The ceremonial keel laying took place for Celebrity Flora in Tolkamer, Netherlands, setting the foundation for the ship's innovative new 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 solid foundation in place, the building blocks can be joined together to create the ship of the future.
Leaders from both Celebrity Cruises, BG Studios, and DeHoop were at the event to celebrate the next stage of the ships evolution.
Celebrity Flora will sail from Baltra year-round, making her first sailing on May 26, 2019. Visit CelebrityCruises.com/galapagos/ships/celebrity-flora for information about the ship’s alternating seven-night inner and outer loop itineraries.
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