Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora Review and Specifications

Specifications of Celebrity Flora

Year built2019 new ship
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassGalapagos Islands expedition ship
Building costUSD 75 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorCelebrity Cruises Galapagos
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

Review of Celebrity Flora

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

History - construction and ownership

Celebrity Cruises line 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 Galapagos cruise ship Celebrity Flora is 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 as fleet's newest vessel, Celebrity Flora became the first Galapagos Islands-based 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 cruise ship'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. 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.

Cruise itinerary program

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 scheduled for 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).

Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

Cabins

Celebrity Flora is an all-suite ship, with a total of 50 rooms that feature 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 accommodations include:

  • 2 Penthouse Suites - the biggest in the Galapagos (1,288 ft2 / 120 m2) with living space featuring comfortable chairs flat-screen TV, 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 321 ft2 (30 m2) balcony features chaise loungers and telescope for wildlife spotting or stargazing.
  • 2 Royal Suites (559 ft2 / 52 m2) with a living area, separate bedroom, and 129 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 (337 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.

Celebrity Flora wiki

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

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

Sea trials (in North Sea) 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).

Ship's namesake is the 2014-built riverboat Arosa Flora. Next table shows Celebrity Flora's inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) as call ports. Prices started from USD 10800 pp (double occupancy rates).

7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$10799

Date / TimePort
26 MayDeparting from Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (Daphne Island)
26 MayBaltra Island, Galapagos
27 MayEspanola Island, Galapagos (Gardener Bay, Punta Suarez)
28 MayFloreana Island, Galapagos (Cormorant Point, Bahia Post Office)
29 MayIsabela Island, Galapagos (Punta Moreno, Urvina Bay)
30 MayFernandina Island, Galapagos (Punta Espinoza)
30 MayIsabela Island, Galapagos (Punta Vicente)
31 MaySanta Cruz Island, Galapagos (South Plaza, Dragon Hill)
01 JunSanta Cruz Island, Galapagos (Puerto Ayora)
02 JunArriving in Baltra Island, Galapagos

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Celebrity Flora Itineraries

The below listed Celebrity Flora cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Celebrity Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12220
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11581
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11234
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12511
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11581
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12522
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10898
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12623
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10864
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11413
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11727
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12220
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12713
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11581
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12589
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12724
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11716
2019 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12601
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $15031
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11738
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11592
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12220
2019 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13094
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13071
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $18728
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $16846
2020 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10573
2020 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10573
2020 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9968
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10640
2020 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10562
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10002
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9800
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10842
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9968
2020 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9576
2020 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10159
2020 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10651
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10562
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9968
2020 May 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10562
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 May 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10159
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10562
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10360
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10562
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9979
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10640
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9767
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8478
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10371
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9789
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8501
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8489
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9486
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10786
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9789
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10192
2020 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10192
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10988
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9823
2020 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2020 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9789
2020 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9789
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9991
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11626
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $11055
2021 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10203
2021 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10203
2021 Jan 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10405
2021 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 May 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 May 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 May 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2021 May 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10696
2021 May 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10405
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10394
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10203
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10203
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9722
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9711
2021 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13945
2021 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13945