From grilling up the highest quality sustainable seafood for lunch, to the spectacular Dinner Under the Stars, Ocean Grill is the envy of any destination restaurant—on land or at sea.
When you’re not learning about the islands from our team of Naturalists, the Discovery Lounge is where you’ll be socializing, unwinding, and being entertained by performances and conversations with your crew and fellow explorers.
Want to learn even more about the Galapagos? Head up to the Observatory—our stunning library dedicated to the Galapagos Islands, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s no better place to cozy up with a book and take in the views.
The stars in the night sky over the Galapagos Islands are a brilliant sight to see. And, there’s no better place to witness these celestial marvels than our Stargazing platform. Enjoy guided stargazing or simply take in the spectacle on your own—we even provide the binoculars.
The main restaurant, Seaside Restaurant on Deck 4, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a dinner menu that offers Celebrity Signature dishes every night throughout your cruise as well as Ecuadorian inspired dishes that change nightly. This spacious restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offering stunning vistas to complement the mouthwatering meals you’ll enjoy here. We like to refer to the atmosphere here as upscale casual.
Galapagos Glamping is the first sunset-to-sunrise experience of its kind in the Galapagos Islands. Enjoy an exclusive and delectable dinner featuring campfire-themed delights and cocktails. Experience a naturalist-guided stargazing session under the constellations of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, as you sail along the equator. Sleep under the stars in a cabana that transforms into a comfortable double bed. Wake up to the sunrise and a private breakfast before you leave for your daily island adventures.
Celebrity Flora℠ custom-built Novurania tenders will transport you in comfort and style. They feature stairs with a metal railing that fits flush against the open aft creating a seamless ship to shore transportation system that makes it even easier to go exploring the islands—a first in the Galapagos. Each tender also features a hydraulic ramp that makes wet landings in the islands much more convenient—and less wet. It can also be used as a platform that makes getting on and off for snorkeling much easier. Other features not found on the standard tender include storage space for snorkel gear and interior seating. They also feature rubber grips on the sides for a comfortable place to hold on while you explore the islands.
World-renowned designer and Ecuadorian native, Adriana Hoyos’ furniture collection for Flora is inspired by the landscape and character of the diverse islands of the Galapagos. She uses local elements that connect organically with the environment, which helps make Flora as unique as the Galapagos Islands themselves.
Our talented and trusted Celebrity partner of more than 20 years, Francesca Bucci of BG Studio International of New York, executed our vision for Flora. Francesca’s design concept emphasized sustainability and luxury throughout the ship by sourcing upscale and sustainable materials from the region. Flora pairs exquisite custom furnishings with intimate spaces that blend seamlessly with the sea, the islands, and the sky above. The design invites you to celebrate the magnificent environment and connect with your surroundings from anywhere you are on Flora.
One of the finishing touches that makes Celebrity Flora one-of-a-kind is the work Rebecca Wilson did to curate a coherent collection of original art that was specific to the Galapagos and could be found nowhere else except Flora. All of the art is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Galapagos. It’s an incredibly rich environment, and the reason people know about the Galapagos and want to go there is for its natural habitat.
As the first ship ever designed for a destination, we wanted to ensure that Celebrity Flora was built with every state-of-the-art option and latest technology to make her one of the most eco-friendly and environmentally safe ships sailing on the planet. From a Dynamic Positioning System that enables the ship to stay on station without the use of anchors (to help protect the seas) to the solar panels on Deck 7 (it’s the first ship of this size to have them) that supplements the ship’s electricity supply and reduces emissions. Celebrity Flora even uses reverse osmosis equipment to process sea water into fresh water that supplies 100% of the ship’s needs.
With our passionate focus on environmentalism in the Galapagos Islands, our choice for Celebrity Flora’s Godmother was an easy one to make—Yolanda Kakabadse. She’s a prominent environmental leader and a champion of sustainable development and biodiversity preservation. Yolanda is a former Minister of Environment for the Republic of Ecuador and a former president of both the International Union for Conservation of Nature and World Wildlife Fund International. She has dedicated her career to leaving the world a better place, which is exactly why she’s the perfect fit.
Celebrity Flora will be the first vessel in the Galapagos to be equipped with cutting-edge oceanographic equipment, known as Oceanscope. The program builds on our long relationship with University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science that will benefit from Celebrity Flora’s consistent itinerary to create a perfect way for scientists to gather and measure data on ocean circulation dynamics, surface temperatures, and information critical to the prediction of El Niño and La Niña. All findings will be visible for guests to view on board and become open source data, globally accessible, a first for scientists and anyone with a passion for information.
We’ve collaborated with Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science to design educational videos that are part of our immersive Galapagos experience. Fun and engaging, the videos can be viewed at your leisure in the bars and lounges and in your suite. Each video ranges from 5-minute shorts to in-depth 30-minute “TED” style lectures on relevant topics that help prepare you for your daily adventures in the islands.
We’ve also partnered with EarthEcho International, a nonprofit organization founded by Philippe Cousteau. Jr., to introduce a comprehensive and customized youth program designed to empower a new generation of environmental advocates. The program is designed to inspire young people to act now for a sustainable future. Together, we’re engaging with youth and the local community to support the protection and enhancement of the treasured ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands, and we’ll explore opportunities to expand our partnership to other regions of the world.