The Celebrity Revolution Continues With a New Ship
Celebrity Flora is an elevated and inspired approach to marine exploration, meticulously designed expressly for the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands.
The most energy-efficient ship of its size in the diverse archipelago, the 100-guest Celebrity Flora offers seamless sea-to- shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor. Innovative outward-facing design gives guests 360-degree views of the islands, while personal suite attendants, new dining venues, an open-air stargazing platform, and expert-lead ecological seminars will complete the modern luxury holiday experience.
“Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary ship design by allowing the destination and its environment to influence every decision we’ve made,” said Lisa Lutoff- Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “From the luxurious all-suite accommodations to industry-first, eco-friendly innovations, we’ve created a ship that brings a new level of luxury, sustainability and natural exploration to the region. Guests will feel as though they’re boarding a high-end yacht for a week of unparalleled adventures, and they are!”
The Marina is the primary point of access to the ship and can accommodate up to three Zodiacs at once, reducing transport time to and from land and allowing more time for guests to explore the practically untouched islands. While on-board guests will unwind in the Sunset Lounge, find solace in The Vista, an open-air hideaway with 360-degree views, cocoon-style loungers and private cabanas, and enjoy the breath-taking surrounds in the floor-to- ceiling glass-wrapped Observatory.
Darwin’s Cove and the Naturalist Center provide a bounty of information on the destination, wildlife and environmental efforts, while the Discovery Lounge and will be
home to expert naturalist presentations and excursion information. Guests can participate in a guided astronomy tour or enjoy star-lit skies on their own from the Stargazing Platform.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the Seaside Restaurant. The Ocean Grill offers a casual dining space, panoramic views and Dinner Under the Stars, or guests can choose from an indulgent in-room dining experience.
Environmental Stewardship and Innovation:
Celebrity Flora will operate as the region’s most energy-efficient ship with a 15 per cent reduction of fuel consumption and equivalently fewer air emissions thanks to the introduction of an advanced propulsion system, hull configuration and specially designed diesel engines. A first in the Galapagos, Celebrity Cruises’ Dynamic Positioning System allows the ship to stay in position without physically anchoring and damaging the sea floor.
Celebrity Cruises will reduce the need for plastics on-board by introducing in-room water filtration stations and by converting sea water and air conditioning condensation into pure, fresh water. Any materials that can be recycled, reused or donated will be as part of a strict waste management system.
Experience the Evolution of Travel in the Galapagos:
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round offering two unique 7 night itineraries, making her first sailing on 26 May 2019. Each of these itineraries can be complimented with 10, 11 or 15 night packages including pre and post cruise tours in Quito, the capital of Ecuador and to Machu Picchu in Peru.