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Celebrity Flora

Galápagos Island Adventure on Celebrity Flora

12-day tailor-made expedition stay & cruise from £9,220 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Fly Stay & Cruise Offer

Summary

Short description

Sail a natural wonder in its most luxurious ship

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Highlights

  • Spot everything from giant tortoises to marine iguanas
  • Explore with expert-led shore excursions throughout, including snorkelling and hikes
  • Indulge with all-inclusive drinks and fine dining
  • Sail in a boutique, 100-passenger ship

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Quito
  • 7 Nights Galápagos Cruise
  • 1 Night Quito

About

Recommended for:
Expedition cruise

New for 2019, the Celebrity Flora is, simply, the Galápagos’s most luxurious ship. It’s an all-inclusive spread of drinks and fine dining, with each of its all-suite cabins enjoying balconies and butler service. It's also packed full of eco credentials, from its anchorless mooring and onboard water filtration to its solar panels and reduced emission. Indeed, this cruise is all about the destination, showcased on a full spread of included shore excursions. You can be as active as you like, with hikes, Zodiac cruises and snorkel trips bringing you between everything from giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies to lava lizards and marine iguanas. It’s all brought to life by a lecture series and expert guides. Either side of the cruise, you'll also enjoy luxury stays and a tour of Quito, taking in the equator and the Ecuadorian capital's colonial charms.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Quito

After enjoying your complimentary airport lounge access, a day flight will bring you out to Ecuador. You’ll be met on arrival by an included transfer to your central accommodation, host to spa treatments and volcano views from its terrace. It’s all set just by the cobbled streets and colonial plazas of the Old Town, which you’ll have some time to explore.

Stay: JW Marriot (Superior)

Day 2
Quito

You’ll begin your series of included touring today, focusing on the European charms of Quito. Highlights include the 16th-century San Francisco Convent and the immaculately gilded La Compañia Church – a Baroque jewel. It’s all wrapped in charming squares and winding alleyways. In between an included lunch, taken with a spectacular view over the city, and a welcome dinner at a local gourmet restaurant, you’ll even straddle the equator at the Middle of the World museum park.

Stay:  JW Marriot (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Quito to Baltra

Bookended by included transfers, you’ll fly out to the Galápagos and your luxury expedition ship. Host to just 100 guests and new for 2019, it’s an intimate, all-suite affair, with each room served by personal attendants, balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. And, alongside complimentary room service, your all-inclusive indulgences range from the open bars to Michelin-standard dining. There’s even time to begin your included shore excursions, taking in the sea lions, blue-footed boobies and pelicans of Daphne Island. Throughout, it’s all brought to life by expert-led lectures and a well-stocked library.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Gardner Bay & Suarez Point

Home to one of the longest beaches in the Galápagos, Gardner Bay is a vision of white sands, host to a giant sea lion colony. Further highlights include the startingly red sally lightfoot crabs and Punta Suarez, your next stop. Here, perhaps making use of the complimentary walking poles, a guided hike will see you head up from the beach and onto the steep southern clifftops, ending at a great blowhole where water gushes up to 50 feet in the air.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Cormorant Point & Bahia Post Office

Today, along with flamingos and the unsurprisingly long-legged stilts, you’ll be treated to something of the region’s human history. Cormorant Point was the Galápagos’s first capital, where Darwin first met the islands’ governor. You’ll even have the chance to send a letter home from the post office barrel once used by whalers to leave mail for outbound ships. As with every evening, there's the option to hire the "first glamping experience at sea", staying in a luxurious cabana under the stars and enjoying the likes of cocktails by the campfire with an astronomer.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Moreno Point & Urvina Bay

Simply, Punta Moreno is the chance to step back to the prehistoric era. Among its barren landscapes, expect everything from huge marine iguanas to Galápagos penguins. You’ll also have a choice between a ramble through the reef’s high-and-dry corals or a shorter walk in search of land iguanas and giant tortoises. Urbina Bay also offers the perfect chance to try out the complimentary wetsuits and snorkelling equipment. Keep your eyes peeled for cormorants and marine iguanas. Back on board, perhaps head to the Oceanscope research lab. Visitable each day, it was built in conjunction with the University of Miami and used to study the region's fragile ecosystems. 

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Espinoza Point & Vicente Roca Point

Heading off the beaten track, Espinoza Point is one of the least-visited sites on Fernandina Island, thanks to its remote location and difficult access. But, it’s well worth it, with its stark-black lava rocks providing a dramatic contrast to the brilliant green of plant growth. The marine iguanas are also special favourites. Then, at Isla Isabela’s Vicente Roca Point, don your snorkel gear once more to spot sea horses on an expert-led dive.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
South Plaza & Dragon Hill

The little island off the coast of Santa Cruz will bring you face to face with seal pups and one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the Galápagos. Then, at the appropriately named Dragon Hill, you’ll be treated to fantastic sightings of land iguanas, along with spectacular views over the island. Its brackish lagoons are often animated by flamingos and feeding shore birds.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Puerto Ayora

Your last port of call is Puerto Ayora where you’ll focus on its giant-tortoise reserve. Perched among the lushly vegetated highlands, it’s a fitting end to your trip. There’s also the option of wandering through Puerto Ayora, the islands’ largest town, and visiting the superb Charles Darwin Research Station. It shines a light on the Galápagos’s unique flora and fauna.

Stay: Celebrity Flora (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Baltra to Quito

After a last indulgent breakfast onboard, included transfers will once again bookend your flight between the Galápagos and Quito. With a final night here, perhaps celebrate your trip with dinner at one of its superb restaurants.

Stay: JW Marriot (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 11-12
Depart for UK

After breakfast and an included transfer, board your overnight flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

12-day tailor-made expedition stay & cruise on board Celebrity Flora (Celebrity Cruises) from £9,220 incl. flights

Departure: 30 August 2020

Fly Stay & Cruise Offer
Book by: 30 November 2019

Includes pre-cruise

  • Use of VIP airport lounge
  • Flights to Quito
  • Shared overseas transfers throughout and meet-and-greet at the airport
  • Overnight hotel accommodation in Quito
  • Full-day guided tour of historical Quito, including a visit to the Equator Line.
  • Flights to Baltra

Includes on board

  • Accommodation in a Sky Suite with air conditioning, private bathroom and showers, and refrigerators with complimentary bottled water
  • All meals and complimentary beverages on board the vessel including select wines, sparkling wines, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and teas
  • Complimentary room service
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Onboard entertainment, including programs or lectures by onboard, Galapagos National Park certified naturalists or the experienced Celebrity staff
  • Complimentary snorkeling equipment, mini-wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks provided for the duration of the cruise
  • Gratuities while on board for the crew and lecturers, as well as gratuities for the naturalist guides
  • The Galapagos National Park admission fee
  • Galapagos Tourist Card fee
  • Twice-daily expedition team guided shore landings and excursions

Includes post-cruise

  • Shared overseas transfers
  • 1 night post-cruise hotel stay
  • Flight to the UK via Quito

Fares based on 30 August 2020 cruise departure. Cruise operates year-round.

The Sky Suite with Veranda is the perfect sanctuary. The spacious veranda offers luxurious outdoor living. The king-sized bed faces the floor-to-ceiling windows, the veranda, and the glorious Galapagos Islands beyond. The bathroom features a vanity with double faucets, porcelain tile, stone countertops, and a sliding panel that lets you open the room to the bedroom and the window, so incredible views are available at all times

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