Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora Review and Specifications

Specifications of Celebrity Flora

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassGalapagos Islands expedition ship
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
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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 fleetmates Celebrity Xpedition, Celebrity Xperience and Celebrity Xploration. Entering service in May 2019, Celebrity Flora is the most innovative, newest and largest cruise ship operating in Galápagos 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 "Χ" 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, 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 the first top-luxury newbuild vessel designed for operations in the Galapagos Islands.. The ship has environmentally-friendly systems, such as anchorless technology (Dynamic Positioning) maintaining ship's position while protecting the sea floor. The ship is energy-efficient with fewer air emissions and a 15% reduction of fuel consumption due to its unique hull configuration, specially designed marine diesel engines and advanced propulsion system. The vessel converts air-conditioning condensation and sea water into fresh water, and also provides in-cabin water filtration stations for further purification.

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 cruise ship is among the highest rated in the Galapagos Islands. She 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.

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  • Seaside Restaurant (100-seat forward Dining Room; features world class cuisine, with menu reflecting ship’s Galapagos itinerary: locally grown organic fruits, vegetables, fresh fish)
  • Ocean Grill (aft buffet restaurant for casual breakfast, lunch grill and burger bar. Once on every Xpedition cruise, it serves as Dining Room with fresh seafood and barbeque).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Discovery Lounge has a stage for presentations and lectures given by naturalists accompanying guests during the voyage. The luxury onboard Celebrity Flora is impressive and the cruise company is targeting younger and well educated guests. Have your time to unwind in the spa, hot tub, sauna and sunning area on the Sun Deck. The route of the cruise ship includes the Galapagos Islands and ports visited in the past by the explorer Charles Darwin. The mega yacht is capable to visit smaller ports, something impossible to bigger cruise ships. Flora has more crew space and 1 naturalist for every 12 passengers, up from the 1:16 ratio on Celebrity Xpedition.

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  • 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 & 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 & 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, hottub, sunloungers)
  • 4 stick-style cabanas available for day rental and sleeping out under the stars
  • Stargazing Platform (Deck 8, with telescopes for astronomy lessons)
  • 3 Zodiacs (large-capacity inflatable boats), rinsing station.

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  • On December 15, 2017, was the ship'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 ship was scheduled for delivery in spring 2019, entering service on May 26, 2019 (inaugural cruise date).

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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, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$10799
2019 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9179
2019 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8799
2019 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8799
2019 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8719
2019 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8409
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8509
2019 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8509
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8579
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8579
2019 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8509
2019 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8349
2019 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8349
2019 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8349
2019 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8349
2019 Sep 08 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8179
2019 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8259
2019 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Oct 06 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8179
2019 Oct 27 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Nov 03 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8179
2019 Nov 10 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8179
2019 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8179
2019 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$7949
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8099
2019 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$11509
2019 Dec 29 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$10589
2020 Jan 05 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8809
2020 Jan 12 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8809
2020 Jan 19 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Jan 26 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Feb 02 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Feb 09 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Feb 16 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Feb 23 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Mar 01 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Mar 08 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Mar 15 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Mar 22 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Mar 29 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9474
2020 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9039
2020 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 May 03 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 May 10 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9199
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8969
2020 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9199
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9244
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9244
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9084
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9084
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8704
2020 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8704
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8704
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8704
2020 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$9084
2020 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8449
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Nov 08 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Nov 22 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Nov 29 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Dec 06 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Dec 13 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$8429
2020 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$11994
2020 Dec 27 7 days, one-way from Galapagos Islands to Baltra Island Galapagos Islands$11534