South America: Galapagos Inner Loop Cruise

Celebrity Cruises

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is so unique and so full of monumental experiences that Celebrity Cruises® doesn’t want you to spend a moment thinking about logistics or details. The Galapagos adventures are blissfully all-inclusive, free of worry and planned with Celebrity luxury down to the last detail. Set sail on the Celebrity Flora℠ and immerse yourself in centuries-old landscapes and rare bird sightings, or hangout with an immense 70-year-old tortoise for the day.

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call Baltra IslandDeparture 2:30pm

Overview

Baltra, also referred to as South Seymour Island, is one of the smaller islands of the Galapagos, with an area of roughly 8 square miles. The island lies in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles west of Ecuador. The significance of Baltra rests in the fact that it is the main entry point into the Galapagos Islands. The main airport of the archipelago is located on Baltra (a second smaller one is in San Cristobal). Before Volcanic faulting occurred, Baltra was part of Santa Cruz, making it the newest of the islands. Due to its small size, there are no visitor accommodations in Baltra. Though the island is dry and the vegetation desolate, a large number of birds-frigatebirds and boobies- can be seen at the harbor. Land iguanas, marine iguanas and marine turtles can also be observed. After your arrival at Baltra, take the time to visit Bachas Beach, where you will be introduced to the wonders of the Galapagos. Also, don’t miss the chance to take a panga ride through Black Turtle Cove and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mangroves.

Day 1Port of Call Daphne Islands Arrival 5:00pmDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

One of the central islands, Daphne lays north of Santa Cruz and west of Baltra. There are actually two islands Daphne Major and Daphne Minor. Daphne Major is the younger of the two and the one that is visited. Though its location is easily in reach for most cruises, it is a select few that are able to visit this special place. The national park service restricts visitors allowed to visit Daphne. Visits are only allowed under special written permit by the National Park. Many boats do cruise by close enough to view the many birds and sea lions that live on Daphne. It is also a popular dive site for local dive operators from Santa Cruz.

Day 2Port of Call Puerto Egas Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

A visit to Puerto Egas begins with a wet landing on the dark sand beaches of James Bay. The visit begins with a walk along the rocky coast giving visitors the opportunity to view some of the Galapagos Island's best tide pools. Sponges, snails, hermit crabs, barnacles and fish including the endemic four-eyed blenny can be seen. The walk also presents visitors with a variety of shore birds, marine iguanas, sally light foot crabs and sea lions. There are two interesting excursions normally visited from Puerto Egas. The first is a short walk from the landing site brings visitors to the site of one of the Galapagos' first entrepreneur endeavors. For decades salt was extracted from a local salt crater. The industry was abandoned in the 1950's leaving behind a variety of rusted old machines and parts of buildings. The trail follows the path once used by wagon trains to the crater cone. The second excursion begins just a short distance beyond the tide pools is the fur seal grotto. Fur Seals and Sea Lions can be seen swimming in the rocky lava ringed pools. This may be the only opportunity visitors have to see and swim with fur seals. Fur seals were once hunted to near extinction for their coats. The Galapagos Fur Seal is the smallest of the Fur Seals found in the Southern Hemisphere, now compare in numbers with the sea lions. During the day they hide from the hot equatorial sun in shelves or caves of the rocky lava cliffs. At night they feed on squid and fish avoiding the sharks, which are their natural predator. The crystal clear water, volcanic bridges, fur seals and sea lions make this a magnificent place for swimming and snorkeling.

