Happy First Birthday to a Ship of Firsts

June 30th marks one year since Celebrity FloraSM set sail on its inaugural journey to the Galapagos Islands. The first eco-friendly ship of its size was specifically designed for the Galapagos Islands, and is the first ship to bring luxurious all-suites accommodations to the region. The list of firsts for Flora doesn’t end there.

More Firsts for Flora

First ship in the Galapagos to feature an innovative outward-facing design

First ship in the Galapagos to introduce our transformational Infinite Verandas®

First ship in the Galapagos to offer custom Novurania tenders for seamless exploring
First ship in the islands where you can go Galapagos Glamping
First ship in the Galapagos to boast an eye-opening space like The Lab
First ship in the Galapagos with solar panels to reduce our footprint—just one of the reasons Flora is the most eco-friendly ship to sail in these islands.

Celebrity Flora gave us the opportunity to introduce our first godmother in the Galapagos Islands. With our passionate focus on environmentalism in the Galapagos Islands, our choice 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.

Exclusive Captain's Club Galapagos Offer

Now through August 31st, Captain’s Club members can enjoy additional savings up to $1,000*. This exclusive offer is open to Captain’s Club members Classic tier and above. Book an Ocean View stateroom and save $500—or treat yourself to The Retreat® and save $1,000. That’s in addition to 50% off the second guest’s fare**.

Explore with Alexa

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Explore Destinations voice skill, by Celebrity Cruises, available on Amazon Alexa. Anyone who has an Alexa-enabled device can now access information about Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean easily. We’re excited to be the first cruise line with a presence on Alexa’s voice directory and provide a platform for you to learn about things to do, what to pack, the best time to visit each destination, and the best cruise cities to explore. Simply follow these steps to get started.

To download the skill to your device, simply say:

Alexa, enable Explore Destinations


Once enabled, it will automatically begin and explain the options available to you.

To launch the skill again after the first time say:

Alexa, open Explore Destinations

Or skip straight to any of these four topics, and say:

Alexa, open Explore Destinations.


What is there is to do in {Alaska, Europe, or the Caribbean}?

What should I pack for {Alaska, Europe, or the Caribbean}?

When is the best time to visit {Alaska, Europe, or the Caribbean}?

What are the best cruise cities in {Alaska, Europe, or the Caribbean}?

Introducing Power Up Points, a new way to earn points—even when you’re not sailing. We’ll email you different activities, including social media contests and questions that help us get to know you better, and you’ll earn Power Up Points for participating. For every 10 Power Up Points earned, you’ll get 1 Club Point. It’s fun and simple—the more you participate, the more you’ll earn, right from home. So, be sure to lookout for emails from us about opportunities to earn Power Up Points.  If you are not already opted in to receive emails from us, click the subscribe button on the top right of this page in order to participate.

Helpful tips for Power Up Points Success

You must opt-in for emails by clicking the subscribe button on the top right hand of this page
Make sure to follow the instructions detailed in the email for each individual activity.

We will send one Power Up Points email per email address that we have on file. If you share an email address with a partner, spouse or other family member, we recommend you update your profile to a different email addresses so you each receive an opportunity to participate. Click here to update your email address.

Time for Trivia

We welcome Guest Relations Director, Julie Sherrington, to this month’s newsletter with a special edition of Celebrity Trivia. Play along, test your Celebrity knowledge, and enjoy a special message from Captain Kate.  Once you’ve finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers. No cheating!

There has always been a special bond between our crew members and our loyal guests. Last month, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo sent out a message inviting you to follow their personal stories, pictures and art. We encourage you to keep following and supporting them on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels using #IAMCELEBRITY—or at www.celebritycruises.com/blog/i-am-celebrity. In the meantime, here’s another look at a video from our crew members to you:

Feast Your Eyes on This

We’ve all had more time to fine-tune our cooking skills lately—and we’re so happy you’re enjoying the recipes we’ve shared. Without further ado, here’s this month’s mouthwatering recipe: Ricotta Gnocchi from Tuscan Grille. Bon Appetit.

Let’s go Greek

Pack your bags for a virtual vacation to Greece. From a stroll through Santorini to the wonders of the Acropolis in Athens—here’s a round-up of our favorite interactive ways to escape.

Stretch Out the Stress

Take a moment out of your day to relax and recharge with a session of Yoga at Sea with Jess. Grab a mat and let’s get started.

Trivia Answers

1) C – Civitavecchia, 2) A – Celebrity Reflection connected by surviving breast cancer, 3) A – France, 4) C – 30 years, 5) Captain Dimitri and Captain Tasos (brothers), 6) B – Azipods, 7) C - United States Public Health, 8) B – 140, 9) C- Arion, 10) B - Tangerine

Terms & Conditions

*Galapagos Captain’s Club Offer: Visit www.celebritycruises.com/captains-club/exclusive-offers/galapagos-savings for full terms and conditions. Loyalty Discount Offer (“Offer”) applies to new bookings made July 1st through August 31st, 2020 (“Offer Period”) for select Galapagos sailings departing 09/19/20 – 12/25/22 (“Offer Cruise”). Offer open to Captain’s Club members in the Classic, Select, Elite, Elite Plus and Zenith tier levels booking ocean view and higher staterooms. Savings amount is in USD, per stateroom, and varies by stateroom category; $500 for Ocean View; $1,000 for Suites. Loyalty Discount is not combinable with the Galapagos Free Air offer.

**Galapagos Savings Offer: Visit www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-deals/galapagos-free-air-and-savings-offer for full terms and conditions. Cruise must be booked between 04/01/20 and 08/31/20. Offer applies to select 7, 10, 11, and 16-night Galapagos cruise and cruise packages aboard Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Xpedition, and Celebrity Xploration departing between 04/11/20 and 12/25/22 (“Galapagos Cruise Package”). Offer includes half off a second guest cruise fare with the purchase of first guest cruise fare at full price; 10, 11 and 16 night Galapagos Cruise Packages. Refer to Cruise Ticket Contract for additional terms and conditions. Celebrity reserves the right to cancel the Offer at any time, correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and change or up-date fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. ©2020 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador.

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