Celebrity Cruises, the famous premium cruise line known for its luxurious offerings, is set to redefine the travel industry again with its upcoming ship, Celebrity Ascent. Today, the company revealed exciting details about this highly anticipated addition to its esteemed Edge Series fleet. Set to launch in November, Celebrity Ascent promises to deliver an unparalleled resort-at-sea experience that will leave travellers in awe.
Celebrity Cruises has consistently pushed boundaries as a pioneer in the industry, earning numerous accolades and distinctions, including the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating for its innovative ships. The introduction of Celebrity Ascent solidifies the cruise line’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing unforgettable voyages. Named one of the “Best New U.S. Cruises of 2023” by Conde Nast Traveler, Celebrity Ascent will make South Florida its home for the 2023-2024 Caribbean season. Departing from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, this stunning ship will take guests on captivating journeys to sought-after destinations such as the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, and the British Virgin Islands. But that’s not all – Celebrity Ascent will set sail for a summer filled with dreamlike Mediterranean cruises after the Caribbean season, offering travellers the chance to explore Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and France.
Onboard Celebrity Ascent, passengers will be treated to the signature experiences that have made the Edge Series ships a favourite among cruisers. The ship’s unique outward-facing design allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking views and connect with the world around them. Additionally, the culinary program will feature over 30 dining options, ranging from casual fare to fine dining, ensuring that every palate is satisfied. The staterooms, available in various configurations, cater to solo adventurers, couples, and multi-generational families, providing spacious and elegant accommodations for all travellers.
Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises, expressed her excitement about Celebrity Ascent, saying, “I am thrilled to introduce the world to Celebrity Ascent and carry on the legacy of Celebrity’s Edge Series. Since its launch in 2018, the Edge Series has redefined the cruising experience, captivating passengers with ships like Edge, Apex, and Beyond. Continuously striving to enhance the way people travel and connect with the world, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved and eagerly await the arrival of both seasoned and new cruisers.”
The unveiling of Celebrity Ascent brings back some of the most beloved features from the Edge Series, including:
- The Theatre: This state-of-the-art venue will captivate guests with its cutting-edge technology and mesmerizing performances that push the boundaries of entertainment at sea.
- The Rooftop Garden: An idyllic outdoor oasis where passengers can enjoy live music, movies, infinity float pools, and al fresco dining at the Rooftop Garden Grill.
- The Spa: A haven of holistic wellness offering 120 destination-inspired treatments, the SEA Thermal Suite with eight distinctive therapeutic experiences, and a full-service salon and barber.
- The Resort Deck: A sprawling outdoor space featuring a main pool lined with cabanas, two-story martini-glass-shaped hot tubs, and The Solarium, an adults-only retreat designed for ultimate relaxation.
- The Sunset Bar, designed by Nate Berkus: A beach club-inspired lounge offering panoramic views and a vibrant atmosphere.
- The Magic Carpet®: A revolutionary cantilevered lounge and gathering space providing unobstructed, breathtaking views and unique dining experiences.
- Inventive culinary experiences: The three-story Eden Bar and Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling views and the immersive Le Petit Chef dinner are notable highlights.
- The Grand Plaza and Martini Bar: Guests will be mesmerized by the interactive chandelier and jaw-dropping Flair, Flash, and Fusion bartender shows.
- Modernized accommodation options: Featuring the Infinite Veranda® concept, allowing staterooms to transform from windows to terraces with the push of a button, and the AquaClass® staterooms are designed for wellness-seekers, complete with thoughtful design and exclusive amenities.
In addition to these incredible features, Celebrity Ascent will introduce new and exciting culinary experiences, such as:
- Redesigned Le VoyageSM by Daniel Boulud: Celebrity Cruises continues its successful partnership with Chef Daniel Boulud, bringing his culinary expertise to the high seas. Guests can indulge in an intimate fine dining experience inspired by the chef’s global travels.
- Plant-based tasting menu at Eden Restaurant: Celebrity Ascent will offer a culinary journey that celebrates fresh, seasonal, and natural ingredients, bringing guests closer to the earth and promoting sustainable dining.
- Never-before-seen Le Petit Chef dinner: Building upon its popularity, the innovative Le Petit Chef dinner experience will feature all-new animations and an exciting menu.
- Bourbon offerings and tastings: Craft Social, a renowned venue onboard, will expand its whiskey tastings to include high-end bourbons and new tasting seminars, appealing to aficionados and newcomers alike.
- More Martinis at the Martini Bar: Reflecting the trend of low-sugar cocktails and fresh ingredients, the Martini Bar will feature brand-new creations and an expanded menu, including lychee and passion fruit martinis.
Moreover, Celebrity Ascent will delight guests with enhanced entertainment, art, and retail experiences, such as:
- Nightly entertainment on the Resort Deck: As the sun sets, passengers can revel in the ultimate nightlife experience, featuring live performances, music, and a pulsating dance floor under the open sky.
- New production shows: Celebrity Cruises has partnered with leading creatives to introduce three spectacular new production shows in The Theatre, interactive digital experiences and shows in The Club and immersive performances in the Eden Bar and Restaurant.
- Redesigned Casino floor and brand-new games: For the first time, Celebrity Ascent will feature an all-new gaming floor, showcasing a fresh layout, captivating design, and state-of-the-art slot machines.
- Redesigned Art Gallery: The ship’s art gallery has been thoughtfully reimagined to provide guests with an immersive experience, allowing them to appreciate priceless art pieces and partake in exclusive auctions and art events.
- The Sunset Collection by Nate Berkus: Travelers can indulge in chic travel and home accessories from the exclusive collection created by celebrated designer Nate Berkus, available only onboard Celebrity Ascent.
- Preview sailings: Be among the first to experience Celebrity Ascent on one of the exclusive preview sailings, such as the 4-Night Western Caribbean voyage on November 22, 2023, or the 3-Night Bahamas getaway on November 26, 2023.
- Maiden Voyage: Join the monumental celebration on the 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Maiden Voyage, departing on December 3, 2023.
- Signature Caribbean sailings: Choose from a selection of Caribbean itineraries, including the 7-Night Bahamas, Mexico, and Grand Cayman, or the 7-Night San Juan, Tortola, and St. Kitts cruises, available from mid-December 2023 to early April 2024.
- Holiday cruises: Celebrate the holidays at sea with the 7-Night Bahamas, Mexico, and Grand Cayman Holiday Cruise departing on December 24, 2023, or ring in the New Year on the 7-Night San Juan, Tortola, and St. Kitts cruise departing on December 31, 2023.
- Mediterranean getaways: Embark on the ultimate Mediterranean adventure with the 9-Night Italian Riviera and France itinerary or the 12-Night Best of Greece and Italy itinerary, featuring must-visit destinations like Rome, Naples, Mykonos, and Santorini.
To learn more about Celebrity Cruises or book a Celebrity Ascent voyage, contact your local travel advisor or visit the official Celebrity Cruises website.
With the unveiling of Celebrity Ascent, Celebrity Cruises once again solidified its position as an industry leader, promising travellers an extraordinary journey filled with unrivalled experiences, exquisite dining, and unforgettable moments. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this remarkable adventure at sea. Book your Celebrity Ascent cruise today and prepare to be amazed.