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The Galàpagos Islands are like nowhere else on earth, and Celebrity Cruises are one of only a few cruise lines to offer all-inclusive cruises here. Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this archipelago of unspoiled, isolated islands will welcome you with its rugged charms and evolutionary wonders.
For almost any modern adventurer, a journey through time to the Galapagos Islands is a dream holiday.
- CRUISE: 7 Night Galapagos cruise
- DINING: Gourmet dining onboard featuring locally sourced cuisine from Michelin star chef
- BEVERAGES: Drinks onboard including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, coffee, teas and bottled water
- SHORE EXCURSIONS: Twice-daily expedition team guided shore landings and excursions
- WIFI: Complimentary WiFi access (service may be limited)
- GRATUITIES: Tips/gratuties are included in the cost of your cruise
- GALAPAGOS FEES: Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Galapagos Tourist Card fee
- COMPLIMENTARY USE OF EQUIPMENT: Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, mini wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks
- STATEROOM AMENITIES: Premium bedding and stateroom amenities on all ships and complimentary room service upon request
- EXPERT ADVICE: A Galapagos National Park certified Expedition Leader, naturalist staff and expedition guides, plus daily naturalist briefings and Galapagos expert lectures onboard your ship
- MEET & GREET: Galapagos Meet & Greet service by Celebrity Naturalist
DAY 1 BALTRA ISLAND - EMBARKATION
During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region’s main airport and where you will meet the ship. From the airport, it is just a short bus and Zodiac ride to the ship.
BLACK TURTLE COVE, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
A Zodiac ride into Black Turtle Cove, one of the most beautiful sites in the Galapagos, takes us through a complex maze of tranquil saltwater inlets surrounded by mangroves. Once inside the cove, you’ll quietly explore the area looking for sea turtles, several species of rays, and sharks. It is also a nesting site for brown pelicans, egrets, and herons. Excursion options: Zodiac.
DAY 2 RABIDA ISLAND
A small island south of Santiago, Rabida is best known for its amazingly red sand and eroded volcanic landscape. A nesting colony of pelicans makes its home here, along with sea lions, finches, mockingbirds, Galapagos Hawks, and some seabirds. With good conditions, the snorkeling can be excellent. Excursion options: Zodiac, walk, swim, kayak and snorkel.
EGAS PORT, SANTIAGO ISLAND
With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools, and blue-water grottos, this stop offers a wonderful taste of the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shore birds, Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals. Sea lions, colorful tropical fish, and sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling here (conditions permitting). Excursion options: Walk, swimming, snorkel.
DAY 3 TAGUS COVE, ISABELA ISLAND
Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes, and spectacular Darwin Lake. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found. Excursion options: Zodiac, walk, snorkeling and kayak.
ESPINOZA POINT, FERNANDINA ISLAND
Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and, as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense deluges of black naked lava.” Along with its extraordinary black lava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony of marine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lions and a nesting site for flightless cormorants. Excursion options: Walk, snorkel, hike.
DAY 4 URVINA BAY, ISABELA ISLAND
Composed of five coalesced volcanoes, Isabela is the largest island in the Galapagos and the most recently active, the latest eruption having occurred in 2015. Here you will see large land iguanas, finches, and if lucky, a giant tortoise or two. In 1954, the intrusion of magma below one of the island’s volcanoes caused part of the bay to be uplifted some 6 meters, and today you can walk through the remains of what was once a thriving underwater reef. Excursion options: Walk, hike, snorkel, swim.
VICENTE ROCA POINT, ISABELA ISLAND
The half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, blue waters, and wildlife create a Zodiac ride to remember as you search for sea turtles, penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, marine mammals, and the oddly shaped form of the elusive sunfish. Excursion options: Zodiac, deep water snorkel.
DAY 5 BARTOLOME ISLAND
Bartolomé Island hosts one of the region’s most often photographed views, and a spectacular geologic setting. Its barren moon-like volcanic landscapes, spatter cones, and pinnacle rock make for a unique stop. It is also home to the endemic Galapagos penguin and provides an excellent opportunity for snorkeling. Excursion options include a hike up some 368 stairs “To the Top” of the volcano, a Zodiac ride, and an optional beach swim or snorkel. Excursion options: Hike, swim, beach and snorkel.