Day 2Port of Call Rabida Island Arrival 3:00pmDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Located just south of Santiago Island, Rabida, also known as Jervis Island, is a small island just over 2 km in width and 400 meters above sea level at its highest point. It is one of the most volcanically varied islands in the Galapagos. This small island geologically consists of eroded hills and lava emitted from spatter cones that have resulted in the island's striking colors. The reddish beach and steep volcanic slopes give this island a distinctive look. Rabida is home to a variety of exotic animals. Marine Iguanas, ancestors of the controversial land iguanas, are a common site on the beaches of Rabida. Noisy Sea Lions are often seen resting in the shade of the caves nearby. The saltwater lagoon of Rabida is the feeding place for Flamingos, Bahama pintail ducks and Common Stilts; and the nesting site for Brown Pelicans. This island may be the only place where visitors have the opportunity to observe brown pelicans nesting up close. When on the island, visitors can take a short trail inland in search of Galapagos wildlife. Finches, doves, yellow warblers and mockingbirds are just a few of bird species one can expect to encounter while exploring Rabida. Vegetation on the island consists mainly of opuntia cactus, palo santo trees and scrubby bushes. Once finished with land exploration, visitors to Rabida can indulge in the beauty of the surrounding waters. The marooned beach offers grand swimming and snorkeling opportunities with an almost guaranteed chance to witness sharks and manta rays in the sparkling waters.

Day 3Port of Call Elizabeth Bay Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

An extremely interesting area for its prolific mangrove Eco-system and for its marine life of many different forms. It is a spectacular place for snorkeling and dinghy rides. The species more commonly seen are penguins, flightless comorants, herons and Blue footed boobies.

Day 3Port of Call Tagus Cove Arrival 3:00pmDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Tagus Cove is situated directly east of Fernandina on the west coast of Isla Isabela. It is a beautifully well protected cove sheltered by the shoulders of two volcanic craters and has been used as an anchorage for over 300 years. This was a favourite site of pirates and early whalers, who left their ship names and historical graffiti carved on the high cliff. You can go ashore and visit a saltwater lagoon and the lava fields of Darwin Volcano. You will also have magnificent views over the ocean. Go along the cliffs with a launch and see the exclusive Galapagos penguins, the flightless cormorants and many other sea birds.

Day 4Port of Call Sullivan Bay Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

On the east side of Santiago island sits yet another body of water, Sullivan Bay, famous for its conelike volcano and various types of lava rock which have been studied by many for years. The glazed black lava rock of this eastern bay has been so well preserved, at times it may seem as if the lava is still in a molten state.

Day 4Port of Call Bartolome Arrival 1:00pmDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

Bartolome, the star island of the Galapagos, is located to the east of Santiago Island facing Sullivan Bay. It is the most photographed island in the chain due to its 350 ft. summit and its magnificent view, which creates a tropical landscape panorama. The moonlike landscape is riddled with different formations of volcanic rock including lava flows and lava tubes. Bartolome is an island full of exploration and adventure. After a 60-meter hike, visitors can take in the Pinnacle Rock, one of the best-known landmarks in the archipelago. Remains of volcanic ash particles have created with time this large formation, which rises 70 meters above a nearby cove. Near the base of the statuesque pinnacle rock you can see a large variety of multi-colored fish, sea lions, and indigenous Galapagos penguins, which can be seen while snorkeling or swimming in the surrounding waters of Bartolome. This little animal has the northernmost range of any other species of penguins. This penguin is prevalent to this area as there are around 2500 pairs. Another one of the many amazing animals that may be encountered on this island is the Great Blue Heron. Foliage behind the beach consists of the red and white mangrove, saltbush, morning glory and the prickly pear cactuses. Between the months of January and March visitors may catch a glimpse of different species of sea turtles as they lay their eggs on the beach. Visitors to Bartolome may take a walk through mangroves where mating sea turtles and white tipped sharks are commonplace.

Day 5Port of Call Las Bachas Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

Located to the west of Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island, its sand is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft. These islands are favorite nesting for sea turtles.

