3rd Mar 2024 | 7 nights | Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Ascent
Celebrity Ascent, a vessel that embodies sophistication and comfort in every detail. As part of the esteemed Celebrity Cruises fleet, this ship stands as a testament to contemporary elegance and innovative design.
Crafted to provide a haven on the seas, the Celebrity Ascent boasts a range of accommodation options designed to cater to diverse preferences. From luxurious suites exuding opulence to thoughtfully appointed staterooms offering comfort and style, every space has been meticulously designed to ensure a relaxing retreat for guests.
Indulge your culinary desires in the various dining venues meticulously curated by world-renowned chefs. From fine dining experiences to casual eateries, the ship offers an array of gastronomic delights that cater to diverse tastes.
Entertainment options abound, ensuring there's something for every guest's preference. The onboard theatre hosts captivating performances, while stylish lounges provide the perfect setting to unwind or socialise with fellow travellers. The ship's ambiance is complemented by live music, adding to the delightful atmosphere throughout the journey.
Experience rejuvenation and relaxation at the onboard spa and wellness centre. Whether it's a pampering spa treatment or invigorating fitness classes, guests can immerse themselves in moments of serenity while enjoying stunning ocean views.
Beyond the ship's amenities, curated shore excursions offer opportunities to explore diverse destinations. From cultural immersions to adventurous exploits, these experiences promise enriching encounters at each port of call.
The Celebrity Ascent prides itself on offering an exceptional cruise experience, prioritising outstanding service and a commitment to ensuring guests' comfort throughout their journey.
The Celebrity Ascent deck plan showcases several standout features that enrich the onboard experience. A notable inclusion is The Magic Carpet, a versatile space that extends from decks 2 to 16, functioning as a dynamic restaurant, bar, and embarkation area. This movable deck adds an element of novelty and flexibility to the cruise journey.
Passengers occupying suites have exclusive access to The Retreat, an exquisite enclave featuring a private pool, sundeck, lounge, and restaurant. This serene sanctuary offers a luxurious escape for those seeking an elevated level of comfort and privacy. The Retreat's lounge serves daily breakfast and hosts a delightful happy hour, enhancing the indulgent experience.
At the heart of the ship lies the Resort Deck, centred around the main pool area surrounded by artistic trees and overseeing two "martini glass" Jacuzzis, creating a visually stunning and relaxing atmosphere for guests to unwind and soak in the sun.
The Rooftop Garden is a captivating space combining lush greenery reminiscent of childhood playgrounds with sculptural seating that doubles as stages for live musical performances. This multifunctional area hosts daytime yoga sessions, various engaging activities, and in the evenings, transforms into a venue for live music and the innovative 'A Taste of Film' experience, blending movies and dining. The Rooftop Garden Grill, an exclusive eatery within this space, offers gourmet burgers during the day and transforms into an upscale barbecue joint at night.
Additionally, passengers can relish in the culinary delights at a raw bar on Deck 5 and experience the exclusive Luminae at The Retreat. Formerly a section of the main dining room, this standalone restaurant on Deck 11 caters exclusively to suite guests, offering delectable breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, ensuring an exquisite dining experience throughout their voyage aboard the Celebrity Ascent.
On a Celebrity holiday, what graces your plate is as pivotal as your chosen destination. The fusion of gastronomic delights and exotic locales defines each experience. Transported by captivating aromas and tantalising flavours, your dining escapades become a passport to uncharted territories—right from your table. Step aboard the Celebrity Ascent for a culinary odyssey like no other.
Crafted under the expertise of Michelin-starred chef Cornelius Gallagher, the menus unfold as inspired narratives woven from the rich tapestry of global destinations. Every dish reflects the essence of the stunning regions visited during the voyage. Here, onboard culinary virtuosos masterfully wield locally sourced ingredients, transforming them into daily culinary delights. The result? An unparalleled dining extravaganza that redefines the very essence of fine dining at sea.
Embark on a gastronomic adventure where each meal transcends expectations. With each bite, you embark on a sensory exploration, unravelling the nuances of flavours meticulously curated by culinary maestros. Whether it's the delicate infusion of spices from Asia or the robust flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, the dining experience aboard the Celebrity Ascent is an exquisite tapestry of tastes and cultures.
Savour the pinnacle of culinary craftsmanship amidst the ocean's embrace. From the freshness of locally caught seafood to the mastery of gourmet creations, each dish is a testament to culinary excellence. It's not just about satisfying your palate; it's about an immersive journey through taste, inviting you to savour every moment of the unparalleled dining experience offered on the Celebrity Ascent.
The Infinite Balcony cabins redefine the fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces, amplifying cabin size by nearly a quarter through the innovative use of bi-fold doors. Aboard this ship, 918 Infinite Veranda cabins, inclusive of 16 single-accommodation rooms, cater specifically to solo travellers for the first time in Celebrity's history. These cabins, exceeding 5,000 square feet each, offer a seamless blend of comfort and panoramic views.
