Feel Like Darwin Himself - With A TwistPosted on 08/20/2021
Gigantic cruises are not allowed in the Galapagos Islands. Covering an area of 51,000 mi2 (133,000 km2), it is the largest marine reserve in the developing world and the second largest in the world! With Celebrity Flora®—the 100-guest all-suite mega yacht the creature comforts on board are as extraordinary as the creatures found on shore. Vacations include shore excursions, gratuities, Personal Suite Attendants, drinks, meals, and more.
Explorers come face to face with giant tortoises, snorkel alongside playful sea lions, wade among penguins, and watch neon fish. You view it all through the eyes of experts like science advisor Ellen Prager, Ph.D, an acclaimed marine biologist and author, who curates the enriching presentations and excursions. Onboard teams have a certified naturalist for every 9 guests.
Sailings include two shore excursions per day—each the adventure of a lifetime—and joining is effortless, since custom Novurania yacht tenders whisk you from ship to shore in style. Snorkeling equipment, wet suits, and walking sticks are included for use ashore. Skip the worry, you don’t have to pack the proper gear to enjoy your experiences.
Celebrity Flora is an all-suite vessel. All cabins have access to the exterior with a private veranda or infinite veranda throughout the vessels with as much floor to ceiling glass as possible for scenic views. The design and layout on Celebrity Flora is outward facing to maintain he connection to the islands. Social areas are luxurious and comfortable.
Optional Galapagos Glamping allows you to doze under the stars in comfy cabanas atop the ship. Stargaze with naturalists, sighting constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, then awaken to the aromas of a private breakfast.
Committed to corporate responsibility, Celebrity sources fresh seafood from the local fishing community and has opened an art gallery to support special-needs kids, sponsored a summer camp, and rebuilt a park. Guests have helped replant 50,000 native trees. Celebrity Flora has ecofriendly systems such as dynamic positioning to protect the seabed, silicone paint to glide with less fuel, and solar panels to generate electricity.
All-inclusive packages of 10–11 nights expand Galapagos vacations to include historic Quito, and 16-night packages add vibrant Lima and mysterious Machu Picchu—complete with air and ground transfers, top hotels, meals, drinks, and tours.