Designed not just for travel but also for exploration, the 92-guest megayacht Celebrity Xpedition® sails to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most pristine environments. And with sailings available throughout the year, you can plan what’s the best time to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or even combine it with a tour to Machu Picchu.
Celebrity Xpedition® is luxuriously and comprehensively outfitted to cater to the needs and desires of adventurous guests. Her knowledgeable crew, environmentally sound ship design, and experienced onboard naturalists all help to preserve this delicate archipelago — while enlightening you to its natural and evolutionary significance.
Only Celebrity Xpedition® offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Stylish detail meets intimate ambiance. Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth – the legendary Galápagos Islands. Where untamed wildlife outnumbers the pampered travellers. Sip morning mimosas as giant tortoises sunbathe on the shore outside your window. Enjoy a rejuvenating massage as Galápagos Sea Lions doze on the beach just off the port bow. Make moonlight toasts under the stars that led sailors and scientists alike to this extraordinary archipelago.
Celebrity Xpedition® Highlights
- Discovery Lounge - Get prepped on the creatures you'll encounter with our naturalist-led nightly lectures or simply relax over a drink at the picturesque bar.
- Blue Finch Bar - Recount the day's activities over a drink as you take in the spectacular outdoor views from the Blue Finch Bar, located on the Panorama Deck.
- Sunrise Deck - With a hot tub, sauna and sunning area, you'll find every amenity you need to feel good from your head to your toes on the Sunrise Deck. At night, unwind under a magnificent blanket of stars.
The main restaurant serves buffet style dining for breakfast and lunch, providing a wide selection of dishes for both sittings to suit every palette. In the evening Darwin's serves a traditional Celebrity style five-course dinner.
For less formal dining options, there is The Beagle Grill, serving a selection of simple yet succulent dishes. Alternatively, on the final night of the cruise a barbeque is served, providing an informal and friendly way to end the tour, which has proved extremely popular with guests in the past.
The Discovery Lounge provides passengers with a place to come and gain a full understanding of the wonders of the Galapagos before exploring. Lectures are held every night, given by speakers selected for their expertise on the region and the wildlife that inhabit it. Alternatively, use the lounge to just relax with a refreshing drink and stunning views.
The primary attraction for eco-cruises such as this is the natural beauty of the destinations, so as one might imagine, the most popular activities are the on shore excursions.
There are two tours offered everyday, offering passengers the opportunity to fully experience the beauty and diversity of the region. These tours take up the larger portion of the day, not leaving much energy for evening activities.
The Discovery Lounge is fitted with a small dance floor area, however just relaxing with a cool drink up on deck remains the most popular evening activity onboard this vessel.
Environment & Sustainability
Celebrity Cruises are proud to have recently created a partnership with World Wildlife Fund—one of the largest and most experienced conservation organizations in the world. Together they are focused on the oceans of the world, supporting World Wildlife Fund’s work to conserve everything from coral reefs to coastal wildlife.
In the Galapagos, Celebrity Cruises have done so much to leave these islands virtually untouched that Ecuador’s Secretary of Tourism holds Celebrity Xpedition as the standard of excellence for reducing their ship’s carbon footprint
Celebrity Cruises taken the lead on creating programs designed to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Galapagos Islands, and have partnered with local and international organizations to do this. From a fishing co-op that allows local fishermen to clean, store, and more easily and efficiently sell their catch to a clinic that offers specialised medical care that residents previously wouldn’t have had access to without costly travel.
From the development of a hybrid tomato that grows in the distinctive Galapagos soil to a scholarship program for local high school students to attend college. From a bicycle program designed to provide residents with affordable, environmentally responsible transportation to multiple preservation programs, including one focused on penguins.
Celebrity’s Galapagos—a modern luxury holiday for the modern explorer.