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Galapagos Northern Loop Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 5th Feb 2022
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Xpedition
  • 7 Night Cruise From Baltra
  • Fly Cruise From £6,599 pp

Itinerary

  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands
  • Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island
  • Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands
  • Puerto Egas, Isla San Salvador
  • Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
  • Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
  • Urvina Bay (Isabela)
  • Vicente Roca
  • Bartolome, Galapagos
  • Las Bachas, Santa Cruz
  • Daphne Island, Galapagos
  • El Barranco, Genovesa Island
  • Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island
  • Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands

What's Included

  • All-inclusive cruising in luxury accommodation
  • Dining menus, crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, inspired by, and locally sourced from, the regions visited
  • Classic Drinks Package including beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs and wines by the glass, as well as soft drinks and speciality teas and coffees
  • Room service from 6am to 11pm
  • Cutting-edge circus shows, Broadway-style theatre, comedy, magic and live music
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Dedicated Concierge in Concierge Class staterooms and above
  • Suite Guests - Receive the Indulge Package, including: Premium drinks, Stream Wi-Fi, Tips, Up to $400pp On Board Spending Money & access to the Exclusive Restaurant, Lounge and Retreat Deck
  • “Cruise with Confidence” - Best Price Guarantee & Future Cruise Credit Protection
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalconySuite
Cruise Only
Call
£5,329
Call
£7,269
Fly Cruise
Call
Was£6,829
£6,599
Call
£8,529

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.
Voyage Code: XP07G036

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Day 1 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 05 February 2022 / Depart: Sat 05 February 2022

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

Day 1 - Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island

Arrive: Sat 05 February 2022 / Depart: Sat 05 February 2022

Located in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, Santa Cruz Island, or Isla Santa Cruz as known by the locals, is the second largest island in the chain, after Isabela. The capital of the island is Puerto Ayora, which is the most populated urban center in the Galapagos Islands as well as the largest port town. The island itself is the most populated in the Galapagos, with 12,000 residents scattered throughout small villages. The island is a large, dormant volcano which it is estimated hasn’t been active in over a million years. As a testament to the volcano’s previous activity, there is a giant lava tunnel over 6,500 feet long that tourists can walk through.The highlands of Puerto Ayora offer are filled with a variety of trees and plants such as scalesia trees, cat’s claws, and Galapagos miconia. The highlands are also home to land tortoises that roam free in search of food and shallow ponds. There are also two large holes on the island named Los Gemelos or “The Twins,” which were caused as the result of the collapse of a magma chamber. Tortuga Bay can be found on the island, a pristine spot to observe marine iguanas, birds, Galapagos crabs, and a natural mangrove in which white-tipped reef sharks and the Galapagos tortoise can be found. Speaking of the giant tortoise, the Charles Darwin Research Station is located here, where they have implemented a breeding program for these endangered giants. This research station is the operational hub for the international non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation, and crucial research as well as environmental education are performed here. Santa Cruz is the main tourism hub for all of the Galapagos Islands and contains the longest paved road in the Galapagos, which runs across the island north-south. Indulge in the pristine white sand beaches of Las Bachas on the northern coast. Explore Black Turtle Cove by zodiac, and wonder at the impressive iguana population on Dragon Hill. It is on Isla Santa Cruz that tourists can really experience the interior and higher elevations of a Galapagos Island, as the elevation rises to a breathtaking height of 2,835 feet.

Day 2 - Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sun 06 February 2022 / Depart: Sun 06 February 2022

The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. It’s the top of an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson. The rocks and sand are hued brilliant red and sit amid coves of clear aqua blue water. A short hike up a steep hill provides for several spectacular overlooks, while you search the high cactus for finches and other birds. A Zodiac ride along the coast is also an option, as guests look for sea lions, fur seals, and birds. A brackish lagoon just behind the landing site sometimes provides an extraordinary opportunity?to get up close and personal with flamingos—a photographer’s dream, when it happens. A swim off the beach or snorkel along the shore afterwards is just the way to end the day.

