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Why we like it
- Only 16 passengers per trip can experience the luxury this catamaran provides
- Naturalist bilingual guide will talk you through each newly discovered feature
- Jacuzzi on the sun deck for your evening relaxation
- Al-Fresco dining on the outdoor dining and bar platform
- Panoramic views from the catamaran’s floor to ceiling windows
As well as hikes upon land, water activities are also offered to you. Snorkelling in these clear blue water opens up the oppurtunity to see an unbeatable amount of aquatic life, and fortunately the excursions are timed so you never sacrifice any other experience you'd like to take part in.
What can I say? Eleanor you have been to the Galapagos so you know all about it. What I will say is that is was an unforgettable experience and something that will stay with us forever. Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire
Celebrity Xploration is a luxury adventure catamaran built to cruise the Galapagos Islands in style. Her specific design offers stability, speed and comfort with exacting safety standards. Communal space is ample and includes a sun deck, outdoor bar and Jacuzzi, whilst inside there is a dinning/buffet area, lounge and library. Each cabin has a well-appointed private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and wooden flooring. All have ocean views with large portrait windows and a one-time fully stocked complimentary mini bar. This catamaran accommodates 16 guests in 8 spacious and stylish cabins, four of which have private balconies.
From your comfortable base aboard Celebrity Xploration, you will be able to explore the best visitor sites in the islands. There are many opportunities to hike, swim, snorkel, kayak, bird-watch and take great close-up photographs of the flora and fauna. Celebrity Xplorationanchors off-shore at two visitor sites per day. Join your naturalist guide onshore for excursions - maximum group size is 16 people. All guides are certified Class II or III naturalists and speak fluent English. On the islands you will follow marked trails, walking at a leisurely pace, with your guide explaining the unusual sights you see. You will spend 3 to 4 hours at each site, allowing plenty of time to explore the abundant wildlife. The snorkelling schedule allows several immersions during the cruise. The use of snorkelling equipment and wetsuits is complimentary. Most of the snorkelling activities take place before or after island excursions, so that you will not miss the hikes.
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Discover Galapagos & Ecuador
Nights: 14 | from £5,180pp
Combine a trip to the incomparable Galapagos Islands with a journey through the beautiful highland regions of Ecuador, discovering its artisan crafts and markets in the shadow of snow-capped volcanic peaks.
Highlights of Ecuador
Nights: 9 | from £3,050pp
A thrilling exploration of the UNESCO-listed city of Quito and a cruise to the Galapagos Islands in search of owls, land iguanas and sea lions.
Classic Ecuador & Galapagos
Nights: 12 | from £7,220pp
Highlands, islands and UNESCO-listed splendour: that’s Ecuador. This Latin American nation is small but packs a real punch, from the historic cities and rumbling volcanoes of its mainland to the unparalleled creature encounters on its outlaying Galapagos Islands – arguably the world’s best wildlife destination.