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Galapagos Southern Loop Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 8th Jan 2022
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Xploration
  • 7 Night Cruise From Baltra
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Itinerary

  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands
  • Mosquera Island
  • Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
  • Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands
  • Puerto Villamil (Isabella)
  • Wall of Tears, Isabella Island
  • Post Office , Galapagos
  • Cormorant Point
  • Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal
  • Kicker Rock, San Cristobal
  • Los Lobos (San Cristobal)
  • Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
  • Punta Suarez
  • Gardner Bay, Espanola Island
  • Daphne Island, 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

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Excellent!

Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

M Lewis / June 2021

excellent !

I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

Fantastic service

My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

Toni / June 2021

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Day 1 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 08 January 2022 / Depart: Sat 08 January 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 - Mosquera Island

Arrive: Sat 08 January 2022 / Depart: Sat 08 January 2022

Only 525 feet wide and less than a half a mile long, Mosquera Islet may be tiny, but it’s home to the one of the largest sea lion populations in the Galapagos. This narrow sandy expanse is situated in the channel between Baltra and North Seymour Island and offers a perfect opportunity for sea lion watching. Step ashore and you’re sure to see a sea lion or 10, basking in the sun or frolicking in the water nearby. They’re a playful bunch and very entertaining to watch. Just don’t get too close. The males can be aggressive if they think you’re encroaching on their territory. Just offshore, you might catch a glimpse of an orca pod. They often cruise the area looking for snacks, which can sometimes include sea lions.

Day 2 - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Arrive: Sun 09 January 2022 / Depart: Sun 09 January 2022

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Day 2 - Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sun 09 January 2022 / Depart: Sun 09 January 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 3 - Puerto Villamil (Isabella)

Arrive: Mon 10 January 2022 / Depart: Mon 10 January 2022

Puerto Villamil is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands. Of the 2,200 people who live on Isabela, the majority live in Puerto Villamil.

Day 3 - Wall of Tears, Isabella Island

Arrive: Mon 10 January 2022 / Depart: Mon 10 January 2022

The Wall of Tears is a historical site 5 km west of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Day 4 - Post Office , Galapagos

Arrive: Tue 11 January 2022 / Depart: Tue 11 January 2022

Located on Isla Santa Maria (Floreana). Bring your postcards with you to a special spot on this island called Post Office Bay. It's the historical site where an 18th-century whaling crew placed the wooden barrel that tourists still use today as a post office.

Day 4 - Cormorant Point

Arrive: Tue 11 January 2022 / Depart: Tue 11 January 2022

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land! Excursion options include a relatively short walk to the lagoon and sea turtle-nesting beach, and optional snorkeling and swimming at the landing beach. In addition, for experienced snorkelers only we offer a deepwater snorkel at nearby Champion Island.

Day 5 - Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal

Arrive: Wed 12 January 2022 / Depart: Wed 12 January 2022

Another stop on San Cristobal Island brings the opportunity to explore a fascinating geologic landscape, beach, and satellite volcanic cone. Zodiac rides along the shore bring you to a huge natural cutout that makes for a unique photo opportunity and then swings into a natural cathedral of towering rocks that is nothing less than astonishing. Along the way crabs and shorebirds dot the volcanic landscape. Afterwards, you are brought to a fine white sand beach for a short walk and/or swim amidst a colony of sea lions. A sunset circumnavigation around the spectacular eroded volcanic cone of Kicker Rock is the perfect way to end the day.

Day 5 - Kicker Rock, San Cristobal

Arrive: Wed 12 January 2022 / Depart: Wed 12 January 2022

Off the northwest coast of San Cristobal lies Kicker Rock, where thousands of years ago a volcanic eruption left behind enormous vertical rock faces that rise nearly 500 feet from the ocean. There are actually two volcanic rocks here, with a channel between where small boats can navigate. Nicknamed Sleeping Lion because of its shape, Kicker Rock is an important ecological monument as it's home to many species of nesting birds including frigates and blue-footed boobies. It's also magnificent for snorkeling as tropical fish are abundant and the water is crystal clear.

Day 5 - Los Lobos (San Cristobal)

Arrive: Wed 12 January 2022 / Depart: Wed 12 January 2022

Named after its large colony of sea lions, this island usually allows visitors to observe sea lion pups, especially while snorkeling. In addition, we may see blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and even a glimpse at the second type of sea lion species found in Galapagos: The Fur Sea Lion. It is a seasonal nesting location for blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds.

Day 6 - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Arrive: Thu 13 January 2022 / Depart: Thu 13 January 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 7 - Punta Suarez

Arrive: Fri 14 January 2022 / Depart: Fri 14 January 2022

One of Espanola’s and the islands true gems, Punta Suarez is where wildlife viewing is at its very best. A hike from the beach over boulders to the steep southern cliffs leads to a dramatic blowhole where water can gush up to 50 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll pass through a sea lion colony (make sure you avoid stepping on colorful marine iguanas), and walk past an abundance of Nazca boobies nesting on the nearby rocks. Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, finches, and red-billed tropic birds also make their home at this end of the island. From about May to December, Espanola hosts the only colony of Waved Albatross in the Galapagos. It’s a special treat to catch a courtship dance or watch the juveniles try to take off at the Albatross Airport.

Day 7 - Gardner Bay, Espanola Island

Arrive: Fri 14 January 2022 / Depart: Fri 14 January 2022

Gardner Bay on Espanola’s northern side hosts one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos, and a beautiful way to start the day. During a morning walk along a soft white sand beach, you’ll visit a sea lion colony, look for pups playing in shallow water pools, and search for the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs, shorebirds, and marine iguanas. Afterwards, go for a swim, snorkel or just relax on the sparkling white sand.

Day 8 - Daphne Island, Galapagos

Arrive: Sat 15 January 2022 / Depart: Sat 15 January 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 8 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 15 January 2022 / Depart: Sat 15 January 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 Xploration From Celebrity Cruises

One of three Celebrity Cruises ships sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, on Celebrity Xploration you can say ‘hello’ to the sense of community that can only be enjoyed on a small ship. With a capacity of sixteen guests, this charter-only ship is perfect for families or small groups. The small size of the Celebrity Xploration allows us to take you deeper into this mythical archipelago than ever before. To further enhance your experience, you’ll be indulged with seamlessly intuitive service from our onboard crew. It’s a once in a lifetime holiday, in every way. For the best views of your unique surroundings, head to the Sun Deck. You may even be treated to an afternoon of whale watching! Alternatively, relax and unwind in our indoor lounge. Settle down with a good book or broaden your knowledge by taking part in a briefing from one of our Galapagos National Park certified onboard naturalists.

Ship Cabins

Elite Oceanview Stateroom

Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, Duvet cover, Pillow menu, 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Hair dryer and Complimentary use of premium bathrobes. Stateroom Features (190 sq. ft.) An ocean view with large picture window, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, Direct-dial telephone, individual safe, Desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stock with choice beverages and Wi Fi.

Junior Suite

Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, duvet cover and pillow menu, 300 thread count and 100% Egyptian cotton linens. Hair dryer, complimentary use of premium bathrobes, complimentary beach towel service, binoculars for use and available for purchase and complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features (180 sq. ft. and veranda 45 sq. ft.) Large picture window and door, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages and WiFi.
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      Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

      Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
      Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

      Excellent!

      Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

      M Lewis / June 2021

      excellent !

      I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

      Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

      Fantastic service

      My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

      Toni / June 2021

      Read All Reviews

      Speak to a Cruise Concierge

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