Day 2 - Puerto Egas, Isla San Salvador

Arrive: Sun 06 February 2022 / Depart: Sun 06 February 2022

With its black sand beach, coastal tide pools, andblue-water grottoes, this stop offers a wonderful tasteof the Galapagos and the opportunity to see shore birds,Galapagos Hawks, sea lions, marine iguanas, andGalapagos fur seals. Sea lions, colorful tropical fish,and sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling.

Day 3 - Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Arrive: Mon 07 February 2022 / Depart: Mon 07 February 2022

Tagus Cove (Isabella)

Day 3 - Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

Arrive: Mon 07 February 2022 / Depart: Mon 07 February 2022

Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos and,as Darwin wrote, it is “covered with immense delugesof black naked lava.” Along with its extraordinary blacklava rocks, this point of land hosts the largest colony ofmarine iguanas in the Archipelago, along with sea lionsand a nesting site for flightless cormorants.

Day 4 - Urvina Bay (Isabela)

Arrive: Tue 08 February 2022 / Depart: Tue 08 February 2022

Due to currents and upwelling, the water here is noticeably colder than in other parts of the Galapagos and in 1954, part of this area along Isabela’s coast was uplifted 12–15 feet just prior to an eruption. The remains of a coral reef raised during the uplift can still be found at Urvina Bay. On a long hike, you can ramble through the now high-and-dry corals of this once thriving reef or stick to a shorter version of the same hike and look for land iguanas, finches, and if luck holds, giant tortoises. Afterwards, if conditions allow, the black sand beach of Urvina Bay offers a chance for swimming and snorkeling. While in the water, you may see sea turtles and diving cormorants.

Day 4 - Vicente Roca

Arrive: Tue 08 February 2022 / Depart: Tue 08 February 2022

About one million years ago, six volcanoes (five of which are still active) coalesced to form seahorse-shaped Isabela, the largest of the Galapagos Islands. At 1,790 square miles, it’s larger than all of the other islands combined, and, because it’s located on the western edge of the archipelago near the Galápagos hotspot, it’s one the world’s most volcanically active places. While many of the Galapagos islands are home to wildlife only, Isabela had a robust population of 1,749 in the 2006 census. From Tagus Cove on the northwestern side (which sheltered whalers, pirates, and buccaneers in days of old) to the laid-back resort town of Puerto Villamil at its southern tip, the island offers visitors a dazzling variety of terrains, wildlife and experiences. The Cromwell Current hits the base of Isabela’s west coast, causing nutrient-rich water to up well creating the perfect feeding environment for ground for fish, whales, dolphins, and birds. Because 16 species of whales have been identified in the area (including humpbacks, sperms, sei, minkes and orcas), it’s regarded as the best place to see whales in the Galapagos. As is often the case in the region, animal species abound. Visitors can hope to see penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Galápagos land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, Galápagos hawks, and Galápagos doves. There are many and varied ways to encounter wildlife on Isabela: at Moreno Point, near Elizabeth Bay on the west coast, visitors traverse a lava path to find pools at which a wide variety of birds feed. Vicente Roca Point offers some of the most dramatic landscapes in the Galapagos and the opportunity to see the remains of Ecuador Volcano

Day 5 - Bartolome, Galapagos

Arrive: Wed 09 February 2022 / Depart: Wed 09 February 2022

We’ve taken a page out of Darwin’s Red Notebook and learned that to be relevant—to keep up with the times—we have to evolve to fit perfectly into the ever-changing world around us. More specifically, the environment around us. With 10 years in the Galapagos, we’ve learned and evolved our vacations to meet the needs of the modern explorer. We’ve adapted to bring you updated luxuries that elevate your experience in this precious archipelago to the next level. The way we see it, the Galapagos Islands may be primitive, but your vacation there doesn’t have to be.

Day 5 - Las Bachas, Santa Cruz

Arrive: Wed 09 February 2022 / Depart: Wed 09 February 2022

A beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. The name “Las Bachas” comes from the mispronunciation of the word “barges” by the local population during the 1950s when WWII barges broke their moorings and ran aground on the beach. This is also one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos. A short beach walk brings you to a pond to look for flamingos and other shorebirds. Afterwards, this is a fantastic beach to relax, go for a walk, swim, and maybe practice snorkeling.

