Exceptional Cruise could use better naturalists

Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Review to Galapagos

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Celebrity Xpedition

7 Night Galapagos Islands Inner Loop (Baltra Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 05, 2015

Ship: Celebrity Xpedition

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 601

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The Celebrity Xpedition was an exceptional cruise with a great itinerary and overall amazing experience of the Galapagos natural ecosystem, of the land, the geological transformation, of the range of life-forms in the water, the birds and land-animals.

There are two areas of improvement recommended:

1. No smoking should be enforced.  We were in the Penthouse Suite but a neighboring suite (602) had heavy smokers and their smoking was not curbed by the staff.  

2. Some of the "naturalists" were not very knowledgeable and also were rude or unfriendly - very unlike normal Celebrity experience.  Their boss was also grumpy, possibly unsuited for the job.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

Not Applicable

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable but rocked a lot. Main issue was the excess second-hand cigarette smoke in the hallway and the outer deck from Suite 602. We did not understand why all the 602 transgressions were ignored.

Ports of call

Baltra, Galapagos

3 out of 5

Daphne Island, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Kicker Rock, San Cristobal, Galapagos

5 out of 5
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