Celebrity Cruises announced today that construction on the all-new Celebrity Ascent cruise ship has begun as the line cuts the steel of the fourth vessel in the Edge Series.
Celebrity Cruises will welcome the new Celebrity Ascent cruise ship in early 2023.
Today, the cruise line announced the signing of the first ceremonial steel cup for the fourth ship in Celebrity’s award-winning Edge Series.
âThe name of this new vessel is very apt as the industry rebounds, but also as Celebrity continues to lead the industry as a new luxury brand and unparalleled cruise line,â said Richard Fain, President- Managing Director of the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of Celebrity Cruises.
âCelebrity Ascent will take the industry to new heights by pushing the boundaries of what people can experience onboard a ship and how they experience it. “
Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo added, âWhat another wonderful time for our brand, our business and our industry to be in this incredible shipyard, making the first traditional cut of steel. on this magnificent ship and signaling the bright future that lies ahead. “
Unfortunately, what exactly will be on board the new Celebrity Ascent is not yet known.
âWhile I would love to be able to share what we have in store for this ship, I can tell you that our ‘Ascent’ will be Celebrity Beyond’s sister ship in every way, and more,â hinted Lutoff- Perlo.
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The Edge Series ships offer visionary spaces that make ships destinations in themselves, with connectivity to the ocean one of the most exciting features of the class.
The Celebrity Beyond – the third Edge-class ship in the fleet after the Celebrity Edge and the Celebrity Apex – will debut in Southampton in April 2022 for a spring-to-fall season around the Mediterranean.
The vessel has a double occupancy of 3,260 and a length of 1,073 feet.
Additionally, the ship will be managed by Captain Kate McCue, the first female cruise ship captain in the United States.
Celebrity Beyond is also very starred when it comes to design.
There’s the two-story Sunset Bar designed by world-famous designer Nate Berkus.
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There’s also a rooftop garden redesigned by visionary Kelly Hoppen CBE, in collaboration with architect Tom Wright of WKK.
It doesn’t stop there. Celebrity has teamed up with lifestyle brand goop, a brainchild of actress and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow, who herself is Celebrity’s wellness advisor.
Paltrow has helped curate exclusive wellness deals, from a signature smoothie to a selection of hand-picked goop products.
In the gastronomic sphere, exclusive to Beyond, is the new restaurant Le Voyage which was created by one of the most renowned chefs in the world, Daniel Boulud.
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Here, world-inspired flavors are infused into the menus, transporting guests to the destinations that inspired each dish.
As for the style of the restaurant, it will feature soft tones, private banquettes with a textured and graphically lit glass flute.
Plus, everyone who dines here will receive a farewell gift at the end of their experience.
Even better news? The Voyage is just one of 32 dining experiences aboard the Celebrity Beyond, including 15 restaurants, five cafes, and 12 bars and lounges.
You will also feel like a celebrity when it comes to onboard accommodation.
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Celebrity Beyond offers the widest range of cabins and suites in the fleet, including endless verandas, two-story Edge Villas, breathtaking iconic suites, as well as a new kind of suite – Aquaclass Sky Suites.
Plus, Celebrity has doubled the number of its single Edge cabins with endless verandas, perfect for solo travelers.