Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora current position

Celebrity Flora current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -0.44492 S / -90.29382 W) cruising en route to BALTRA. The AIS position was reported 13 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands. The itinerary starts on 27 Nov, 2022 and ends on 04 Dec, 2022.

Date / TimePort
27 Nov 14:30    Departing from Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels
27 Nov 17:00 - 18:00    Daphne Island, Galapagos
28 Nov 07:00 - 12:00    Santiago Island, Galapagos
28 Nov 15:00 - 19:00    Rabida Island, Galapagos
29 Nov 07:00 - 19:00    Isabela Island, Galapagos
30 Nov 07:00 - 12:00    Santiago Island, Galapagos
30 Nov 13:00 - 19:00    Bartolome Island, Galapagos
01 Dec 07:00 - 12:00    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Puerto Ayora
01 Dec 13:00 - 21:30    North Seymour Island, Galapagos
02 Dec 07:00 - 18:00    San Cristobal Island, Puerto Baquerizo, Galapagos
03 Dec 07:00 - 19:00    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Puerto Ayora
04 Dec 07:00    Arriving in Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels

Specifications of Celebrity Flora

Year built2019  /  Age: 3
Flag state Ecuador
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassGalapagos Islands expedition ship
Building costUSD 75 million
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)101 m / 331 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage5739 gt
Passengers120
Crew50
Passengers-to-space ratio48
Beds100
Decks8
Cabins50
Decks with cabins2
Christened byYolanda Kakabadse Navarro
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorCelebrity Cruises Galapagos

Celebrity Flora Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Nov 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Dec 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Dec 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Dec 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Dec 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Jan 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12767
2023 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $17787
2023 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $18894
2023 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $19065
2023 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $14411
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $18913
2023 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9109
2023 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9861
2023 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10253
2023 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9799
2023 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8697
2023 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13094
2023 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10092
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $20257
2023 May 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11220
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9459
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9346
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9721
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9846
2023 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8403
2023 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9068
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8570
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8266
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8475
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8748
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9031
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8108
2023 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9118
2023 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8378
2023 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7758
2023 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Oct 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Oct 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2023 Nov 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $18564
2023 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9031
2023 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8004
2023 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7776
2023 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $17214
2023 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8491
2023 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9473
2023 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12079
2023 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11156
2024 Jan 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9910
2024 Jan 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9418
2024 Jan 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9989
2024 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9068
2024 Feb 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9044
2024 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9886
2024 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9089
2024 Feb 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8994
2024 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9402
2024 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9624
2024 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9561
2024 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9410
2024 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9441
2024 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11283
2024 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10712
2024 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $22518
2024 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10235
2024 May 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10466
2024 May 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10037
2024 May 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10545
2024 May 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10235
2024 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9862
2024 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9727
2024 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9330
2024 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9156
2024 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9410
2024 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9664
2024 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9616
2024 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9005
2024 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8671
2024 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8846
2024 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9314
2024 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8846
2024 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8671
2024 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8957
2024 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9084
2024 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8425
2024 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9243
2024 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8973
2024 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9656
2024 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9108
2024 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8719
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8560
2024 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9449
2024 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8719
2024 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8179
2024 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9060
2024 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8179
2024 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10061
2024 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10402
2024 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12702
2024 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12209

Celebrity Flora Review

Review of Celebrity Flora

The 2019-built Celebrity Flora cruise ship is the newest member of the Celebrity Cruises Galapagos fleet. It belongs to the company's small-sized "Galapagos expedition" fleet - with fleetmates Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration. Celebrity Flora is the most innovative, newest and largest cruise ship operating in Galapagos National Park.

The vessel (IMO number 9837925) is currently Ecuador-flagged (MMSI 735059945) and registered in Guayaquil.

History - construction and ownership

Celebrity Cruises was founded in 1988 as the Greece-based Chandris Line (cruise shipping operations between 1974-1996). In 1997, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) merged with "Celebrity Cruises Ltd" to become "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd" (RCCL). The "X" on ship funnels is the Greek letter chi (standing for "Chandris"). Common features of Celebrity Cruises ships include aft located glass-walled dining rooms, signature alternate dining venues, bars and lounges, spacious Atrium lobby areas, a large number of balcony staterooms, large sundecks with swimming pools, The Retreat (adults-only sundeck with full-size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cabanas, poolside full bar service). Rooftop Terrace (top-deck outdoor lounge-restaurant-cinema), large Spa (with Thermal Suites), premium retail shops selling top-brand merchandise.

