Celebrity Xpedition Galápagos Cruise
A stunning expedition yacht to match the stunning landscapes of Galápagos
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Xpedition
What we love about the Xpedition
Big ship features but with an intimate atmosphere
Range of staterooms and suites to choose from
Excellent outdoor spaces, including hot tub
Experienced Galápagos operator and crew
- Big ship features but with an intimate atmosphere
- Range of staterooms and suites to choose from
- Excellent outdoor spaces, including hot tub
- Experienced Galápagos operator and crew
Celebrity Xpedition was the first of the Celebrity “X” vessels to cruise Galápagos, and her crew and operator brings with them a wealth of experience - not only in ensuring their guests’ every need is catered for, but also in giving you an unforgettable experience of the Galápagos islands. A refit in 2018 sees her return to service with enhanced facilities and beautiful decor.
Wide range of accommodation choices Despite her “big little ship” size, Celebrity Xpedition has an excellent range of accommodation options. Built with a "center-out" configuration, Xpedition's staterooms enjoy endless ocean views, private en suite bathrooms, individual climate control, and tasteful modern decor.
For those looking for more luxury, an upgrade to a suite will bring more space and a private balcony. For the ultimate indulgence, why not book the Penthouse Suite? Here you'll enjoy the most extensive accommodation on board, as well as a double private balcony with your own personal jacuzzi hot tub!
With a capacity of just 100 passengers, you're ensured of exceptionally personal service. Xpedition is small enough to feel cosy, yet large enough for there to be plenty of places to enjoy some quiet time away from it all.
Informal, welcoming, social The Panorama Lounge is the social hub of the ship. Featuring beautiful picture windows with all-around visibility, you can enjoy a well-deserved drink while sitting in the comfortable and chic sofas and armchairs and even enjoy some live music. There's also a ship's library where you can learn more about the stunning Galápagos islands or seek some peace with a novel.
Outside, the sun deck features unspoilt vistas of Galápagos with plenty of recliners and comfortable seats. Or why not gaze at the stars while enjoying the open air hot tub?
Meals are a highlight of any Celebrity cruise, and Xpedition doesn't disappoint. Her main restaurant features a range of international and regional specialties, and there are no set meal times - you can eat whenever suits you and your appetite. The outdoor "Beagle Grill" is a firm favorite among guests, and serves up a delightful range of grilled snacks and meals. There's a lovely informal feel on board, and this adds to the relaxed nature of a Galápagos cruise - a nice counterpoint to the many excursions you will enjoy during your trip!
Unlike most Galápagos cruise vessels, onboard Celebrity Xpedition you'll find a truly all-inclusive experience. Except for just a few premium wines and spirits and beauty treatments everything else is included in your fare, including gratuities.
Spend time getting to know the real Galápagos Sailing year-round, Celebrity Xpedition offers a choice of two excellent itineraries - either a Southern or Northern Loop. Both provide great excursions, and the chance to experience the distinct flavors of the Galápagos islands, its wildlife, habitats and people. If you would like help choosing which of the itineraries is best for your party, do call one of our Galápagos travel experts for help. They are real enthusiasts for the islands, as well as product specialists, and they will be able to help you choose the perfect itinerary.
Thoughtful touches that are included in an Xpedition cruise include the full use of complimentary personal snorkel equipment, which includes 3mm mini-wetsuits, for the cruise duration. Binoculars are also provided for guests to use on land excursions, and walking sticks are available to aid you to scramble over some of the rougher terrain.
With a maximum of only 16 guests per naturalist guide, you're ensured of a personal experience during your excursions, and the ship's fleet of zodiacs (known in Galápagos as "pangas") gets everyone to and from the ship quickly and without waiting. The water-level "marina" deck makes transfer safe and straightforward.
Our comments Celebrity Xpedition is the most experienced of the Celebrity fleet in Galápagos, and this shows in the efficient operation and the attentiveness of her crew. The food on board is a particular highlight, and we love the informal "eat when you are ready" policy of her restaurants - and her dedicated outside Grill! Boasting some of the most experienced guides in the Galápagos, a cruise on Celebrity Xpedition is a fantastic way to experience the very essence of these remarkable islands while enjoying a luxurious and relaxing on board experience.
Dates & Prices on board the Xpedition
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Amenities on board the Xpedition
Transfers to and from ship
Gym on board
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
French guide possible
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Doctor on board
Standup paddle boards
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
1 free night in hotel prior to flight (only if booking flights with us)
Sundeck with jacuzzi
100$ Galapagos NP Entrance Fee included
Food & Drinks on board the Xpedition
The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.
You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.
Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.
At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.
The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.
But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.