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Celebrity Cruises: Perfection in the Galápagos

Celebrity Cruises: Perfection in the Galápagos

Custom-built for just 100 guests, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Flora was specifically designed to cruise the Galápagos Islands. Using the latest 3-D technology, ship designers were able to experience and perfect every single space onboard the ship in virtual reality before she was even built. The result is a stunning vessel unmatched in the region.

Featuring all-veranda suites, Celebrity Flora boasts the most luxurious accommodations in the Islands. Suites were designed to connect guests with the outdoors, with infinite verandas that create open-air living spaces, and outward-facing tub and showers along with premium amenities. Additional conveniences include complimentary laundry service twice per sailing, complimentary room service, and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi.

Dining has always been a pillar of distinction at Celebrity Cruises, and it shines onboard the Celebrity Flora with menus crafted by Michelin starred chefs. The spacious Seaside Restaurant has floor to ceiling windows to take in the stunning views with every bite. For casual dining, there is the Ocean Grill, an outdoor venue for lunch in the shade, and dinner under the stars.

The ship’s heartbeat is the Discovery Lounge, where guests attend presentations and briefings from naturalists ensuring awareness of their captivating surroundings, and the animals, birds and sea creatures are brought to life. Surrounded by glass walls, it’s also a place to enjoy a beverage, take in entertainment, and relax.

Perched high on top is The Vista, a chic space with a hot tub, loungers, and cabanas. This open-air hideaway is a great place to chill with a book, imbibe the surroundings and gaze up to the stars in the evening. For more spectacular views, head up to the Observatory, which also houses a library dedicated to the remarkable Galápagos Islands.

Just as important are the eco-friendly elements that have been built into the Celebrity Flora to protect the delicate environment of the Galápagos. Sustainability efforts include solar panels, in-suite water filtration system, and a Dynamic Positioning System which keeps the ship in place without having to drop anchor.

The Celebrity Flora sails year round in the Galápagos Islands with two unique seven-night itineraries, which can be combined with land packages in Quito, Ecuador, and Machu Picchu in Peru to form 10-, 11-, and 16-night packages.