Celebrity Cruises, one of the most awarded premium cruise lines, has unveiled the details of its newest resort at sea, Celebrity Ascent, which will launch this November. The fourth ship in the brand’s innovative Edge Series, Celebrity Ascent, will offer guests a variety of signature experiences, including an outward-facing design, a robust food and beverage program, spacious and sleek staterooms, and the return of the Magic Carpet®. This stunning new ship will offer guests a variety of signature experiences, as well as some new ones that are exclusive to Ascent.
Celebrity Ascent will be based in South Florida for the 2023-2024 Caribbean season, sailing out of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale from December 2023 to April 2024. The ship will visit some of the Caribbean’s most desired destinations, such as the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, and the British Virgin Islands. After that, the ship will depart to Europe for a summer of bucket-list Mediterranean cruises in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and France.
“I am so excited to introduce the world to Celebrity Ascent and continue the legacy of Celebrity’s Edge Series,” says Celebrity Cruises’ President, Laura Hodges Bethge. “First launched in 2018, the Edge Series transformed what cruising could be, and its ships like Edge, Apex, and Beyond quickly became consumer favorites. Continuously striving to offer travelers a better way to enjoy travel and reach the world around them, we are so proud of what we have built and look forward to welcoming both seasoned and new cruisers alike.”
Returning favorites onboard Celebrity Ascent :
The Theatre - a state-of-the-art venue that features experiential and imaginative performances with cutting-edge technology.
The Rooftop Garden - an outdoor haven where guests can enjoy live music, movies, infinity float pools, and al fresco dining at the Rooftop Garden Grill.
The Spa - a holistic wellness center that offers 120 destination-inspired treatments, the SEA Thermal Suite with eight therapeutic experiences inspired by nature, specialty treatment beds, a full-service salon, and a barber.
The Resort Deck - a sprawling area that features a main pool lined with cabanas, two-story martini-glass-shaped hot tubs, and The Solarium, an adults-only retreat with a pool, hot tub, and loungers.
The Sunset Bar, designed by Nate Berkus - is a chic beach club-inspired spot that offers fresh sea breezes and endless views.
The Magic Carpet® - the world’s first cantilevered lounge and gathering space at sea, originally debuted on Celebrity EDGE, that offers a new way to drink, dine and socialize while enjoying unobstructed panoramic views.
Inventive culinary experiences – such as Eden Bar and Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling views or Le Petit Chef dinner with fully immersive and animated projections.
The Grand Plaza and Martini Bar is a stunning central hub with an interactive chandelier and jaw-dropping bartender shows.
Modernized accommodation options include the Infinite Veranda® that transforms from window to terrace with a button and the AquaClass® staterooms built for wellbeing-seekers with thoughtful design and exclusive amenities.
New and Updated Experiences onboard Celebrity Ascent :
Dine at Le VoyageSM by Daniel Boulud - Celebrity Cruises has partnered with renowned chef Daniel Boulud to create his second restaurant at sea. Le VoyageSM is a redesigned space that offers an intimate fine dining experience inspired by the chef's travels worldwide.
Enjoy a plant-based tasting menu at Eden Restaurant - Eden Restaurant is a unique venue with floor-to-ceiling views and a menu that changes with the seasons. On Ascent, guests can enjoy a new plant-based tasting menu that showcases fresh and seasonal ingredients from the earth.
Watch a never-before-seen Le Petit Chef dinner - Le Petit Chef is a crowd-favorite dinner with an immersive and animated projection of a miniature chef preparing your meal. On Ascent, guests can watch a new animation and menu that matches the ship's theme.
Sip on high-end bourbons and tastings at Craft Social - Craft Social is a casual and cozy spot that offers a variety of craft beers, wines, cocktails, and snacks. On Ascent, guests can also enjoy high-end bourbons and new tasting seminars that will educate and entertain them.
Try more martinis at the Martini Bar - The Martini Bar is a stunning central hub that features an interactive chandelier and jaw-dropping bartender shows. On Ascent, guests can try more martinis from an expanded menu that includes lychee and passion fruit martinis and low-sugar cocktails with fresh and crisp ingredients.
Dine al fresco at Blu - Blu is a clean-cuisine restaurant exclusive to AquaClass guests that offer healthy and delicious dishes. On Ascent, Blu will feature an outdoor terrace with 24-person seating available for daytime dining, from al fresco brunches to lunches.
Experience nightly entertainment on the Resort Deck - The Resort Deck is a sprawling area with a main pool lined with cabanas, two-story martini-glass-shaped hot tubs, and The Solarium, an adults-only retreat. On Ascent, guests can enjoy nightly entertainment on the Resort Deck, with live performances, live music, and a DJ creating a pulsating dance floor.
Watch new production shows in The Theatre - The Theatre is a state-of-the-art venue with cutting-edge technology and features experiential and imaginative performances. On Ascent, guests can watch three spectacular new production shows in The Theatre featuring world-class dancers, vocalists, musicians, and specialty artists.
Gamble on a redesigned casino floor and brand-new games - The Casino is an exciting place to try your luck and have fun. On Ascent, guests can gamble on a redesigned casino floor with a new layout, a new design with deep reds and golds, and all-new slot machines with the latest technology.
Shop for chic travel and home accessories at The Sunset Collection by Nate Berkus - Nate Berkus is a celebrity interior designer who designed the Sunset Bar on Ascent. He also created The Sunset Collection by Nate Berkus, a collection of chic travel and home accessories that are available exclusively onboard Celebrity Ascent.