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Celebrity Xpedition: For nature lovers & adventurous spirits
Since 2004, Celebrity Xpedition — the expedition ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet — has been transporting guests around the Galapagos Islands. Designed not just for travel, but for exploration, the 98-guest Xpedition is the sole ship of her class and is designed to sail the pristine environments surrounding the Galapagos Islands. Passengers will encounter personalized service, innovative cuisine, and comfortable staterooms.
One of the best features of cruising on the 296-foot vessel is the immersive nature of the experience. From the knowledgeable crew to the Galapagos National Park-certified onboard naturalists, you will learn all about the delicate archipelago and its natural and evolutionary significance. Land exploration tours are available for all types of guests who either want hardcore adventure or to soak in their environs at a more leisurely pace that does not require excess physical stamina.
Who will like sailing on Celebrity Xpedition
Celebrity Xpedition is similar to adventure tour companies offering cruises around the Galapagos Islands. The main difference is her association with Celebrity Cruises, which allows guests to explore in style.
Because this is an active cruise, it might be better suited for people who don't have medical limitations that restrict their ability to walk on uneven surfaces.
Where Celebrity Xpedition sails
Home port: Baltra, Galapagos
Destinations: The Celebrity Xpedition is a Galapagos-based ship, varying the routes in and around the Galapagos Islands. For example, a 7-night cruise visits a dozen locations including Cormorant Point, with its large flamingo lagoon, and Punta Suarez on Hood Island, known for marine iguanas and sea lions.
Adventure travelers wanted
Sailing around the Galapagos Islands is a trip of a lifetime, and sailing on Celebrity Cruises Xpedition in the Galapagos is designed to bring together adventure cruising with a touch of luxury. The ship cruises slowly around this unique volcanic archipelago and maximum effort is put into educating passengers on the history, ecology, marine biology, and evolution of the islands. You actually might just feel like Charles Darwin while exploring the region.
There are two restaurants to enjoy: The Beagle Grill, named after Darwin's ship, and Darwin's Restaurant, a five-star restaurant located on the Marina Deck. Umbrella drinks are served at the Blue Finch Bar and the Discovery Lounge is the place to unwind in front of the vista.
- Bars & lounges
- Card room/game room
- Full service spa
- Sauna or steam room
- Beauty salon
Other facilities & services
- Destination lectures
- Refrigerator in staterooms
- Duty-free shops/boutiques
- Safe deposit boxes
- Business center services
- Infirmary/medical center
- Onboard naturalists
- Closed caption TV
- Braille signage
- Total: 46
- Suites with balcony: 8
- Oceanview, no balcony: 36
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Top highlights on this ship
- Innovative dining in Darwin's Restaurant
- Onboard lecturers and naturalists help you familiarize yourself with the Galapagos
- Gear is available to enhance your cruise - snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and binoculars are included
- The environmentally sound ship design helps preserve the archipelago