(Press Release)_NETHERLANDS – December 15, 2017 – The ceremonial keel laying took place for Celebrity Flora in Tolkamer, Netherlands, setting the foundation for the ship's innovative new structure. A 49.2 ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed in the dock before the block was lowered into position. With the solid foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create the ship of the future.
Leaders from both Celebrity Cruises, BG Studios, and DeHoop were at the event to celebrate the next stage of the ships evolution. Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making her first sailing on May 26, 2019. Bookings are now open at www.celebritycruises.com/galapagos/ships/celebrity-flora or through a travel agent, for the ship’s alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries.
Here is more about Flora from an earlier release:
MIAMI – Nov. 16, 2017 – Celebrity Cruises unveils another stunning revolution in ship design: Celebrity
Flora is an elevated and inspired approach to marine exploration, meticulously designed expressly for the
awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands.
One of the most energy-efficient ships of its size in the diverse archipelago, the 100-guest Celebrity Flora
will offer seamless sea-to-shore transportation, and includes anchorless technology that maintains the
ship’s position while protecting the sensitive sea floor. Innovative outward-facing design gives guests
360-degree views of the islands, while personal suite attendants, new dining venues, an open-air
stargazing platform, and expert-lead ecological seminars will round out the modern luxury vacation
“Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary ship design by allowing the destination and
its environment to influence every decision we’ve made,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO,
Celebrity Cruises. “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!”
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