Celebrity Cruises has unveiled details of the culinary and beverage programme planned for its highly-anticipated new ship, Celebrity Ascent.
The fourth vessel in the line’s Edge Series, Ascent will feature redesigned restaurants, a new immersive dinner experience, expanded food and cocktail menus, a new whiskey-tasting experience, and a plant-based multi-course dinner.
World-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud, Celebrity’s Global Culinary Ambassador, has also annouced his second instalment of Le Voyage, providing guests with fine dining from his favourite places around the world.
Laura Hodges Bethge, Celebrity Cruises’ President, said:
“Onboard Ascent there is something to delight every guest, whether it is the fine dining connoisseur with a palate for the world’s best wines, the couple looking for an intimate and romantic night out, the family that desires to bond with their kids over a fun and high-energy experience, or the wellness-minded traveller desiring more plant-based, healthy options.”
A New Le Voyage: Chef Daniel Boulud’s Exclusive Restaurants at Sea
The second instalment of the highly rated fine dining venue, Le VoyageSM will offer guests a global menu crafted by Chef Boulud himself that offers dishes from his personal travels and favourite places around the world.
For the ultimate culinary experience, groups can reserve the Chef’s Table – a private, 6-seat dining room that treats diners to a multi-course tasting dinner complete with exceptional wine pairings.
Plant-Based Flavours at Eden
Offering a new seven-course plant-based tasting menu. Each dish features ingredients that have been sourced from their original place of origin and presented in the most natural state.
Menu highlights include dishes like the Golden Beet-Tomato Ceviche, Ajoblanco Panna Cotta, Roasted and Glazed Celeriac Steak, and Dry Rose Petals Masala Curry. Enjoyed as a tasting menu, or a la carte, diners can also opt for organic and vegan wine pairings.
Main Dining Rooms and Redesigned Cosmopolitan Restaurant
Onboard Ascent, travellers will continue to enjoy the option of New American cuisine at Cosmopolitan restaurant; Mediterranean at Cyprus; French contemporary at Normandie; and Italian at Tuscan.
Combined, the four main dining restaurants offer travellers more than 84 different dishes to choose from. Guests of Cosmopolitan will be delighted by its new design inspired by the culture of champagne, featuring a new layout and seating throughout.
Speciality Dining at Le Petit Chef, Fine Cut and Blu
Celebrity continues to be the only cruise line to feature the immersive and high-tech Le Petit Chef dinner experience.
Exclusively available on Ascent, guests will experience an all-new four-course dining show told in the style of a fairy-tale as the tiny chef comes across a mysterious magical cookbook with whimsical recipes full of surprises.
At Fine Cut Steakhouse, guests can enjoy a selection of prime meats, from dry-aged fillets to larger-than-life Tomahawk steaks and a new dish, the Lemon Poached Lobster Tail.
Guests of the wellness-minded Aqua Class will enjoy the opportunity to dine al fresco for breakfast or dinner in Blu’s new outdoor terrace space.
New Drink Offerings
For Ascent the brand will be going even further to delight the most experienced beverage connoisseur through a new exclusive partnership with WhistlePig Whiskey.
At the heart of each Edge Series ship is The Grand Plaza with the signature wrap-around Martini Bar as the main focal point.
Sitting beneath The Chandelier, a breath-taking light fixture-meets-art installation that comes alive each night during the iconic Flair Bartender Shows.
The Ascent Begins this Autumn – How to Set Sail
Celebrity Ascent will make its grand debut this November, as it sets sail from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades for its inaugural Caribbean season.
Itineraries include the 4-Night Western Caribbean voyage on 22nd November, 2023, or a 3-Night Bahamas getaway on 26th November, 2023, or by joining the 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Maiden Voyage on 3rd December, 2023.
For more information on Celebrity Cruises, or to book a Celebrity cruise, visit www.celebritycruises.co.uk