Sustainability-Focused Celebrity Flora Officially Launched
Distinguished guests arriving to the Celebrity Flora Naming Ceremony on board one of the ship's custom-designed Novuranian Yacht Tenders.
The ship’s Godmother is environmental advocate and former World Wildlife Fund International President Yolanda Kakabadse.
"Every once in a while, a unique ship comes along in the industry and changes things, and Celebrity Flora is that ship," said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd at the naming ceremony . "The Galapagos is a truly unique destination and deserved a ship with sustainability at its core. Today was an incredibly special day, with a very special Godmother."
During the event, a partnership was revealed with EarthEcho International to introduce a comprehensive and customized youth strategy designed to empower a new generation of environmental advocates.
Celebrity’s signature outward-facing design concept gives guests 360-degree views of the islands at virtually every turn. The all-suite luxurious accommodations surround guests with every creature comfort, including service provided by personal attendants.
Unique to Celebrity Flora are the first-ever glamping experience at sea in the Galapagos, new dining venues, an open-air stargazing platform, expert-led ecological seminars, and custom-designed yacht tenders that create a seamless sea-to-shore experience.
Celebrity Flora is the first vessel in the Galapagos to be equipped with oceanographic research equipment and is also one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class, with a 15% reduction of fuel consumption and fewer air emissions due to the introduction of an advanced propulsion system, hull configuration and specially designed diesel engines.
Celebrity Flora will have an in-room water filtration stations and the ability to reuse air conditioning condensation to provide water to the shipboard laundry facilities. Reverse osmosis equipment will be used, so the ship can process sea water into fresh water to supply 100% of her needs.
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making its first sailing on 30JUN, 2019. Visit www.celebritycruises.com/galapagos/ships/celebrity-flora for booking information.