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7 NIGHT GALAPAGOS SOUTHERN LOOP CRUISE

21st Dec 2024 | 7 nights | Celebrity Cruises | Celebrity Xploration

Range of medium to large modern ships
Award-winning premium cruise line
Great for everyone, most inclusive cruise line at sea
Onboard spaces by world-class designers
International cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz
Isla Rabida
Isla Isabela
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
Post Office Bay, Floreana
Punta Cormorant, Floreana
Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal
Léon Dormido (Kicker Rock), San Cristobal
Isla Lobos, San Cristobal
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
Punta Suarez, Isla Española
Bahía Gardner, Española
Range of medium to large modern ships
Award-winning premium cruise line
Great for everyone, most inclusive cruise line at sea
Onboard spaces by world-class designers
International cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs
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Date
 
Arrival
Departure
 
1
21st Dec 2024 Saturday
Isla Baltra
15:00
1
21st Dec 2024 Saturday
Mosquera Island
16:00
18:00
2
22nd Dec 2024 Sunday
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz
07:00
11:30
2
22nd Dec 2024 Sunday
Isla Rabida
14:30
18:00
3
23rd Dec 2024 Monday
Isla Isabela
08:00
11:30
3
23rd Dec 2024 Monday
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
15:00
18:00
4
24th Dec 2024 Tuesday
Post Office Bay, Floreana
08:00
11:30
4
24th Dec 2024 Tuesday
Punta Cormorant, Floreana
15:00
18:00
5
25th Dec 2024 Wednesday
Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal
08:00
11:00
5
25th Dec 2024 Wednesday
Léon Dormido (Kicker Rock), San Cristobal
14:45
15:45
5
25th Dec 2024 Wednesday
Isla Lobos, San Cristobal
16:30
18:30
6
26th Dec 2024 Thursday
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
08:00
18:00
7
27th Dec 2024 Friday
Punta Suarez, Isla Española
08:00
11:00
7
27th Dec 2024 Friday
Bahía Gardner, Española
14:30
18:00
8
28th Dec 2024 Saturday
Isla Daphne Major
06:00
07:00
8
28th Dec 2024 Saturday
Isla Baltra
08:00

Celebrity Xploration is one of three vessels operated by Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos. It was acquired by the cruise line in 2016, refitted with new décor and bedding and started service for Celebrity in 2017.

The 16-passenger boat offers eight cabins, indoor and outdoor dining areas, two bars, a lounge and a sun deck Jacuzzi.

Best for...

Modern types who prefer a whimsical approach to onboard dining, drinking, décor and entertainment

Not the best for...

Anyone scared off by being trendy; boisterous families; cruisers who want dining variety without paying extra

Who goes on Celebrity Cruises cruise ships?

Celebrity draws a broad range of travellers, most attracted by the cuisine, unusual entertainment and creative itineraries. Passenger ages typically average in the 50s, with family groups more visible in the summer and during school vacations. The longer and more exotic cruises usually host an older demographic, and the passenger mix varies with the port of embarkation but most are from North America, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.


Do I have to dress up on a Celebrity Cruises cruise?

Yes and no. The norm on most Celebrity sailings is smart-casual, but in the Galapagos, attire is casual. Despite the daytime casual vibe, you won't find T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps or swimwear in the main restaurant or specialty restaurants at any time. Formal nights (held once on cruises six nights or shorter, twice on longer itineraries) have been replaced by Evening Chic, where anything from cocktail attire to formal wear is appropriate. The dress code also extends to the theatre on those evenings.


Is everything free on Celebrity Cruises cruises?

No. The cruise fare for a Celebrity cruise covers dining in several complimentary venues, including the Main Dining Room, Oceanview Café buffet restaurant, Spa Café, Mast Grill (on most ships) and Seaside Grill. Room service is also complimentary, except for the period between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Passengers staying at certain suite levels have additional complimentary dining privileges, and those staying in AquaClass rooms can dine in the Blu restaurant without charge. Water, basic coffee and tea, and certain juices are provided free of charge, but unless you're booked in certain suite categories, you'll have to pay extra for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The extensive entertainment from Broadway-style theatre to circus shows, comedy, magic, dance and live music is all available without charge. The kids' program is also free, though you'll pay extra for babysitting. Shore excursions are not covered by cruise fares, nor are gratuities, spa and salon services and some fitness classes. There is also a fee for Wi-Fi and laundry services.


