In the 2024 season, three ships will be sailing through the Galapagos Archipelago with the Celebrity Flora – the most modern expedition ship along with the Celebrity Xpedition and the Celebrity Xploration.
Beginning in January 2024, the cruise line will start with six itineraries in the natural beauty of the Pacific all year long. The guests of Celebrity Cruises can select from three vessels: the massive vessel Celebrity Flora, which only was launched in the year 2019; the multi-award-winning Celebrity Xpedition and the Celebrity Xploration, which is a luxurious catamaran with a maximum capacity of 16 passengers.
Passengers on the three Celebrity ships can avail of daily shore excursions guided by accredited Galapagos National Park naturalists. From intimate encounters with turtles, snorkeling in penguins’ enclosures in their natural habitats and trekking through lunar landscapes of volcanic origin, and walking through black sand beaches, The Galapagos Islands offer travelers unforgettable experiences with their distinctive wildlife.
The extravagant mega yacht that can carry up to 100 guests is specially made for cruising in the Galapagos. When it was built, Celebrity Cruises included the particular requirements of the location in the design. The ship was launched in May 2019. the vessels of the expedition are among the most efficient, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and environmentally sound crafts that are their size. With the help of the revolutionary “Dynamic Positioning System,” the vessel can be moored without an anchor. This is to protect marine fauna and flora.
Two restaurants care for your physical wellbeing. They range from 30 to 120 square meters in size. The Celebrity Flora is exclusively equipped with cabins outside. The “Seaside” restaurant is open for lunch, breakfast, and dinner. It offers stunning views from the floor-to-ceiling windows with a stylish informal setting. Ocean Grill is a casual, elegant restaurant. Ocean Grill offers al fresco eating and casual dining with stunning views.
Itineraries Celebrity Flora offers two distinct 8-day itineraries available in the Galapagos Islands, an “Inner Loop” and an “Outer Loop” itinerary. Tours with Celebrity Flora start from Baltra Island each Sunday.
Celebrity Xpedition & Celebrity Xploration:
The prize-winning Celebrity Xpedition for a maximum of 48 people and The Celebrity Xploration, a luxury catamaran with 16 passengers that was only re-opened in January, complete Celebrity Cruises’ extensive Galapagos program.
Itineraries: The CelebrityXpedition and Celebrity Xploration offer two eight-day trips, a Northern Loop and a Southern Loop. The cruises begin from Baltra Island on a Saturday.
All of the Celebrity Cruises Galapagos cruises include onboard meals and drinks, including the best wines and spirits. The bundle also comes with flights to and from Quito. In addition, there are gratuities, internet access for all hours on all excursions, entrance costs at Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Tourist Card, snorkeling equipment such as a wetsuit, binoculars, and trekking poles.
Trip extension :
Alongside other Galapagos cruises, Celebrity Cruises also offers 11to 17-day vacation packages to extend the cruise. In this area, travelers can enjoy in addition to that the vibrant cultural life of Ecuador’s capital Quito and the stunning mountain and volcanic landscape of the Andes. Three highlights are of the program in Peru: the historic coastal capital city of Lima and the mysterious Machu Picchu and Cusco; Cusco is the capital of the previous Inca Empire and awes visitors with its unique architecture spectacular setting at 3,400m above sea levels.
Honda Will Return To Formula 1 as An Aston Martin Engine Supplier 2026.
Honda will return to Formula 1 in a formal role from 2026 as an engine supplier to Aston Martin. Aston Martin team. The company officially quit F1 in the year 2021; however, its engines are utilized by both Red Bull teams and are known as Hondas by 2023.
Honda announced on Wednesday that the F1’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality in 2030 had been a “key factor” behind its decision to return to F1 officially.
The new rules in 2026 are expected to enhance the electrical efficiency of F1 engines.
The body governing the sport, the FIA, requires the mark to use biodegradable synthetic fuels simultaneously.
Honda Racing Corporation president Koji Watanabe has stated: “In pursuit of its aim of achieving carbon neutrality before 2030, beginning in 2026, the FIA will require to use 100percent carbon neutral fuel, and electric power will increase dramatically by 3x the amount of the regulations currently in place.
“With this massive increase in power generated by electricity, it is clear that the most critical factor in winning in F1 is a small, powerful, light and efficient motor that has a battery with high performance that can be swiftly managing the power of a high output and energy management technology.
“We believe this know-how gained from this new challenge has the potential to be applied directly to a future mass-production electric vehicle.”
What’s the reason behind Honda’s shift in strategy?
F1 has used hybrid engines since 2014. However, the new regulations will result in significant changes to their layout.
Most significant is the elimination of the MGU-H element of the hybrid system, which recuperates energy from the turbo. It also increases a substantial percentage of hybrid power that is included in the engine’s power output.
Watanabe told reporters: “Currently, the electrical energy is 20% or less compared to the internal combustion engine.
“But the new regulations require about 50% or more electrification, which moves even further toward electrification, and the technology for electrification will be helpful for us in producing vehicles in the future.
Carbon-neutral fuels, as well as their integration in the engine, the engineer said, “match with Honda’s direction.”
Watanabe stated that expanding the F1 cost cap to engine covers was also an element in his decision, as it would have made “long-term and continuous participation in F1 easier”.