A huge cruise ship docked in Portland Harbor on a cold, muggy Wednesday morning after a transatlantic voyage to Europe. Celebrity Summit. The harbor is a great mooring area and can accommodate cruise ships and HMS ships given its infrastructure, offers passengers an easy way to leave the ship and explore Dorset and day trips to the South West .
The Celebrity Apex, which seats up to 3,405 passengers on board, docked between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. today after sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday April 30. After several days at sea, the ship docked in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island in Portugal on Saturday (May 7), and Brest in France yesterday (Tuesday May 10).
Celebrity Apex passengers must either stay on board, take a coach trip to enjoy Stonehenge, or simply visit Weymouth or Portland. The cruise ship has 15 decks with 1,467 cabins as well as 29 restaurants, bars and lounges, spas, pools, casino and more.
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The cruise ship even has a rooftop garden, adults-only sundeck pool, theater, shops and a magic carpet that’s described as “a floating, door-to-door platform. -false” that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level.
The cruise ship is scheduled to leave Portland Harbor at 8 p.m. tonight, with some entertainment at the port as they say goodbye to the American cruise ship. The Celebrity Apex will sail to Le Havre in France tomorrow (Thursday May 12), visit Zeebrugge near Bruges in Belgium on Friday (May 13) before docking in Amsterdam on Saturday (May 14).
Visiting multiple cruise ships is giving a boost to the local economy, with coach drivers, port staff and hospitality personalities benefiting from help with passenger accommodation in Dorset and beyond.
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