Steel Cut for New 2023 Celebrity Newbuild, Celebrity Ascent

Steel was cut today at Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the fourth Edge-class ship for Celebrity Cruises, now named the Celebrity Ascent.

On hand for the steel cutting were Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group; and Laurent Castaing General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

The ship will be delivered in late 2023, and follows in the Edge series as a sister to the Edge, Apex and Beyond, the latter of which is set to debut next year.

A fifth ship, subject to financing, should be delivered in 2025, according to the cruise ship orderbook.

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