Celebrity Ascent descends on the Mediterranean

Maiden European season for Celebrity Cruises' flagship vessel

Setting sail for the first time in Europe, Celebrity Cruises flagship vessel, Celebrity Ascent℠ has commenced its maiden season in the Mediterranean with a 9-night Italian Riviera and France itinerary, departing on Saturday 27 April.

During her European deployment, Celebrity Ascent will visit destinations in Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.

Celebrity Ascent offers new spaces not featured on sister ships in the Edge Class series, including Nate Berkus and Kelly Hoppen CBE; culinary excellence from a Michelin-starred chef; and expansive onboard entertainment.

“We’re bringing our latest and greatest Edge Series ship to Europe, enabling guests to discover this diverse region with its stunning coastlines, while enjoying Celebrity Ascent’s premium facilities, elevated food and drink experiences, and wonderful entertainment,” said Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Ascent in all her splendour

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Like sister ship, Celebrity Beyond℠, Celebrity Ascent features the best of the cruise line’s Edge Series, with 32 restaurants, bars, and lounges to explore onboard providing the ultimate food and drink experience where guests can try a new dish at every meal, in addition to distinct cuisines in the destinations it visits.

It also sees the return of celebrated Edge Series features including cantilevered multi-purpose venue ‘The Magic Carpet®’ offering a bar, lounge area and al-fresco dining that gives the best views of Europe for guests to uncover at every port and at every sail away and The Retreat®, complete with a private restaurant, Luminae, lounge area and two-story sundeck exclusive to guests of The Retreat.

World-renowned chef Daniel Boulud returns as Celebrity’s Global Culinary Ambassador creating exclusive menus for guests and launching his second restaurant at sea, Le Voyage®, which has a new look and feel on Celebrity Ascent for the ultimate intimate fine-dining experience onboard.

Transforming evenings at sea, guests can immerse themselves in cutting-edge nightlife experiences, with high-energy entertainment including new live productions and augmented gaming experiences handpicked by industry-leading creatives. Three brand-new mesmerising production shows in The Theatre will feature state-of-the-art technology that blur the line between digital and reality onstage, as well as breathtaking performances by world-class singers, dancers, and specialty artists.

Celebrity Ascent will offer a variety of 7- to 12-night escapes to the rocky coves and sandy beaches in the Mediterranean; ancient history in the Aegean, and the beautiful coast lining the Atlantic, all departing from key ports across Europe including Barcelona, Spain; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece.

Travellers can expect to visit the stunning sites of Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Naples, complete with their rich history and tours of the ruins, as well as venturing into the crystalline waters of the Greek Isles circling Mykonos and Santorini. Mediterranean itineraries allow guests to explore the region’s stunning hotspots such as Spain’s famous Las Ramblas and Gaudi’s architecture in the streets of Barcelona; Italy’s chic town of Portofino, a favourite amongst the world’s glitterati, and France’s esteemed wineries in Provence (Marseille).

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