Celebrity Ascent Will Debut in November 2023 Offering Original & Exciting Nightlife Experiences
MIAMI, FL – 24 OCT 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:
Plenty of live music, including two brand new live concert-style celebrations: Funkified, a journey through the evolution of funk, and Discothèque, bringing the very best of the Disco-Era to life.
- A transformative nightlife experience on the Resort Deck, where the ship will transform 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.
- Six new live productions in the Theatre, featuring 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.
- Immersive and intimate performances throughout the ship, including at Eden, Ascent’s three-story architectural masterpiece at the back of the ship, where guests will enjoy inspiring performances featuring mind-blowing acrobatics, incredible vocals and world-class choreography.
- The latest gaming and interactive activities, including Game On: Augmented Multiplayer Experience, a new immersive show in The Club called Smoke & Ivories, and Sketch Art Classes for everyone from beginners to advanced sketchers.
In addition, Celebrity Ascent will bring back popular signature Edge Series onboard programming, such as 80s Flashback at The Club, Silent Disco, Tune to Table Live Band Karaoke, Ritmo Latin party, ABBA sing-along party, Bingo, Pickleball at Sea, Pub Games Night, Camp at Sea, and Spectacular Chandelier Light Shows in the Grand Plaza.
“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, 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.”— Lisa Lehr, Celebrity’s Vice President, Entertainment.
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. 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
The Theatre on Celebrity Ascent will feature three all-new mesmerizing production shows:
- Awaken: A contemporary and technological spectacle taking guests on an eye-opening journey through a showcase of surreal dreams and awakening their senses to explore a world where anything is possible.
- Residency: A high-energy concert production inspired by iconic Las Vegas residencies, celebrating timeless artists from Elvis to Lady Gaga, Cher, U2, and Bruno Mars.
- Bridges: A feel-good, uplifting celebration of human connection, set against the backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic bridges from London to Venice, New York, San Francisco, and Sydney.
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:
- Game On: Augmented Multiplayer Experience: Creating an 80s-inspired retro experience, a game’s surface is projected on the floor in The Club inviting players to compete in interactive competitions using their own body as a controller.
- Guilty Pleasures Party: A singalong extravaganza, where guests can belt out a road trip playlist like nobody’s listening.
- A New Tabletop Escape-Style Game, Sands of Time: Guests work in teams to unlock the mystery through a series of puzzles and clues in this must-play challenge.
- Sketch Art Classes: For everyone from beginners to advanced sketchers with step-by-step lessons from Celebrity’s resident visual artist.
Plenty of Live Music Onboard In addition to Edge Series favorite Jazz at The Club, Celebrity Ascent’s musicians exhibit their incredible talent and showmanship through two brand new live concert-style celebrations:
- Funkified: A journey through the evolution of funk, from classic hits to modern funk-inspired tunes.
- Discothèque: Bringing the very best of the Disco Era to life in a high-energy party under the Mirrorball in The Club.
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. Edge Series Favorites Return Celebrity Ascent also brings back popular signature Edge Series onboard programming including:
- Nightlife Experiences: 80s Flashback at The Club, Silent Disco, Tune to Table Live Band Karaoke, Ritmo Latin party, ABBA sing-along party, and Bingo.
- Pickleball at Sea: Complimentary on-board open-courts with panoramic ocean views.
- Pub Games Night: Transforming The Club into an active pub setting with cool beverages and engaging pub games.
- Camp at Sea: Featuring more than 500 activities for kids to participate in.
- Spectacular Chandelier Light Shows: 13 different chandelier light shows choreographed to music and highlighting the brand’s flair bartenders.