Celebrity Cruises has unveiled another ship in their fleet, Celebrity Flora, designed specifically for the Galapagos Islands. The ship will include a revolutionary ecological design aimed at enhancing energy efficiency, seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor.
Celebrity Flora will have an innovative outward-facing design that gives guests 360-degree views of the Galapagos Islands, including suites featuring the new Infinite Veranda suites, which brings the entire guest suite to the waters edge with the touch of a button.
“I think this is a clear example of an intelligent investment, not only because the boat design was thought with the characteristics of the Galapagos, but because it is based on the best technology available to protect a Natural Heritage of Humanity,” said Walter Bustos, Director of Galapagos National Park.
Other design elements include:
- An advanced propulsion system, hull configuration and specially designed diesel engines that will allow for a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and air emissions.
- In-room water filtration systems and a system to convert seawater and air conditioning condensation into pure, fresh water.
- An open-air stargazing platform.
Luxurious Suites and Attentive Service
Celebrity’s trademark Modern Luxury will be present onboard the Celebrity Flora. The 100-guest ship will feature all-suite accommodations, personal suite attendants, outward facing layouts, oversized bathrooms, and Infinite Verandas.
The two Penthouse Suites will have separate indoor and outdoor living areas, customizable lighting and shades, and a telescope for stargazing.
The suites will be built with sustainable, natural and regionally inspired materials.
Celebrity Flora’s Public Areas
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, allowing more time for guests to explore the islands.
While onboard guests can unwind in the Sunset Lounge, enjoy The Vista, an open-air hideaway with 360-degree views, cocoon-style loungers and private cabanas, and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings in the floor-to-ceiling glass-wrapped Observatory.
Guests can participate in a guided astronomy tour, enjoy expert-led ecological seminars, or enjoy star-lit skies on their own from the Stargazing Platform.
Dining venues include the Seaside Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The casual Ocean Grill offers panoramic view and Dinner Under the Stars, featuring regional, sustainable foods.
Sailing to the Galapagos Islands
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making her first sailing on May 26, 2019. If you’d like to be one of the first to experience the evolution of travel in the Galapagos, please contact us.