Celebrity Ascent

Cruise News: Get Ready To Board Celebrity Ascent End 2023

Celebrity Cruises is set to launch its newest resort at sea, Celebrity Ascent, this November, and travelers are in for an unforgettable experience.


  • The food and beverage program aboard Celebrity Ascent looks to impress even the most discerning palates.
  • Passengers on Celebrity Ascent can look forward to experiencing the same signature features that have made the Edge Series a popular cruising choice.
  • Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or embarking on your first voyage, Celebrity Ascent promises a truly memorable journey.
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As the fourth vessel in the highly acclaimed Edge Series, Celebrity Ascent promises to deliver the same award-winning features and innovative design that have made its sister ships popular among cruise enthusiasts. Based in South Florida, the ship will embark on its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, offering guests a chance to explore some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations before heading to the Mediterranean for a summer of what Celebrity has titled ‘unforgettable adventures’.



One of the highlights of Celebrity Ascent is its outward-facing design, a hallmark of the Edge Series. This unique layout allows passengers to connect with the world around them, offering stunning views and ample outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, savor a delicious meal, or simply take in the breath-taking scenery, the ship’s design ensures that passengers are always in touch with their surroundings.


With over 30 dining options ranging from casual eateries to fine dining establishments, guests will have plenty of choices to satisfy their cravings. The ship also boasts spacious and sleek staterooms that cater to all types of travelers, from solo adventurers to couples and multi-generational family groups.


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Celebrity Ascent will feature a redesigned Cosmopolitan restaurant inspired by the culture of champagne. Image: Celebrity Cruises

Since its launch in 2018, the Edge Series has redefined cruising and has quickly became a favorite among cruisers. The Theater, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, will offer guests a new level of entertainment with imaginative performances. The Rooftop Garden, a serene outdoor haven, will allow guests to enjoy live music, movies, infinity float pools, and al fresco dining at the Rooftop Garden Grill.


The Spa, a sanctuary of holistic wellness, will offer a wide range of treatments inspired by destinations around the world. The Resort Deck features a main pool with cabanas, two-story martini-glass-shaped hot tubs, and The Solarium, an adults-only retreat designed for relaxation.


Celebrity Ascent will also introduce new and exciting culinary experiences. The ship will feature a redesigned Le VoyageSM restaurant by Daniel Boulud, offering an intimate fine dining experience inspired by the chef’s travels. The Eden Restaurant will provide guests with a plant-based tasting menu, showcasing fresh and seasonal ingredients. The popular Le Petit Chef dinner will be back with an all-new animation and menu.


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Le Voyage, Daniel Boulud’s second restaurant at sea, has been redesigned and will offer an intimate fine dining experience inspired by the Chef’s travels. Image: Celebrity Cruises

Bourbon enthusiasts will be able to indulge in high-end tastings and seminars at Craft Social, while the Martini Bar will offer an expanded menu of low-sugar cocktails. The main dining experience has also been revitalized, with the Cosmopolitan restaurant taking inspiration from the culture of champagne. AquaClass guests will be able to enjoy an outdoor terrace at Blu, perfect for al fresco dining.


In terms of entertainment, art, and retail, Celebrity Ascent aims to provide an enhanced experience for its guests. The Resort Deck transforms into a vibrant nightlife venue as the sun sets, featuring live performances and a pulsating dance floor. The ship will showcase three new production shows in The Theatre, along with interactive digital experiences and shows in The Club.


The Casino floor has been redesigned and will offer brand-new games, while the Art Gallery providing a space to appreciate priceless artworks and participate in exclusive auctions. Guests can also look forward to The Sunset Collection by Nate Berkus, a curated collection of chic travel and home accessories available exclusively on board Celebrity Ascent.


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The art gallery has been thoughtfully reimagined, allowing guests to better experience priceless art pieces, and enjoy exclusive auctions and art events. Image: Celebrity Cruises

With a wide range of dates and itineraries, Celebrity Ascent hopes to offer something for everyone. The ship’s winter Caribbean season includes preview sailings, the Eastern Caribbean Maiden Voyage, and various signature Caribbean sailings. For those seeking a summer adventure in Europe, Celebrity Ascent will offer Mediterranean cruises, allowing guests to explore destinations such as Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and France.


Celebrity Ascent promises to be an exceptional addition to the world of cruising. With its innovative design, promising dining options, hot entertainment, and luxurious accommodations, the ship is poised to deliver unforgettable experiences to its guests – let’s sea!


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