Celebrity Cruises has revealed details on a brand new cruise ship which will be used for expedition cruises to the Galapagos Islands.
We often hear about huge cruise ships on order especially from cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises. Well, now the cruise line has revealed details on a much smaller vessel which will be dedicated to expedition sailings to the Galapagos Islands.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said:
“Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary ship design by allowing the destination and its environment to influence every decision we’ve made.”
“From the luxurious all-suite accommodations to industry-first, eco-friendly innovations, we created a ship that brings a new level of luxury, sustainability and natural exploration to the region. Guests will feel as though they’re boarding a high-end yacht for a week of unparalleled adventures, and they are!”
The new vessel is named Celebrity Flora and will be able to carry 100 guests. The complete opposite to large cruise ships, this is in the mini ship market! Celebrity Flora is a stunning new evolution in design using new technologies and innovations.
Enrique Ponce de León, Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, said:
“We are very pleased with the announcement of Celebrity Cruises’ decision to build a cruise vessel with cutting-edge technology, designed specifically to operate around our wonderful islands.”
“Celebrity Flora will undoubtedly mark a very important milestone in the tourism development of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, offering high quality and sustainable tourism.”
Some highlights on Celebrity Flora includes The Marina which is the main point of access to the ship and can cater up to three Zodiacs at once, a Sunset Lounge where guests can relax and an open-air hideaway with 360-degree views at The Vista. There will be dining venues and lounges where the wild life and nature will take the limelight.
Celebrity Flora will be environmentally friendly with lower fuel consumption and air emissions. A new propulsion system will be used so that the small cruise ship can stay in one place without releasing the anchor.
The Celebrity cruise ship will sail its first cruise on May 26, 2019 and bookings are now open. The ship will be based out of Baltra year-round sailing the Galapagos Islands.