5* Galapagos Flora – Outer Loop

from€10499
for 10 nights

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!

What's Included
  • Flights from Dublin to Quito, Ecuador
  • All transfers from airport to hotel to port
  • 2 nights in JW Marriott Hotel in Quito, Ecuador with meals included except dinner on the first night
  • City tour of Quito
  • Flight from Quito to Baltra, Galapagos
  • 7 nights on board 5-star Celebrity Flora based on two sharing a Sky Suite with infinite balcony
  • 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
  • Onboard gratuities included
  • Galapagos fees included
  • Wifi onboard
  • Flight from Baltra, Galapagos to Quito
  • 1 night in JW Marriott Hotel in Quito
  • Flights from Quito to Dublin
  • 20kg Check-in bag per person

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.

The Sky Suite with Infinite Balcony offers the ability to create an open air room with the touch of a button. With a total of 325 indulgent square feet. Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living the Sky Suite with Infinite Balcony allows you to walk right to the water’s edge for a greater connection to the sea and the islands.

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
Celebrity
Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
01 Jan 2021-
31 Dec 2021
Sky Suite €10499 On Request
Agent
Celine K
Celine K
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Low booking deposit of €330pp. 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.
Duration Notes
7 night cruise with 2 nights in Quito hotel pre-cruise and one night in Quito hotel post-cruise.
Itinerary
Day 1-2

Quito, Ecuador

Following your flight to Quito, Ecuador, you will be transferred to the JW Marriott Hotel for your two night stay.

You can enjoy the included city tour of Quito to see the best of this fascinating city.

Day 3

Quito, Ecuador

Baltra, Galapagos

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Baltra in the Galapagos. On arrival you will be transferred to the Celebrity Flora for your Galapagos adventure to begin.

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

Gardner Bay, Galapagos

Isla Champion is a small islet off Floreana Island’s northeast coast. To cruise by it reveals a bare, rocky island without much allure, but to enter the infinitely blue waters around this small landmass is to discover a spectacular underwater realm. The visibility is generally impressive and thanks to this water clarity snorkelers often spot reef sharks patrolling the reef wall, cruising Pacific green turtles, and playful Galapagos sea lions. Encounters in the blue with thousands of small silver minnows, large tuna fish, or oceanic sunfish are not unheard of either.

Day 4 afternoon

Punta Suárez, Española Island, Galapagos

Punta Suárez lies at the western point of Española, the oldest island in the Galápagos. Sheer cliffs provide superb thermals for seabirds and you may spot Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies and Blue-footed Boobies on the breeze. The largest seabird to nest in the Galapagos Islands is the Waved Albatross. These ocean wanderers can be seen seasonally here from April through December, when pairs reunite on Española, going through an elaborate pair-bonding display. Mockingbirds, doves, and occasional Galápagos Hawks can also be seen on the point, along with sea lions and colorful marine iguanas.

Day 5 morning

Cormorant Point, Floreana Island, Galapagos

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos, and where Charles Darwin met the islands’ Governor. It’s small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land.

Day 5 afternoon

Post Office Bay, Floreana Island, Galapagos

Rich in history, this site is home to the post office barrel established in about 1793, where pirates, buccaneers, whalers, and others could leave their mail to be picked up by outbound ships. The tradition continues today, as visitors leave addressed postcards in the barrel and sort through left mail to deliver at home.

Day 6 morning

Moreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Along this beautiful rocky shore, a field of hardened black lava flows is pockmarked by shallow pools,which are home to shorebirds and flamingos. The mangrove-lined shore also provides a chance to see marine iguanas, sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, penguins,and the flightless cormorant.

Day 6 afternoon

Urvina Bay, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Composed of five coalesced volcanoes, Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and the most recently active, the latest eruption having occurred in 2015. Here we will see large land iguanas, finches, and if lucky, a giant tortoise or two. In 1954, the intrusion of magma below one of the island’s volcanoes caused part of the bay to be uplifted some 6 meters, and today we can walk through the remains of what was once a thriving underwater reef.

Day 7 morning

Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and,as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense deluges of black naked lava.” Along with its extraordinary black lava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lions and a nesting site for flightless cormorants.

Day 7 afternoon

Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos

The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as we search for sea turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sunfish.

Day 8 morning

South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island), Galapagos

A small uplifted island just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. The island’s low-lying landscape is covered with colorful saltbush, scrub, and giant prickly pear cactus. A subspecies of land iguana is found on the island in plentiful abundance and sometimes can be seen munching on the cactus. The southern cliffs are steep and rocky, and home to numerous seabirds as well as a bachelor colony of sea lions. Looking down into the clear blue waters, schools of surgeonfish swim by as birds shoot in and out of the holes in the cliff. A short hike and Zodiac ride provide ample opportunity to observe the beauty and wildlife of the island.

Day 8 afternoon

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island), Galapagos

Dragon Hill, or “Cerro Dragon” is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we’ll cross a beautiful “white forest” of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high-intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Day 9

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

This is the main population center of the islands, and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. You will be able to visit the tortoise-breeding center and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Day 10

Baltra, Galapagos

Quito, Ecuador

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail back into Baltra Island. You will disembark after breakfast and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Quito for one final night in this beautiful city.

Day 11

Quito, Ecuador

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flights back to Ireland.

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