Keel Laid For Celebrity Flora At De Hoop Shipyard

Celebrity Flora (Rendering, courtesy Celebrity Cruises) (Click to enlarge)Today, December 13, 2017, the keel of our yard number 488 – the expedition cruise vessel ‘Celebrity Flora’ – has been placed on the slipway. The ceremonial keel laying was, as is the tradition, accompanied by placing some coins underneath the keel, this is done to bless the ship and as a symbol of good fortune.

In the coming year the section blocks will be placed and assembled on our slipway thus realising the hull and making it ready for launching. We look forward to the exciting experience of seeing this vessel’s hull being realised on our yard’s slipway.

(De Hoop Shipyard)