The Celebrity Ascent is now sailing, and at Harr Travel we could not be more excited. This brand new ship is beautiful, proving once again that Celebrity is taking cruising to the next level with their Edge Class. From the Magic Carpet experience, to the sculptural flare of the pool deck, to the enchantment of Eden, the Ascent has some of the most beautiful venues we have seen yet onboard a Celebrity ship.
THE SOLARIUM | For days with cold or rainy weather, this indoor pool space is key. Here you can take a dip, enjoy the hot tubs, or just relax on the comfortable loungers found throughout the space.
THE POOL DECK | The outdoor pool deck is a huge space with an amazing, large central pool. There is seating throughout including in-pool loungers for those really hot days. There is a pool bar, and you can also access the Magic Carpet bar when it is on the pool deck level.
ROOFTOP GARDEN PLUNGE POOLS | Located on the edge of the ship, these infinity style plunge pools have a prime location right beside the Rooftop Garden. There is comfortable seating all around, making this a great space to relax with your friend and family while listening to the live pool deck music below.
This beautiful and relaxing oasis was created exclusively for the Retreat Suite guests. The Retreat is a resort-within-a-resort, where guests are provided with stunning suite accommodations, world class service, elevated dining, and private Retreat-only spaces.
Luminae Restaurant is the restaurant for Retreat guests, and features enhanced cuisine with a menu created by a Michelin star chef, and dishes by Celebrity's Global Culinary Ambassador and legendary chef- Daniel Boulud. These dishes are not found anywhere else on the ship other than the Retreat, a delicious perk for Retreat guests only! The Retreat Sundeck and Lounge are also venues exclusive to Retreat guests. Here you are provided a quiet and peaceful respite from the busy ship, keeping true to the Retreat reputation as a resort-within-a-resort. The sundeck on Ascent has several levels, and boasts a beautiful plunge pool with hanging chairs suspended over the pool for the picture perfect moment!
THE RETREAT POOL | Sitting right at the front of the ship on the top level of the Retreat Sundeck, the Retreat Pool is a relaxing space with chairs suspended over the warm water and extra comfy loungers throughout. This space is for Retreat guests only, making is a peaceful oasis compared to the main pool deck.
LUMINAE | Luminae is the Retreat restaurant, available for Retreat guests only. The menu is carefully crafted by the Celebrity's Michelin star chefs, and is the best food on the ship, by far!
THE RETREAT LOUNGE | This is a calm and relaxing space for guests in the Retreat suites to enjoy, away from the bustle of the rest of the ship. This lounge includes the Retreat Lounge Bar where you can grab a drink and relax inside, or head out to the Retreat Sundeck and pool for a bit of fresh air and an ocean view.
Those who have reserved Aqua Class accommodations get an exciting range of anemeties as well. Guests in the cabin get access to the Spa Thermal Suite for the duration of the cruise, as well as having upgraded bath ameneties for the perfect spa-like experience. In addition they are able to dine in Blu, the Aqau Class exclusive restaurant.
BLU | This restaurant is for Aqua-class guests, and features a stunning menu of clean cuisine that focuses on a healthy lifestyle. Pair that with the gorgeous dining room interior, and you have an amazing dinner experience!
TO NOTE: Guests in the Retreat Aqua Sky Suite are able to enjoy the Retreat as well as the Aqua Class ameneties. With the Aqua Sky Suite you can dine in both Blu and Luminae, and will have access to the Retreat spaces and the Thermal Suite, and incredible upgrade!
On Ascent the complimentary options are all delicious and varied. From light bits, to juice bars, to an incredible all-you-can-eat buffet, to sit down dining in an elegant setting…you will always have somewhere to go for a delicious all-included meal.
EDEN CAFE | Eden Café serves a variety of morning drinks and casual food options. The café has three levels of glass windows that let in plenty of light, creating a bright and open feeling. Here you can enjoy either breakfast or lunch, and there are al-fresco dining spaces available on either side of the cafe.
SPA CAFE AND JUICE BAR | After treating yourself to a spa session, why not enjoy something vibrant and delicious? Explore this innovative approach to healthy dining with nourishing salads and a specially crafted smoothie from goop(additional cost).
OCEANVIEW CAFE | This is the main dining buffet onboard, and it is all about abundance. Each station is overflowing with delicious cuisine options. From asian dishes, to hamburgers, to fruit, bread, meat carving, cheeses, desserts, and more; no matter what you try, you will be blown away by the delicious flavors and quality!
MAST GRILL | Located at the top of the ship, the Mast Grill serves up delicious burgers, salads, and sandwiches that you can enjoy poolside.
MAIN DINING | On Ascent, the main dining room is divided into 4 separate restaurants, each with their own theme and decor. At Cypress, you can enjoy delicious dishes paying homage to the company's Greek heritage. For Italian cuisine, Tuscan is the place, taking a page from Celebrity's hugely popular specialty restaurant Tuscan Grille. Normandie Restaurant features contemporary French cuisine in an elegant setting. Cosmopolitan features a classic menu with modern twists- here you can enjoy prime rib, seared salmon, or vegetarian options such as spinach and ricotta ravioli.
