The vessel, which has been designed to carry 100 passengers, will boast “anchorless technology” to help the crew maintain the ship’s position in areas where it’s necessary to protect the sea floor by not dropping anchor as well as “seamless sea-to-shore transportation”.
The Celebrity Flora will also promise personal suite attendants, new dining venues, an open-air platform for stargazing, and expert-led ecological seminars hosted by resident experts.
The Marina will be the ship’s primary access point accommodating up to three Zodiacs at once, reducing transport time to and from land and allowing more minutes for guests to survey the destination, and back onboard The Vista will be an open-air hideaway with 360-degree views.
Darwin’s Cove and the Naturalist Center will be packed with information on everything from the destination and wildlife to environmental efforts while the Discovery Lounge will be home to presentations and excursion information.
The ship will be an all-suite vessel – guestrooms have been designed to bring the outside in “through Celebrity’s signature outwards-facing layouts” – and each cabin will feature a spacious bathroom and private balcony.
The company promises the two penthouse apartments will the largest in the Galapagos with separate indoor and outdoor living areas, bespoke lighting, and a telescope for wildlife spotting.
“Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary ship design by allowing the destination and its environment to influence every decision we’ve made,” says Celebrity Cruises’ CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
“We created a ship that brings a new level of luxury, sustainability and natural exploration to the region — from the luxurious all-suite accommodations to the eco-friendly innovations — and guests will feel they’re boarding a high-end yacht for a week of unparalleled adventures.”