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Celebrity's Galápagos cruises resume, starting with Flora

Celebrity Flora crew welcome passengers for the July 4 restart
Celebrity Flora on Sunday became the first of Celebrity Cruises' three Galápagos-based ships to resume sailing.

It will be followed by the 48-passenger Celebrity Xpedition on July 24 and the 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration on Sept. 18. The ships will explore with northern and southern loop itineraries.

'The Galápagos islands are a treasure and a destination that is incomparable to any other in the world. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome guests aboard the most special ship in this region for the very special, bucket-list voyage they have been dreaming of for so many months,' Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said.

The 100-passenger Celebrity Flora was purpose-built for the Galápagos in 2019.

Vaccination for adult US travelers, testing for all

All Celebrity ships will sail with crew fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In the Galápagos, the line's US passengers 16 and older must be fully vaccinated and, as of Aug. 1, the age requirement for US passengers drops to 12. Requirements for non-US travelers vary.

To enter Ecuador, unvaccinated travelers must present a negative antigen or PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. Celebrity passengers need to have an antigen test before embarking, either at their Quito pre-cruise hotel or Baltra Airport in the Galápagos. Complimentary antigen tests are performed prior to disembarking.

Curated tours are required to go ashore. Masks are not mandated on board or on unpopulated islands but must be worn in populated areas ashore.

Insurance mandated for all

Ecuador requires travel insurance with medical and evacuation coverage of all travelers, regardless of vaccination status.

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