GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISES

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. Join us in the Galàpagos for holiday of a lifetime.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS DESTINATIONS

Our stunning destinations.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS PORTS OF CALL

Celebrity Flora - Brand New In The Galapgos

Designed specifically for the Galapagos, our newest ship Celebrity Flora showcases these incredible islands like never before.

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*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Find out what's included in our all inclusive Galapagos cruises.

When you join us on a voyage of discovery in the Galapagos Islands, we provide everything you'll need. Meals? Check. Drinks? Absolutely. Tips? We've got them covered. Your cruise is truly all inclusive so you can relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings on your holiday of a lifetime.

  • 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
     

 

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

WHY CRUISE THE GALAPAGOS?

What the Galapagos has to offer.

This remote and mysterious volcanic archipelago of islands is renowned as one of the best places in the world for wildlife viewing. It’s also one of the last unspoilt destinations on earth, with an overwhelming number of rare and endemic plant and animal species.

Each stop will reveal new enchantments, from the prehistoric land iguanas nestling on Dragon Hill to flamingos in the hypersalinic lagoon. Santa Cruz is the most populated island in the archipelago and is home to Tortuga Bay, where iguanas and sea turtles are known to cluster. 

What’s more, your Galapagos cruise is all-inclusive – we provide virtually everything you need including snorkelling equipment, meals, drinks and shore excursions. Our experts also offer educational talks onboard to help you learn more about the fascinating wildlife you’ll come across.

Savings on Galapagos Cruises

Incredible savings on Galapagos cruises and fly/cruise packages when you book an eligible stateroom on select sailings. Offer ends 31 October 2019.*

*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

Galapagos FAQs

Answering your questions about the Galapagos.

Here, we answer all of your need-to-know questions about the mysterious Galápagos Islands, from which language the inhabitants speak to which ship we’ll be sailing on.

The Galápagos is a truly unique destination with incredible biodiversity; a place where animals call the shots and human interference is kept strictly to the minimum. Nature-lovers will love the sheer number of rare and endemic species as well as the natural wonders waiting to be discovered. The islands also had a significant impact on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection.

Their unique topology and remote location off the coast of Ecuador means that the Galápagos Islands are tricky to reach and travel around. On a cruise, we’ll take you sailing straight into this fascinating world of otherworldly beauty. Our years of experience cruising in the archipelago means we’ll bring you to all the must-see spots, meaning you’re free to enjoy the experience in a way that’s streamlined and hassle-free.

What’s more, our onboard experts are on hand to answer all of your questions about the flora and fauna of the Galápagos, as well as providing presentations on what to expect and look out for. When you’re not exploring, you can enjoy life onboard one of our luxurious ships. Only our smaller ships sail to the Galápagos (Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Flora), creating a more intimate and community-based feel. 
 

A visit to the Galápagos Islands is all about those wildlife viewing opportunities. Keep an eye out for rare species like the marine iguana, the Galápagos penguin, the whale shark and the green sea turtle. Galápagos National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ecuador’s first national park, offers plenty of hiking trails, while the islands’ beaches are perfect for snorkelling.

Weather on the islands can be unpredictable, so you should always pack layers. It’s also a good idea to pack comfortable hiking shoes, waterproofs and a backpack for exploring during the day. Bring along your camera for those all-important wildlife shots, as well as some swimwear for cooling off on the beach. Find out more about what to pack for your Celebrity cruise. 

Unlike the rest of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands observe GALT (Galápagos Time), which is UTC-6.

Galápagos cuisine contains many elements of Ecuadorian cooking, and seafood is high on the menu. The most common dish is ceviche, which combines fish with seafood and lime juice. Dishes are traditionally fresh, simple and flavourful.

The Galápagos archipelago is generally considered a safe place to visit. Guests are encouraged to be vigilant about their personal safety.

The official language of Ecuador and the Galápagos is Spanish, but you’ll also find that English is widely spoken. 

Typically, the Galápagos Islands have two distinct seasons – cool and dry between June and November, and wet and warmer between December and June. The warm season tends to be the best time to visit, as the sea is calmer and you'll enjoy better underwater visibility during those diving and snorkelling trips.

Wildlife is present on the Galápagos all year-round, but what species you'd like to see will dictate the month you visit.  In June, you'll have a good chance of spotting humpback whales, while May is when the rare blue-footed boobies perform their courtship dances. In December, the hatching season begins for Giant Tortoises.  

To visit the Galápagos, you’ll at least need hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations. It’s also a good idea to bring along some general medications to combat common ailments. Read more guidance on vaccinations on the NHS website. 

The clear waters and peaceful beaches of the Galápagos Islands are hard to resist – not to mention the fact that they have some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth. 

It is generally considered safe to swim and snorkel in the Galápagos Islands, although you should always exercise caution when swimming with wildlife and give animals plenty of space. If you’re unsure about safe spots to swim, simply ask our onboard experts. 
 

GALAPAGOS HIGHLIGHTS

The best of the Galapagos, handpicked by us.

Discover the best of the Galapagos Islands, from enchanting wildlife to spectacular landscapes.

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  • View of Two Beaches on Bartolome Island
  • A Turtle in the Turquoise waters of the Galapagos.
  • Blue footed booby at Punta Pitt
  • The colony of Sea Lions at Gardner Bay on Espanola Island
  • South Plaza - Galapagos Islands
  • Sally Lightfoot Crab on Lava Rock

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