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Celebrity Flora

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

When 100-guest Celebrity Flora began cruising the Galapagos Islands in 2019, it joined two other Celebrity vessels, 48-guest Celebrity Xpedition and 16-guest Celebrity Xploration, in the region. What it offers that the other ships don’t is the full Celebrity Cruises experience, namely a chic and sophisticated aesthetic — only this time with the added bonus of access to some of the world’s most fascinating and approachable wildlife. Purpose-built for the Galapagos, Flora features furniture by Ecuadorian designer Adriana Hoyos, sustainable interior design by Francesca Bucci of New York-based BG Studio, and a collection of original art curated by Rebecca Wilson. The ship also features two dining venues, three lounges, and a team of onboard naturalist guides.

What We Love

The Spectacular Décor: The look is residential and modern and features spacious staterooms with Celebrity’s signature Infinite Veranda. There's also a Discoveries Lounge with Hoyos-designed wicker chairs, and a Vista outdoor lounge area with hammocks, private cabanas, and a hot tub — all designed to be outward-facing to showcase views of the ocean and the Galapagos Islands set against the blue horizon.

Glamping Beneath the Stars: Guests can also book a “glamping” experience to sleep and dine under the stars on Flora’s top deck in special cabanas. Dinner, a sunrise breakfast, specially curated wines and cocktails, and campfire-inspired fare like s’mores are served, and a naturalist is available to help glampers discern the planets and constellations twinkling up above.

Best Known For

Easy-Access Tenders: Celebrity Flora has custom-built Novurania Yacht Tenders that feature stairs with a metal railing to fit flush with the ship’s aft; there’s also a hydraulic ramp that makes it easier (and drier) to offload and load during landings. 

Who It's Best For

Celebrity’s Core Clientele: Travelers who appreciate what Celebrity brings to the table — modern design, excellent service, top-notch cuisine, and lounge spaces designed for socializing over cocktails — will enjoy all that and more on a ship that’s Galapagos-appropriate in scale.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This is Celebrity’s Most Expensive Galapagos Offering: The 7-, 10-, and 11-night itineraries on Celebrity Flora get top dollar. Starting cruise fares range from almost $9,000 per person for seven nights to as much as $12,500 per person for 11 nights.

Donna Heiderstadt
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger
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