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Celebrity Flora Review

4.5 / 5.0
38 reviews

Best ship and trip, just do it

Review for Galapagos Cruise on Celebrity Flora
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2024

This ship is near to perfect as any we have been on. Nearly as many crew as passengers. Great service. Great food. Ship is small and easy to get around. Common spaces are comfortable and not crowded feeling. Marina for getting on an off zodiac tenders is perfect. Very safety minded touches. Snorkeling is safe. And magnificent. Naturalists are great at finding wildlife and explaining things in an interesting way. Sights are amazing on land and under the sea. Tender ride tours yield great pics. This hits my top 5 after a lifetime of travel. Here are a few tips. Nice suite with balcony. It has no power on the one side of the bed. The balcony door is very hard to open. The magnified mirror in the suite has a very sensitive on off touch button that we couldn’t figure out how to turn off. They have a 44 lb limit. We believe this is because they give you 5 lbs of stuff to carry home. A nice backpack, insulated metal water bottle and poncho. They do laundry twice. I overpacked. Didn’t need the wet bag we took. Did use iPhone waterproof holders under water snorkeling. You need zinc based sunscreen. The sun is super hot there. All of our group has some bathroom issues off an off. Take immodium. We heard multiple reports of gastro issues after eating under the stars on deck 7. Mild though. Food all week was great. Use the crushed ice to fill your water bottle. The black metal soaks in heat. The hangers can dry wet stuff behind the tv hanging from the ceiling. There is a bit of a shortage of places to hang wet stuff. There is tremendous storage capacity. We didn’t use all the shelves and drawers. They offer various pillow styles. I ordered firm after a night of too soft. Good pillows and beds. The day tour in Quito was nice. Cool there. The trip from the airport to the motel is 45 minutes on not great roads in a nice bus. All busses on the trip were nice and not full. The plane from Quito to Baltra was hot and when you get to the outdoor airport there was a long walk, long wait and it was hot. Wear cool stuff for that day and use sunscreen. I used light colored clothing with long sleeves to snorkel and for long boat rides. Even 50 sunscreen is recommended for reapplication 3x per day. I agree. This is a fantastic trip that should be on bucket lists. The Flora is near perfection. Kudos to the crew!

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