Celebrity Cruises’ first ship to launch in the UK in a decade has finished its sea trial.
Celebrity Apex returned to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France after its first test sailing in the Bay of Biscay on 4 February.
The cruise line said the trial, which was overseen by more than 50 crew members, engineers and nautical experts, found Apex to be efficient and comfortable.
“The purpose of a sea trial is to test the functionality of the ship, but this wasn’t just any sea trial – and Celebrity Apex isn’t just any ship,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ president and chief executive.
“In typical Edge-series fashion, the ship absolutely exceeded our expectations, performing perfectly in line with our above-and-beyond operating standards.”