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Wonderful, but you need trip insurance! by garnco

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Except for Celebrity hiding that the ship was not in service and cancelling cruises week by week with two days notice , we were lucky and on the first actual sailing which was a Wonderful experience.

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5.0

Wonderful Galapagos cruise by jaybugjone43088

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Awesome. No complaints. Staff was wonderful and friendly. The ship was clean. Food was very good and a wide variety of choices

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4.5

First class adventure all the way by naneki

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Adventure cruise for the active cruiser. This would be difficult but possible for someone with limitations. The crew and naturalists go above and beyond to give each person the best experience. We had two naturalists who were there 9 years ago! They are still passionate about what they do and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this cruise. The price is steep but the service and “all included” is worth it!

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Awesome Galapagos Cruise by fdias85727775

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

This is a great cruise with great people who care about what they do every day. I highly recommend this cruise to anyone think about cruising the Galapagos.

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Wonderful Galapogos cruise by MarkCM

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Great Cruise, really had a good time. You must like strenuous activity.

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4.7

It was my best cruise by Adriatico

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

It was my best cruise, because, it was so beautiful to see the animals on their environement and the islands and all the team of the cruise, give their best and we feel in the beginning of the world and the respect of the nature is an exemple for all the world. In the ship, leaves the naturalists , that are from Galapagos and explain all to us. We feel in an true expedition...

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4.6

Great trip! by Lynndeeh

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Not all ports were landings, some were ‘drive-bys’ (Zodiac trips). We had a great time on this cruise. It is not like the big ships but given the size of the boat, the crew did a great job of making this a great trip. Lots of close animal encounters. This is a very casual cruise so don’t over pack. Lots of snorkeling and beach landings. Zodiacs are the only way on and off of the boat so you have to be physically able for this cruise. Several of the shore excursions are very rigorous and not for folks that are not in shape. Having said that, I am 76 and did all of the hikes.

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4.7

Amazing Trip by radiationman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Great trip Lots of great geology flora and fauna. Structured all inclusive trip.

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4.9

Amazingu by bcraftreiss

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

A most memorable journey!! It was well worth the wait for us and I urge perspective travelers to take this trip while still in good health. It is a physical trip that requires stamina.

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Amazing experience by rebarlow

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

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

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Exceeded Expectations by casinojeff

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

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.

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Great Galapagos trip! by kimberlyburrell

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Celebriity did an awesome job in all phases of this vacation!  The JW Marriott in Quito was a nice land base. Good restaurants, shops, and rooms. Nice Quito tour. The trip from Quito to Baltra was well organized and Celebrity' handled everything! We left our luggage at the hotel and it showed up in our room on the Xpedition! FYI no liquids allowed in luggage to the Gallapogos it all needs to be in your carry-ons! Bought a wide brined hat for $20 at the airport in Baltra! Best investment I made! Transition to the Xpedition was easy and rooms were ready when we arrived along with lunch. Lectures on board by the naturalists were informative along with videos and constant attention on excursions. The pace was creatively set up to accommodate all agendas with different opinions available every day.  They really want everyone to be able to do what they like. Groups are small and plenty of down time is available and you really do not have to participate in excursion if you don't want to go out.  Transport back to Quito and airport departure was well organized. Bring plenty of sun screen , water shoes of some kind, sun hat, a few sun protective shirts , and be prepared to have a really fun educational vacation! The ship was amazing and so much fun! 

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Simmons Review - Galapagos Cruise Jan '17 by simmons11

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Dialy excursions to individual islands.  Naturalists were most informative and easy to understand.  All questions were answered without hesitation.  All seemed to have a strong appreciation for their job. 

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From rugged to luxury by gdbrum

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Expert guided hikes and snorkeling, then return to pampered luxury on board Xpedition. All staff were delightful and helpful. Their only wish was for you to learn and enjoy every minute of the tour. 

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3.0

Best Price Guarantee by Victor3241

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

Best Price Guarantee  -  Celebrity Cruises offers a “Best Price Guarantee” but pay attention to the fine print.  In my case, this was nothing but an empty gesture.  In December 2016, I booked a May 14 sailing.  I made the full payment in January as this was the due date.  In March, I noticed that they were advertising a cabin in the same category on the same cruise for $1,000 less.  When I called to ask about this “Best Price Guarantee”, I was told that I do not qualify for any refund or concessions because this was after the due date of final payment.  While I do understand the cruise line’s reluctance to part with money that they have pocketed, I thought they should have offered me some shipboard credit that I can use for laundry, gift shop purchases or, at least give the crew a generous tip if the services were good.  Again, read the fine print!

 

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perfect in every way by Cruiser61623927

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

From the time we were met at the Quito airport until the time we departed Quito, Celebrity staff made this trip perfect.  Everything was right on time.  Service was warm and personal.  The trip was casual, yet elegant at the same time.  No need to dress up, but the dining room was lovely, staff were very attentive, the bar staff made all our drinks cheerfully and quickly.  The naturalists were with us on every shore excursions to explain all the magnificent birds, animals and plants, and always were looking out for our safety while we hiked or snorkeled.  The ship was immaculate and everything was well-organized and timely. I could not have asked for more and the whole trip exceeded our expectations in every way.

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The trip of a lifetime! by biandrews

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

This cruise was everything Celebrity promised....... and more! The crew of the ship was awesome. Everyone was very friendly and did everything to make sure all of the guests were comfortable and happy. The naturalists were OUTSTANDING! No matter the situation, they were reassuring, patient, and supportive. The stops that we made optimized the kinds of animals and terrain that we experienced. It was worth every cent that we paid. I can't say enough good things about sailing on the Xpedition and the crew.

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Great experience by lockner

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: 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.

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More than we expected by canbike

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We loved everything about the cruise. It was well organized. The staff were all OUTSTANDING! Meeting our every need. The naturalists on every island landing were all knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They loved sharing about their homeland. Monica, the cruise director, was informative every night about the next day's activities. My suggestion... Go on every panga ride a valuable. Learned so much, saw so many animals, snorkeling was so good. We used the ship's snorkel gear and did use wet suits to prevent sunburn. On and the food.... Great choices, Carlos and staff, could not have been more gracious. Everyone spoke English, but they were so helpful to us learning our Spanish. WONDERFUL cruise, way better than expected. Totally different as everything is paid for up front...drinks, gratuities and snorkel.gear. 

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Great experience! by Lux

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Xpedition / Destination: Galapagos

It is an intimate experience secondary to the 100 passengers onboard.  From the airport pick up to the hotel, the level of services was incredible.   This continued on to the cruise, the post cruise hotel and the airport drop. 

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