Celebrity Cruises Sets Schedule for New Celebrity Ascent’s 2023-24 Season
Celebrity Cruises has set the schedule for its 2023-2024 Caribbean season aboard its newest ship, Celebrity Ascent. With eight ships sailing the region, including three from the Edge Series, and itineraries ranging from 4-12 nights, guests will have more options to choose from when planning their vacation.
Celebrity Ascent, the fourth ship in the Edge Series, which made her way from concept to construction on Nov. 22, 2021, will make her maiden voyage on December 3, 2023. After departing from Ft. Lauderdale, she will explore the Eastern Caribbean for the first time., visiting Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and 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 San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis. Western Caribbean sailings will visit Nassau, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, 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, president and CEO of Celebrity. “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 Wonder FULL’ and plan the getaway of their dreams.”
Celebrity Ascent will be joined by her 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, the ship will visit 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, visiting Key West, Florida; Grand Cayman; and Belize.
For those wanting more time to explore, Celebrity Beyond is sailing on nine-, 10- and 11-night voyages to the Southern Caribbean, including overnight stops in Oranjestad, Aruba. A shorter sailing on Beyond will take guests on a six night cruise to Bimini, Bahamas, the retreat of choice for author Ernest Hemingway.
Celebrity Silhouette, recently modernized as part of the Celebrity Revolution, is returning to the Bahamas and the Southern Caribbean with itineraries ranging from four to 11 nights. 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.
For cruisers 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. Guests looking for a short getaway will find it aboard Celebrity Summit, as she sails from Miami on alternating four- and five-night Western Caribbean itineraries.
Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Equinox round out the offerings with eight-night Eastern Caribbean and six-night Western Caribbean sailings, which include stops at the Dutch island Kralendijk, Bonaire.