovative, mouthwatering specialties inspired by nature. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Oceanview Cafe

Casual Dining

Eden Café: Eden Café offers a wide variety of morning beverages and casual culinary bites. Three stories of windows bring in the shimmering morning light to create a bright and airy atmosphere and change as the mood shifts from breakfast to lunch, plus al fresco dining is available on either side of the café.

Spa Cafe and Juice Bar: After indulging at the spa, grab something fresh and flavorful. You'll love the creative take on healthy cuisine with nourishing salads and nutritious smoothies.

Oceanview Café: Featuring sweeping two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows, the Oceanview Café lives up to its name more than ever before. One of Celebrity's signature favorites, they've added more live action stations, including an Asian stir fry station with flavors inspired by the spice route and a bakery serving up fresh selection from the oven.

Mast Grill: There's no better place to sample some hearty fare than on the top deck at the Mast Grill. Enjoy ocean views and curb your hunger with a burger, salad, or sandwich in a relaxed, poolside atmosphere. Cheers!


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Deluxe Inside Stateroom (Category: 09)

Category: 09

Deluxe Inside Stateroom (Category: 10)

Category: 10

Deluxe Inside Stateroom (Category: 11)

Category: 11

Inside Stateroom (Category: 12)

Category: 12

Guarantee - Inside (Category: Z)

Category: Z
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 06)

Category: 06

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 07)

Category: 07

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 08)

Category: 08

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: Y)

Category: Y
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda (Category: A1)

Category: A1

AquaClass Stateroom with Veranda (Category: A2)

Category: A2

Concierge Class (Category: C1)

Category: C1

Concierge Class (Category: C2)

Category: C2

Concierge Class (Category: C3)

Category: C3

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (Category: E1)

Category: E1

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (Category: E2)

Category: E2

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (Category: E3)

Category: E3

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (Category: E4)

Category: E4

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (obstructed view) (Category: E5)

Category: E5

Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (Category: ES)

Category: ES

Sunset Veranda Stateroom (Category: SV)

Category: SV

Guarantee - Balcony (Category: X)

Category: X
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Guarantee - Aqua Class (Category: XA)

Category: XA
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Guarantee - Concierge Class (Category: XC)

Category: XC
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda Guarantee (Category: EX)

Category: EX
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Penthouse Suite (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Royal Suite (Category: RS)

Category: RS

Celebrity Suite (Category: CS)

Category: CS

Sky Suite (Category: S1)

Category: S1

Sky Suite (Category: S2)

Category: S2

Sky Suite (Category: S3)

Category: S3

Iconic Suite (Category: IC)

Category: IC
Positioned high above the bridge, these all-new suites offer panoramic views from front to back. And with over 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor opulence, Iconic Suites are also the most luxurious and largest in our fleet.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sq. ft.: 1,892 interior / 689 terrace

Highlights

  • Largest suite in the Celebrity fleet
  • Private terrace, hot tub, and double daybed
  • Panoramic views from above the bridge
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Exclusive eXhale®bedding, featuring king-sized Cashmere Mattresses
  • Dual sinks, full shower, and whirlpool tub
  • Private Personal Retreat Host's pantry
  • Bathroom wardrobe and storage space

Exclusive services and amenities

  • Complimentary bottled water, soda, and beer stocked daily
  • Unlimited lunch and dinner in all specialty restaurants
  • Two complimentary bottles of premium spirits
  • VIP canapés
  • Complimentary laundry service (twice per cruise)
  • Priority luggage delivery
  • In-room Peloton available through your Retreat Concierge

Edge Villa (Category: EV)

Category: EV
Exclusive to Celebrity Edge series, these six, two-story luxury residences are the first of their kind in the fleet. In these private oceanfront villas, indoor and outdoor living is seamlessly blended. When you book The Retreat you also get a private restaurant, a lounge and a sundeck all exclusive to guests of The Retreat.

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sq. ft.: 739 interior / 211 terrace

Highlights

  • The only two-story residences in the fleet
  • Private terrace with three-foot-deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture
  • Direct access to The Retreat®Sundeck
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • One bedroom and two full bathrooms
  • Exclusive eXhale®bedding, featuring a king-sized Cashmere Mattress
  • Marble primary bathroom with whirlpool tub
  • Generous storage space

Exclusive services and amenities

  • Complimentary bottled water, soda, and beer stocked daily
  • Unlimited lunch and dinner in all specialty restaurants
  • Two complimentary bottles of premium spirits
  • VIP canapés
  • Complimentary laundry service (twice per cruise)
  • Priority luggage delivery

Guarantee - Suite (Category: W)

Category: W
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Deck 16
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Inside stateroom door locationInside stateroom door location
Wheelchair-accessible stateroom featuring roll-in showerWheelchair-accessible stateroom featuring roll-in shower
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Occupancy - sixOccupancy - six
Partially obstructed viewPartially obstructed view
Stateroom for occupancy 5 and upStateroom for occupancy 5 and up
Quad occupancy - double sofaQuad occupancy - double sofa
Triple occupancy - single sofaTriple occupancy - single sofa

Ship Facts

Celebrity Apex ship image
  • Ship Name: Celebrity Apex
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2020
  • Ship Class: Edge
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,373
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 14
  • Number of Crew: 1,320
  • Officers' Nationality: Greek
  • Tonnage (GRT): 129,500
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 2,910
  • Country of Registry: Malta
  • Total Staterooms: 1,467
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
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Ship's registry: Malta

    Package ID: CELAPEEUR20220626