Celebrity Flora is an exciting proposition for anyone who loves cruising and can't wait to explore the wondrous beauty of the Galapagos Islands. This ship is made for luxury and brings you right into the swirling heart of Ecuador's magical islands. Here is where you'll experience the superlative lifestyle of an all-suite mega yacht, showcasing a new era of cruise ship design as you sail one of Earth's remote regions, full of exceptional biodiversity and visual beauty. Onboard this ship, dining is an art with menus designed by a Michelin-starred chef, a Personal Suite Attendant in every suite to help you unpack, plus all-inclusive benefits, so that you can relax rather than keep track of receipts. Spend your days soaking up the wonders of the Galapagos after a fantastic night's sleep and an amazing breakfast onboard. After your tours are done for the day, the ship offers a wonderland of entertainment, including a lounge, an observatory, a stargazing platform, a top-notch gym and more. To make the most of the feeling of getting away from it all, step into the spa for pampering and rejuvenating. With majestic art and interior design throughout the ship, every moment of this cruise will blow you away from the moment you step on board.
Since this ship is all-inclusive, dining is part of the deal. Ensure you get a chance to taste the fine cuisine in each restaurant during your cruise. All of them are wonderful. With menus created by a Michelin-starred chef, gourmet dining is just one more reason to reserve a voyage on this ship. At The Ocean Grill, you'll find high-quality, sustainable seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. A highlight of your trip is Dinner Under The Stars, a remarkable meal that lets you experience the night skies of the waters around Ecuador's Galapagos Islands while relishing the sublime tastes of an upscale restaurant. The main restaurant is the Seaside Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Celebrity Signature dishes inspired by Ecuadorean cuisine. This large restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows for a magnificent look at the ocean while enjoying an upscale-casual dining format attended by white-shirted waitstaff.
Entertainment on this voyage is a little different than on most cruise ships. The focus of this voyage is the biological and oceanographic attractions of the Galapagos Islands, so your onboard entertainment is geared towards enriching your knowledge and understanding of the region. In the Observatory, look for reading material to elucidate what you experienced during the day or get prepared to appreciate the next day's tours with awesome books, maps and more. New partnerships let you make the most of this journey. By joining forces with Miami's Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, interactive and engaging lecture-style videos are available to educate you alongside tour guides and your own reading. Be sure to check out Oceanscope, too, a cutting-edge piece of oceanographic equipment that allows you -- and anyone else -- to view open-source data about ocean circulation and temperatures. You'll also have an exhilarating time on the ship's tenders. These sleek boats bring you closer to your destination than a cruise ship can often sail. Feeling the wind and gentle sea spray while onboard your tender is as entertaining as anything else you can imagine. Those that reserve this unique cruise understand that entertainment takes many forms. This voyage is an immersion in a special place that few get to travel.
While the adventure of touring the Galapagos Islands is bound to get your heart pumping, Celebrity Flora makes space for fitness onboard, too. By taking advantage of gym facilities, you can feel good about indulging in extra portions or rich dishes at any one of the magnificent restaurants on your ship. Start the day off with a great exercise session or hit the gym after a wonderful day to burn off the last of your excitement before an excellent night's sleep in your suite. The fitness center has a selection of machines that allow you to find your own rhythm. Stretch out on yoga balls for lengthening, conditioning or core work. A selection of free weights makes it easy to maintain muscle definition or try a new way of getting fit.
Since this cruise is focused on immersing yourself in the beauty of the Galapagos Islands, most of your time will be spent exploring in nature. For spa-like amenities, you'll see that there's one room dedicated to massage. Remember this all-suite ship accommodates only up to 100 passengers, so it's rare that the room becomes overbooked, but if a massage interests you, it's a good idea to go to Deck 3 and reserve yours when you get onboard. During your appointment, a licensed massage therapist helps you unwind with soothing strokes that can go as light or deep as you like. Work out long-held tension so you can melt into vacation mode or let gentle Swedish massages calm your senses after a stimulating day in the Galapagos. Many times, massage therapists blend modalities to ensure you get the massage that is best for your body. Relaxing music and dim lighting help you float away into your own world.
Shopping is always a delightful way to unwind on vacation. Celebrity is known for including a shopping area on all of its ships. These shopping areas are designed to feel like European piazzas and include a galleria of boutiques for you to drape yourself in sophisticated fashions, adorn yourself with precious jewels and upscale watch brands or treat yourself to new cosmetics and fragrances. If you forgot to pack something back home, pick up something new onboard. When looking for keepsakes and mementos, your ship's concierge can always offer you assistance. Since your luxury voyage is focused on nature during the day, you may be excited to dress up at night or glimmer under the lights wearing fine jewelry.
Kids are welcome aboard all Celebrity cruises and the Flora is no different, but this sailing is dedicated to the wondrous outdoors, animal and sea life, understanding the ocean and the role of biodiversity in our great world. You might not find a kid's club like you do on other ships, but it's hard to beat membership in the small club of those who have witnessed the Galapagos Islands firsthand. Showing your kids this part of the world in their younger years can be awesome for your whole family. Just keep in mind suites are designed for two people. If you're looking for a special night, reserve a night of clamping on the ship for nighttime ocean views and beautiful breezes. Glamping is a modern term for glamorous camping and it's as luxurious here as anything else on this gorgeous ship. Spend the night with your kids in style and chances are they'll never forget it.
This ship foregoes a casino or gambling in order to showcase the majesty of the Galapagos Islands. If you're looking to lean into luck, see what fortune lies ahead while searching for wildlife sightings and revel in the returns only nature provides by imparting a deep sense of joy to characterize your trip.