Celebrity Cruises launched its new purpose-built Galapagos Islands luxury ship, Celebrity Flora, during a ceremony earlier this month in Rotterdam, Netherlands. On hand for the delivery was Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain and other company and shipyard executives, along with over 70 crew members.
“More than two years of planning, collaboration and construction have led to this very exciting moment,”
said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of
architects, artisans, engineers and more, we’re one step closer to the first-ever sailing of the beautiful
Celebrity Flora, which will forever change the way guests experience the Galapagos.”
“Travellers will soon be able to step onboard our stunning 100-guest mega yacht with the largest and most luxurious all-suite accommodations in the Galapagos Islands,” Lutoff-Perlo remarked.
Celebrity Flora is the most energy-efficient ship of its kind in the region. The cutting-edge new ship will feature Celebrity’s signature outward-facing design concept, giving guests 360-degree views of the islands and all-suite
accommodations – including an unprecedented 50% Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda – with service provided by personal attendants.
Unique to Celebrity Flora is the first-ever glamping experience at sea, new dining venues, an open-air stargazing platform, expert-led ecological seminars and custom-designed Novurania yacht tenders, which create a seamless sea-to-shore experience.
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making her first sailing trip in a little over a month’s time on 30 June 2019. The ship will offer alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries and a selection of 10-, 11-, and 16-night packages, which feature either pre- or post-cruise expeditions.
There are more photos of Celebrity Flora on LATTE’s Facebook page here.