5* Galapagos Flora

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Explore the legendary Galapagos Islands from the comfort of the specially built 5* Celebrity Flora. The inspiration for Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the Galapagos host an incredible array of extraordinary wildlife; on land, sea and air!

Just launched, Celebrity Cruises introduces Celebrity Flora, the first ship of its kind ever to be designed and built specifically with the destination in mind – in this case, the captivating Galapagos Islands.

Our all-inclusive packages to the Galapagos have everything you need for an incredible adventure. On board, you’ll enjoy menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, unlimited beverages, Wi-Fi, room service and more. For your experiences off the ship, you’ll have use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits and excursions led by Galapagos National Park certified naturalists. And that’s not all. There’s more to the list that only gets better.

Take a luxury Galapagos cruise and discover what inspired Darwin: watch sea lions play, birds dance and giant tortoises trudge along completely unafraid of humans. Wander through fragrant forests, on colourful sands and dive the crystal-clear waters that are a veritable snorkeler’s paradise.

Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Baltra, Galapagos
  • Return transfers from airport to port
  • 7 nights on board 5-star Celebrity Flora based on two sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis & onboard drinks
  • Twice-daily shore excursions included
  • Use of equipment including snorkelling equipment, mini wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks
  • Daily briefing by Galapagos National Park certified Expedition Leader & onboard lectures by Galapagos experts
  • Gratuities included
  • Galapagos fees included
  • Wifi onboard
  • 20kg Check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1-3 Baltra, Galapagos

Following your indirect, overnight flights to the Galapagos, you will be transferred to the ship to settle into your suite.

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region’s main airport.

Day 3 Continued - Daphne Major, Galapagos – Scenic Cruising

Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.

Day 4 morning - Egas Port, Santiago Island, Galapagos

With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools, and blue-water grottoes, this stop offers a wonderful taste of the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shore birds,Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals. Sea lions, colorful tropical fish,and sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling.

Day 4 afternoon - Rabida Island, Galapagos

A small island south of Santiago, Rabida is best known for its red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions and some sea birds.

Day 5 morning - Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos

Elizabeth Bay is one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. A scenic zodiac ride within this sheltered inlet offers viewing of a wide variety of wildlife and a wonderful mangrove ecosystem.

Day 5 afternoon - Tagus Cove, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes and spectacular Darwin Lake. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found.

Day 6 monring - Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, Galapagos

During a volcanic eruption in the early 1900’s, this area of Santiago was covered with flowing lava. Today, the hardened fields of black rock create a geologic wonderland. We will take advantage of the cool of early morning for awalk to view strange twisting hardened lava flows, collapse craters, and everyone’s favorite, the hornitos orlava ovens. Tall red scoria cones and pioneer plants also dot this unusual and very young landscape.

Day 6 afternoon - Bartolome Island, Galapagos

Bartolome Island hosts one of the region’s most often-photographed views and a spectacular geologic setting. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop. It is also home to the endemic Galapagos penguin and provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling.

Day 7 morning - Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

A beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. The name “Las Bachas” comes from the mispronunciation of the word “barges” by the local population during the 1950s when WWII barges broke their moorings and ran aground on the beach. This is also one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos. A short beach walk brings you to a pond to look for flamingos and other shorebirds. Afterwards, this is a fantastic beach to relax, go for a walk, swim, and maybe practice snorkeling.

Day 7 afternoon - North Seymour Island, Galapagos

North Seymour is a small island just north of Baltra. It is home to the largest colony of frigate birds in the Galapagos. While keeping an eye out for male frigates trying to impress potential mates with an inflated red neck pouch, you may also see blue-footed boobies dancing in a timeless courtship ritual. Sea lions and large land iguanas also roam about this rocky terrain. Excursion options include a guided long, rocky walk, zodiac ride and short easy walk, or simply just a scenic zodiac tour along the coast to view wildlife and the geology of the area.

Accommodation

Celebrity Flora

Celebrity Flora marks an evolutionary turning point in the approach to ship design by allowing the destination and its environment to inspire and influence every decision made. From the luxurious all-suites accommodations incorporating sustainable, natural materials that complement the destination to the Dynamic Positioning System that enables the ship to stay on station without the use of anchors to help protect the seas, we’ve created a ship that truly differentiates between visiting this incredible corner of the world and experiencing it. To do so, we’ve collaborated with three exciting new partners which are helping shape a better future for our planet.

Celebrity Flora features our innovative outward-facing design that makes the destination the centre of attention. By focusing the direction of spaces outward at every opportunity, we virtually erase the boundaries between ship and destination. Join us onboard the most state-of-the-art ship to ever sail the Galapagos Islands.

Included on every Celebrity Flora cruise

  • CRUISE: 7 Night Galapagos cruise

  • DINING: Gourmet dining onboard featuring locally sourced cuisine from Michelin star chef

  • BEVERAGES: Drinks onboard including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, coffee, teas and bottled water

  • SHORE EXCURSIONS: Twice-daily expedition team guided shore landings and excursions

  • WIFI: Complimentary WiFi access (service may be limited)

  • GRATUITIES: Tips/gratuties are included in the cost of your cruise

  • GALAPAGOS FEES: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Galapagos Tourist Card fee

  • COMPLIMENTARY USE OF EQUIPMENT: Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, mini wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks

  • STATEROOM AMENITIES: Premium bedding and stateroom amenities on all ships and complimentary room service upon request

  • EXPERT ADVICE: A Galapagos National Park certified Expedition Leader, naturalist staff and expedition guides, plus daily naturalist briefings and Galapagos expert lectures onboard your ship

  • MEET & GREET: Galapagos Meet & Greet service by Celebrity Naturalist

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15%. Full payment due 16 weeks before departure
  • Optional Insurance available (Call for details)
  • Onboard gratuities included
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €9,679pp
  Number of nights: 7

24 Jan 2020 €9679
Weekly departures 31 Jan 2020- 31 Dec 2020 €9679

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