Celebrity Cruises unveils details about its largest ship yet, Celebrity Ascent

   June 14, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Celebrity Cruises has provided updated information about the upcoming Celebrity Ascent vessel, which is scheduled to launch in November as the 4th newbuild from the EDGE series.

Ascent will retain several popular EDGE-class features, such as the Rooftop Garden, the Nate Berkus-designed Sunset Bar, The Magic Carpet, and the Eden Bar and Restaurant. However, the liner will also introduce new concepts to enhance the onboard experience.

One of the new dining concepts is a redesigned version of Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud. This will be the second restaurant of its kind at sea, following its debut on the Beyond ship. The Ascent's version of Le Voyage will have a distinct design that sets it apart from the original. Additionally, the main dining experience onboard the Ascent will be upgraded to include four main dining options, each offering different menus and rotating dishes.

The Eden Restaurant on the Ascent will feature a fresh plant-based tasting menu. Furthermore, the popular Le Petit Chef dinner experience will offer a brand-new menu and animations.

Entertainment and retail offerings will also undergo changes on the new ship. The Resort Deck will feature an outdoor nightlife area with live performances, a DJ, and a dance floor. The Casino floor and Art Gallery spaces will be redesigned with dedicated areas onboard the Ascent.

Moreover, Ascent will exclusively offer The Sunset Collection by Nate Berkus, a collection of home and travel accessories available for purchase.

Laura Hodges Bethge (Celebrity's President) said she was "excited to introduce the world to Celebrity Ascent and continue the legacy of Celebrity's Edge Series."

"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."

Celebrity Ascent will celebrate her maiden voyage on December 3rd, 2023. Preview sailings are now available to book now for November.