Celebrity bringing glamping to seas

FORT LAUDERDALE — S’mores are coming to the Galapagos.

Details about top-deck sleepovers aboard the Flora, Celebrity Cruises’ 100-passenger expedition ship under construction in the Netherlands, were announced at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld on Thursday by Donna Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service.

The Flora will offer glamping at sea for four passengers each night once the ship begins its itineraries through the Galapagos Islands in May. The $299 per-couple cost includes two cabanas — one for eating, one for sleeping — cocktails, a gourmet meal al fresco, wine, a fire with which to roast marshmallows and the services of a naturalist, who will provide stargazing guidance.

At sunrise, a full breakfast will be served bedside.

The naturalist notwithstanding, privacy will also be included — one glamping site will be starboard, one will be port.

“We’re going through the roof for this one,” Ritzenthaler said.

Bookings are open for the Flora, which will sail year-round from Baltra Island in the Galapagos, taking over itineraries currently offered on the 100-passenger Xpedition.

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