This past week, the ceremonial keel was laid for Celebrity Flora, a cruise ship from Celebrity Cruises being built for cruises to the Galapagos.
The keel laying ceremony marks the official start of construction on a new cruise ship. A 49.2 ton block was lifted in the air and a lucky coin was placed in the dock before the block was lowered into position. With the solid foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create the ship of the future.
Leaders from both Celebrity Cruises, BG Studios, and DeHoop were at the event to celebrate the next stage of the ships evolution.
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making her first sailing on May 26, 2019. Bookings are now open at www.celebritycruises.com/galapagos/ships/celebrity-flora or through your local travel agent, for the ship’s alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries.