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Celebrity Ascent Officially Named In Miami

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Celebrity Ascent has officially been named at Fort Lauderdale, Miami.

The ship was officiated by co-Godmothers, Captain Sandy Yawn, star of Bravo TV’s hit franchise, Below Deck, and her sister Michelle Dunham, Founder of the Jacksonville School for Autism.

Also in attendance were the ship’s co-captains Greek brothers Dimitrios and Tasos Kafetzis and trade and consumer media.

Celebrity Ascent is now sailing her 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise visiting popular destinations as St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and the Dominican Republic.

The ship will be making its way to Europe for a Spring/Summer season in April 2024.

Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group said: “With each new ship, our ambition is to debut the ultimate vacation experience and Celebrity Ascent achieves this by raising the bar for premium travel.

“Her elevated design and new onboard experiences set her apart from competitors and serve as a new benchmark for the travel industry.”

Laura Hodges Bethge, President at Celebrity Cruises, said:

Celebrity Ascent has been designed to feed our guests travel wanderlust and provide unique experiences they will covet and love.”

Holiday Experience Highlights

Celebrity Ascent joins a series of ships without comparison and is a sister ship to Celebrity Beyond which debuted to great acclaim last year.  Distinctive ship features and new experiences include:

  • The Retreat, an exclusive resort-within-a-resort area for suite guests, highlighted by a two-storey sundeck;
  • Accommodations for modern tastes from modern two-storey villas with private plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living;
  • An expanded Rooftop Garden and stunning Resort Deck featuring unique cantilevered float pools;
  • A multi-level, multi-terraced Sunset Bar at the ship’s aft;
  • An expanded onboard entertainment program featuring a transformative nightlife experience on the Resort Deck, six new live productions, interactive gaming experiences, and live music from bow to stern;
  • A redesigned casino floor and brand-new games;
  • A new outdoor dining terrace at Blu, the brand’s clean cuisine restaurant, available for al fresco daytime dining;
  • An exclusive culinary experience in Le Voyage by Chef Daniel Boulud;
  • And, the return of the Magic Carpet®, an engineering feat soaring cantilevered above the sea, offering guests uninterrupted vistas while sipping cocktails or having dinner.

Setting Sail on Celebrity Ascent

Following Celebrity Ascent‘s maiden voyage, she will offer a variety of alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries through late April, when she then heads to the Mediterranean for sailings from Barcelona and Rome. Holiday sailing options include:

  • The 7-Night Bahamas, Mexico and Grand Cayman itinerary or the 7-Night San Juan, Tortola and St. Kitts itinerary from mid-December 2023 to early April 2024;
  • Kicking off the summer with the ultimate Mediterranean getaway on the 9-Night Italian Riviera and France itinerary;
  • Or, crossing Rome, Naples, Mykonos, and Santorini off a bucket list during the 12-night Best of Greece and Italy itinerary!

For more information on all Celebrity Ascent inaugural 2023-2024 season sailings, visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/gb/cruise-ships/celebrity-ascent.

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