MIAMI, July 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Travelers who have waited over 15 months to experience the wonders of the world embark today on the breathtaking Galapagos Islands aboard the luxurious and state-of-the-art mega yacht, Celebrity Flora. The first of the three ships of the new luxury brand to resume navigation in the extraordinary archipelago, guests will benefit from an organized itinerary of seven nights through a world like no other.
Sailing will soon be followed by the award-winning Celebrity Xpedition on July 24 and the intimate 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration on September 18. They will both explore the Galapagos with routes of the North and South Loops, while offering the ultimate individual indulgences.
“The Galapagos Islands are a treasure and a destination unlike any other in the world. We could not be more thrilled to welcome guests aboard this region’s most special ship for the very special journey they have made. dreaming for so many months, ”said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
Combining unparalleled luxury and specular views, the Celebrity Flora has been specially designed to navigate the waters of this natural paradise. Inspired by the islands and built with a variety of natural materials, as well as the latest environmental technologies, the ship blends in perfectly with its surroundings. And, to fully immerse travelers in this extraordinary landscape, certified naturalists from the Galapagos National Park are on board 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 take twice-daily shore excursions guided by certified Galapagos National Park naturalists or stay on board to relax and enjoy local cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
Healthy at Sea Celebrity Cruises has implemented new health and safety measures in accordance with guidelines from public health authorities, government agencies and its own team of health and safety experts to provide guests with peace of mind to fully enjoy their trip.
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 older must be fully immunized. Requirements for non-US customers vary and more details can be found by visiting https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea.
About Celebrity Cruises: The iconic “X” of Celebrity Cruises is the hallmark of a fleet of 14 award-winning ships that redefine luxury cruise travel with cool, contemporary design and accommodation; dining, spa and entertainment experiences for modern tastes; and culturally rich and diverse destination experiences, all complemented by warm and personalized service. Celebrity pioneered many firsts in the offshore industry, including: the first use of solar panels on a cruise ship; the first to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles; the first American woman captain of a cruise ship; the very first all-female deck crew and officer sail; the first West African woman to work on the deck of a cruise ship; and one of the first legal same-sex marriages celebrated at sea. Driven by a desire to travel and a passion to open the world, Celebrity travels across seven continents, visiting nearly 300 destinations in more than 70 countries. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Group. (NYSE: RCL)
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