Day 5Port of Call North Seymour Island Arrival 1:00pmDeparture 9:30pm

Overview

North Seymour Island, also referred to as Seymour, is a small island to the North of Baltra. This island was formed years ago as a result of the uplift of a submarine lava formation. Because of the circumstances under which the island took shape, North Seymour consists of mostly flat, low lying terrain. The vegetation on North Seymour, like many of the other lava formed islands of the Subtropic, is mainly low and bushy. North Seymour’s signature feature is its enormous colony of Darwin’s magnificent frigate birds. In fact the population of frigates is larger here than anywhere else in the Galapagos chain. The frigates can be found nesting mostly on the southwest side of the island due to the prime nesting conditions. Many other birds can be encountered on North Seymour such as the Blue Footed Boobies, Swallow-tailed Gulls, pelicans, and Red-billed Tropic birds. Visitors to the island might also catch a glimpse of the amazing Galapagos snake. North Seymour’s coast is a bit more tumultuous than that of some of the other islands in the Galapagos. Despite this fact, many playful sea lions can be found sprawled on the beach along with marine iguanas, one of the most controversial of the Galapagos’ amazing creatures.

Day 6Port of Call Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Arrival 7:00amDeparture 12:00pm

Overview

The capital of Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, is located on San Cristobal Island. The administration offices, one airport linking to the mainland and a major Ecuadorian Navy facility are located here. Founded by the colonist General Villamil in the mid-nineteenth century, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno was named after Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno, the first Ecuadorian president to visit the islands, in 1916. Despite being the capital of the Galapagos, it's a sleepy town, virtually lifeless in the heat of the early afternoon, only coming alive fully when the sun sets over the bay. It may not get as many visitors as Puerto Ayora, but there is a burgeoning industry here: along the waterfront, a glut of travel agents, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops all show a town keen to cut itself a larger slice of the tourist pie. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is a bit short of things to do, but there's enough on the island to keep visitors busy for a few days. Just outside the port, the Centro de Interpretación has great displays of the archipelago's human and natural history. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno has also become the focus of the Galapagos growing reputation among South Americans as a surfing hotspot, and the waves are best at the beginning of the warm-wet season, when the water is warm enough not to need a wet suit. Tongo Reef , west of town, is one of the better places to go for this.

Day 6Port of Call Pitt Point Arrival 3:30pmDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Located to the northwest side of San Cristobal Island. The main attraction of Pitt Point is that it is the only place in the Galapagos where you can find three species of booby birds nesting in the same zone. In addition, the beautiful scenery from the top of the pathway is important, with the view of the bay toward one side and the cliffs on the other.

Day 7Port of Call Puerto Ayora Arrival 7:00amDeparture 7:00pm

Overview

The largest settlement area, offering the most services in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora is a port town situated along Academy Bay on Isla Santa Cruz. Most yachts offering cruises of the Galapagos hail from Puerto Ayora. Also home to the National Park Services and the Charles Darwin Research Station, it is the hub of tourism in the islands. Puerto Ayora is far from the bustling cities on the mainland. The bay is full of sailboats, sea birds fill the air and marine iguanas line the shore. Though a thriving center of commerce people enjoy a laid back island attitude. Most travelers to the Galapagos will include a visit to Puerto Ayora during their trip. Most cruises include a visit to the Darwin Station and arrange free time to explore the town and shop for souvenirs. This may be the only opportunity to souvenir shop in the islands. Stores carry everything from t-shirts to jewelry, post cards, books, beach ware and ceramic items. The grocery store offers the opportunity to stock up on any forgotten items, snacks, beverages, or other items you might desire on board. If you are in need of additional money, the Banco del Pacifico offers cash advances on Master Card. They also offer a Cirrus ATM machine, though it does not always work. Puerto Ayora offers options for visitors who prefer to sleep ashore or extend their stay in the islands. There are a variety of tours available allowing visitors to design their own Galapagos experience including day-trips to a number of the islands, dive trips, kayaking, highland tours, hiking, mountain biking and horseback rides.

