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Galapagos Cruises and Tours

Celebrity
Xpedition

Galapagos Cruise Ship

Galapagos cruise aboard the Celebrity Cruises Xpedition

Smart Voyager Certification

As one of Ecuador's leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

Celebrity Cruise Galapagos - Our newest cruise ship is one that sails you back into history, through the fabled waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands. Cruise aboard Celebrity Xpedition and you'll experience a sense of intimacy that can only be achieved aboard a smaller ship. And yet, Celebrity Xpedition is filled with touches that are luxuriously familiar. Morning mimosas, daily massages and moonlit toasts are just a few of the spoils you'll enjoy as you embrace the timelessness of the Galapagos Islands - a land that time has seemingly forgotten.

Galapagos cruise aboard the Celebrity Cruises Xpedition
Blue Finch Bar
Recount the day's activities over a drink as you take in the spectacular outdoor views from the Blue Finch Bar, located on the Panorama Deck.
Enjoy your Galapagos cruise aboard the Xpedition!
The Spa on the Sunrise Deck
With a hot tub, sauna and sunning area, you'll find every amenity you need to feel good from your head to your toes on the Sunrise Deck.

Many destinations promise visitors the chance to "step back into history." A Celebrity Xpedition to the Galapagos Islands perhaps best exemplifies that promise, as we take you to a destination that helped to shape one of the worldís leading scientific doctrines. Known as the place that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands offers visitors a rare, up-close view of land and sea animals, as well as plant life found nowhere else on earth.

At 17 knots, you'll sail Celebrity Xpedition, into the fabled waters of the Galapagos. As the perfect complement to the exotic, we've filled Xpedition with touches of the familiar and a sense of intimacy sailing with only 92 guests. The Celebrity Xpedition is designed to provide you with many of the amenities you would expect from Celebrity, from gourmet cuisine to comfortable staterooms, to impeccable service.

Verandas on the Panorama deck
Verandas on Panorama Deck
Room service
Room Service


We also want to insure you get the most of this life-enriching destination. Therefore, our naturalist will accompany you to all the locations throughout the Galapagos and will also be onboard to provide lectures and briefings each night. You'll find there is plenty of space to walk the decks and take in the scenery. The sunrise deck is perfect for a guided star gazing session, and our marine landing is ideal for easy boarding on one of the four Zodiac landing rafts.

Part of the experience will be sharing your discoveries with others you meet onboard. The Blue Finch Bar and The Discovery Lounge are perfect settings to relax and recount the day's activities.

Here is a sampling of the amenities and services included onboard:

- Hot tub, sauna & exercise equipment
- Massage
- Exterior windows in all staterooms
- Library
- Restaurants: Darwin's Restaurant & Beagle Grill
- Room Service

"I just wanted to drop you a somewhat belated note (sorry!) to thank you both most sincerely for all your assistance with our trip to the Galapagos, my wife will remember her 50th birthday surprise forever. The experience surpassed our wildest dreams and has given us some great memories and pictures! The overall organisation and attention to detail, the cruise ship and celebrity staff, the stays and visits in Quito and of course everything the islands have to offer were all just a fantastic experience. It truly was a trip of a life time and one I would and will recommend to anyone. Thank you again for organising everything. I hope you can be of assistance with our travel plans again in the future." - David Walker, UK

2014 Rates
All rates subject to change based on dates and availability

All rates are in US dollars, per person, and subject to change based on availability

Reservations

Celebrity Xpedition
10 Night Package Rates

No discounts for children
Standard Rates
Special discounts available
subject to dates & availability
Penthouse Suite
460 sq ft
$11,500
Xpedition Suite
230 sq ft
$8900
Premium Stateroom
160 sq ft
$8100
Deluxe Stateroom
160 sq ft
$7800
Ocean View Stateroom
145 sq ft
$7600
Full Ship Charter On Request

The Celebrity Xpeditions Galapagos package includes*:

- Transfers to and from Quito airport to hotel
- Overnight accommodations at the 5 star JW Marriott in Quito (2 pre-cruise and 1 post cruise)
- Full day city tour in Quito (pre-cruise)
- Afternoon shopping trip in Quito (post-cruise)
- 8 Days / 7 Nights onboard the Celebrity Xpedition
- Quito-Galapagos-Quito Air
- Transfers from Baltra to ship
- National Park Entrance Fee
- All guided tours and shore excursions in Galapagos
- Onboard meals
- Onboard house wine, champagne, liquor, beer & soda
- Gratuities for onboard staff

*Refers to base 10 night package only.

Itinerary - Friday to Monday
 All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason

Day 1 Upon your arrival in Quito, you will be greeted by uniformed Celebrity staff with directions for bus transfer. After a 10-15 minute drive, you will arrive at the 5-star JW Marriott hotel for your overnight stay. 

Day 2 In Quito, you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, followed by a City Tour of Quito from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with lunch included. You will have an opportunity to shop, as well as visit the plaza, church and cathedral of "Old Town". The next morning, enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and board a flight to Baltra (Galapagos).  