What are Celebrity Cruises's most popular activities?

On ships with the Lawn Club, hanging out on the grass, whether playing bocce or just relaxing and reading, is one of the most popular activities for Celebrity cruisers. Other popular things to do on these ships is lounge in the adults-only Solarium, hit the Canyon Ranch Spa or participate in wine tasting. Some ships also offer hot glassmaking demonstrations and classes; sign up early for the classes because they fill up fast. On ships without a Lawn Club, relaxing by the pool or in the Solarium is popular, as are the once- or twice-per-cruise Rooftop film and dinner events. At night, Celebrity showcases everything from Vegas-style production shows to comedians and cabaret, drawing a crowd each time. The ships have a robust program for kids, a lot of it centred on edutainment. Many of the activities are offered courtesy of partners like Anturus, Lonely Planet, Xbox, Fat Brain Toys and Budsies.


Their cruises elevate your luxury cruising experience to the next level. With the standard rate, you’ll receive

  • A stay in one of the spacious staterooms,
  • Delicious gourmet meals at the restaurants
  • A slate of activities and entertainment shows

All Included upgrade

  • Upgrade to 'All Included' and receive:
  • Unlimited drinks - Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, and bottled water.
  • Wi-Fi - Celebrity Cruises know staying in touch is important, so they’ve included internet access for two devices. Browse the web, check email, and use messaging apps.
  • To find out more, and to upgrade these inclusions for even greater value, click here

Concierge Class

Little details make a world of difference, and now the meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your holiday needs.

AquaClass®

Wellness is so fundamental to Celebrity's philosophy, they offer AquaClass® staterooms for a fully immersive, next-level wellness experience. Elements are thoughtfully infused throughout your stateroom, from verandas that allow you to walk right out to the water’s edge to a Cashmere™ mattress and pillow menus. Savour clean cuisine, including new healthy options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on AquaClass spa packages, daily in-room bottled water service, healthy room-service menu options, and a yoga mat for use on board. They’ve thought of everything so that you can focus on nourishing your mind, body, and spirit.

The Retreat®

The Retreat® isn’t a place. It isn’t an amenity. It isn’t a service. It’s all of this and more. The Retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck* that rival any high-end resort. Your dedicated team of attendants, concierges, and your Personal Retreat Host will do everything to ensure you never have to lift a finger on holiday.

Galapagos cruises

In June 2019, Celebrity Cruises debuted Celebrity Flora in the Galapagos and introduced an enhanced list of suite services and amenities, so every suite guest can indulge with even more of the premium services and amenities that you have come to expect from them. They’ve thoughtfully included everything you need to help you gear up for your adventures shoreside, including a complimentary rain poncho and backpack (yes, you can take it home with you) and marine binoculars to help get you an even closer look at the locals during your cruise. They have also included new services and amenities to help you unwind on board like upgraded, premium bathrobes, luxurious biodegradable bath amenities from Kuno, a local business, and in-suite full dinner service for those nights you prefer an intimate dinner in your room.

*Charges apply to selected classes and to room service between 11pm and 6am

** The Retreat is currently available on Celebrity Silhouette, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Summit and Edge Class ships. It will be rolled out across other ships as part of the Celebrity Revolution upgrade program

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16 Mar 2024
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Drinks & Wi-Fi Included

What is All Included?

At Celebrity Cruises, they believe choice matters. That’s why they’ve pre-packaged their most popular amenities -drinks and Wi-Fi - so you can now choose the most convenient way to get the best value from your cruise. It’s that simple. One price. All Included.

Drinks

Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks, wines by the glass, sodas, juices, specialty coffees and bottled water from the Classic Drinks Package. See the drinks packages here ►

Wi-Fi

They know staying in touch is important, so they’ve included Basic Wi-Fi access for all guests. Browse the web, check email, and text using messaging apps.


Terms & conditions

*Prices are per person, cruise and All Included amenities only, for stateroom

What is included in a Celebrity Drinks Package?

