Celebrity Cruises Announces New Entertainment Offer Onboard Celebrity Ascent
A Never-Before-Seen Nightlife Experience Among Many New Highlights for Celebrity Cruises’ Newest Ship Debuting this November.
Celebrity Cruises® today revealed a stunning lineup of entertainment for its highly anticipated new ship Celebrity Ascent℠, providing something for everyone with an approach that is equal parts tradition, evolution, and revolution. The new entertainment offerings include a transformative nightlife experience on the Resort Deck, six new live productions, interactive gaming experiences, spectacular live performances in venues throughout the ship and more.
Celebrity Cruises has assembled some of the most talked about names in the new generation of international creative visionaries to deliver a truly unique collection of performances and experiences on Celebrity Ascent. The ensemble of choreographers, directors and producers, including UK creative Liam Lunniss who have collaborated on major productions from Las Vegas to London’s West End, and worked for some of the world’s biggest artists, have bought their expertise to Celebrity’s most advanced ship to create world-class productions.
“We embraced the opportunity with Celebrity Ascent to take our entertainment offering to an even higher level for our guests, handpicking the best creative minds to deliver world-leading programme that solidifies Celebrity’s reputation for onboard entertainment that stuns,” said Lisa Lehr, Celebrity’s Vice President, Entertainment. “We are so excited to show guests how our new entertainment offering can enrich their holiday in ways they’ve never experienced before. With elements our guests love plus some new surprises, Ascent offers something for everyone and adds to the memories they will have for a lifetime.”
New Signature Resort Deck Party
New for Celebrity Ascent is a high-octane nightlife experience where the ship’s Resort Deck transforms into a radiant centre stage with high-energy live performances, a prism light show, and DJ creating a pulsating dance floor to an illuminating playlist. Called Ascent After Dark: Shine the Night, guests are invited to bring out their best metallic attire to enjoy this open-air celebration under the moon and stars.
New Theatre Shows that Ascend Expectations
The Theatre on Celebrity Ascent will be seen and utilised like never before, with incredible new technological effects blurring the line between digital and reality onstage. Three all-new mesmerising production shows will feature state-of-the-art technology, including kinetic lighting, lasers, and the use of IMAG to display real-time live performances on a larger-than-life LED screen, as well as breathtaking performances by world-class singers, dancers, and speciality artists. The new shows include:
- Awaken – a contemporary and technological spectacle taking guests on an eye-opening journey through a showcase of surreal dreams and awakening their senses to explore a world where anything is possible.
- Residency – a high-energy concert production inspired by iconic Las Vegas residencies, celebrating timeless artists from Elvis to Lady Gaga, Cher, U2, and Bruno Mars, featuring authentic footage paying homage to Las Vegas and the iconic restored signs from the Neon Museum, filmed exclusively for the show.
- Bridges – a feel-good, uplifting celebration of human connection, set against the backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic bridges from London to Venice, New York, San Francisco, and Sydney, and featuring an automated bridge onstage as the centrepiece that transports audiences to breathtaking locations.
Immersive Live Shows and Performances
The entertainment continues well beyond the main theatre stage, with immersive and intimate performances throughout the ship.
At Eden, Celebrity Ascent’s three-story architectural masterpiece at the back of the ship, guests will enjoy inspiring performances featuring mind-blowing acrobatics, incredible vocals, and world-class choreography:
- Allure, takes audiences on a journey following the ship’s resident visual artist searching to find inspiration from the beauty in the world around them, featuring acrobatics;
- Driving beats from the 70s to modern day entice Shimmerbox guests to dance, groove or simply soak in the lavish glistening spectacle all around them;
- Dreams, invites guests to enjoy a wondrously intriguing night in a fantastical world of dazzling live performances, interactive games, and unforgettable characters.
And, in The Club, Ascent introduces a new immersive show, Smoke & Ivories, taking audiences back in time to an old Hollywood club with a modern twist. The electrifying set comes to life with projection technology, incredible dance performances, world-class tapping and sultry vocal performances.
Brand New Entertainment Experiences
The latest gaming and interactive activities are on offer on Celebrity Ascent, with a long list of new experiences that are complimentary and available on every sailing including:
- Game On: Augmented Multiplayer Experience – Creating an 80s-inspired retro experience, a game surface is projected on the floor in The Club inviting players to compete in interactive competitions using their own body as a controller;
- Guilty Pleasures party is the ultimate singalong extravaganza, where guests can belt out a road trip playlist like nobody’s listening;
- A New Tabletop Escape-Style Game, Sands of Time, where guests work in teams to unlock the mystery through a series of puzzles and clues in this must-play challenge.
- Sketch Art Classes for everyone from beginners to advanced sketchers with step-by-step lessons from Celebrity’s resident visual artist.
Plenty of Live Music Onboard
In addition to Edge Series favourite, Jazz at The Club, where world-class orchestra musicians perform the very best of jazz music up close and personal, Celebrity Ascent’s musicians exhibit their
- Funkified, is a journey through the evolution of funk, from classic hits to modern funk-inspired tunes, and from its roots in the 60s to its influence on modern pop.
- And Discoteque, bringing the very best of the Disco Era to life in a high-energy party under the Mirrorball in The Club, with tunes from Earth, Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Bee Gees and more.
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