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We were moved onto this ship from the Xpedition (which is now back in service) and she is a BEAUTY. Our cruise was her 7th sail, and she did not disappoint. - Overall, it's very well thought out, and uses great colors and textures and has TONS of windows - The lounges are big enough that you don't feel crowded, even when everyone is in there for the pre-dinner presentation of the next day's activities - The dining room could use some better sound-proofing panels in the ceiling (when it's full, it's noisy), but the wait staff was exceptional and great views from nearly all the tables - Food is fantastic. This is not a stuff-your-face-24-hours-a-day ship; there are set B/L/D times since you are off the ship doing things in-between meals. When you come in off a tender, you're greeted with a little snack and some flavored water - Wine selection is better than the spirits, with some exceptions - be sure to try the local Ecuadorian gin, called UNDER, in your g&t! - Rooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are HUGE (larger than the ensuite in my 1950s house)! Some people had leaking showers during rough seas, but the ops team was working on correcting that during the following week's cruise - All staff is friendly and approachable; the naturalists clearly love their jobs and are really knowledgeable - Don't skip any excursions. Everything is super-interesting, and there are different "levels" of each excursion, depending on your mobility/how much exercise you want/etc - Evening entertainment is non-existent (after dinner), but there was a lot of time spent in the bar making new friends. Really great group of people on our sail. - The first day(Sunday) is a little chaotic, as you're getting through embarkation, the safety drill, snorkel safety class, unpacking your bags and a bunch of other things. That isn't the tone of the cruise going forward, so don't let it get to you. - All ports/excursions are reached via the tenders, which have a great set of steps to get on/off. Note that in rough seas, these stairs go up and down and it's a bit like a Fun House ride in an amusement park

Amazing ship; bucket-list trip!

Celebrity Flora Cruise Review by bpmba

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Sky Suite
We were moved onto this ship from the Xpedition (which is now back in service) and she is a BEAUTY. Our cruise was her 7th sail, and she did not disappoint.

- Overall, it's very well thought out, and uses great colors and textures and has TONS of windows

- The lounges are big enough that you don't feel crowded, even when everyone is in there for the pre-dinner presentation of the next day's activities

- The dining room could use some better sound-proofing panels in the ceiling (when it's full, it's noisy), but the wait staff was exceptional and great views from nearly all the tables

- Food is fantastic. This is not a stuff-your-face-24-hours-a-day ship; there are set B/L/D times since you are off the ship doing things in-between meals. When you come in off a tender, you're greeted with a little snack and some flavored water

- Wine selection is better than the spirits, with some exceptions - be sure to try the local Ecuadorian gin, called UNDER, in your g&t!

- Rooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are HUGE (larger than the ensuite in my 1950s house)! Some people had leaking showers during rough seas, but the ops team was working on correcting that during the following week's cruise

- All staff is friendly and approachable; the naturalists clearly love their jobs and are really knowledgeable

- Don't skip any excursions. Everything is super-interesting, and there are different "levels" of each excursion, depending on your mobility/how much exercise you want/etc

- Evening entertainment is non-existent (after dinner), but there was a lot of time spent in the bar making new friends. Really great group of people on our sail.

- The first day(Sunday) is a little chaotic, as you're getting through embarkation, the safety drill, snorkel safety class, unpacking your bags and a bunch of other things. That isn't the tone of the cruise going forward, so don't let it get to you.

- All ports/excursions are reached via the tenders, which have a great set of steps to get on/off. Note that in rough seas, these stairs go up and down and it's a bit like a Fun House ride in an amusement park
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Cabin Review

Sky Suite
Cabin SK 603
Beautifully designed room with more storage space than you'll ever need, since you're limited to 20 kilos of luggage (44 lbs). Comfortable bed, squishy pillows (like every hotel I've ever been in). Call for firmer ones if you need them. Lots of outlets and USB outlets for charging camera batteries.

Amazing large bathroom, again with a ton of storage. Beautifully designed. Some people complained about the semi-transparent "window" between the BR and BA ... I didn't think there was a privacy issue, but the bathroom lights are bright and COULD bother someone who was asleep in the bed.

The infinity veranda is SO COOL. At first we were disappointed we didn't have a real balcony, but this is better. Your room is bigger, and the window lowers halfway, so you get the concept of a balcony with out all the spatter and spray. Great to watch for critters and birds!

Room is fully automated, with various buttons to open/close curtains, the window and so on. There is a short learning curve. :-)

Rooms are cleaned 2-3X/day, like you get on any cruise. Binoculars are provided for the week, as well as a fridge with mini-bar (filled to your request). Amuse-bouches are delivered every afternoon. Soundproofing is good; we did not hear the neighbors or people in the hallway.
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