Drink Packages

Want a carefree way to sail with Celebrity? Pay just one price to enjoy a wide variety of drink choices such as premium coffees, bottled water, wines-by-the-glass, beers, or your favourite cocktails. Your package can be used in the Main Restaurant, specialty restaurants, casual dining restaurants, and all bars and lounges.

Classic Package

Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks and wines by the glass up to $9 per serving. This package also included a 15% discount on all wines by the bottle.

What's included?

Gin: Beefeater, Gordon's, Praire Gin
Liqueurs and Cognacs: Campari, Galliano, Hennessy VS, Kahlua, Licor 43, Ouzo, Sambuca Romana, Southern Comfort, Tia Maria
Rums: Bacardi, Captain Morgan's, Kraken Black Spiced, Malibu, Myer's, Wray & Nephew
Tequilas: Cazadores Blanco, Teremana Blanco, Don Julio Blanco
Vodkas: Absolut and flavours, New Amsterdam, Smirnoff, Tito's
Whiskeys: Dewar's White Label, Famous Grouse, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker Red, Monkey Shoulder, Seagram's VO
Cocktails: A large selection of classic cocktails made with Classic Beverage Package spirits
Wines: A large selection of wines from various regions around the world, including California, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Chile and Australia.
Beers: Budweiser, Bud light, Coors Light, Corona, Franziskaner, Heineken, Kirin, Kirin Light, Miller Lite, Moretti, Michelob Ultra, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow Hard Ciders
Non-alcoholic: Non-Premium bottled water, Premium Coffees, Juices, Sodas, Premium teas

Premium Package

All classic package items, PLUS: Specialty coffees & teas, craft & artisan beers, spirits, cocktails, frozen drinks, Coca Cola products, premium bottled water and wines by the glass up to $15 per serving. Also take a 20% discount off all bottles of wine!

What's included?

Gin: Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's, Plymouth, Star of Bombay, Tanqueray, Gunpowder
Liqueurs and Cognacs: Baileys Irish Cream, Chambord, Cointreau, Courvousier VSOP, Disarronno Amaretto, Disarronno Velvet, Drambuie, Godiva, Remy Martin VSOP, St-Germain, Aperol
Rums: Bacardi 8 Años, Brugal, Flor de Caña, Pyrat XO, Zacapa 23, Bumbu Rum
Tequilas: Cazadores Reposado, Teremana Reposado, Don Julio Reposado, Patrón Reposado, Patrón Silver, Ghost Tequila
Vodkas: Belvedere, Chopin, Christiania, Ciroc Snap Frost and Flavours, Grey Goose, Ketel One, Pearl, Reyka
Whiskeys: Aberfeldy 12, Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Chivas Regal 12, Dewar’s 12, Gentleman Jack, Glenfiddich Reserve, Glenfiddich Select, The Glenlivet, Jack Daniel’s Black, Jack Daniel’s Rye, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Johnnie Walker Black, The Macallan Lumina, The Macallan Quest, Maker’s Mark, Rittenhouse Rye, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve
Cocktails: Craft cocktails, large martinis, and long drinks, all made with Premium Beverage Package spirits
Wines: Champagnes and favourite wines such as Conundrum White and Red Blends , Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon , J&H Selbach Riesling Kabine, Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Blend, and Edmeades Zinfandel.
Beers: Anchor Steam, Blue Moon, Blue Moon Haze, Dogfish Head 90 Minute, Grolsch, Guinness, Kronenbourg 1664, La Fin du Monde, Leffe Blonde Rouge, Ommegang Abbey Ale, Paulaner Salvator, Peroni, Dead Guy Ale, Lagunitas Ale, Terrapin Luau, Sapporo, Sierra Nevada, Stella Artois, Ketel One Spritz, Topo Chico Seltzer
Non-alcoholic: Acqua Panna water, Evian water, San Pellegrino, Premium coffees, Red Bull and Editions, Sodas, Premium teas, Gold Peak iced teas, Vitamin Water

Non Alcoholic Packages

Stay refreshed and hydrated throughout your cruise with a wide selection of non-alcoholic refreshments and water.

Premium Non-Alcoholic Package

In addition to the Classic Non-Alcoholic Package inclusions, refresh with premium bottled water from Evian, Perrier & San Pellegrino, specialty coffees & organic teas, Red Bull Energy Drink, coconut water and offerings from Vitamin Water.

