Celebrity Flora sets sail for the Galapagos – Cruise Industry News
Celebrity Flora set sail in the Galapagos today after more than 15 months of inactivity. The navigation of July 4 sees the first of the three ships of the mark resume navigation in the archipelago, on an organized itinerary of seven nights.
The navigation will soon be followed by the Celebrity Xpedition on July 24 and the 16-guest Celebrity Xploration on September 18. They will both explore the Galapagos with north and south loop routes, according to the press release from Celebrity.
“The Galapagos Islands are a treasure and a destination unlike any other in the world. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome guests aboard this region’s most special ship for the very special trip they’ve been dreaming of for so many months, ”said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
According to a press release, the Celebrity Flora was built specifically to navigate the waters of the region. Inspired by the islands and built with a variety of natural materials, as well as “the latest environmental technology, the ship blends in perfectly with its surroundings,” wrote Celebrity.
Certified naturalists from the Galapagos National Park will be on board the cruises to guide the trip.
“In this extraordinary destination, unique experiences abound, from hiking in otherworldly volcanic landscapes to snorkeling alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat. Guests can also go on twice-daily shore excursions guided by certified Galapagos National Park naturalists or stay on board to relax and feast on local cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, ”Celebrity wrote .
All Celebrity ships will sail with a vaccinated crew. In the Galapagos, U.S. guests aged 16 and over must be fully immunized, and as of August 1, 2021, all U.S. guests aged 12 and over must be fully immunized. Requirements for non-US customers vary.