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Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos Cruise

Southern Loop Galápagos Cruise

8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Xpedition

Southern Loop Galápagos Cruise
8 Days, 1-100 passengers
Luxury Ship

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8 Day Galápagos Cruise

Luxury Ship
The Trip Highlights

Gardner Bay: Pristine, white sand beaches

Playful Sea Lions in South Plaza

Flamingos and Pahoehoe lava at Moreno Point

Giant Tortoises in the wild on Santa Cruz

Galapatours 'Plus' Experience

State-of-the-art luxury vessel

Some of the very best guides

English-speaking guide for all activities

Lectures in the evening

Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Xpedition! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: On Española, the oldest and arguably the greenest of the Galápagos Islands, incredible hikes await. You will get to see many endemic species, including the Española Mocking Bird, the Española Lava Lizard, and, hopefully, the famous Waved Albatross. During our visit to Floreana, you will have the opportunity for some great dinghy rides, extensive snorkeling, and learning more about the fascinating human history of the Galápagos. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. On North Seymour, an incredible hike and snorkeling session awaits you. This island is the archipelago condensed into very little space, and you'll be able to see almost all the iconic Galápagos species in just a few hours. On San Cristóbal, you will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters, relax with sea lions on pristine white sand beaches and learn more about the evolution of giant tortoises. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. Your visit to Santa Fe will involve a beautiful short hike, during which you can observe Galápagos Hawks, Darwin's Finches, Galápagos Mockingbirds. and Galápagos Sea Lions. A walk across South Plaza is one of the best visitor experiences in the Galápagos thanks to the large number of species living in such a small area.

Your ship: 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

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.

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Amenities

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Transfers to and from ship
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Gym on board
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Private Balcony
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Snorkel gear (free)
Wifi
Internet / WIFI
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French guide possible
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Kayaks on board
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
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Doctor on board
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Interconnecting cabins
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Standup paddle boards
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
German guide possible
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Triple cabins
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1 free night in hotel prior to flight (only if booking flights with us)
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Wetsuits
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English guide
Hot Tub
Sundeck with jacuzzi

Food & Drinks

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.

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