It’s official: the Celebrity Beyond, which debuted to great acclaim last year, has a sibling: the brand-new Celebrity Ascent, the fourth ship in the industry-transforming Edge Series.
Offering two exclusive preview sailings prior to her official maiden voyage, Celebrity Cruises has scheduled a 4-night Western Caribbean itinerary departing Port Everglades on November 22, 2023, bringing guests to Cozumel, Mexico over the Thanksgiving holiday; and a 3-night Bahamas cruise, departing Port Everglades on November 26, 2023 and visiting the lively street markets of Nassau, Bahamas.
“This ship is going to be beautiful beyond words—truly the embodiment of a relaxed luxury resort at sea—and I’m thrilled to be able to offer travelers a sneak peek of all that she offers,” says outgoing Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “These sampler sailings will cement in our guests’ hearts that the experience onboard a Celebrity ship goes beyond being a traditional cruise line, and they will definitely leave them wanting more in the year ahead.” (Lutoff-Perlo is transitioning into the role of vice chair, external relations for the Royal Caribbean Group.)
The “twin sister” of Celebrity Beyond, Celebrity Ascent is designed by a team of modern lifestyle icons, including multi-award-winning British designer Kelly Hoppen CBE; celebrated American designer Nate Berkus; lauded Paris-based design firm Jouin Manku; innovative British architect Tom Wright; and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, the mastermind behind Le Voyage on both ships.
The Ascent’s 7-night, roundtrip maiden voyage will depart from Fort Lauderdale on December 3, and includes stops in St. Maarten and St. Thomas.