Celebrity’s New Galapagos-Based Cruise Ship to Offer Top-Deck Glamping

Rendering of Celebrity Flora with Galapagos night sky in the background

(3:30 p.m. EST) — Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises’ first custom-built cruise ship designed specifically to sail in the Galapagos, will feature a top deck camping experience when it launches in 2019.

“Celebrity Flora was specifically designed to bring our guests closer to the Galapagos Islands than ever before — from its outward-facing design that takes guests to the water’s edge, to the enhanced custom-designed Novurania yacht tenders,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO for Celebrity Cruises. “And now our new Galapagos Glamping experience gives guests an incredible opportunity to experience the destination the ship was built for, on a whole new level, under the millions of stars above.”

The overnight Galapagos Glamping experience comes with two cabanas located on the top deck, one fitted with a double bed for sleeping and the second laid out for dining. For part of the night, a naturalist will be on hand to highlight the stars and constellations.

Rendering of Celebrity Flora glamping cabanas

The experience will include a full dinner, with a curated selection of cocktails, wines and menu items; a full bedside breakfast is also included.

Galapagos Glamping experience can be booked by up to four people, and is available upon request for a fee, on every Celebrity Flora sailing.

Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making its debut on May 26, 2019. It will alternate between 10 and 11-night inner and outer loop itineraries.

Features will include the outdoor Ocean Grill, serving fresh local ingredients and seafood; an upper-deck observatory with cozy seating and a library; The Vista open-air lounge with cocoon-style chairs, private cabanas and a hot tub; a marina stocked with Zodiacs; and environmentally-friendly systems, including anchorless technology that can maintain the ship’s position while also protecting the sensitive sea floor.

–By Dori Saltzman, Senior Editor


Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Leave a comment

Recent Articles