The game-changing Flora sees Celebrity Cruises build on 15 years of Galápagos know-how to create an evolutionary new ship designed with its iconic destination in mind.
This sumptuous ship brings the outside in at every opportunity – minimising the boundaries between ship and the awe-inspiring surrounds. It even utilised advanced-3D technology to enable the launch’s creators to explore every inch on-board in virtual reality and fine-tune each element for the ultimate guest experience.
Showcasing the latest interior design, the all-suites accommodation is one of the largest and most luxurious in these isles – all coming with a Personal Suite Attendant.
Sustainable luxury is a high priority, pairing stylish custom furnishings with local creative talent to achieve a seamless connection with the archipelago.
It’s also one of the most eco-friendly ships afloat, thanks in no small part to a state-of-the-art Dynamic Positioning System, which allows her to stay on station without anchoring (protecting the fragile seabed), along with solar panels and specially optimised engines that minimise energy needs and their emissions.
More superyacht than ship, the 100-guest all-inclusive Flora has an enviable collection of interior and outdoor spaces to observe the Galápagos Islands – not least the Infinite Balcony in most suites. Lower the full-height window at the water’s edge, and the entire room becomes your balcony.
The Flora experience includes twice-daily guided shore landings and excursions to get up close and personal with this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simply head to The Marina – a huge water-level platform at the rear of the ship – and your purpose-built Novurania rib will take you on the day’s adventure.
For those look to delve deeper, there’s The Lab, a permanent research facility utilising cutting-edge oceanographic equipment onboard, as well as 11 naturalists, native to the Galápagos, ready and willing to share their knowledge of this magical part of the planet.
When it comes to dining, expect a gourmet offering to match. There’s a choice of indoor and outdoor venues boasting menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, featuring the freshest local ingredients.
Nothing has been left to chance in creating this visionary ship and its holistic Galápagos experience for the lucky few.
Celebrity Flora offers 7-night Inner or Outer Loop itineraries, with the option to combine this with land journeys through Quito (Ecuador), Lima, and Cuzco (Peru) which also incorporate the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Ruins of Machu Picchu. Visit celebritycruises.co.uk/flora