Lisa Lehr, VP entertainment, said Celebrity Cruises embraced the opportunity to take its offerings to ‘an even higher level … with elements our guests love plus some new surprises.’
New Resort Deck party
In a high-octane nightlife experience, the ship’s Resort Deck transforms into a stage with high-energy live performances, a prism light show and DJ. Called ‘Ascent After Dark: Shine the Night,’ the party invites passengers to bring out their best metallic attire for an open-air celebration under the moon and stars.
Trio of new theatrical productions
The Theatre on Celebrity Ascent will use new technological effects blurring the line between digital and reality onstage. Three new shows will be enlivened with kinetic lighting, lasers and the use of IMAG to display real-time live performances on a large LED screen, and featuring world-class singers, dancers and specialty artists.
The new shows include ‘Awaken,’ promising to take the audience on a journey of surreal dreams and awaken their senses to explore a world where anything is possible. ‘Residency’ is a high energy concert production inspired by iconic Las Vegas residencies, from Elvis to Lady Gaga, Cher, U2 and Bruno Mars, featuring authentic footage and the iconic restored signs from the Neon Museum, filmed exclusively for the show.
‘Bridges’ is 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 as the centerpiece on stage.
New shows in Eden
Celebrity Ascent’s entertainment continues with immersive and intimate performances throughout the ship.
In Eden, the triple-deck architectural masterpiece aft, performances feature acrobatics, vocals and world-class choreography.
‘Allure’ follows the ship’s resident visual artist searching to find inspiration from the beauty in the world around and featuring acrobatics and feel-good music.
Driving beats from the ’70s to modern day, ‘Shimmerbox’ entices passengers to dance, groove or simply soak in the glistening spectacle all around them.
And ‘Dreams’ invites travelers a fantastical world of live performances, interactive games and unforgettable characters.
In The Club, Celebrity 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 through the use of projection technology, dance. tap and sultry vocal performances.
Gaming and group activities
The latest gaming and interactive activities can be found on Celebrity Ascent, with a long list of complimentary new experiences available on every cruise. These include ‘Game On: Augmented Multiplayer Experience,’ creating an ’80s-inspired retro experience, where a games surface is projected on the floor in The Club inviting players to participate in interactive competitions using their own body as a controller.
‘Guilty Pleasures’ party is a sing-along extravaganza, while ‘Sands of Time is a new tabletop escape-style game where participants work in teams to unlock a mystery.
Sketch Art Classes for everyone, from beginners to advanced sketchers, will give step-by-step lessons from Celebrity’s resident visual artist.
In addition Jazz at The Club, Celebrity Ascent’s musicians will perform at two new live concert-style celebrations, ‘Funkified,’ a journey through the evolution of funk, from classic hits to modern funk-inspired tunes, and ‘Discoteque,’ bringing the disco era back to life under the mirrorball in The Club.
A piano bar entertainer will perform on various nights in bars and lounges throughout the ship.
Plus, other Edge-class activities return — the silent disco, karaoke, ‘Ritmo Latino’ party, ABBA sing-along, pub games night and Camp at Sea for kids, to name a few.