Day 8Port of Call Baltra Island Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Baltra, also referred to as South Seymour Island, is one of the smaller islands of the Galapagos, with an area of roughly 8 square miles. The island lies in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles west of Ecuador. The significance of Baltra rests in the fact that it is the main entry point into the Galapagos Islands. The main airport of the archipelago is located on Baltra (a second smaller one is in San Cristobal). Before Volcanic faulting occurred, Baltra was part of Santa Cruz, making it the newest of the islands. Due to its small size, there are no visitor accommodations in Baltra. Though the island is dry and the vegetation desolate, a large number of birds-frigatebirds and boobies- can be seen at the harbor. Land iguanas, marine iguanas and marine turtles can also be observed. After your arrival at Baltra, take the time to visit Bachas Beach, where you will be introduced to the wonders of the Galapagos. Also, don’t miss the chance to take a panga ride through Black Turtle Cove and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mangroves.

Onboard the Celebrity Flora

Ship Rating

4.0 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.9/5 (21 Ratings)

Celebrity Flora marks an evolutionary turning point in the approach to ship design—creating a sense of being truly immersed in the destination, instead of just visiting it. Indulge in the largest and most luxurious accommodations in the Galapagos Islands, where every stateroom on board is a suite. Dine on delectable menus, curated by a Michelin-starred chef, and allow your Personal Suite Attendant to help you unpack. All this to ensure that your visit to these primitive islands is anything but.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Observatory

Observatory

  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna/Steam Room
  • Water Sports Platform
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Library
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi

  • Full-Service Spa
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Seaside Restaurant

Seaside Restaurant

Main Dining

Seaside Restaurant: Experience a culinary journey in the Galapagos in the Seaside Restaurant. It's a spacious "barefoot chic" space that features destination-inspired design elements and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout for stunning vistas that complement the mouthwatering meals you'll enjoy here—morning, noon, and night.

 

Casual Dining

Ocean Grill Restaurant: Ocean Grill is an outdoor casual restaurant that offers panoramic views during the day and stunning, starlit skies at night. Here, there's every opportunity to enjoy both the destination and our culinary expertise daily. From grilling up the highest quality, sustainable seafood from the area for lunch to what we like to call Dinner Under the Stars, Ocean Grill is the envy of any destination restaurant around.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Guarantee - Suite (Category: W)

Category: W
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Sky Suite with Veranda (Category: S1)

Category: S1

Sky Suite (Category: SK)

Category: SK

Premium Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda (Category: SP)

Category: SP

Ultimate Sky Suite with Infinite Veranda (Category: SU)

Category: SU

Royal Suite (Category: RS)

Category: RS

Penthouse Suite (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Deck Plan

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Ship Facts

Celebrity Flora ship image
  • Ship Name: Celebrity Flora
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2019
  • Maximum Capacity: 100
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 6
  • Number of Crew: 70
  • Tonnage (GRT): 5,739
  • Capacity Based on Double Occupancy: 100
  • Country of Registry: Ecuador
  • Total Staterooms: 50
  • Suites with Balcony: 50
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Available Dates & Prices

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01/24/2021

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02/21/2021

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04/04/2021

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04/18/2021

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05/30/2021

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Departure Date - 01/10/2021

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Suite Stateroom

$7,874

Departure Date - 01/24/2021

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Suite Stateroom

$7,874

Departure Date - 02/07/2021

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Balcony Stateroom

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Suite Stateroom

$7,874

Departure Date - 02/21/2021

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Balcony Stateroom

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Suite Stateroom

$7,874

Departure Date - 03/07/2021

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$7,874

Departure Date - 03/21/2021

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$7,874

Departure Date - 04/04/2021

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$8,624

Departure Date - 04/18/2021

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Suite Stateroom

$20,286

Departure Date - 05/02/2021

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Suite Stateroom

$19,499

Departure Date - 05/30/2021

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Balcony Stateroom

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Suite Stateroom

$11,024

Terms & Conditions

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Ship's registry: Ecuador

    Package ID: CELFLOSAM20200322