Day 5 - Daphne Island, Galapagos

Arrive: Wed 09 February 2022 / Depart: Wed 09 February 2022

The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropic bird. In addition, large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.

Day 6 - El Barranco, Genovesa Island

Arrive: Thu 10 February 2022 / Depart: Thu 10 February 2022

Named after the birthplace of legendary explorer Christopher Columbus, Genovesa Island is a Galapagos Island crown jewel. This horseshoe-shaped island is also known for its diverse population of birds and distinct shape. Those characteristics are where Genovesa draws its two nicknames from: Bird Island and Tower Island. And you’ll likely notice both as you step off your zodiac. You’ll walk up the same rocky path Prince Phillips did when he visited the Galapagos Islands in 1965 and 1981. As you scale the cliffs, you’ll make your first encounter with the colonies of colorful seabird. You’ll disperse into the thin Palo Santo forest where your path inland is a birdwatcher’s dream. Flocks upon flocks of birds nesting in their natural habitats. Swallow-tailed Gulls. Red-footed Boobies. Nazca Boobies. Blue-footed Boobies. Storm Petrels. Galapagos Mockingbirds. Galapagos Doves. Great Frigate Birds. Lava Gulls. Fiddler Crabs. And that’s not all.

Day 6 - Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island

Arrive: Thu 10 February 2022 / Depart: Thu 10 February 2022

If you love eclectic cuisine, Darwin, which sits at the top of the Northern Territories and is therefore at the crossroads of so many cultures, will not disappoint. Sample everything from crocodile and barramundi to mud crabs and buffalo. Once you've had your fill of culinary adventures, saunter into the street and watch musicians and performers show off traditional Aboriginal culture.

Day 7 - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Arrive: Fri 11 February 2022 / Depart: Fri 11 February 2022

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

Day 8 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 12 February 2022 / Depart: Sat 12 February 2022

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

Celebrity Xpedition From Celebrity Cruises

As the first of our unique Xpedition Class, Celebrity Xpedition is a little different to the rest of the Celebrity Cruises fleet. Sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, Xpedition offers a once in a lifetime experience that is half luxury cruise, half intrepid exploration. Plus with 58 crew members to look after 48 guests, you'll be well looked after onboard. This smaller ship is the perfect place to relax after a day spent exploring the mythical Galapagos Islands. From the peace of the library to the serenity of the hot tub on the sun-soaked sunrise desk, you’ll soon find your personal favourite spot on Celebrity Xpedition. You can also enjoy spectacular views of the natural wonders outside from the Blue Finch Bar on the Panorama Deck. The Discovery Lounge, with its warm and lively atmosphere, hosts daily lectures from a number of expert naturalists, preparing you for the rare and unique creatures awaiting you on the shores of the Galapagos Islands.

Ship Cabins

Premium Stateroom

Two convertible lower beds Ocean View Sitting area Room service Luggage delivery at boarding Duvet and pillow-top mattress Hair dryer Complimentary use of premium Frette bathrobes Two lower beds, convertible to queen (except as noted) Dual voltage 110/220 AC Complimentary beach towel service Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe Laundry service* Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase Flat screen TVs with DVD players Direct-dial telephone Individual safe Desk Thermostat-controlled air-conditioning Private refrigerator Mp3 docking station

Junior Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features: (175 sq. ft., veranda 45 sq. ft.). Double bed (cannot be separated or moved), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with veranda, and sitting area. Leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Penthouse Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. (460 sq. ft., veranda 195 sq, ft./side veranda 40 sq. ft.) Living room with sitting area including a sofa bed, table and chairs, private bathroom, floor to cealing sliding glass door, private veranda patio with Jacuzzi and lounge chairs. Separate bedroom with two convertible lower beds, dresser and chair, private bathroom and private veranda with floor to ceiling door. Leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Royal Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, daily fruit basket and daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service, duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobe. Hair dryer, quality binoculars for use and available for purchase, complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features (250 sq. ft. and veranda 195 sq. ft.) Two convertible lower beds, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with a front veranda patio. Sitting area, leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Xpedition Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features: (205 sq. ft. and veranda 50 sq. ft.). Private veranda, leather key holder, two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted), dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.
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