Celebrity Cruises Launches Celebrity Flora

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Known for offering luxurious and exclusive experiences at sea, Celebrity Cruises added a new mega yacht to its ever-expanding fleet in May 2019: Celebrity Flora. The Dutch-engineered expedition cruise ship was designed specifically with the Galapagos Islands in mind as the vessel cruises the waters around the Pacific archipelago.

Celebrity Cruises collaborated with the renowned Latin-American designer Adriana Hoyos. Born in Ecuador, Hoyos drew inspiration from her country of birth. Her design directs passengers’ focus outward, pulling their attention away from the yacht and onto the ocean and the beauty of the islands. The goal was for Celebrity Flora to blend in with its surroundings, so passengers can immerse themselves in the Galapagos Islands instead of just visit them.

All-Inclusive Experiences

When you book a cruise aboard Celebrity Flora with Cruise1st, your entire Galapagos Islands experience will be all-inclusive. Don’t stress about booking flights, Cruise1st will get you from your preferred airport in Australia to Quito, Ecuador, and Celebrity Cruises will fly you over to the Galapagos. Get ready for extravagance at sea and on land; luxury hotel stays – and transfers between airports, hotels, and ports – are also included in the cruise fare. Celebrity Cruises will also shout you gourmet meals and beverages, so don’t worry if you forget your wallet.

All-inclusivity isn’t limited to the ship; it extends to the islands, too! Enjoy land tours in your pre- and post-cruise itineraries. And during your cruise, how do daily shore excursions sound, free of charge? Whether you wish to strap on your hiking boots for a trek across an island or your flippers for a deep-sea snorkelling adventure, you can enjoy the Galapagos at your own pace.

beautiful islands and waters of the Galapagos

Luxurious Accommodations

Not only does Celebrity Flora sail around the most beautiful islands in the world, but this luxury yacht also showcases some of the most glamorous suites in the cruise industry – and the largest in the Galapagos. From Sky Suites to Penthouse Suites, these lavish suites promise maximum comfort.

A game-changing advancement in most Sky Suites is the Infinite Veranda. With the touch of a button, you can transform your suite into a veranda.

At a comfortable 1,288 square metres, the Penthouse Suite is the most spacious suite on Celebrity Flora. And outfitted with a separate bedroom, bathroom, and living room with dining area, it is also the most extravagant. The private veranda brings you up close and personal with the untouched nature of the Galapagos Islands.

luxury suites on cruise ship

Celebrity Cruises furnished all suites aboard Celebrity Flora with durable materials and offer high-quality amenities from Ecuador, such as bathrobes, towels, bedding, and sundries. All suites also include floor-to-ceiling windows for stunning panoramic views.

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, you’re not restricted to retiring to your suite. The Vista is the perfect open-air space for Galapagos Glamping. Spend an evening sleeping under the stars in well-appointed cabanas. Complement your upscale camping experience with campfire cuisine and wine and cocktails in the separate dining cabana. Wake up at sunrise feeling renewed before enjoying a full bedside breakfast.

Sustainable Cuisine

A Michelin star chef carefully prepares sustainable cuisine in Ocean Grill. Offering both indoor and al fresco seating, you can enjoy a scrumptious lunch of high-quality seafood inside and then, take part in the magical Dinner Under the Stars. All dishes feature only the freshest and local ingredients. Following dinner, retreat to the Discovery Lounge to enjoy masterfully crafted cocktails.

If privacy is what you’re after, you can always order room service. Enjoy your meals from the comfort of your suite or while taking in the sea views out on your veranda.

Onboard Highlights

Discovery Lounge

The centre of activity aboard Celebrity Flora, head to the Discovery Lounge if you’re thirsty for knowledge…or a cocktail. Take a deeper dive in the daily shore excursions or sit in on presentations held by the ship’s naturalists. Sip on tasty cocktails while enjoying a movie or watching the waves roll by.

The Discovery Lounge is also a meeting point for both passengers and staff. You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow adventurers and get all your questions answered by the crew members.

Stargazing

Escape to the upper deck to catch a glimpse of the stars from the Stargazing platform. You can either marvel at the heavenly bodies at your speed or take part in guided stargazing. Binoculars provided.

tenders and cabanas of a luxury cruise ship

The Lab

Want to learn about the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands? Then, make your way to the Lab. Celebrity Flora is one of the eco-friendliest cruise ships in the world, and cutting-edge advancements are making it even safer for the environment. In the Lab, you can also learn about the efforts Celebrity Cruises is making to help preserve the local ecosystem.

Sunset Lounge & The Vista

Embrace the great outdoors right aboard Celebrity Flora. The Sunset Lounge and the Vista are two open-air hideaways that will make your cruise even more special. Take a dip in the hot tub in the Sunset Lounge or enjoy the Galapagos Glamping experience in the Vista.

Marina

The Marina is your getaway to the Galapagos Islands. Walk down the sea-level platform to access the two custom-built Novurania yacht tenders. The tenders will transport passengers to and from the islands in comfort and style. Get ready to discover the Galapagos in the most adventurous way possible.

The Beauty of the Galapagos Islands

Hundreds of kilometres away from the mainland, nestled in a hidden corner of the world, the Galapagos Islands are a completely different world. Celebrity Flora will help you discover this beautiful destination.

Celebrity Cruises’ team of eleven certified naturalists will lead you through the islands. The naturalists are experts who are from the islands, so these guided experiences are authentic. Celebrity Flora has an exclusive capacity of 100 passengers, meaning the naturalist-to-passenger ratio is about one to nine.

The Galapagos Islands are home to wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Because these animals don’t have a natural fear of humans, you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. During your cruise, you can observe flamingos on Las Bachas Beach on the second largest island, Santa Cruz. Slow down and stroll with the Galapagos giant tortoises, and keep your eyes peeled for blue-footed boobies.

Another picture-worthy location is Rabida Island, one of the smaller islands. What makes this island unique is the deep-red sand on its beaches.

Plan your dream holiday to the Galapagos Islands on Celebrity Flora with Cruise1st! Check out our top cruise deals right on our website and book instantly online. If you need any assistant or would like more information, ring our Australia-based cruise experts on 1300 857 345. We are happy to help!

 

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Josh Kongmany

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