It’s in midwinter that we start looking to the new year and where we’ll go, and for many of us that’s a cruise.
To talk about their 2020 vision, and the launch of Apex.
Apex will make her debut from Southampton in April.
There will be six diverse roundtrip sailings around Northern Europe before moving to the Mediterranean.
Apex is the second ship in Celebrity’s new Edge Class.
And remember what we all thought of Edge with its Magic Carpet, Eden lounge, Kelly Hoppen finishes, all highlighted by her innovative Godmother Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
When we went out to Fort Lauderdale to join the €1bn game changer on the high seas… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-to-here/
Celebrity is also spending $500m bringing elements of Edge Class to more of its fleet, with many ships already updated.
Which they’re calling the Celebrity Revolution.
They’re also reminding us that they have this offer…
Of free drinks and $300 onboard credit.
Plus free flights to Europe from selected airports or gratuities included for guests 1 and 2 on sailings from Southampton when booking an eligible Ocean View stateroom or above.
Offer Ends 18 November 2019. T&Cs Apply.
Does that work for you?
Now, onto the eight-night maiden voyage of Spain and Portugal on Apex from €1349pp, departing April 5.
You’ll take in Bilbao with its gastronomic delights and the Guggenheim and that Bilbao wow floral dog.
While Lisbon comes with its own Christ the Redeemer statue and there is no better place for a glass of port than in Porto and the Ribeira portside.
And if you like Portugal (and who doesn’t) then you might like https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/secret-portugal-classy-centro/. And https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/12/sportugal/
So check out http://www.visitportugal.com
Of course The Ivy was the perfect venue for our get-together.
And there was plenty of celebrity-spotting too… I try to make a point of agreeing to every selfie request.