Celebrity Ascent has officially joined Celebrity Cruises’ fleet of award-winning ships redefining premium travel, as company officials took delivery of its newest ship.
The fourth ship in the line’s innovative Edge Series, Celebrity Ascent features a forward-thinking design by the world’s leading architects and interior designers, culinary excellence from Michelin starred chefs, and expansive onboard and original entertainment.
“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,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. “Her elevated design and new onboard experiences set her apart from competitors and serve as a new benchmark for the travel industry.”
Celebrity Cruises officially named its new Celebrity Ascent at a ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Headlining the festivities were 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, who officially named the ship in the maritime tradition with the breaking of a champagne bottle on its hull.
Brothers Captain Dimitrios Kafetzis and Captain Tasos Kafetzis who will take the helm of Celebrity Ascent, also attended the ceremony. The brothers were named co-captains of the new vessel, the first brother captains for the brand and the cruise industry.
Celebrity Ascent joins a class 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-story sundeck
- Accommodations from modern two-story villas with private plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas
- 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
- Immersive new culinary experiences including Le Voyage by Chef Daniel Boulud
There’s also 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.
Beginning in December 2023, Celebrity Ascent will offer a variety of alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations through late April 2024. The ship then heads to the Mediterranean for voyages from Barcelona and Rome.
For more information on all Celebrity Ascent voyages, please visit Celebrity Cruise Destinations.