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Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Review to Galapagos

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Reviews: 5
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4.5 out of 5
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Celebrity Xpedition

7 Night Galapagos Islands Inner Loop (Baltra Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 28, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Xpedition

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 418

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Active, interesting trip with varied landscapes and animals. Highly recommend.


5 out of 5
Simple. A bus from the airport- a few minutes to the dock and a zodiac ride to the ship. Nothing else needed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Consistently excellent food.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This is a destination cruise. The primary goal is visiting islands, usually with two landings a day. There is some down time between excursions with some talks or videos to attend during part of that time. Most of us were too tired after dinner to do much more.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Not large, but adequate. The ship is small and we did not expect anything more.

Ship tip

This is a small ship in the Pacific. We did rock a lot, but the wave frequency was slow enough it didn't seem to be a problem for seasickness. I am not aware of anyone who had bad seasickness, but plan of bringing an ear patch if you tend to get sick.

Ports of call

Baltra, Galapagos

3 out of 5
Simply airport access. Nothing to see. Airport is comfortable.

Daphne Island, Galapagos

3 out of 5
Did not land. Just circled and had a naturalist explain the island. Frigate birds attacked the ship antennas just above where we were standing.

Puerto Egas, San Salvador, Galapagos

4 out of 5

Rabida, Galapagos

4 out of 5

Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Mangrove swamp access. Lots of sea turtles, penguins, flightless cormorants, Pelicans, and blue footed boobies.

Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos

4 out of 5

Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos

4 out of 5
Barren lava fields. Nice stop.

Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Gorgeous view. Fairly long climb to the top.

Las Bachas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

3 out of 5
Not a lot to see that we hadn't already seen.

North Seymour, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Clearly the highlight of the trip. Amazing number of animals, particularly sea lions, frigates, blue footed boobies, frigates, and iguanas, both marine and land.

Puerto Baquerizo, San Cristobal, Galapagos

3 out of 5

Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Red footed boobies here. Really did not see anywhere else. Other birds and iguanas and, of course, sea lions.

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

5 out of 5
Darwin center. Giant tortoises in the wild.


5 out of 5
Simple. Tender to bus and then to airport.

Traveler Photos

Blue footed boobie.
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