Celebrity Flora cruise ship (Galapagos)

The 100-passenger ship Celebrity Flora is the company's first newbuild designed for operations in the Galapagos Islands. Among the implemented environmentally-friendly technologies is the Dynamic Positioning System maintaining ship's position without the use of anchors, thus protecting the seabed. The ship is energy-efficient with fewer air emissions and ~15% reduction of fuel consumption due to its unique hull shape, specially designed marine diesel engines and advanced propulsion. The vessel also converts air-conditioning condensation and seawater into fresh water and provides in-cabin water filtration stations for further purification.

Launched in 2019, Celebrity Flora became the first Galapagos-based expedition ship equipped with an Oceanscope (latest-technology oceanographic research equipment). The onboard enrichment program is via Celebrity's over 20-year partnership with University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The school benefits from the boat's year-round Galapagos itinerary program to create a cost-effective way for scientists to measure ocean water circulation dynamics. With the Oceanscope scientists can track and map the Galapagos sea area while measuring surface temperatures and gathering data for research predictions regarding the weather patterns El Nino and La Nina, which are critical for global changes in temperature and rainfall. All data gathered by the ship's scientific equipment automatically becomes open-source.

The ship design was developed by BG Studio International - NYC New York-based design firm specializing in large hospitality projects. The boat's interior was designed by ADRIANA HOYOS Furnishings (Ecuadorian company) using sustainable materials and hand-crafted art and decoration elements in venues like Discovery Lounge, Marina, Penthouse Suites.

 

Decks and Cabins

Celebrity Flora staterooms (50 total) are all in Suite categories, with oversized bathrooms and actual or virtual balconies/Infinite Verandas (almost 50% of all accommodations, first introduced on Celebrity Edge) as well as personal suite attendants.

The boat has 8 decks, of which 6 are passenger-accessible and only 2 with cabins.

Passenger accommodations include:

  • 2 Penthouse Suites - the biggest in the Galapagos (1290 ft2 / 120 m2) with living space featuring comfortable chairs, smart HDTV, as well as a separate bedroom with King-sized bed and large, floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathroom has a spa-like shower, double vanity, toilet area plus spa tub facing a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The 320 ft2 (30 m2) balcony features chaise loungers and telescope for wildlife spotting or stargazing.
  • 2 Royal Suites (560 ft2 / 52 m2) with a living area, separate bedroom, and 130 ft2 (12 m2) balcony, with similar furnishings and layout to the Penthouse Suites.
  • 1 Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda (365 ft2 / 34 m2). The layout features coral-like glass divider separating the bathroom and bedroom into 2 distinct spaces. The bedroom has a king-sized bed that faces outward and a large flat-screen TV, while the bathroom features a glass-enclosed spa tub and shower facing the floor-to-ceiling window.
  • 7 Premium Sky Suites (335 ft2 / 31 m2) with Infinite Verandas (nearly identical to the Ultimate Sky Suites).
  • 16 Sky Suites (330 ft2 / 31 m2) with Infinite Verandas (nearly identical to the Ultimate Sky Suites).
  • 22 Sky Suites with balconies (330 ft2 / 31 m2) feature a 75 ft2 (7 m2) balcony with lounge furniture and table, as well as a king-sized bed which faces the floor-to-ceiling windows. The bathroom has a large vanity with 2 faucets.

Celebrity Flora cruise ship (Galapagos)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Celebrity Flora is among the highest-rated cruise vessels deployed in the Galapagos Islands. The ship offers excellent service and food, intimate setting for exotic voyages, together with many of the larger ships’ amenities. Celebrity Flora cruise fares include beer, liquor, soft drinks, house wine, and all gratuities and shore excursions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Seaside Restaurant. The alfresco Ocean Grill is a casual dining space with an option to dine under the stars. The 24-hour room service menu includes fries, hot sandwiches, drinks and part of the Restaurant dishes.

  • Seaside Restaurant (100-seat forward Dining Room) offers world-class cuisine, with a menu reflecting ships Galapagos itinerary, locally grown organic fruits, vegetables, fresh fish.
  • Ocean Grill (aft buffet restaurant) offers casual breakfast, lunch grill, and burger bar. Once per cruise, Ocean Grill doubles as Dining Room with fresh seafood and barbeque specialties.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Discovery Lounge (ship's theater) has a stage for presentations and lectures given by naturalists accompanying guests during the voyage. With Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises targets younger and well-educated travelers with an expanded onboard enrichment programming. Other popular public areas and venues are the SPA, hot tub, Sauna Room, sunbathing area on Sun Deck. In comparison to the Galapagos fleet mates, the mega-yacht has more crew space and provides 1 naturalist per 12 passengers.

Celebrity Flora cruise ship (Galapagos)

The new "camping" experience "Galapagos Glamping" is available on top deck, where passengers can drink, dine and even sleep under the sky. With capacity 4 passengers per night, here can be booked two private cabanas - fitted with double beds and served with al-fresco meals.

