Celebrity Cruises welcomes a new luxury ship to its fleet, the Celebrity Flora, the first ship of its kind built specifically with the nature of the Galapagos Islands in mind. The 100-passenger all-suite mega luxury yacht comes equipped with expert-lead seminars, sources food from local destinations and has anchor-free technology. She will soon set sail to be one of the most luxurious, intimate and educational ways to see the sea, more specifically the wondrous nature of the Galapagos Islands and surrounding areas.
Celebrity kept its trademark outward-facing design, giving Flora guests 360-degree views of the islands. Personal suite attendants, a star-gazing platform, a library and information sessions offer a truly unique, educational experience. Wooden outdoor cabanas offer an alternative place to fall asleep under the archipelago stars.
Eleven onboard naturalists will be available for consult, including Dr Ellen Prager, world-renowned marine scientist and destination expert for the Galapagos. The Flora is equipped with anchor-free technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor, as well as an eco-friendly oil that is safer for the sensitive surrounding waters than some of the more common options.The Flora’s researched-based programming gives travellers the opportunity to learn more about the Galapagos’ wild life, up close and personal. Swim with sea lions, hike a mountain or take in the views from your suite’s outdoor balcony. On the Flora, you can do as much or as little as you desire.
Celebrity Cruises are known for their exquisite menus, and the Flora did not disappoint. The menu is the delectable creation of Michelin star chefs, as well as expert sommeliers who are ready to help each guest choose the perfect food-wine pairing. As all the Celebrity Cruises do, Flora has a multitude of food options for any and all taste buds, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian.
It was heart warming to see the crew so genuinely passionate about the Galapagos Islands and surrounding habitat, which is known as one of the world’s foremost destinations for viewing wildlife. Wining, dining and exploring while maintaining the eco-system’s health is top priority.
Here are a few other features Flora guests get to enjoy:
- Full room automation
- Private veranda
- In-room drinking water filtration system
- Complimentary premium backpack
- Marine binoculars
- Stocked mini-bar
- Locally sourced and organic baths amenities
- Complimentary rain ponchos
- 24-hour in-suite room service
- Sunglasses and reading glasses
- In-suite espresso machine
- Complimentary laundry service twice per cruise
Interested? Good, take me with you! Just kidding – visit celebritycruises.com for more info on this spectacular ship.