Launching in April 2020, Apex will be the second ship in the highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, the Celebrity Apex is set to revolutionize the way you experience the world. 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 unrivalled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.
DAY 1 Friday 8 May, 2020 Departure
Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our overnight flight to London.
DAY 2 Saturday 9 May, 2020 London, UK
Today we arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred in to the city. We will have an overview sightseeing tour of the city before we transfer to our hotel. We will see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.
DAY 3 Sunday 10 May, 2020 Celebrity Apex
Mid-morning we will depart London and be transferred to Southampton to board the Celebrity Apex for our voyage to France, Spain and Portugal. Southampton served as Britain’s historic ocean liner gateway for the British Empire and the intense North Atlantic passenger trade to the U.S. and Canada.
DAY 4 Monday 11 May, 2020 Le Havre, France
Early this morning we arrive at Le Havre, the second-busiest port in France after Marseilles. Today we travel to the French countryside to the small village of Giverny. We visit the villa and famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We will see the lake with its water lilies, so beloved by Monet, and its little Japanese bridge. This evening we will enjoy a Welcome Drinks Party to celebrate the start of our wonderful cruise.
DAY 5 Tuesday 12 May, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. You may like to take a cooking class or enjoy a little pampering or a massage in the Day Spa. This afternoon join fellow group members for a fun game of Bingo.
DAY 6 Wednesday 13 May, 2020 Bilbao, Spain
This morning we arrive into Bilbao. This Basque city had once thrived on the steel and shipbuilding industries but had been in such deep decline that it was nicknamed El Boxto – The Hole. A new life for the city was led by a determined and imaginative Mayor, and now Bilbao thrives again, its life, streets and skyline dramatically altered by a collection of remarkable architecture. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Old Town, including a visit to Frank Gehry’s gleaming Guggenheim Museum, which sits on the edge of Bilbao’s Nervion River.
DAY 7 Thursday 14 May, 2020 La Coruna, Spain
The city of La Coruna lies on an inlet facing the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Mero River. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic city and its Romanesque collection of squares and medieval churches. We will see the famous Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse which was presumably built by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century and enjoy views of the San Anton Castle; formerly a fort and military prison, the castle is now the site of the city’s archaeological museum.
DAY 8 Friday 15 May, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. You may like to take a ride on the Magic Carpet, a floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level. Or attend a destination enrichment talk. This afternoon join fellow group members for a fun game of Trivia. You will be divided into teams with prizes for the winners!
DAY 9 Saturday 16 May, 2020 Lisbon, Portugal
The charm of Lisbon exists in its strong links to the past, with its palaces, magnificent churches and an impressive castle reflecting the city’s rich cultural heritage. Its eclectic blend of neighbourhoods, culture and architecture distinguish this capital city uniquely from the other European capitals and make it a truly fascinating and comprehensive city to visit. On our sightseeing tour this morning we will get a taste of the heritage of this great medieval city after which we will visit the historic town of Sintra. We will also visit the Royal Palace and see monuments dating back to the voyages of discovery.
DAY 10 Sunday 17 May, 2020 Gibraltar, UK
After lunch we call in to the British territory of Gibraltar. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the famous “Rock of Gibraltar.’ We see the famous fortress that has been held by the British for centuries. We see the Barbary Apes that legend has if they disappear from Gibraltar the rock will be lost to the British.
DAY 11 Monday 18 May, 2020 Cartagena, Spain
This morning we arrive in Cartagena, a city founded by the Romans around 220BC and enjoy a sightseeing tour. We will see Cervantes House, widely considered to be Cartagena’s most impressive Art Nouveau building, the Grand Hotel, La Concepción and the Town Hall and admire uninterrupted views over iconic sites, and visit the mighty Roman Theater of Carthago Nova. Later there will be free time to further explore the city.
DAY 12 Tuesday 19 May, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. You may like to relax on the Rooftop Garden, an urban playscape where you can catch a movie or have a picnic.
DAY 13 Wednesday 20 May, 2020 Disembark/Marrakech
On arrival in Barcelona this morning, we disembark the ship and are transferred to the airport for our flight to Casablanca, Morocco. Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country full of diversity. You'll find impressive mountain ranges, ancient cities and sweeping deserts. Upon arrival in Casablanca, we will drive to Marrakech, where we stay for the next three nights.
