Celebrity Cruises announced Caribbean 2023-2024 deployment and the addition of its newest ship - Celebrity Ascent.
The program is based on 8 vessels, including 3 from the fleet's newest Edge-Class, and itineraries ranging between 4-12 nights.
Celebrity Ascent, the 4th EDGE-class liner, starts the Maiden Voyage on December 3, 2023, visiting Eastern Caribbean ports. The 7-day roundtrip from homeport Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades (Florida USA) visits Philipsburg St Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas Island USVI), and Puerto Plata (Dominicana).
Following the maiden voyage, Ascent will make roundtrips from Celebrity’s Terminal 25 at Port Everglades every Sunday, sailing through the islands on 7-night Eastern & Western Caribbean itineraries. Eastern Caribbean cruises visit San Juan (Puerto Rico), Tortola (British Virgin Islands), and Basseterre (St. Kitts and Nevis), while Western Caribbean voyages take guests to the ports of Nassau (Bahamas), Cozumel, and Grand Cayman (George Town).
Celebrity Ascent is to be joined by her Edge-Series sisters, Apex and Beyond.
Starting November 2023, Celebrity Apex is scheduled to embark on rotating 7-night Eastern & Western Caribbean itineraries. Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale guests will visit Eastern Caribbean islands, including San Juan, Philipsburg St Maarten, St Thomas, and Puerto Plata. Apex will also take guests to the Western Caribbean with calls in Key West FL, Grand Cayman, and Belize City.
Celebrity Beyond is due to sail on 9-, 10-, and 11-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean, including overnights in Oranjestad Aruba (Netherlands Antilles). A shorter voyage on Beyond will take passengers on a 6-night trip to Grand Bimini Island.
Celebrity Silhouette is returning to the Southern Caribbean and the Bahamas with itineraries ranging between 4-11 nights. For the first time since 2011, Silhouette will call at Scarborough (Tobago).
For those wishing to celebrate Mardi Gras, Celebrity Constellation offers a 12-night voyage departing from Tampa (Florida USA) that starts with a double overnight in Port NOLA (New Orleans) for Fat Tuesday, prior to taking guests on a journey in Belize, Mexico (Cozumel), and Honduras.
Passengers looking for a short getaway will find it on Celebrity Summit, as she sails from PortMiami Florida on alternating 4- and 5-night Western Caribbean roundtrips.
Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Reflection round out the offerings via 6-night Western Caribbean and 8-night Eastern Caribbean sailings, which includes calls at Kralendijk (Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles), where the official bird of the isle, the flamingo, is spotted on many of the white-sand beaches.