LAS BACHAS, SANTA CRUZ
Las Bachas Beach is located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Its soft, white sand is derived from decomposed coral, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small brackish lagoon, where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels. Excursion options: Walk and Swim.
Daphne is a satellite volcanic cone located north of Santa Cruz Island. The crater floor is an important breeding site for blue-footed boobies. This Island is famous for the scientific investigation led by Peter and Rosemary Grant on the finches’ population, one of the
most important studies on the field that supports Charles Darwin’s Theory. The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, and tropical birds which can be observed during the circumnavigation of the island.
DAY 6 EL BARRANCO, GENOVESA ISLAND
El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip’s Steps, named for Prince Philip who visited Galapagos in 1965 and again in 1981, is a steep stairway that leads up through a seabird colony full of Nazca and Red-footed Boobies. Once visitors reach the plateau, the trail continues inland and passes more nesting booby colonies in the thin Palo Santo forest. You will see Nazca boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds and storm petrels. Lucky visitors with keen eyes may catch a glimpse of a Short-eared lava owl stalking petrel along the island’s eastern cliffs. Excursion options: Hike, zodiac, deep water snorkel.
DARWIN BAY, GENOVESA ISLAND
Darwin Bay’s soft white sand is only the beginning of a spectacular excursion. A trail from the beach takes you into lush mangroves where red-footed boobies nest. Other local wildlife includes sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, frigate birds, and more. Snorkeling is a must here, as the nutrient-rich water attracts all types of marine life, including sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and the occasional manta ray. Excursion options: Walk, swim, snorkel and kayak.
DAY 7 PUERTO AYORA, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
This is the main population center of the islands, and home to the National Park Service tortoise-breeding center and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the tortoise-breeding center and walk through the Charles Darwin Research Station. In addition, you can also take a bus ride to the highlands to observe giant tortoises in the wild and walk through a lava tunnel. Optional time for shopping will be available. Excursion options: Tortoise-breeding Center/Charles Darwin Center, Highlands.
DAY 8 BALTRA DISEMBARKATION / AIRPORT TRANSFER FOR FLIGHT HOME
Baltra is home to the region’s main airport, and where you will fly out. You will have a zodiac and bus ride to the airport.
Upgrade your 7 night Galapagos cruise to a Galapagos Package of 10+ nights, and you'll enjoy all Galapagos 7 night cruise inclusions, plus:
- FLIGHTS: Round-trip flights between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
- TRANSFERS: All tour connecting airfare transfers within/between Ecuador and Peru; all tour transfers to/from ship, hotels and airports; and Meet & Greet services at all in-destination airports for transfers and tours
- HOTELS: Luxury hotel and ship accommodations throughout with VIP check-in and check-out at all hotels
- TOURS & EXCURSIONS: Multiple fully-escorted and immersive tours and excursions in each location visited, and all tour entrance fees
- LUGGAGE SERVICE: In-destination luggage service including compliance with mandatory Galapagos agricultural inspection
- CONCIERGE SERVICE: Celebrity Concierge Service/tour escort throughout your journey
Ocean View. With so many sights to see on your Galapagos Island cruise, a room with a view will add so much to your holiday.
Premium Ocean View. It’s the perfect tranquil space for you to rest on holiday – and after a day spent exploring the incredible Galapagos Islands, that rest will be well deserved.
As the first of our unique Xpedition Class, Celebrity Xpedition is a little different to the rest of the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, Xpedition offers a once in a lifetime experience that is half luxury cruise, half intrepid exploration.
This smaller ship is the perfect place to relax after a day spent exploring the mythical Galapagos Islands. From the peace of the library to the serenity of the hot tub on the sun-soaked sunrise desk, you’ll soon find your personal favourite spot on Celebrity Xpedition.
You can also enjoy spectacular views of the natural wonders outside from the Blue Finch Bar on the Panorama Deck. The Discovery Lounge, with its warm and lively atmosphere, hosts daily lectures from a number of expert naturalists, preparing you for the rare and unique creatures awaiting you on the shores of the Galapagos Islands.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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