DAY 14 Thursday 21 May, 2020 Marrakech, Morocco
Located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is a city steeped in ancient artistry that continues to thrive, kept alive by the craftspeople of the souqs and the art and design scene of the Ville Nouvelle. Today we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Marrakech, with a local guide. We will see the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco, before working our way through the bustling souqs of the Old Medina to Jemaa el Fna, a square full of fortune tellers, musicians and food stalls. In the afternoon will visit Le Jardin Secret, a traditional garden. Once owned by a powerful local chef, this historic riad is one of the most beautiful in Marrakech and combines exotic and traditional Islamic gardens.
DAY 15 Friday 22 May, 2020 Marrakech, Morocco
This morning we continue our sightseeing tour of Marrakech. We first visit the Palace of Bahia, built in the 19th century, the palace is spread over eight hectares and is one of Morocco’s architectural masterpieces. The palace consists of approximately 150 decorated pieces of moucharabiehs, marble, carvings and paintings surrounded by refreshing green courtyards. We continue to the Saadian Tombs, located near the Kasbah Mosque. Dating back to Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of the Saadi Dynasty in the 16th century, the tombs were abandoned for centuries until their rediscovery in 1917. The most famous room within the mausoleum is the Chamber of the 12 Pillars, made from imported Italian Carrara marble and pure gold. The afternoon is free for individual exploration. Spectacular New Celebrity Apex
DAY 16 Saturday 23 May, 2020 Casablanca, Morocco
This morning we depart Marrakech and travel three hours north to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. Upon arrival we will enjoy a sightseeing tour, including the famous Hassan II Mosque. Built on an outcrop jutting over the ocean, the mosque is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship. More than 6,000 craftsmen joined forces to build this beautiful mosque back in 1993 and it's one of the few mosques in Morocco that tourists are allowed to enter. We will also see Ricks Café, which was designed to recreate the bar made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the movie classic Casablanca. We then check in to our hotel.
DAY 17 Sunday 24 May, 2020 Fez, Morocco
Today we travel to Fez. Along the way, we stop in the Imperial City of Meknes. Founded in the 11th century, Meknes was once the capital of Morocco under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail. During his reign, Ismail turned Meknes into an impressive city, surrounded by high walls with great doors. The Spanish- Moorish style is still evident within the city today. We enjoy a sightseeing tour including Heri Es Souani, the king's immense granaries and stables, and the heart of the medina, Place El Hedim, the large square facing the huge gate of Bab El Mansour. Upon conclusion of our tour, we continue to our hotel in Fez.
DAY 18 Monday 25 May, 2020 Fez, Morocco
The oldest of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, Fez is the cultural heart of the country. Founded during the 8th century, today Fez largely consists of two old medina quarters and the modern urban area of Ville Nouvelle. Today we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the World Heritage listed medina. Believed to be one of the largest urban pedestrian zones, the medina is made up of winding alleyways full of market stalls and craftsmen. We’ll also visit the famous tannery and its dye pits, which produce world-class leather. We then see The Royal Palace of Fez with its beautiful golden doors and also the Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate), the original 12th-century entrance to the medieval medina. We will enjoy an included farewell dinner this evening.
DAY 19 Tuesday 26 May, 2020 Departure
This morning we check out of our hotel and are transferred to Casablanca Airport, for our flights back to Australia.
DAY 20 Wednesday 27 May, 2020 Australia
Group members arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.
|CABIN||CATEGORY||DECK||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|6||Ocean View Stateroom||8,9||$9,490||$13,590|
|Included port and handling charges||$642||$1,082|
|Included air taxes as at 1 May 2019||$190||$190|
Ocean View Stateroom
Included port and handling charges
Included air taxes as at 1 May 2019
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Apex is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure 2020. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in.
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 May 2019. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Apex fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.
CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|91 days or mores||Loss of deposit|
|90 - 65 days||50% of full fare|
|65 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid pass-port with at least six months validity upon return into Australia. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on International flights to join or return from the cruise A 20kg baggage allowance applies for the Barcelona to Casablanca flight.
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HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
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