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Inside Celebrity Cruises newest ship – Celebrity Ascent

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newest cruise ship is set to begin her first European adventure with a nine-night Italian Riviera and France itinerary. The Celebrity Ascent is the “latest and greatest” from the cruise line, described as “setting a new standard for the premium travel experience”. Guests can anticipate the widest range of staterooms and suites out of any of the cruise line’s fleet, plus a whopping 32 restaurants, bars and lounges onboard.

Celebrity promises “unforgettable” experiences and entertainment onboard for guests to enjoy, plus a sundeck, spa and fitness facilities and a whole host of incredible excursions.

Laura Hodges Bethge, President of Celebrity Cruises, said: “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.”

Celebrity Ascent offers an elevated experience with premium facilities. The Grand Plaza is perhaps the heart of the ship, with luxurious fixtures and a tranquil environment for guests to enjoy. 

Celebrity Ascent will offer a variety of seven 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, Italy and Athens, Greece.

Travellers can expect to visit the stunning sites of Ephesus 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.

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Penthouse suite at Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Ascent offers the widest range of staterooms and suites in the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Nearly every stateroom and suite on Celebrity Ascent features a king-sized bed, featuring eXhale bedding and Cashmere mattresses designed exclusively for Celebrity.

Staterooms onboard include the AquaClass, Concierge Class, Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, Veranda on Edge, Ocean View Stateroom, Inside Stateroom, and Accessible stateroom.

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Le Voyage restaurant onboard Celebrity Cruises

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.

All menus are crafted by Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, and are inspired by the amazing regions the cruise ship visits around the world. All dishes are prepared fresh daily using locally sourced ingredients.

Le Voyage is one of the ship’s speciality dining restaurants by Daniel Boulud. Travel is the inspiration for the dishes on offer, with global flavours that aim to transport guests around the world without ever leaving their table.

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Journey to Eden

Eden is described by Celebrity Cruises as “by far the grandest space” they’ve ever designed.

Eden is home to over 11,800 square feet of event space with three levels of sensory experiences completely wrapped in glass.

The event space includes three stories of windows that look out to the ocean, with two areas of al fresco seating on both sides.

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