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Celebrity Cruises Adds Preview Sailings on Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity Cruises Adds Preview Sailings on Celebrity Ascent

Celebrity is offering two “sneak peek” exclusive preview sailings on the new Celebrity Ascent ahead of her official maiden voyage.

On March 16, 2023, Celebrity Cruises announced that it’s giving travelers the chance to sample the brand’s “relaxed luxury” aboard Celebrity Ascent. The exclusive preview sailings will visit the Bahamas and the Caribbean before the ship’s official maiden voyage on December 3.

Preview sailings for Celebrity Ascent

The back-to-back preview sailings begin on November 22, 2023 with a four-night Western Caribbean itinerary roundtrip from Port Everglades. The itinerary takes guests to Cozumel, Mexico over the US Thanksgiving holiday.

Next is a three-night Bahamas cruise departing Port Everglades on November 26, 2023 and visiting Nassau, Bahamas.

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“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,” said 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 continued.

Celebrity Ascent will be the next Edge class ship

The new Celebrity Ascent is the fourth of the cruise line’s Edge class ships, and is a twin sister to Celebrity Beyond.

Celebrity Ascent will host two short preview cruises before her maiden voyage on December 3, 2023 (image courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

The new ship was designed by a team of modern lifestyle icons including multi-award-winning British designer Kelly Hoppen, celebrated American designer Nate Berkus, Paris-based design firm Jouin Manku, British architect Tom Wright, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud.

What to expect aboard Celebrity Ascent

Cruisers sailing on the new Celebrity Ascent will be able to enjoy signature experiences found exclusively onboard Edge series ships, including: 

Guests aboard Celebrity Ascent will enjoy signature experiences found exclusively onboard a Celebrity Cruises Edge Series ship, including views from the iconic Magic Carpet—the world’s first cantilevered cruise ship experience.

The ship features a sprawling Nate Berkus-designed Sunset Bar, a Resort Deck with exclusive cabanas, infinity-edge plunge pools, and two-story martini-shaped hot tubs.

Ascent will boast more than 30 distinct food and drink venues, including the high-tech, immersive Le Petit Chef Dinner Experience, the Eden Restaurant with three-story floor-to-ceiling windows, and Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud featuring global-inspired cuisine.

Guest accommodations will include two-story Edge Villa staterooms with direct access to the exclusive suite-only The Retreat Sun Deck as well as Infinite Veranda staterooms that transform into open-air verandas.

Update: Celebrity Cruises Reveals Details About New Celebrity Ascent

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Carrie Ann Karstunen