Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

MARKETWATCH 10 Celebrity Ascent will offer alternating seven-night itineraries from its homeport of Port Everglades Celebrity Cruises’ newest Edge series ship, Celebrity Ascent, is to spend its maiden season sailing Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades in Florida, USA. The ship will sail two preview cruises in November 2023 ahead of its official maiden voyage. The first sailing will be a four-night Western Caribbean itinerary on 22 November, followed by a three-night Bahamas cruise on 26 November. On 3 December 2023, Celebrity Ascent will sail a seven-night Eastern Caribbean maiden voyage, which will call at Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The ship will then alternate seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries until April 2024, visiting destinations in The Bahamas, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, Tortola and St. Kitts. On 24 December 2023, Celebrity Ascent will depart on its sevennight ‘Bahamas, Mexico and Grand Cayman Holiday’ itinerary, followed by a seven-night ‘San Juan, Tortola & St. Kitts Holiday’ itinerary departing on 31 December 2023. Celebrity Ascent has all the design features and onboard amenities offered by its sister ships, Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Apex and Celebrity Beyond, including its industryfirst outward facing design which maximises views and outdoor areas. It will also offer guests redesigned restaurants, a new immersive dinner experience, expanded food and cocktail menus, a new whiskeytasting experience and a plant-based, multi-course dinner. “I am so excited to introduce the world to Celebrity Ascent and continue the legacy of Celebrity’s Edge series,” said Laura Hodges Bethge, president of Celebrity Cruises. “Continuously striving to offer travellers a better way to enjoy travel and reach the world around them, we are so proud of what we have built and look forward to welcoming both seasoned and new cruisers alike.” Celebrity Ascent will reposition to the Mediterranean on its 13-night ‘Portugal and Spain Transatlantic’ itinerary in April 2024, which calls at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Madeira in Portugal and Malaga and Barcelona in Spain after six nights at sea. For summer 2024, the ship will offer a number of itineraries, including a nine-night ‘Italian Riviera and France’ itinerary and a 12-night ‘Best of Greece and Italy’ itinerary, which calls at Rome and Naples in Italy and the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Celebrity Cruises’ new Edge-series ship to debut in the Caribbean