The Celebrity Cruises' Ascent itinerary for Italy, Turkey, and Greece is an extraordinary voyage that promises an immersive exploration of the Mediterranean's most captivating destinations. Kicking off in Rome, Italy, travelers can delve into the ancient wonders of the Eternal City, from the awe-inspiring Colosseum to the historic charm of the Roman Forum. As the ship sails to Naples, Italy, passengers can savor authentic Neapolitan pizza and venture along the stunning
The journey then takes a cultural turn with a stop in Ephesus, Turkey, where the remarkably preserved ruins of this ancient city transport visitors back in time. The itinerary continues with idyllic island-hopping, starting with the vibrant vibe of Mykonos, Greece, followed by the enchanting beauty of Santorini, with its iconic white-washed buildings and breathtaking sunsets.
The grand finale unfolds in Athens, Greece, where passengers can explore the historic treasures of the Acropolis and Parthenon before concluding their adventure. Throughout the trip, the Celebrity Ascent ensures a lavish and comfortable experience, with world-class amenities and gourmet dining, making this journey an unforgettable fusion of history, culture, and natural beauty in the heart of the Mediterranean.
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Introducing the newest award-winning resort at sea, Celebrity AscentSM, the fourth and most innovative ship in the highly awarded Edge® Series. Celebrity Ascent features 32 distinctive restaurants, bars, and lounges, including the newly designed Le Voyage by Chef Daniel Boulud. Ascent includes all the best of the Edge Series ships, from the inviting multi-deck Sunset Bar designed by Edge Series Travel Ambassador Nate Berkus to the open-air Rooftop Garden where two cantilevered floating pools offer breathtaking views six feet over the ship's edge.
World-class accommodations include the spa-inspired AquaClass® staterooms, the revolutionary Infinite Veranda staterooms that take you to the water’s edge, and The Retreat®, featuring a private restaurant, lounge and sundeck for suite guests.
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Extraordinary architecture, millennia of turbulent history, magnificent basilicas concealing unimaginable riches, and ornate fountains splashing at the heart of sun-drenched piazzas are just some of the many reasons to visit Rome. Art greets you on every corner, from elaborate statues to delicate frescoes. Stroll the ancient center and history comes to life as you explore the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. Enjoy Italian café culture in Trastevere, where you can wander the narrow streets and soak up a sense of la dolce vita, or throw a coin into the baroque Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to this vibrant, intoxicating city.
Departs Rome at 5 pm
Naples is home to a vibrant historic center and famous culinary scene, but it is also the gateway to some of the most alluring places in the world.
The Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri, and the lost city of Pompeii are all an easy day trip away.
At port from 7 am to 6 pm
The Old Port of Mykonos provides excursions to the neighboring island of ancient Delos, if you’re looking for a short getaway from the main island. See Little Venice, modeled after the Italian town, and take in views of the Aegean from on high.
If you want a laid back and secluded beach, head to Elia Beach which is 7 miles from the city center. If you want a beach that steps it up in luxury and glamour, head to Psarou Beach.
At port from 9 am to 8 pm
Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is known for its significance in early Christianity. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it’s said that the mother of Jesus Christ lived out her final days. Venture to the city of Priene on a day trip, where the ruins of the Temple of Athena are the main attraction.
At port from 8 am to 8 pm
While you’re on a Santorini cruise, the island will show you its romantic, relaxed spirit. Explore the village of Oia, see the sunset from Amoudi Bay, or take a half-day excursion to Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni—two islands formed by volcanic eruptions—for a dip in their ancient, therapeutic hot springs.
At port from 7 am to 8 pm
Visiting Athens wouldn’t be complete without seeing the metropolis’ major sites—the unforgettable Acropolis, the Parthenon, a hike up Mount Lycabettus, or tours of museums containing antiquity’s greatest treasures dating back to the 5th century BC.
Though Athens is a city of ruins, it’s the very essence of modern Greece.
Arrive at 5 am
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