Celebrity Cruises has unveiled another stunning revolution in ship design. Meticulously designed expressly for the awe-inspiring Galápagos Islands, Celebrity Flora is an inspired approach to marine exploration. One of the most energy-efficient ships of its size in this isolated sanctuary of biodiversity, the all-suite 100-guest Celebrity Flora will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor.
Innovative outward-facing design gives guests unimpeded views of the islands in the archipelago, while personal suite attendants, new dining venues and expert-led ecological seminars will round out the modern luxury holiday experience. Celebrity Flora’s two Penthouse Suites are the largest in the Galápagos with separate indoor and outdoor living areas, customisable lighting and blinds, and a telescope. Guests can also find relaxation in Royal Suites, Ultimate Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda, Premium Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda and Sky Suites with Infinite Veranda.
The Sunset Lounge will be perfect for relaxing, as will the Vista - an open-air hideaway with 360-degree views, cocoon-style loungers and private cabanas. Guests will also be able to enjoy the breathtaking surrounds in the floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed Observatory. Darwin’s Cove and the Naturalist Centre are set to be treasure troves of information on the destination, wildlife and environment, while the Discovery Lounge will be where expert naturalist presentations take place and excursion information available to consult. Guests will get the chance to participate in guided astronomy tours or enjoy star-lit skies on their own from the Stargazing Platform.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily in the Seaside Restaurant. The Ocean Grill will offer a casual dining space, panoramic views and ‘Dinner under the Stars’; alternatively guests will have the choice of ordering from an indulgent in-room dining menu. The Marina will be the primary access point to the ship and can accommodate up to three Zodiacs at once, reducing transport time to and from land.
- 17th October 2018
Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.