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Celebrity Xploration Cruise Review to Galapagos

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Celebrity Xploration

7 Night Galapagos Northern Loop (Baltra Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 26, 2018

Ship: Celebrity Xploration

Cabin number: 301

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a great adventure and we loved every minute. There is a 2 meter distance you are required to maintain between you and the wildlife, however no one explained this to the animals so be prepared for some amazing up close encounters. This ship is a great choice for teens through active seniors without mobility issues. Although it was not a problem for us, if you're prone to motions sickness come prepared.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
other than the hot tub and sun deck there really isn't that much on board activity but honestly so much time is spent off the boat exploring the islands that nothing else was needed.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Pack extra batteries/memory cards for your camera and don't forget an underwater camera too!

Ports of call

Baltra, Galapagos

3 out of 5
This is not a Port of Call. It is simply the island where the airport is located. From here you take a short bus ride to meet the Zodiacs to be transported to the ship. There is some interesting vegetations but not really much here.

MOSQUERA ISLET, GALAPAGOS Did not visit port

Celebrity removed this port from Xplorations Northern Loop itinerary about a month before our Embarkation which was extremely disappointing. Black Turtle Cove was inserted in it's place. It was okay but probably our least favorite of all the stops we made.

Sullivan Bay, Santiago, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Bartolome Island, San Salvador, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Urbina Bay, Isabela, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Caleta Tagus, Isabela, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Punta Espinoza, Fernandina, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Puerto Egas, San Salvador, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Playa Espumilla, Santiago, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

5 out of 5

El Barranco, Genovesa, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Galapagos

5 out of 5

North Seymour, Galapagos

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Curious sea lion
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