Royal Caribbean has ordered a 100-pax expedition cruise vessel for its Celebrity Cruises brand at Shipyard De Hoop, Lobith, the Netherlands.
Specifically designed for operation in the Galapagos Islands, the vessel will be named ‘Celebrity Flora’.
She has been designed to be one of the most energy efficient of its size operating in the Galapagos archipelago with a 15% reduction of fuel consumption (compared to Celebrity’s current ‘Xpedition’ Class) giving lower air emissions. This will be achieved by the fitting of an advanced propulsion system and hull configuration.
She will also be fitted with a dynamic positioning (DP) system to allow the ship to stay in position without anchoring and damaging the sea bed, with zero speed stabilisers to enhance a smooth sailing.
Celebrity will reduce the need for plastics on board by introducing in-room water filtration stations and by converting seawater and air conditioning condensation into fresh water.