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CELEBRITY CRUISES TAKES ONBOARD ENTERTAINMENT TO NEW HEIGHTS ON CELEBRITY ASCENT
A Never-Before-Seen Nightlife Experience Among Many New Highlights for Celebrity Cruises’ Newest Ship Debuting this November
MIAMI (October 24, 2023) - Celebrity Cruises® today revealed a stunning lineup of entertainment for its highly anticipated new ship Celebrity Ascent℠, providing something for everyone with an approach that is equal parts tradition, evolution, and revolution. The new entertainment offerings include a transformative nightlife experience on the Resort Deck, six new live productions, interactive gaming experiences, spectacular live performances in venues throughout the ship and more.
As with its award-winning sister ship Celebrity Beyond℠, named the number one Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment in 2023 by USA Today’s 10Best, Celebrity Cruises assembled creative visionaries who have collaborated on major productions from Las Vegas to London’s West End, and worked for some of the world’s biggest artists, to create a truly unique collection of performances, activities and experiences on Celebrity Ascent.
“We embraced the opportunity with Celebrity Ascent to take our entertainment offering to an even higher level for our guests, handpicking the best creative minds to deliver a world-class program that solidifies Celebrity’s reputation for onboard entertainment that stuns,” said Lisa Lehr, Celebrity’s Vice President, Entertainment. “We are so excited to show guests how our new entertainment offering can level up their vacation in ways they’ve never experienced before. With elements our guests love plus some new surprises, Ascent offers something for everyone and adds to the memories they will have for a lifetime.”
New Signature Resort Deck Party
New for Celebrity Ascent is a high-octane nightlife experience where the ship’s Resort Deck transforms into a radiant center stage with high-energy live performances, a prism light show, and DJ creating a pulsating dance floor to an illuminating playlist. Called Ascent After Dark: Shine the Night, guests are invited to bring out their best metallic attire to enjoy this open-air celebration under the moon and stars.
New Theater Shows that Ascend Expectations
The Theatre on Celebrity Ascent will be seen and utilized like never before, with incredible new technological effects blurring the line between digital and reality onstage. Three all-new mesmerizing production shows will feature state-of-the-art technology, including kinetic lighting, lasers and the use of IMAG to display real-time live performances on a larger-than-life LED screen, as well as breathtaking performances by world-class singers, dancers and specialty artists. The new shows include:
Immersive Live Shows and Performances
The entertainment continues well beyond the main theater stage, with immersive and intimate performances throughout the ship.
At Eden, Ascent’s three-story architectural masterpiece at the back of the ship, guests will enjoy inspiring performances featuring mind-blowing acrobatics, incredible vocals and world-class choreography:
And, in The Club, Ascent introduces a new immersive show, Smoke & Ivories, taking audiences back in time to an old Hollywood club with a modern twist. The electrifying set comes to life through the use of projection technology, incredible dance performances, world-class tapping and sultry vocal performances.
Brand New Entertainment Experiences
The latest gaming and interactive activities can be found on Celebrity Ascent, with a long list of complimentary new experiences available on every sailing, including:
Plenty of Live Music Onboard
In addition to Edge Series favorite Jazz at The Club, where world-class orchestra musicians perform the very best of jazz music up close and personal, Celebrity Ascent’s musicians exhibit their incredible talent and showmanship through two brand new live concert-style celebrations:
Adding to Celebrity Ascent’s award-winning music nights, a piano bar entertainer will perform on various nights in bars and lounges throughout the ship, adding to the ship’s lively environment.
Edge Series Favorites Return
Celebrity Ascent also brings back popular signature Edge Series onboard programming including:
Set Sail on Celebrity Ascent:
Celebrity Ascent is slated for an exciting inaugural 2023-2024 winter Caribbean and summer European season with a vast array of dates and itinerary options that include the opportunity to:
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About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of a fleet of 16 modern ships taking guests to the world’s best places on the world’s best places. Celebrity revolutionized the industry with its cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa, and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm, personalized service. Driven by wanderlust and a passion for opening the world, Celebrity journeys to all seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity Cruises is one of five cruise brands owned by global cruise company Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL). For more information about Celebrity Cruises, please visit www.celebrity.com.