Celebrity Cruises’ New Ship ‘Flora’ to Sail Galapagos Islands
Celebrity Cruises recently introduced its new state-of-the-art cruise ship, “Flora”, which has been designed expressly for the Galapagos Islands and will sail from Baltra year-round, starting on May 26, 2019.
The 100-guest ship will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor.
“Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary ship design by allowing the destination and its environment to influence every decision we make,” Celebrity Cruises president and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said.
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 round out the modern luxury vacation experience.
“From the luxurious all-suite accommodations to industry-first, eco-friendly innovations, we created a ship that brings a new level of luxury, sustainability and natural exploration to the region,” Lutoff-Perlo said.
Educational, research-based programming gives travelers an opportunity to continue learning about the wildlife-rich Galapagos islands. “Celebrity Flora will undoubtedly mark a very important milestone in the tourism development of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, offering high-quality sustainable tourism,” said Enrique Ponce de León, Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism.
Celebrity Flora transports travelers in all-suite accommodations featuring oversized bathrooms perfect for post-adventure refreshing. These modern retreats bring the outside in through Celebrity’s signature outward-facing layouts and heralded Infinite Verandas.
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. While onboard 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 breathtaking surrounds in the floor-to-ceiling glass-wrapped Observatory.
Celebrity Cruises is represented in Greece by Navigator Travel & Tourist Services.