Iconic Suites, sprawling across more than 5,000 square feet, stand proudly atop the bridge, facing forward to grant occupants the captain's perspective. These suites, boasting two bedrooms and 700-square-foot balconies extending over the bridge wing, provide the epitome of luxury. Each balcony hosts private Jacuzzis and cabanas, offering an exclusive retreat amid the open seas.
Elevating the allure of space, the Edge Villas, occupying two-level suites, feature an elevated master bedroom, expansive living room, and two spacious bathrooms. Spread across decks 14 and 15, the six Edge Villas offer maximum indulgence for discerning guests. These villas' balconies present private plunge pools, inviting occupants to luxuriate in absolute privacy while surrounded by breathtaking ocean vistas.
Onboard, these accommodations redefine the boundaries of luxury, seamlessly integrating sophisticated design with unparalleled comfort. Each option caters to different preferences, from solo travellers seeking tailored spaces to those craving the utmost opulence with panoramic views and exclusive amenities.
Modern types who prefer a whimsical approach to onboard dining, drinking, décor and entertainment
Anyone scared off by being trendy; boisterous families; cruisers who want dining variety without paying extra
Celebrity draws a broad range of travellers, most attracted by the cuisine, unusual entertainment and creative itineraries. Passenger ages typically average in the 50s, with family groups more visible in the summer and during school vacations. The longer and more exotic cruises usually host an older demographic, and the passenger mix varies with the port of embarkation but most are from North America, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Yes and no. The norm on most Celebrity sailings is smart-casual, but in the Galapagos, attire is casual. Despite the daytime casual vibe, you won't find T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps or swimwear in the main restaurant or specialty restaurants at any time. Formal nights (held once on cruises six nights or shorter, twice on longer itineraries) have been replaced by Evening Chic, where anything from cocktail attire to formal wear is appropriate. The dress code also extends to the theatre on those evenings.
No. The cruise fare for a Celebrity cruise covers dining in several complimentary venues, including the Main Dining Room, Oceanview Café buffet restaurant, Spa Café, Mast Grill (on most ships) and Seaside Grill. Room service is also complimentary, except for the period between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Passengers staying at certain suite levels have additional complimentary dining privileges, and those staying in AquaClass rooms can dine in the Blu restaurant without charge. Water, basic coffee and tea, and certain juices are provided free of charge, but unless you're booked in certain suite categories, you'll have to pay extra for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The extensive entertainment from Broadway-style theatre to circus shows, comedy, magic, dance and live music is all available without charge. The kids' program is also free, though you'll pay extra for babysitting. Shore excursions are not covered by cruise fares, nor are gratuities, spa and salon services and some fitness classes. There is also a fee for Wi-Fi and laundry services.
On ships with the Lawn Club, hanging out on the grass, whether playing bocce or just relaxing and reading, is one of the most popular activities for Celebrity cruisers. Other popular things to do on these ships is lounge in the adults-only Solarium, hit the Canyon Ranch Spa or participate in wine tasting. Some ships also offer hot glassmaking demonstrations and classes; sign up early for the classes because they fill up fast. On ships without a Lawn Club, relaxing by the pool or in the Solarium is popular, as are the once- or twice-per-cruise Rooftop film and dinner events. At night, Celebrity showcases everything from Vegas-style production shows to comedians and cabaret, drawing a crowd each time. The ships have a robust program for kids, a lot of it centred on edutainment. Many of the activities are offered courtesy of partners like Anturus, Lonely Planet, Xbox, Fat Brain Toys and Budsies.
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Little details make a world of difference, and now the meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your holiday needs.
Wellness is so fundamental to Celebrity's philosophy, they offer AquaClass® staterooms for a fully immersive, next-level wellness experience. Elements are thoughtfully infused throughout your stateroom, from verandas that allow you to walk right out to the water’s edge to a Cashmere™ mattress and pillow menus. Savour clean cuisine, including new healthy options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on AquaClass spa packages, daily in-room bottled water service, healthy room-service menu options, and a yoga mat for use on board. They’ve thought of everything so that you can focus on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit.
The Retreat® isn’t a place. It isn’t an amenity. It isn’t a service. It’s all of this and more. The Retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck* that rival any high-end resort. Your dedicated team of attendants, concierges, and your Personal Retreat Host will do everything to ensure you never have to lift a finger on holiday.
In June 2019, Celebrity Cruises debuted Celebrity Flora in the Galapagos and introduced an enhanced list of suite services and amenities, so every suite guest can indulge with even more of the premium services and amenities that you have come to expect from them. They’ve thoughtfully included everything you need to help you gear up for your adventures shoreside, including a complimentary rain poncho and backpack (yes, you can take it home with you) and marine binoculars to help get you an even closer look at the locals during your cruise. They have also included new services and amenities to help you unwind on board like upgraded, premium bathrobes, luxurious biodegradable bath amenities from Kuno, a local business, and in-suite full dinner service for those nights you prefer an intimate dinner in your room.
*Charges apply to selected classes and to room service between 11pm and 6am
** The Retreat is currently available on Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Summit and Edge Class ships. It will be rolled out across other ships as part of the Celebrity Revolution upgrade program