Exceeded Expectations

Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Review to Galapagos
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Celebrity Xpedition

7 Night Galapagos Islands Outer Loop (Baltra Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 17, 2017

Ship: Celebrity Xpedition

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 308

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review Summary

The Xpedition is a small ship that exceeded our expectations. You will be treated special because you are 1 of only 100 guests. All guests come for one reason, to see The Galapagos and you will see them. After the first day we were so amazed at the island we could have gone home satisfied we saw them. However each day just got better. The wildlife is amazing. On the last day, they offered us a chance to plant small trees to re-forest part of the island which gives you a sense of helping out. Celebrity Expedition was the best cruise we have ever done.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was easy and different. Celebrity meets you at the airport. From there you are taken by bus to a small port. At the port you are then taken to the ship on a inflatable Zodiac boat. This becomes your transport to and from the ship throughout the cruise. Upon embarkation you are offered drinks and snacks and then taken to your cabin, (After all excursions, those same drinks and snacks are waiting). There were no long lines just a bus and boat ride.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and Drink was all inclusive. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style. Dinner is Menu and Waiter Service. The food on the menu was very good. My wife ordered the lobster tail as an appetizer and it was the biggest one we ever saw on a cruise. Same with the steaks and Wellingtons. Being a small ship (100 passengers), the service was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
On board activities consisted of a presentation of the next days excursions and some small entertainment. One evening is Karaoke and one day is a quiz on the Galapagos.

Entertainment

Not available

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff exceeded our expectations. Every crew member would greet you whenever they passed by. This made us feel welcomed and special.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We are sold on small ship cruising. Everything is close.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean and fine for the category we booked. Shower was bigger than most other ships.

Ship Tip

The Xpedition never docks in port. You will always get off and on with an inflatable Zodiac boat. Staff are always there to assist you. The Zodiacs add to the adventure of you trip.

Ports Of Call

Baltra, Galapagos

5 out of 5
All ports were amazing. The pristine beauty of the islands is what we came for and they exceeded our expectations.

Daphne Island, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Sail by

Gardner Bay, Espanola, Galapagos

5 out of 5
First island we visited. Saw sea lions, marine iguanas, and birds. Saw so many our expectations were exceeded and this was our first stop.

Punta Suarez, Espanola, Galapagos

5 out of 5
First island we visited. Saw sea lions, marine iguanas, and birds. Saw so many our expectations were exceeded and this was our first stop.

Cormorant Point, Floreana, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Another great island.

Bahia Post Office, Floreana, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Very unique island with a fun concept. We left a postcard and took 2 to forward to the owners.

Punta Moreno, Isabela, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Another wonderful stop

Urbina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Another wonderful place

Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos Did not visit port

Re-routed to a better place

Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos Did not visit port

Re=routed because of a medical emergency. Celebrity did a great job with the changes.

South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Another great island. Small but dramatic cliffs, birds and sea lions.

Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Planted trees before lunch.

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

5 out of 5
The tortoise area is a highlight.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast. No long lines to disembark. Just like in port, you are taken by Zodiacs in groups of 16 to the shore were a bus takes you to the airport. At the airport you wait in the VIP lounge for your flights. And just like onboard, the VIP lounge has beverages and snacks.
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