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Celebrity Flora: A Voyage Through the Galapagos

Last Updated

February 9, 2024

Embark on an extraordinary journey aboard the Celebrity Flora, the world's first ship designed exclusively for the captivating Galapagos Islands. This cutting-edge vessel offers an intimate experience with just 100 passengers accommodated in 50 luxurious suites, each attended by dedicated staff. Constructed specifically for navigating the Galapagos archipelago, Celebrity Flora features a team of Galapagos National Park-certified naturalists who lead shore excursions and onboard activities. The ship's eco-conscious design highlights its commitment to sustainable tourism, with initiatives such as a Dynamic Positioning System, partnership with local fishing cooperatives, elimination of single-use plastic bottles, and use of solar panels. Onboard, guests can enjoy the beauty of the islands with outward-facing suites featuring infinite verandas and exquisite dining options at the Seaside Restaurant and Ocean Grill. For a unique experience, guests can choose glamping-at-sea in teak-slatted cabanas on the top deck. The ship offers customizable itineraries focused on exploring the Galapagos Islands, including activities like hiking, bird watching, stargazing, and snorkeling. The suites on Celebrity Flora, including the Penthouse Suite, Royal Suite, Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda, Premium Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda, Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda, and Sky Suite with Veranda, provide unmatched comfort and elegance. With its sleek design, eco-friendly innovations, immersive experiences, and culinary delights, Celebrity Flora promises a luxurious and environmentally responsible adventure in the heart of the Galapagos.

Celebrity Flora: A Voyage Through the Galapagos

Embark on a journey unlike any other aboard the Celebrity Flora, the world's first vessel designed specifically for the mesmerizing waters of the Galapagos Islands. This state-of-the-art ship is more akin to a luxurious mega-yacht than your traditional cruise liner, offering an intimate experience with only 100 passengers accommodated in 50 lavish suites, each attended by dedicated staff.

Navigating Nature's Paradise

Constructed from scratch to traverse the Galapagos archipelago—situated some 600 miles off Ecuador's coast—Celebrity Flora integrates a team of Galapagos National Park-certified naturalists. These experts lead twice-daily shore excursions and enriching onboard activities, ensuring guests have an educational and immersive experience.

Commitment to Conservation

The eco-conscious design of Celebrity Flora underscores its commitment to sustainable tourism. It boasts several green initiatives:

  • Dynamic Positioning System to prevent seabed damage by avoiding anchor drops

  • Partnership with local fishing cooperatives providing fresh catch for onboard dining

  • Elimination of single-use plastic bottles, replaced by S'well bottles and filtered water stations

  • Utilization of solar panels for clean energy

With these measures, Celebrity Flora offers unparalleled access to the islands, all while maintaining the utmost luxury.

Onboard Highlights

The outward-facing structure of the ship invites continuous engagement with the islands' beauty. Suites feature beds facing the infinite veranda, a signature of Edge class ships, allowing guests to wake up to the sight of the pristine ocean. The interior design of the cabins and common spaces brings nature onboard with natural accents and original art inspired by the local flora and fauna, thanks to the creative vision of Ecuadorian designer Adriana Hoyos.

Dining on the Celebrity Flora adheres to the high standards expected of the Celebrity brand. Guests can enjoy rotating, Ecuadorian-influenced breakfasts, lunches, and dinners at the Seaside Restaurant or opt for the slightly more casual fare at the Ocean Grill. For moments of tranquility, the Observatory offers a space to relax in oversized chairs and take in the view through floor-to-ceiling windows.

A unique way to experience the islands is through the glamping-at-sea offering, the first of its kind. Guests can stay in teak-slatted cabanas on the top deck for an evening, complete with a bed in one cabana and a lounging and dining area in the other. A naturalist will guide you through the constellations while you sip campfire-inspired cocktails and enjoy a meal under the stars.

Essential Information

Guests can customize their itineraries centered around exploring the Galapagos Islands with activities like hiking in volcanic landscapes, bird watching, on-deck stargazing, and snorkeling with turtles. Rooms include thoughtful amenities such as binoculars and complimentary backpacks for adventuring. The Nouravina Yacht tenders make accessing the islands effortless with a hydraulic ramp for easy exit, storage space for snorkeling gear, and comfortable rubber grips.

