June 27, 2019 - A good year and a half lie between the keel laying and the commissioning of the expedition ship Celebrity Flora. The shipping company officially put the new building into service at the beginning of this week. She acted as godmotherEnvironmentalist and former President of the World Wildlife Fund International, Yolanda Kakabadse.
The to Royal Caribbean group belonging premium shipping company Celebrity Cruises commissioned the De Hoop shipyard in Tolkamer, the Netherlands, to build the 100 meter long and 17 meter wide expedition ship. The new building, measured at 5.700 GT, is designed for 100 passengers. The use of cruise ships in the Galapagos Archipelago is strictly regulated by the government of Ecuador.
Celebrity Flora © Press Center Celebrity Cruises
The shipping company is therefore presenting the Celebrity Flora as one of the most energy-efficient ships in its class. This is achieved by specially developed diesel engines, an advanced drive system and a special hull construction. In addition, anchors are not used. The automatic positioning system used protects the sensitive seabed from damage. Condensates from the air conditioning system and filtration stations in the rooms supply the washing systems on board with water. Reverse osmosis converts sea water into fresh water. The on-board system can cover 100 percent of the daily water requirement. Waste is subject to rigid waste management.
Celebrity Flora - Seaside Restaurant © Press Center Celebrity Cruises
The Celebrity Flora starts on June 30, 2019 for its maiden voyage. The starting and destination port is the Galapagos island of Baltra. With the commissioning of the Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises increases the capacity of its Galapagos fleet to 200 passengers.