Celebrity Cruises will soon be offering the widest range of holiday experiences available in the Galapagos Islands! With the recent acquisition of a 48-guest ship and 16-guest catamaran, in addition to the 100-guest Celebrity Xpedition, modern luxury travellers will be able to choose a ship whose size and intimacy suits them. From early 2017, we look forward to more up-close encounters, distinctive itineraries and immersive explorations that celebrate the most breathtaking spots in this corner of the world.
The Galapagos Islands are unlike anywhere else on earth - an exotic haven of flora and fauna, where the interference of humans has been kept to an absolute minimum.
A once-in-a-lifetime voyage to this mysterious unspoilt corner of the world will open up a land that is rarely seen; discover 1,900 unique species, breathtaking nature and true peace and serenity.
Each new stop will reveal new enchantments. From the prehistoric land iguanas nestling on Dragon Hill to flamingos in the hypersalinic lagoon, every experience on your Galapagos cruise is an unforgettable one. What’s more, your cruise is completely all-inclusive – we provide virtually everything you need including snorkelling equipment, meals, drinks and shore excursions
There are very few major cruise lines offering all-inclusive trips to this isolated archipelago, making you one of the most exclusive visitors in the world.
Your adventure will bring you face to face with some of the rarest animals in the world. 1,900 species live here that cannot be found anywhere else, so Galapagos cruises are a must for nature lovers!
Highly qualified naturalist guides accompany every sailing, sharing their deep knowledge of this archipelago as you trek over each island on your itinerary. They’ll introduce you to Galapagos tortoises, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, blue-footed boobies, prickly pear cacti and more. Back onboard, your education continues with presentations on the fauna and flora you’ve seen, and what lies ahead. As you’d expect, our ships are optimised to meet the highest levels of environmental stewardship, ensuring we leave these islands untouched for future generations.
To create a truly comprehensive Galapagos adventure, you can combine your cruise with pre- and post-cruise land journeys through Quito, Ecuador, Lima and Cuzco, Peru, including the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu.
When you join us on a voyage of discovery in the Galapogas Islands, we provide virtually everything you’ll need including*:
• All beverages - bottled water; wine, beer & spirits; tea, coffee, espresso & cappuccino service
• All meals - plus room service & in-stateroom dining during meal hours
• All shore excursions - choices of activity levels & locations
• All snorkelling equipment - masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits & flotation devices
• Park entrance & Galapagos Tourist Card fees
• Pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodations & tours on packages of 10 nights and over
• All transfers & air** to/from Quito and Baltra on packages of 10 nights & over
• All gratuities
As part of RCL's global commitment to help ensure the long-term health of the oceans and the destinations its ships visit, Celebrity has had a longtime commitment to conservation work to help preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources in the Galápagos Islands. Past and current projects include a reforestation effort in Galápagos National Park, programs to give residents access to medical care, agricultural development, and support for local fishing families.
Bartalome offers you countless unique experiences: see Galapagos penguins, explore vast volcanic landscapes or snorkel on incredible beaches.
Daphne Island is known for its incredible variety of birds and marine wildlife. Observe schools of fish on a zodiac ride, or ascend to the cliff shore to spot sea lions and pelicans.
Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
Experience one of the Galapagos’ most incredible beaches at Cerro Brujo. Take a zodiac ride or walk along the beach, before embarking the ship and sailing past a volcanic cone.
Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz
There is so much to see and do on the most densely populated area of the islands. Visit the National Park or the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Step off the ship and be guided by our experienced team on one of our shore excursions (all included as part of your holiday).
Travel to the tiny island of Champion to see the rare Floreana Mockingbird, as well as sharks, Spotted Eagle rays, barracuda and sea turtles.
Get your blood pumping with an inland hike and snorkelling from the Black Beach on Isla Santiago.
Indulge in 5-star accommodation in Quito and privately chartered luxury air transfers to and from Celebrity Xpedition®. Enjoy expertly guided tours and excursions (two a day) that cover all there is to see and do in the most diversely unique chain of islands in the world. For your added convenience, it’s all-inclusive – even covering snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, binoculars and tips (and your meals and drinks of course).
2 Full-day guided tour of historical Quito, including a visit to Middle of the World Park and the Colonial City Center.
3 Round-trip airfare Quito-Baltra-Quito, on exclusive non-stop flight, with meet-and-greet services by Celebrity Xpedition® Naturalists, all airport transfers and pier-to-Zodiac transfers.
4 7-night all-inclusive Celebrity Xpedition cruise (including all gratuities, shore excursions, open bar, Internet service, etc.)
5 Park entrance fee and Galapagos Tourist Card fee
2 7-night Galapagos Cruise on Celebrity Xpedition (including all gratuities, shore excursions, open bar, Internet service, etc.)
3 4-night Peru post-cruise expedition with 1 or 2 days in Lima, and 3 days in Cuzco, the archaeological capital of the Americas and center of the former Inca Empire. Daily tours to: Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
4 Round-trip airfare Quito/Baltra/Quito, on exclusive non-stop flight. Also included is air from Quito to Lima, and round-trip Lima-Cuzco-Lima.
5 Hotel accommodations (Country Club in Lima and Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco)
Celebrity Concierge service/tour escort, daily guided tours, park entrance fees, meals and beverages with meals, transfers and all gratuities.
* Charge applies for: laundry; massage services; select spirits, aperitifs and wines.
** Please note there is a luggage weight limit on flights between Quito and Baltra. See booking conditions for more information.