Celebrity Flora: 48 crew members test positive for COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

Galapagos health authorities announced on Tuesday that 48 crew members aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Flora tested positive for COVID-19. The tests were carried out on all 69 crew members currently on board the ship, and 48 tested positive for the virus. The crew is isolated in single cabins and the ship is under quarantine. Authorities say this is a significant increase to the total number of cases in Galapagos Islands which had only 24 cases reported on the Archipelago.

Galapagos Emergency Operations Committee released the following letter informing the community regarding the COVID-19 tests of Celebrity Flora crew.

Celebrity Cruises took delivery of Celebrity Flora in 2019 as the cruise line's first cruise ship custom built for cruises to the Galapagos. Celebrity Flora maiden voyage was on June 30, 2019 sailing year-round voyages from Baltra.