Classic Non-Alcoholic Package

In addition to enjoying your favourite Coca Cola selections, you may also enjoy juices, premium coffees and teas, and bottled water.

Kids' Drink Package

Keep your kids cool during your Caribbean cruise with a package created just for them. It has a wide variety of delicious beverages for them to drink during meals, or after they’re done with their onboard or onshore activities. Purchase one before you sail, to maximize your savings, and give your kids plenty of options to enjoy. This package includes smoothies, juices, bottled water, sodas and one mocktail flaring mixology class.

Soda Package

The Soda Package features both fountain and canned soda for more variety and convenience. Selections include new, popular flavours such as Coke Zero, Sprite Zero, and Caffeine-Free Diet Coke.

Premium Water Package

Quench your thirst with unlimited bottles of your favourite still or sparkling premium water, such as Evian, Aqua Panna, San Pellegrino & Perrier. Whether in a bar, lounge, or any restaurant, simply present your SeaPass® Card to order your favourite.

Wines by the Bottle Packages

The Taste of the Vineyard Packages offer a variety of wines by the bottle that will meet your preferences. Choose 3, 5, or 7 bottle packages and make your specific wine selection on board.

Taste of the Vineyards Premium Wine Package

When purchasing the Wines by the Bottle Package, your wine bottle follows you. Knowledgeable sommeliers deliver your bottle to any venue on board, including your stateroom. All wines will be poured in the highest quality Riedel glasses. Sip and save when you choose one of the Wines by the Bottle Packages.

What's included?

  • Freemark Abbey Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
  • Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
  • Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir from California
  • Palacios Remondo ‘La Montesa’ Crianza from Spain
  • Achaval Ferrer Malbec from Argentina -Replace Pascual Toso

Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos

Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos from £4,007

A Destination. An Adventure. An Experience of a Lifetime.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the enchanting islands lost in time. In the Galapagos, intrepid explorers will encounter ancient tortoises, whimsical birds, and an array of astounding creatures amidst surreal landscapes, all for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Follow in Darwin's footsteps for seven glorious days, guided by certified naturalists who offer insightful shore excursions - two per day - with like-minded fellow travellers. At day's end, retreat to one of three exceptional vessels: the luxurious Celebrity Flora, a sea-bound resort boasting a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating; the beloved Celebrity Xpedition accommodating 48 guests; or the intimate Celebrity Xploration for 16 guests. Indulge in stunning accommodations, delectable cuisine, limitless Wi-Fi, and impeccable service. Moreover, with Celebrity Cruises' 17-year legacy of award-winning Galapagos cruises, they'll extend your horizons with all-inclusive South American packages spanning 10-16 nights. Uncover the wonders of Quito, Machu Picchu, Lima, and Cuzco with air transfers, five-star lodging, and guided tours.

Prepare for an extraordinary, life-altering experience.

Wildlife Calendar

Click each month to find out more...

