There’s something for every sophisticated traveler on Celebrity Ascent
The team at 1000 Mile Travel Group recently had the opportunity to embark on a voyage of unparalleled sophistication and luxury with Celebrity Ascent, the latest ship in the groundbreaking Edge® Series. This revolutionary cruise ship redefines the art of travel, seamlessly integrating art, culinary delights, innovative entertainment, and unparalleled spa experiences.
In this blog, we delve into the extraordinary features that set Celebrity Ascent apart, exploring the heights to which it elevates the onboard experience for the modern traveler. From captivating art installations that turn the ship into a floating art gallery, to culinary adventures spanning 32 venues and an innovative approach to entertainment and wellness, Celebrity Ascent promises an unforgettable journey for those seeking the ultimate in travel.
Art appreciation taken to new heights
Reimagining the conventional cruise ship experience, Celebrity Ascent, the newest ship in the innovative Edge® Series, takes art appreciation to new heights, transcending the ordinary partnership with Park West Galleries found on most cruise liners. Beyond merely showcasing an impressive collection of art, ships like the all-new Celebrity Ascent, as well as Celebrity Beyond, integrate art seamlessly into its daily itinerary, elevating the onboard experience for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Embark on a visual journey as you explore the ship’s thoughtfully designed spaces adorned with captivating art, decorative accents, sculptural displays, and grand sculptures. The ship serves as a curated canvas for renowned artists and famed interior designers from around the world, transforming every nook and cranny into a masterpiece in itself.
Indulge your artistic sensibilities with leisurely strolls through the onboard art gallery, where the opportunity to acquire unique pieces awaits you at enchanting champagne art auctions. However, what truly sets Celebrity’s Edge Class Ship Series apart are the extraordinary art installations, decorative touches, original photography, sculptures, and unique architectural elements that capture the imagination.
The majestic Grand Plaza boasts a spectacular LED chandelier, treating passengers to a mesmerizing light show that adds a touch of grandeur to the ambiance. Australian artist Todd Stuart’s 11 ½ foot Octopus sculpture graces the resort pool deck, adding an element of whimsy and wonder to outdoor spaces.
One of the ship’s unmissable features is the Aurora Art Display, a metallic steel sculpture garden seamlessly connecting Eden with the rest of the vessel. This mirrored passageway reflects the ship’s commitment to creating a combined sensory and artistic journey.
Infinite options for food and wine enthusiasts
Culinary enthusiasts aboard the Celebrity Ascent are in for a treat, whether opting for an elevated dining experience or savoring the delectable offerings in the main dining rooms. With an impressive array of 32 food and beverage venues, including 15 restaurants, five cafes, and 12 bars and lounges, guests are assured a palate-pleasing journey.
For those seeking a personalized dining experience, all four main dining rooms feature Celebrity Select Dining. The options are diverse, with Cosmopolitan serving contemporary American cuisine, Cyprus offering Mediterranean delights, Normandie presenting exquisite French fare, and Tuscan providing a taste of authentic Italian dishes. Guests can relish these culinary delights without any additional fees in luxe surroundings decorated with the themed cuisine origins in mind.
Alternatively, those opting for a more casual experience can explore the Oceanview Café—an expansive international buffet with live cooking stations, accompanied by its own bakery, pizzeria, full liquor and coffee bar, and ice cream café. The Mast Grill, located just off the pool deck, is perfect for those craving a quick bite, offering options like burgers and fries. And the Spa’s juice bar is a great place for healthy bites, smoothies, or fresh pressed juices.
A standout feature on the ship is the Magic Carpet—an outdoor elevator lounge that transforms theme, function, and location as it extends from deck 2 to deck 16. Even the menu changes as the location evolves. This unique addition adds a captivating element to the overall cruise experience.
For spirits aficionados, Celebrity’s exclusive partnership with Whistlepig whiskey distillery is noteworthy. The cruise ship boasts a specially crafted whiskey, available only to its guests, adding an extra layer of exclusivity for those who appreciate the finer things in life. On the Celebrity Ascent, every culinary and beverage experience is designed to create lasting memories. And even more exclusive offerings include Blu restaurant which can only be accessed by Aqua Class Suite and stateroom passengers while the Luminae dining outlet is just for those passengers that are part of the exclusive complex called The Retreat.
Innovative entertainment that wows
Celebrity Ascent offers a diverse range of entertainment options to captivate guests of all interests and ages. Whether you’re into gaming, dancing, enjoying music across genres, or experiencing live theatrical productions, Celebrity ensures there’s something for everyone. The vibrant nightlife on the Resort Deck, known as ‘Ascent After Dark: Shine the Night,’ boasts live performances, a prism light show, and DJ playlists.
At the three-level main theater, guests can witness three dynamic productions, featuring a stage that extends into the audience, a duo-directional rotating platform reaching almost seven feet above the stage, two rotating staircases, 10 synchronized panoramic screens, 16 video mapping laser projectors, and aerial performance rigging. This innovative theater allows guests to fully immerse themselves into the stage experience blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Eden offers live acrobatics, music, and dancing in the evenings, while The Club presents the immersive show ‘Smoke & Ivories,’ putting a modern twist on an old Hollywood club.
Interactive activities abound with augmented multiplayer Game On, the lively Guilty Pleasures singalong party, the Sands of Time escape-style game, and engaging Sketch Art Classes. Celebrity Ascent introduces live concert-style celebrations like Funkified and Discoteque. From piano bar entertainment to events like 80s Flashback, Silent Disco, Tune to Table Live Band Karaoke, and more, there’s no shortage of fun or entertainment aboard Celebrity Ascent.
Spa and relaxation beyond the ordinary
Embark on a cruise of ultimate relaxation and well-being aboard the Celebrity Ascent with the exclusive AquaClass experience. This elevated offering caters to spa and wellness enthusiasts, providing a private veranda with floor-to-ceiling windows, Exhale® bedding, plush cotton robes, and slippers. AquaClass guests also enjoy premium bathroom products, a massaging rain showerhead, and complimentary fitness classes, setting the stage for a rejuvenating voyage. Added in-stateroom details include daily bottled water delivery, an enhanced air filtration system, and on-demand wellness programming on the in-stateroom television, creating a holistic environment for relaxation.
AquaClass goes offers unlimited access to the Persian Garden and SeaThermal Suite—a tranquil spa retreat. Guests can savor complimentary dining at Blu with its plant-based menu, and a personal spa concierge ensures a seamless and personalized experience.
For the ultimate spa indulgence, AquaClass travelers receive unlimited and complimentary access to the SeaThermal Suites and Persian Garden, featuring the Hammam Turkish bath, Crystalarium, Salt Room, Steam Room, infrared Sauna Room, Float Roam with floating basket chairs, heated tile loungers, and a rainfall water therapy room. With a wealth of spa and wellness programming, along with complimentary fitness classes, AquaClass Suite passengers can transform their cruise into a revitalizing escape, embracing the serenity of the sea for a journey of relaxation aboard the Celebrity Ascent.
An experience you won't forget
Celebrity Ascent stands out as a cruise that caters to modern travelers seeking a unique blend of art, cuisine, entertainment, and wellness. The ship’s dedication to enhancing the onboard experience is evident in its carefully designed spaces adorned with captivating art, diverse culinary options, innovative entertainment, and exclusive spa offerings. Beyond a typical cruise, Celebrity Ascent provides a distinctive journey for sophisticated travelers, inviting them to immerse themselves in a meticulously crafted world that redefines luxury at sea.
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