The ship's intimate size ensures that all 100 passengers spend their time onboard in the comfort of a suite.

The Evolution of Luxury Cruising

As Celebrity Cruises prepares to launch Celebrity Flora, the vessel stands as a testament to modern luxury and environmental responsibility. With 81 crew members, the ship emphasizes personalized service, ensuring a seamless and memorable adventure for every guest.

The suites

Penthouse Suite

Experience the pinnacle of luxury aboard the Galapagos islands with our Penthouse Suite. Spanning up to 1,288 total square feet, these expansive suites are a plush retreat designed to offer unmatched comfort and elegance. As the most opulent option available, they serve as the perfect complement to the grandeur of the surrounding seascape.

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite is a contemporary sanctuary meticulously crafted to spoil guests while accentuating the beauty of the Galapagos. Revel in its generous 559 square feet of space, which includes a distinct living area, cozy bedroom, and your own private veranda.

Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda

Introducing the revolutionary Infinite Veranda® to the Galapagos—this transformative feature extends your room right to the water's edge at the press of a button. The Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda boasts 365 square feet of innovative design and panoramic vistas.

Premium Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda

Our Premium Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda redefine luxury with their unique infinite veranda, outward-facing spa tub, and shower. Experience seamless open-air access to the ocean and islands, immersing you in nature with just a simple touch.

Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda

The Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda invite the outside in with another touch of a button, creating an open-air ambience that forges a deeper connection with the landscapes of the Galapagos. These suites showcase a sleek layout with an etched glass divider and face outward, ensuring breathtaking views from dawn to dusk.

Sky Suite with Veranda

Offering 330 square feet of finely appointed space, the Sky Suite with Veranda features a private, spacious 84-square-foot veranda. Indulge in our signature eXhale® bedding collection and Cashmere™ Mattress for an unparalleled night's sleep.

Suite Amenities:

  • Full room automation 

  • Private Veranda

  • In-room drinking water filtration system 

  • Personal Suite Attendant 

  • Unpacking assistance 

  • Complimentary laundry service twice per cruise 

  • Extensive selection of live TV, on-demand movies, and programming

Exclusive Touches:

  • Complimentary backpack

  • Marine binoculars

  • Locally sourced turn-down chocolates

  • Stocked Mini-bar with favorite soft drinks and beers

  • Locally sourced and organic bathroom amenities

  • Champagne / Sparkling Wine set-up

  • Afternoon in-suite daily delectables

  • In-suite room service

  • Full in-suite dinner service

  • Premium bathrobes* (Available in Penthouse Suites and Royal Suites Only)

  • Premium linens, terry, slippers

  • Pillow menu offering

  • Complimentary Rain Ponchos

  • Complimentary use of Sunglasses and reading glasses

  • Open Deck Amenities: Sunscreen and lip balm

Embark on a journey where luxury meets discovery, and every suite is a haven of sophistication and tranquility. and Royal Suites Only

Design Philosophy

Inspired by the sleek aesthetics of the Celebrity Edge, Flora incorporates the innovative Infinite Veranda into its design, allowing guests to blend their living space seamlessly with the breathtaking surroundings.

Suite Sophistication

The suites boast a contemporary color scheme, premium materials, and thoughtful details like leather strap handles, blending form and function elegantly.

Immersive Experiences

From glamping under the stars to engaging in naturalist-led activities, Flora is dedicated to bringing guests closer to the wonders of the Galapagos.

Culinary Delights

Indulge in delectable dining options that cater to both international tastes and local flavors, ensuring a culinary journey as exciting as the voyage itself.

Setting Sail on a Dream

Celebrity Flora cruises depart from Baltra, Ecuador, with various packages that include pre-cruise stays in Quito and optional post-cruise adventures in Peru. Every itinerary promises an unforgettable experience where luxury meets discovery in the heart of the Galapagos.

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