Galapagos Glamping is complemented by a naturalist available during the evening to provide campers with professional information on stars and constellations visible in the night sky. Campfire-inspired dishes are served for dinner by dedicated staff. In the morning is served full bedside breakfast.

 

Follows the complete list of Celebrity Flora lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Gift Shop (toiletries, clothes, lotions, sundries, logo merchandise)
  • Beauty Centre (Beauty Salon for cosmetics and treatments)
  • Beach Club (marine platform for launching Zodiacs and storing snorkel/diving equipment)
  • Internet Cafe (Internet computers room)
  • Observatory/Library (Deck 7, books and board games; with comfy chairs and tables, wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows)
  • Discovery Lounge and Bar (Deck 4, main lounge and entertainment area, with its own full bar, Wi-Fi, dance floor. The program features films, trivia games, karaoke, live piano performances, dance parties. The lounge hosts Galapagos Islands related lectures by certified naturalists and various discussions)
  • Naturalist Center (Deck 3, features displays of the environmental efforts of Celebrity Cruises)
  • Darwin's Cove (Deck 3, houses the Guest Relations area; also serves as the spot for cold towels, infused water and refreshments. During the day passengers will find the naturalist team here and can ask about activities or talk about Galapagos).
  • Bar (indoor complimentary bar, with canopied seats for panoramic sea views; most of the drinks served are complimentary)
  • Spa and Fitness area: Exercise Room (small fitness/gym with stationary bikes, walking/running treadmills, steppers, free weights)
  • Massage Room; Sundeck area with the Sunset Lounge (swimming pool, hot tub, sun loungers)
  • 4 stick-style cabanas available for a day rental and sleeping out under the stars
  • Stargazing Platform (Deck 8, with telescopes for astronomy lessons)
  • "Galapagos Glamping" camping experience (via top-deck private cabanas)
  • 3 Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats), rinsing station.

Itineraries

Celebrity Flora itinerary program is based on year-round, round-trip 7-day top-luxury Galapagos Islands cruises with roundtrip departures from Baltra Island (year-round). The Maiden Voyage was on May 26, 2019.

Next map of Galapagos Islands cruise ship itineraries shows the park's two main routes (inner loop and outer loop) and the archipelago's all-island stops (ports/landing sites).

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Following the Coronavirus crisis, Flora resumed operations on July 4, 2021, after 15+ months pause. The Galapagos-based fleetmates were scheduled to restart later - on July 24 (Celebrity Xpedition) and September 18 (Celebrity Xploration).

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On December 15, 2017, officially started the vessel's construction with the keel-laying ceremony held at Shipyard De Hoop (near Tolkamer-Lobith, Holland). During the special event, a 49-ton keel/hull block was lifted and placed in the yard's drydock facility.

The boat was launched (floated-out from drydock) on January 19, 2019, delivered on May 14, 2019, officially entered service on May 26, and was christened on June 24.

 

North Sea trials started on April 13 and were successfully completed on April 15, 2019.

 

Ship's Godmother is Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro - 1948-born Ecuadorian conservationist, founder of Fundacion Natura (and its executive director in 1979-1990), founder of Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano (and its Executive President in 1993-2006), also Ecuador's Minister of Environment (1998-2000), President of International Union for Conservation of Nature (1996-2004) and President of World Wide Fund for Nature (2010-2017).

The ship's namesake is the 2014-built riverboat Arosa Flora.

Next table shows Celebrity Flora's Inaugural Cruise (7-day roundtrip itinerary) as call ports and times of arrival/departure. Prices started from USD 10060 (EUR 870) per person with double occupancy. The Maiden Voyage in 2021 was rescheduled several times due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Date / TimePort
04 Jul 14:30Departing from Baltra Island
04 Jul 17:00 - 18:00Daphne Island (circumnavigation)
05 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Espanola Island (Gardener Bay, Punta Suarez)
06 Jul 07:00 - 20:00Floreana Island (Cormorant Point, Bahia Post Office)
07 Jul 07:00 - 19:00Isabela Island (Punta Moreno, Urvina Bay)
08 Jul 07:00 - 12:00Fernandina Island (Punta Espinoza)
08 Jul 14:00 - 19:00Isabela Island (Punta Moreno, Urvina Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Tagus Cove)
09 Jul 07:00 - 10 Jul 19:00Santa Cruz Island (South Plaza, Dragon Hill, Puerto Ayora, Las Bachas)
11 Jul 07:00Arriving in Baltra Island

On other itineraries, the boat visits Santiago Island (Egas Port, Sullivan Bay), Rabida Island (coastal cruising, swimming, snorkeling), Bartolome Island, North Seymour Island, San Cristobal Island (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Punta Pitt).

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