Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Ascent Reveals New Entertainment Lineup

Today, Celebrity Cruises revealed the latest entertainment lineup for the cruise line’s Celebrity Ascent! Prepare to discover the nightlife activities such as six new live shows, gaming experiences, and live performances across various ship’s Resort Deck venues. 

“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 a world-class program 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 level up their vacation 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.”


The Resort Deck Party is a nightlife experience that takes the ship’s Resort Deck and transforms it into a stage. Featuring live performances, a light show, and a buzzing DJ, guests can dance the night away under the stars with an alluring playlist. Known as Ascent After Dark: Shine the Night, guests are encouraged to dress in metallic outfits and get dancing. 

New Theater Shows 

The Theatre on Celebrity Ascent will showcase new technological effects between digital and reality onstage. Three all-new shows, featuring 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 performances by world-class singers, dancers, and specialty artists. The new shows include:

Awaken – a contemporary and technological journey through a showcase of dreams and awakening guests senses to explore a world where anything is possible.

Residency – a high-energy concert production celebrating timeless artists from Elvis to Lady Gaga, Cher, U2, and Bruno Mars, featuring authentic footage paying homage to Las Vegas.

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 centerpiece that transports audiences to breathtaking locations.


Guests can visit Eden, the three-story architectural masterpiece at the back of the ship, to witness inspiring performances that showcase mind-boggling acrobatics, world-class choreography, and incredible vocals. Here are some of the performances to look out for:

Allure – Follow the ship’s resident visual artist searching for beauty to find inspiration. 

Shimmerbox – Get ready to dance, groove, or indulge in the magnificent glistening spectacle with driving beats from the 70s to the modern day.

Dreams – Step into a fantastical world of dazzling live performances and interactive games teeming with unforgettable characters for an intriguingly wondrous night out.

The Club introduces a new immersive show, Smoke & Ivories, that transports audiences back in time to an old Hollywood club with a contemporary twist. This electrifying set comes to life through projection technology, exceptional dance performances, world-class tapping, and sultry vocal performances. 


Game On – Augmented Multiplayer Experience – Step into an 80s-inspired retro experience in The Club, where a game’s surface is projected onto the floor. Compete against other players in interactive competitions using your body as the controller.

Guilty Pleasures Party – Celebrate the ultimate singalong extravaganza with a road trip playlist that leaves you belting out tunes like nobody’s listening.

Sands of Time Tabletop Escape-Style Game – Work in teams to unravel the mystery through puzzles and clues in this must-play challenge.

Sketch Art Classes – Whether a beginner or an advanced sketcher, you can take step-by-step lessons from Celebrity’s resident visual artist.


Funkified – Experience the evolution of funk, from classic hits to modern funk-inspired tunes. Groove to the roots of funk in the 60s and how it has influenced modern pop.

Discoteque – Step back into the Disco Era and party under the Mirrorball in The Club. Enjoy tunes from Earth, Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, and more in this high-energy celebration.

The ship also features a piano bar entertainer on selected evenings in bars and lounges throughout the ship.

Book now to be a part of Celebrity Ascent‘s exciting inaugural 2023-2024 winter Caribbean and summer European season, offering various dates and itinerary options. 

Will you be sailing aboard Celebrity Ascent? Let us know in the comments!

Julie Bouchner is the Digital Editorial Manager for Porthole Cruise and Travel. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Syracuse University. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, and playing with her Siberian Husky named Ellie.