February 2016 - Celebrity Xpedition to Galapagos
This WAS the trip of a lifetime. With about 90 passengers, you get to know just about all your fellow travelers, and we made great friends. The staff was also outstanding. Special mention goes to bartender Ana, always prepared and always with a smile.
Loved the snorkeling opportunities. Excellent, informative naturalists (though sometimes things got a bit repetitive), and helpful presentations. The walks can be a challenge, so invest in good trekking shoes before you go. You may want to consider below the knee pants or knee pads, because falling on the lava rock would not be pleasant and you may want to kneel to take photos. Also loved having walking sticks available.
The ship is comfortable and enjoyable. My only complaint is that the mattresses and pillows could be of a better quality.