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Setting sail for the first time in Europe, Celebrity Cruises‘ flagship vessel, Celebrity Ascent is arriving in Barcelona on April 27th to start her European adventure with a 9-night Italian Riviera and France itinerary.

That ‘Nothing Comes Close’ feeling of Celebrity Cruises.

Taking in popular locations across the Mediterranean, guests will enjoy an overnight stay in La Spezia, Italy along with an onboard ambience provided by world-class designers including Nate Berkus and Kelly Hoppen CBE as well as culinary excellence from world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud, who returns as Celebrity’s Global Culinary Ambassador creating exclusive menus for guests.

Like sister ship, Celebrity Beyond, Celebrity Ascent features the best of the cruise line’s Edge Series, with 32 restaurants, bars, and lounges to explore onboard providing the ultimate food and drink experience. Enhanced dining includes a new plant-based tasting menu at inventive culinary destination, Eden, and Blu, the exclusive restaurant for AquaClass guests hosts a new outdoor dining space, offering clean cuisine perfectly suited to health-conscious travelers. Crowd favorite, Le Petit Chef also returns to Ascent with an enhanced animation experience and dinner menu to match.

Making a Day (and Night) of It

Pack your dance wardrobe: Celebrity Ascent parties into the night.

Cutting-edge nightlife experiences with high-energy entertainment include new live productions and augmented gaming experiences handpicked by industry-leading creatives. Three mesmerizing productions in The Theatre will feature state-of-the-art technology that blurs the line between digital and reality onstage, as well as breathtaking performances by world-class singers, dancers, and specialty artists.

Once the sun sets on the Resort Deck, guests are invited to the lively Ascent After Dark: ‘Shine the Night’ deck parties, turning the pool deck into a vibrant dance floor complete with a DJ and high-energy live performances to create a pulsating open-air dance floor under the moon and stars.  Guests should pack their shiniest metallic outfits for an unforgettable evening of fun, vibrant energy, surprise performances and a celebration of all things that shimmer.

Celebrity Ascent will offer a variety of 7- to 12-night escapes to the rocky coves and sandy beaches in the Mediterranean; ancient history in the Aegean, and the beautiful coast lining the Atlantic, all departing from key ports across Europe including Barcelona, Spain; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy and Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Travelers can expect to visit the stunning sites of Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Naples, complete with their rich history and tours of the ruins, as well as venturing into the crystalline waters of the Greek Isles circling Mykonos and Santorini. Mediterranean itineraries allow guests to explore the region’s stunning hotspots such as Spain’s famous Las Ramblas and Gaudi’s architecture in the streets of Barcelona; Italy’s chic town of Portofino, a favorite amongst the world’s glitterati, and France’s esteemed wineries in Provence (Marseille).

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