Day 3 Galapagos
Arrive to Baltra (Galapagos) airport via air and board the ship at 2:00 PM and sail to North Seymour

Day 4 Galapagos
AM: Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) & Puerto Baquerizo (San Cristobal)
PM: Punta Suarez (Espanola)

Day 5 Galapagos
AM: Cormorant Point (Floreana)
PM: Baroness Outlook (Floreana)

Day 6 Galapagos
AM: Las Bachas, (Santa Cruz)
PM: Bartolome (San Salvador)

Day 7 Galapagos 
AM: Urvina Bay (Isabela)
PM: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)

Day 8 Galapagos
AM: Puerto Egas (San Salvador)
PM: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Day 9 Galapagos
AM & PM: Puero Ayora (Santa Cruz)

Day 10 Upon debarkation from the ship there will be bus service from the port to the Galapagos airport, where you will board a flight to Quito. Upon Arrival at the Quito Airport, you will be transferred onto a bus and to the hotel for an overnight stay. In the late afternoon, experience a Shopping Tour to outdoor market, followed by a complimentary Farewell Dinner at Historic Theatre Restaurant.  

Day 11 After a complimentary breakfast, you will be transferred from the hotel to the Quito Airport for your International departure.  

Ship's Features:

  • Darwin's Restaurant
  • Beagle Grill
  • Discovery Lounge
  • Blue Finch Bar
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
Ship's Specifications:
  • Occupancy: 92 guests
  • Crew: 60 members
  • Tonnage: 2,329
  • Length: 296 feet
  • Beam: 43 feet
  • Cruising speed: 17 knots
  • Electric Current: 220 AC/DC, 110 AC
  • Ship Registry: Ecuador

Deck Plans, Staterooms and Suites:

Amenities - Unless otherwise noted, all staterooms have:  20" multifunction, interactive television; direct-dial telephone and voice mail; hair dryer; 100% Egyptian-cotton towels; complimentary use of bathrobes; complimentary 24-hour room service.

Stateroom aboard the Celbrity Cruises Xpedition in Galapagos
Stateroom
Stateroom aboard the Celbrity Cruises Xpedition in Galapagos
Stateroom
Stateroom aboard the Celbrity Cruises Xpedition in Galapagos
Suite
Marina Deck (Lower)

Deluxe Stateroom:
160 square feet. 
Rooms 301-314 & 316.
Features convertible double or single beds, sea-view porthole, sitting area, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Ocean View Stateroom:
145 square feet. 
Rooms 315, 317, 318 & 421.
Features convertible double or single beds; sea-view portholes.  Note:  421 has a bow-view porthole and nonconvertible single beds.

Vista Deck (Middle)

Premium Stateroom:
160 square feet.
Rooms 401-420.
Features convertible double or single beds, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Ocean View Stateroom:
145 square feet.
Rooms 315, 317 & 421. Features convertible double or single beds; sea-view portholes.  Note:  421 has a bow-view porthole and nonconvertible single beds.

Panorama Deck (Upper)

Penthouse Suite:
460 square feet.
Rooms 503/505.
Features two single beds and one double bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to two personal verandas, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Xpedition Suite:
230 square feet.
Rooms 501-502, 504, 506-509.
Features convertible double or single beds, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your personal veranda, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Public Areas on this deck:

Salon
After a day spent exploring the historic shores of the Galapagos Islands, you might be ready for a little pampering. A visit to our shipboard Salon is sure to have you looking your best for an elegant evening

Darwin's Restaurant
Located on the Marina Deck, Darwin's Restaurant is where you'll discover culinary wonders that are sure to dazzle the palate as well as please the eye. Crisp white linen, fine crystal and exemplary service make dining amongst the islands as special and memorable as the islands themselves.

Public Areas on this deck:

Discovery Lounge
The perfect place to meet and mingle with your fellow guests, the Discovery Lounge is where you can pose questions and offer opinions. Who knows? You might even come up with a theory or two of your own.

Beagle Grill
Named after the ship that first brought young Mr. Darwin to these rugged shores, the Beagle Grill is where you can enjoy casual fare in an equally casual, relaxed setting. The Beagle Grill offers a delightful view that ensures your meal will not only be delectable, but memorable as well.

Guest Relations
If there is anything that would make your cruise to the Galapagos Islands even more memorable, the Guest Relations desk is always ready to accommodate your request.

Public Areas on this deck:

Blue Finch Bar
A great place to relax and soak-in the majesty of the Galapagos Islands is the Blue Finch Bar. Order a favorite cocktail and watch the equatorial sun sink into the vast blue of the Pacific.

 

Penthouse Suite:
460 square feet.  Rooms 503/505.  Features two single beds and one double bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to two personal verandas, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Xpedition Suite:
230 square feet. Rooms 501-502, 504, 506-509.  Features convertible double or single beds, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your personal veranda, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Premium Stateroom:
160 square feet. Rooms 401-420.  Features convertible double or single beds, sitting area with sofa, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Deluxe Stateroom:
160 square feet. Rooms 301-314 & 316.  Features convertible double or single beds, sea-view porthole, sitting area, TV, direct dial telephone and private bathroom.

Ocean View Stateroom:
145 square feet. Rooms 315, 317, 318 & 421.  Features convertible double or single beds; sea-view portholes.  Note:  421 has a bow-view porthole and nonconvertible single beds.

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