Celebrity Cruises unveils another revolution in ship design, this week announcing Celebrity Flora, designed expressly for the Galapagos Islands, launching May 2019.
One of the most energy-efficient ships of its size sailing the Galapagos, the 100-guest Celebrity Flora will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology to maintain the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor. Innovative outward-facing design gives guests 360-degree views of the islands, while an open-air stargazing platform, personal suite attendants, new dining venues, and expert-lead ecological seminars will round out the modern luxury vacation experience.
Designed with the destination in mind
Natural beauty, along with the diversity and uniqueness of its species earned the Galapagos Islands the reputation as a living laboratory of evolution still in progress.
The Marina is the primary point of access to the ship and can accommodate up to three Zodiac boats at once, reducing transport time to and from land. Onboard guests can 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 surrounds in the floor-to-ceiling glass-wrapped Observatory.
Darwin’s Cove and the Naturalist Centre provide in-depth information on the destination, wildlife and environmental efforts, while the Discovery Lounge will be home to 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 opt for an in-room dining experience.
Sophisticated accommodations, attentive service
Celebrity Flora features all-suite accommodations with oversized bathrooms. These modern retreats bring the outside in through Celebrity’s signature outward-facing layouts and Infinite Verandas, and come complete with personal suite attendants.Celebrity Flora’s two Penthouse Suites are the largest in the Galapagos with separate indoor and outdoor living areas, and a telescope for stargazing or sea lion-peeping.
Environmental stewardship and innovation
Celebrity Flora is one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class. As well as her anchorless technology, an advanced propulsion system, hull configuration and specially designed diesel engines result in a 15% reduction of fuel consumption and equivalently fewer air emissions, while zero speed stabilisers promising smooth sailing throughout.
Celebrity will reduce the need for plastics onboard 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, making her first sailing on 26 May 2019. Bookings are now open online or through a travel agent, for the ship’s alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries.