Cruise ship skipped calls in Israel due to violence in the region
After the Hamas' attack on Israel, the 'Celebrity Apex' changed its itinerary due to safety concerns over the violence in the region and altered course to Cyprus instead visiting Haifa on Oct 8 and Ashdod on Oct 9. The ship was sailing a 10-night-roundtrip from Piraeus which set off on Oct 6 and spend Oct 7 on sea now and offered an overnight call in Limassol on Oct 8 and 9.
Cruise ship rescued three migrants
Three Cuban migrants were rescued in the evening of Feb 25, 2022, about 50 miles from Cuba by the crew of the 'Celebrity APEX' from a rustic boat. Guests on the open decks spotted the raft, which prompted the vessel to change direction to be able to head towards the small raft. Due to windy conditions, the sea had been rough. Despite those conditions, the cruise ship could position the small raft on its leeward side. At that point, the three refugees could be picked up safely, while the dingy was seen to be taking on significant amounts of water. The cruise ship was on its way back to Florida at that time. Reports with photos and video: https://adncuba.com/noticias-de-cuba/migracion/crucero-rescata-balseros-cubanos https://www.cruisehive.com/celebrity-cruise-ship-rescues-three-people-from-small-raft/66710
Medevac off Thira
The Port Authority of Thira was informed on Oct 4, 2021, at noon, that a 62-year-old crew member of the 'Celebrity Apex' needed to be medevaced. The ship sailed to the anchorage of the bay of Fira, near Thira, and the patient was transferred to Thira. He was then taken to the Central Polyclinic of Santorini for medical examinations, before he was transferred to a clinic in Athens for further monitoring and treatment. The ship continued its scheduled voyage.Upload News