Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Review to Galapagos

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great experience

Sail Date: February 21, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 403

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Less spacious than on other cruise ships (obviously). Bathroom door keeps slamming into closet door. There should be some way of blocking it. I ended up shoving a pair of socks over the door handle, so at least it would not damage the closet (which BTW does not shut properly).

Mattress and pillow were quite lumpy. This is true on other Celebrity ships!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs Not a children-appropriate cruise
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
By and large very good. Desserts could use some improvement, especially in the chocolate department.


Internet VERY slow. Don't know if this can be improved.

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