Onboard the newest resort at sea, guests will experience redesigned restaurants, a new immersive dinner experience, expanded food and cocktail menus, a new whiskey tasting experience, and a plant-based multi-course dinner.
“The memories we make with family and friends while sharing food and drink has long-been one of the most memorable parts of travel, and with Celebrity Ascent we sought every opportunity to make these experiences richer and even more exciting for our guests,” says Laura Hodges Bethge, Celebrity Cruises’ President.
Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud
World renowned chef and Celebrity’s Global Culinary Ambassador Daniel Boulud will bring his acclaimed restaurant concept at sea to Celebrity Ascent. Diners at Le Voyage will experience a global menu crafted by Chef Boulud himself that offers dishes from his personal travels and favorite places around the world.
For the ultimate culinary experience, groups can reserve the Chef’s Table – a private, six-seat dining room that treats diners to a multi-course tasting dinner complete with exceptional wine pairings.
Eden features three levels of sensory experiences completely wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows. The multi-use venue offers a casual lunch café, a cocktail bar, an entertainment space, an outdoor terrace and a signature restaurant – all of which come alive at night with a fusion of music, libations, and performances.
Eden’s signature restaurant will feature a new seven-course plant-based tasting menu. Each dish highlights ingredients that have been sourced from their original place of origin and presented in the most natural state. Menu highlights include Golden Beet-Tomato Ceviche, Ajoblanco Panna Cotta, Roasted and Glazed Celeriac Steak, and Dry Rose Petals Masala Curry.
Main Dining Concepts
With the Edge Series ships, the one main dining room has been expended into four main dining concepts – each offering a different style of cuisine and signature dishes. Cosmopolitan features New American cuisine; Cyprus features Mediterranean cuisine; Normandie features French contemporary cuisine and Tuscan features Italian cuisine. Combined, the four main dining concepts offer travelers more than 84 different dishes to choose from.
Le Petit Chef
Celebrity is the only cruise line to feature the immersive and high-tech Le Petit Chef dinner experience. The dining experience on Celebrity Ascent will feature all-new digital animations and new menus to match. The four-course dining show is told in the style of a fairytale as the tiny chef comes across a mysterious magical cookbook with whimsical recipes full of surprises.
Fine Cut Steakhouse
The Fine Cut Steakhouse, recognized for its selection of prime meats, from dry-aged filets to larger-than-life Tomahawk steaks, will now offer a new dish—the Lemon Poached Lobster Tail with melted leeks, shiitake mushrooms, lobster ravioli and a house made beurre Blanc sauce. Meanwhile, 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.
Craft Social & WhistlePig Whiskey
Celebrity Cruises is renowned for its extensive spirits tasting program, which currently includes partnerships with Jack Daniel’s and Macallan. With the launch of Celebrity Ascent, Celebrity is introducing a new exclusive partnership with WhistlePig Whiskey. In close collaboration with Chief Blender Meghan Ireland, Celebrity Ascent will feature two hand-selected barrels made exclusively for Celebrity. Available at Craft Social, guests can enjoy a Special Bespoke Barrel aged 12 years and Special Single Barrel aged 10 years, either as a la carte options or as part of a tasting flight.
2023 Wine Spectator Awards
Celebrity Cruises is still the only cruise line to ever receive Wine Spectator’s coveted “Best Of” Award of Excellence. Three of Celebrity Ascent’s venues were recognized at the 2023 Wine Spectator Awards – Le Voyage and Tuscan receiving the “Best Of” Award of Excellence, and Fine Cut was an Award of Excellence winner.
Wine aficionados will enjoy each of the venue’s extensive wine lists, as well as expert certified sommeliers, signature wine tasting seminars, and world tour experiences.
Celebrity Ascent’s Inaugural Season
Celebrity Ascent will make its debut this November, when it sets sail from Fort Lauderdale for its inaugural Caribbean season. Travelers can be one of the first to experience the new ship during two Taste of Luxury preview sailings in November – a 4-night Western Caribbean voyage or a 3-night Bahamas getaway.
For more information about Celebrity Ascent, contact Global Travel Destinations.
SOURCE: Celebrity Cruises press release