January
  • Land birds start nesting, generally after the first rain
  • On Hood (Española) Island adult marine iguanas become brightly coloured (green & red + black)
  • The green sea turtles arrive to beaches in the Galapagos for egg laying period
  • Land iguanas begin reproductive cycles on Isabela Island
  • Both, water and air temperatures rise and stay warm until June
  • Ideal time for snorkelling
February
  • On Floreana Island greater flamingos start nesting
  • Bahama pintail ducks (Black-tailed pintail) start their breeding season
  • Nazca (masked) boobies on Hood are at the end of their nesting season
  • Marine iguanas nest on Santa Cruz Island
  • Nesting season of the Galapagos dove reaches its peak
March
  • Marine iguanas nest on Fernandina
  • 21st March, the beginning of the summer equinox signals the arrival of the waved albatross to Española
  • Even the western islands have warm waters where snorkelling is excellent. Penguins still active in the water, next to tropical fish! (How bizarre!)
  • Marine life is very active
April
  • Massive arrival of waved albatrosses to Española. Amazing courtship starts
  • End of hatching season of the giant tortoises
  • Eggs of green sea turtles begin to hatch
  • Eggs of land iguanas hatch on Isabela
  • Good visibility in the water for snorkelers
May
  • North Seymour's blue-footed boobies begin their courtship
  • Sea turtles are still hatching on Gardner Bay, Punta Cormorant, and Puerto Egas
  • Most of marine iguanas' eggs hatch from nests on Santa Cruz
  • Palo santo trees begin to shed their foliage
  • Waved albatross on Española start laying their eggs
  • Ban-rumped storm petrels begin their first nesting period
June
  • Beginning of the garúa season
  • Giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island migrate from the highlands to the lowlands in search of suitable nesting places
  • Beginning of the nesting season of giant tortoises
  • Many red pouches by males of Magnificent Frigatebirds on North Seymour
  • Southern migrants have started their journey towards the north. Galapagos is a rest stop for such birds. Some species of cetaceans also follow this pattern of migration
  • Some groups of Humpback whales that migrate up to equatorial latitudes along the coast of Ecuador, can reach the Galapagos too
July
  • Sea bird communities are very active (breeding), specially the Blue footed boobies on Española
  • Flightless cormorants perform beautiful courtship rituals and nesting activities on Fernandina
  • Along the shores of Puerto Egas (Santiago Island) you could find American oystercatchers nesting
  • Lava lizards initiate mating rituals until November
  • Whales & dolphins are more likely to be observed, especially off the western coast of Isabela
  • Great month to see the four stages of nesting in Blue footed boobies: eggs, chicks, juveniles & subadults
August
  • Galapagos hawks court on Española and Santiago
  • Nazca (masked) boobies and Swallow-tailed gulls nest on Genovesa Island
  • Migrant shore birds start to arrive, and stay on the islands until March
  • Giant tortoises return to the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Pupping season (births) of sea lions has started. Western and central islands are common places for such sightings
September
  • Galapagos Penguins show remarkable activity on Bartolome
  • Since May swimmers and snorkelers can be delighted at Bartolome with penguins active at the surface or torpedo-like while underwater
  • Sea lions are very active. Females have reached estrus stage, and so harem-gathering males are constantly barking and fighting. Shore fighting is heavy. Western and central islands are the most active ones in terms of sea lions' activities
  • Most species of sea birds remain quite active at their nesting sites
October
  • Lava herons start nesting until March
  • The Galapagos Fur Seals (subspecies of Sea lions) begin their mating period
  • Blue footed boobies raise chicks all over Española and Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
  • Giant tortoises are still laying eggs
  • Sunrises in the west can be quite beautiful after the garúa covers only certain locations of the western volcanoes
November
  • Pupping of sea lions continue
  • Sea lions are sexually active on the eastern part of the archipelago
  • Breeding season for the brown noddies
  • Some species of jellyfish can be seen around the islands
  • Band-rumped storm petrels begin their second nesting period
  • Sea lion pups (specially at Champion Islet) play aqua-aerobics next to snorkelers. Most pups here are curious enough to nibble at fins of snorkelers. The average age of most pups is 3-4 months
December
  • Hatching of giant tortoise's eggs begins and lasts until April
  • Green sea turtles display their mating behaviour
  • The first young waved albatrosses fledge
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Elite Ocean View Stateroom
 Elite Ocean View Stateroom

  • Ocean view with large picture window with door
  • Two lower beds, convertible to queen
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Plentiful storage space in on-suite bathroom & wardrobe
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Individual safe
  • Desk
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
  • Private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages
  • Room service (breakfast, lunch & dinner upon request)
  • Luggage delivery at boarding
  • Duvet cover
  • Pillow menu
  • 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary use of premium bathrobes
  • Complimentary beach towel service
  • Binoculars for use
  • Stateroom: 190 sq. ft.

Cabin Grade
Cruise

XE
£5,211 pp

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Cabin Grade
Cruise

W
£5,970 pp

Junior Suite
Junior Suite

  • Ocean view with large picture window with door
  • Two lower beds, convertible to queen
  • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
  • Plentiful storage space in on-suite bathroom & wardrobe
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Individual safe
  • Desk
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
  • Private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages
  • Room service (breakfast, lunch & dinner upon request)
  • Luggage delivery at boarding
  • Duvet cover
  • Pillow menu
  • 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary use of premium bathrobes
  • Complimentary beach towel service
  • Binoculars for use
  • Stateroom: 180 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.

Cabin Grade
Cruise

XJ
£6,285 pp

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