The Celebrity Ascent is still being built and will debut in 2023. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,072 ft long and 128 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3 football fields, as wide as 2.4 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 16-story building. The Celebrity Ascent will feature many of the new additions seen on the Celebrity Beyond including more outdoor space, a more grand central atrium, and an improved Rooftop Garden. The Ascent is still under construction and Celebrity hasn't released all the details yet. This page will be updated as we learn more.
The Ascent can hold 3,260 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Ascent has a space ratio of 43. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.
|Passengers (double occupancy)||3,260|
|Passenger to Crew Ratio||2.3|
|Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)||43|
The Ascent is one of four Edge-class ships currently sailing with Celebrity. Edge-class ships are a departure from Celebrity's older ships. You can quickly identify an Edge-class ship by the Magic Carpet, a bright orange moving platform that moves up and down the side of the ship. Depending on the time of day, it can be a bar, restaurant, or a platform to make getting onto tenders easy. They're also known for their beautiful multi-story Eden space. The Edge-class ships are quite different from the rest of Celebrity's fleet, and hard-core Celebrity fans may not love the new design and feel. The Ascent is very similar to its sister-ships; Edge, Apex and Beyond, although each ship may have some differences.
Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Celebrity Ascent. You have 19 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 8 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 11 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 42% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.
|Restaurant||Restaurant Type||Cost||Type of Food|
|Blu||Sit down||Flat fee||American|
|Cosmopolitan Restaurant||Sit down||Included||American|
|Cyprus Restaurant||Sit down||Included||Mediterranean|
|Dinner on the Edge||Sit down||Flat fee||Seafood|
|Eden Cafe||Quick serve||Included||Sandwiches|
|Eden Restaurant||Sit down||Flat fee||Modern|
|Fine Cut Steakhouse||Sit down||Flat fee||Steakhouse|
|Le Grand Bistro||Sit down||Flat fee||French|
|Le Petit Chef and Family||Sit down||Flat fee||Foodie|
|Le Voyage||Sit down||Flat fee||Global|
|Luminae||Sit down||Flat fee||Modern|
|Magic Carpet||Sit down||Flat fee||Sushi|
|Mast Grill||Quick serve||Included||Hambugers|
|Normandie Restaurant||Sit down||Included||French|
|Oceanview Cafe||Quick serve||Included||Buffet|
|Raw on 5||Sit down||A la cart||Seafood|
|Rooftop Garden Grill||Sit down||Flat fee||BBQ|
|Spa Cafe||Quick serve||Included||Healthy|
|Tuscan Restaurant||Sit down||Included||Italian|
In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Celebrity serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship.
There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.
Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.
The Celebrity Ascent has a total of 5 pools and 6 hot tubs.
Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.
|- Pools - General Access||3|
|- Pools - Adults Only||1|
|- Pools - Exclusive||1|
|Total Hot Tubs||6|
|- Hot Tubs - General Access||2|
|- Hot Tubs - Adults Only||2|
|- Hot Tubs - Exclusive||2|
There are quite a few things to do on the Ascent. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.
|Beyond the Podium Talk Series||Included|
|Bingo||A la cart|
|Casino||A la cart|
|Eden Entertainment Space||Included|
|Shows - musical review||Included|
|Spa||A la cart|
|Thermal Suites||Flat fee|
Celebrity is a premium cruise line. Premium cruise lines typically offer upscale food, accommodations, and service. These typically cost about $150 - $400 per person per day.
Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year. Typically newer ships cost more, so a cruise on Celebrity Ascent will likely cost more than other ships in the fleet.
Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.
Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.
The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Celebrity ship.
|Base Daily Gratuities*|
(Per Person Per Day)
|Tip added to drinks & services||20%|
|Domestic Beer Price||$6.00|
|Drink Package Price||$69|
|Internet Plan||Basic web surfing is included, internet for streaming is $20 per person per day|
|*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.|
Celebrity Cruise Lines offers an "All Included" program. Guests who book a cruise using this promotion will have gratuities, wifi, and alcohol included. Some sailings are available without this program so pay attention when booking. Typically prices are lower if they don't include "Always Included." The wifi and alcohol package are the base levels and can be upgraded for an additional cost.