Friday, January 25, 2019

Flora Floats

It may be tiny, but it floats. Last Saturday, Celebrity Cruises' newest ship, Celebrity Flora, took to the water for the first time when it was launched at the Shipyard De Hoop in the Netherlands.

Because it's so small, just 5,739 gross-tons, the ship was built on land (instead of in a drydock) and slid down rails into the water, affording us what is a rather unusual sight these days. Ironically, it's one of the largest vessels De Hoop has built in the last decade.

The complete story appeared in the January 25 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

Video courtesy of Shipyard De Hoop. All rights reserved.