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Celebrity Apex to return to Southampton in 2025

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Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex will sail its second season of itineraries out of Southampton in 2025.

The line confirmed the move as it detailed its full 2025/2026 deployment, which includes more than 800 sailings to over 290 destinations in 72 countries across seven continents.

Out of Southampton, Apex will sail more Arctic Circle and Norwegian Fjords itineraries than before, as well as the line’s newly added port Trondheim in Norway.

The newly announced summer and winter programme for Celebrity’s fleet of 16 ships also includes the debut Caribbean season for the fifth vessel in its Edge series, Celebrity Xcel, along with new ports in Europe; year-round offerings in the Caribbean; and new experiences in 29 cities with single and double overnights.

Celebrity Apex and Ascent to visit more than 100 European destinations

Celebrity’s new Europe offerings feature six ships, including Celebrity Ascent and Apex, visiting nearly 100 destinations with 48 overnight stays.

Ascent will take guests to explore the company’s newest port in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona and Rome, with seven- to 11-night itineraries to Bar, Montenegro.

Joining Ascent in the Mediterranean, Celebrity Equinox will be deployed in the continent for the first time ever, without repeating ports on nine and 10-night itineraries.

Also a first for the line, Celebrity will offer a mini season of four new seven-night sailings circumnavigating Iceland in July and August 2025 onboard Celebrity Silhouette out of Reykjavik.

Celebrity will also make its return to Amsterdam in 2025, with Celebrity Eclipse sailing from the Dutch capital on 12 and 13-night Best of Scandinavia sailings.

Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Constellation also return, sailing Greece and Turkey with seven-night itineraries from Athens and 10- and 11-night Italy and Croatia itineraries from Rome and Ravenna, respectively for summer 2025.

Celebrity places ships ‘in every corner of the world’

Making its debut in the Caribbean in November 2025, Xcel will sail its inaugural season with seven-night itineraries from Fort Lauderdale with alternate itineraries to Bahamas, Mexico and Cayman Islands, and Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

For the first time ever, Celebrity will sail year-round out of Miami, with seven-night sailings on board Celebrity Beyond to the Eastern Caribbean visiting Antigua, Tortola, and the Bahamas.

“We’ve placed our incredible ships in every corner of the world for guests to experience iconic places, take a short break to rejuvenate or explore stunning cultural and historic landmarks,” said Celebrity Cruises president Laura Hodges Bethge.

“Our 2025-2026 season is filled with opportunities to experience multiple countries through our Caribbean and European programs, visit bucket list destinations with sailings like our immersive Japan program and more. Celebrity’s future vacation options are endless.”

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