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The ceremonial keel laying took place today for Celebrity Cruises’ upcoming ship Celebrity Flora in Tolkamer, Netherlands, which sets the foundation for the ship’s innovative structure.
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 ship’s foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create Celebrity Cruises’ newest upcoming vessel. Leaders from Celebrity, BG Studios, and DeHoop were at the event to celebrate the next stage of the ship’s evolution.
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round to the Galapagos Islands, making her first sailing on May 26, 2019. Bookings are now open on Celebrity Cruises’ website or through your travel agent. The vessel will operate alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries.
For more information on Celebrity Flora, an expedition-style ship, click here.