Celebrity Flora was officially christened, which is the latest ship in Celebrity Cruises and also the first ship designed and built to sail exclusively in the Galapagos Islands.
Celebrity Flora hosts on board only suites for 100 people and has an innovative design that allows guests to enjoy the 360 degree view of the islands. Among the exclusive innovations there is also the first glamping experience on board in the Galapagos, as well as new restaurants, an open-air platform and seminars led by experts in ecological issues.
The ship made its first departure on June 30, 2019 and will sail from Baltra all year round, alternating the internal and external routes of the 7-night islands with packages of 10, 11 and 16 nights, which include pre and post cruise excursions.
As it was said, it is a green ship. And in fact the godmother of baptism was the Environmental Lawyer and Former President of the World Wildlife Fund, Yolanda Kakabadse, a supporter of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. Kakabadse was also Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Ecuador and former president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
During the ceremony the partnership with EarthEcho International, chaired by Philippe Cousteau, was then announced. The non-profit organization and Celebrity will work to present a strategy aimed at young people, to raise awareness among environmental supporters in the local communities of the Galapagos and on board the Celebrity Cruises fleet.
Celebrity Flora is also one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class, with a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and fewer air emissions, thanks to an advanced propulsion system, hull configuration and specially designed diesel engines. It also has a water filtration system and reuses the air conditioning condensate to supply water to the ship’s laundries. Thanks to reverse osmosis equipment, the ship transforms sea water into fresh water. Materials that can be recycled, reused or donated will be part of a waste management system.
On board the ship does not have anchors, because it is equipped with a technology that maintains the position while protecting the sensitive seabed, with zero speed stabilizers that allow a smooth navigation.