(PRESS RELEASE)_Miami (Feb. 17, 2022) – Travelers craving a tropical escape will have more options as new-luxury brand Celebrity Cruises® takes its 2023-2024 Caribbean season to new heights with the addition of its newest ship, Celebrity Ascent℠. With eight ships navigating the idyllic island region, including three from the award-winning Edge® Series, and itineraries ranging from 4-12 nights, guests will have more options to choose from when planning their dream vacation.
Celebrity Ascent Makes Her Caribbean Debut
Celebrity Ascent, the fourth ship in the award-winning Edge Series, which made her way from concept to construction on November 22, 2021, will make her highly anticipated maiden voyage on December 3, 2023. After departing from Ft. Lauderdale, she will explore the exquisite waters of the Eastern Caribbean for the first time. While guests soak up her luxurious new features, she’ll transport them to some of the most sought-after destinations in the region including Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Following her maiden voyage, Celebrity Ascent will make round-trip sailings from Celebrity’s state-of-the-art Terminal 25 at Port Everglades every Sunday, journeying through the islands on seven-night Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. Eastern Caribbean sailings will visit bucket-list worthy locales, including San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, while Western Caribbean sailings will take guests to the breathtaking ports of Nassau, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico and George Town in the Cayman Islands.
“We’re so excited to debut the spectacular Celebrity Ascent in the serene setting of the Caribbean where she and all of her guests will have their moment in the sun,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO and President of Celebrity Cruises. “She will be joined by her seven sisters all offering different experiences both onboard and ashore. Celebrity is committed to bringing guests more sailing options and Caribbean destinations to choose from, so they can customize their ‘Journey WonderFULL℠’ and plan the getaway of their dreams.”
Edge Series Sisters Lead the Way
Celebrity Ascent will be joined by her island-hopping Edge-Series sisters, Celebrity Apex℠ and Celebrity Beyond℠. Beginning November 2023, Celebrity Apex will embark on rotating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale guests will visit the sun-filled islands of the Eastern Caribbean, including San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Puerto Plata. For a different kind of escape, Celebrity Apex will take guests to the Western Caribbean where they can surrender to the rhythms of paradise in Key West, Florida; Grand Cayman, and Belize.
For those wanting more time to explore, Celebrity Beyond is hosting 9, 10 and 11-night voyages to the Southern Caribbean, including overnight stops in Oranjestad, Aruba, where guests can stroll among the brightly-hued Dutch colonial buildings, top rated beaches, and volcanic formations that promise incredible views. A shorter sailing on Beyond will take guests on a 6-night cruise to Bimini, Bahamas, the retreat of choice for author Ernest Hemingway, known for its big game fishing, roomy beaches and colorful nightlife.
Celebrity Silhouette is Back in the Bahamas
Celebrity Silhouette®, recently modernized as part of the Celebrity Revolution®, is returning to the Bahamas and the Southern Caribbean with itineraries ranging from 4 to 11 nights. And, for the first time since 2011, Celebrity Silhouette will visit Scarborough, the main city on the island of Tobago, sprawling from the heights of Fort King George, exposing travelers to historical architecture, lush botanical gardens, and lively street markets.
Celebrity Constellation Celebrates Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy
For revelers looking to celebrate Mardi Gras in style, Celebrity Constellation® is offering a 12-night cruise departing from Tampa that starts with a double overnight stay in New Orleans for Fat Tuesday, before taking guests to a relaxing recovery journey in Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel.
Short and Sweet On Board Celebrity Summit
Guests looking for a short and sweet getaway will find it aboard Celebrity Summit®, as she sails from Miami on alternating four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries, making it easy for travelers to plan a quick tropical island getaway.
The award-winning Celebrity Reflection® and Celebrity Equinox® round out the offerings with 8-night Eastern Caribbean and 6-night Western Caribbean sailings, which includes stops at the Dutch island Kralendijk, Bonaire, where the island’s official bird, the flamingo, can be spotted on many of its white sand beaches.
For more information on all Celebrity Cruises 2023-2024 Caribbean sailings, go to https://www.celebritycruises.com/2023-2024-cruise or contact a travel advisor.
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