Dining onboard Ascent is nothing short of exquisite. With 8 specialty restaurants and 2 suite restaurants onboard, the options are endless, and always delicious.
LE VOYAGE BY DANIEL BOULUD | This globally inspired restaurant was created by renowned chef Daniel Boulud. His vision for the menu was all about dishes themed for places around the world that inspired him. Here you can take a culinary journey, and you won't even have to leave the table!
FINE CUT STEAKHOUSE | This is the classic steakhouse option onboard the ship. Here you will dine on mouthwatering filet mignon, ribeye, lamb chops, and lobster tail.
LE GRANDE BISTRO | This french restaurant was inspired by the classic French Bistro, and is a bistro/boulangerie/patisserie all-in-one!
LE PETIT CHEF | This interactive dinner is an experience in itself! The custom 3D art animation tables show each dish being created, and once done, the plate is brought out for you and your party to enjoy!
RAW ON 5 | This is the Japanese option onboard Ascent. Located on the bustling Grand Plaza, Raw on 5 offers incredible dishes from ramen, to chicken teriyaki, sashimi, sushi, and more.
THE MAGIC CARPET | The Magic Carpet is without a doubt the most unique feature onboard the Edge Class ships. Cantilevered off the side of the ship, and able to move up and down (when it is empty), this venue changes depending on which deck it is located. It can become a bar that compliments the pool deck, a gangway for disembarking when tendering is utilized, or become an extension of a specialty restaurant. You won't want to miss this mesmerizing venue.
ROOFTOP GARDEN GRILL | This beautiful restaurant is nestled in a corner of the rooftop garden, and offers fantastic grilled dishes from burgers, to filet mignon, to kebobs.
EDEN RESTAURANT | This magical space with an open kitchen concept offers a full culinary experience with innovative dishes served in a beautiful setting reminiscent of a garden.
Lounges & Bars
WORLD CLASS BAR | The skilled mixologists craft exquisite concoctions by blending the freshest ingredients with the finest spirits, to delight the palettes of anyone from the curious newcomer to the seasoned connoisseur.
THE MAGIC CARPET | When up by the pool deck, the Magic Carpet becomes an incredible bar experience. This is the space for live music, delicious drinks, and incredible views off the side of the ship.
THE SUNSET BAR | Located in the aft top of the ship, this beautiful open air bar takes full advantage of the surrounding ocean views.
CRAFT SOCIAL BAR | This is the fun and relaxing bar space onboard. Step in, grab a drink, and watch the game from the several flat screen televisions throughout the space.
THE MARTINI BAR | Located right in the middle of the Grand Plaza, the Martini bar is an amazing social place. Here you can enjoy incredible music and a delightful drink with friends.
MAST BAR | Grab a refreshing cocktail from the Mast Bar, and take it poolside where you can sip and dip, and relax in the sun!
EDEN BAR | During the day this is a peaceful space with incredible windows throughout looking out onto the ocean. In the evening a piano is brought out and the piano player will entertain you and your party as you sip your cocktails made by the amazing mixologists.
THE POOL BAR | The classic poolside bar will have you coming back time and time again for a delicious strawberry daiquiri or piña colada that you can sip by the pool on a warm and sunny Caribbean day.
THE ANNEX | This brand new private lounge concept is available to reserve for you and you party. Here you can play simulated golf, watch the big game, or sing some karaoke with friends. It's a great way to relax in a space that is completely private!
Entertainment & Activities
THE THEATER | The theater onboard Ascent is introducing 3 new productions shows that are brought to life with incredible casts and state-of-the-art technology. You will be endlessly entertained and wowed at the shows and productions onboard Ascent!
EDEN BAR | Here you can enjoy the talented piano player blasting out incredible tunes on the ivory keys as you grab a drink to enjoy with your friends.
THE CLUB | You will always be entertained in this venue. During the day it is a fun and interactive space with games, and in the evening, sit back with a drink and enjoy the entertainment, dancing, and fist pumping music!
Spa and Fitness
THE SPA | This relaxing venue offers incredible treatments, from med-spa, to massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and even IV therapy. You can also buy a daily or cruise length pass to the Thermal Suite where you can relax in the many steam and sauna rooms, or enjoy the hot stone loungers and the private deck- exclusive for Thermal Suite guests.
FITNESS CENTER | Perfectly located in the front of the ship, this state-of-the-art gym offers and incredible amount of equipment from free weights, to cardio, as well as daily fitness classes. You won't have to miss any part of your gym routine while at sea!
Booking Your Cruise
Now that you are ready to book your cruise on the beautiful Celebrity Ascent, make sure to reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. We know the spaces inside and out, and have a fantastic relationship with Celebrity. We will help craft the cruise vacation of a lifetime for you, your friends, family, or group at an incredible rate, and give you the Harr Travel signature service every step of the way!