With the first piece of steel cut on November 17th 2021, construction has now begun at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire and she is expected to make her debut around September 2023.
Richard Fain, outgoing Chairman & CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of Celebrity Cruises, said “The name of this new ship is very apropos as the industry rebounds, but also as Celebrity continues to lead the industry as an unmatched new-luxury brand and cruise line.”
With the second Edge Series ship, Celebrity Apex having launched in June and Celebrity Beyond expected to launch in April 2022 it is a very exciting time for Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Cruises President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo commented, “What another wonderful moment for our brand, our company and our industry to be in this incredible shipyard making the traditional first cut of steel on this magnificent ship and signalling the bright future that lies ahead. While I wish I could share what we have in store for this ship, I can tell you our ‘Ascent’ will be Celebrity Beyond’s sister ship in every way, and then some.”
As the sister ship to Celebrity Beyond, we can expect the same modern-luxury experience. However further information on what to expect is not yet known, so watch this space for more on the highly anticipated Celebrity Ascent!