Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora current position

Celebrity Flora current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -0.44597 S / -90.29574 W) cruising en route to BALTRA. The AIS position was reported 36 seconds ago.

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Current itinerary of Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands. Prices start from USD 8796 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2021 and ends on 26 Sep, 2021.

Date / TimePort
19 Sep 14:30    Departing from Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels
19 Sep 17:00 - 18:00    Daphne Island, Galapagos
20 Sep 07:00 - 12:00    Santiago Island, Galapagos
20 Sep 15:00 - 19:00    Rabida Island, Galapagos
21 Sep 07:00 - 19:00    Isabela Island, Galapagos
22 Sep 07:00 - 12:00    Santiago Island, Galapagos
22 Sep 13:00 - 19:00    Bartolome Island, Galapagos
23 Sep 07:00 - 12:00    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
23 Sep 13:00 - 21:30    North Seymour Island, Galapagos
24 Sep 07:00 - 18:00    San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
25 Sep 07:00 - 19:00    Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
26 Sep 07:00    Arriving in Baltra Island, Galapagos hotels

Specifications of Celebrity Flora

Year built2019  /  Age: 2
Flag state Ecuador
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
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Celebrity Flora Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7777
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7279
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8796
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8796
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7765
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7753
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8044
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $7765
2021 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10046
2021 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8772
2021 Nov 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8784
2021 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8675
2021 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8784
2021 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8687
2021 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8639
2021 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9282
2021 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13481
2021 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $14755
2022 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 May 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 May 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 May 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 May 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 May 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Oct 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Nov 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Nov 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
2022 Nov 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island
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 $13408
2023 Jan 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8857
2023 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9355
2023 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9257
2023 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9367
2023 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9755
2023 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $10058
2023 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9658
2023 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 May 07 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9658
2023 May 14 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 May 21 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 May 28 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Jun 04 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9452
2023 Jul 02 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $9063
2023 Jul 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Jul 23 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Jul 30 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Aug 06 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Aug 13 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8954
2023 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8760
2023 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8651
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 $8966
2023 Nov 12 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Nov 19 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Nov 26 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Dec 03 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $8457
2023 Dec 17 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12655
2023 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $13250
2023 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands Baltra Island $12655

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).

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).

Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

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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