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Celebrity Cruises' owner Royal Caribbean acquired Sun Bay 1, a small luxury vessel, built in 2001, and launched it in June 2004. In an innovative move, Celebrity's Xpedition sub-brand, created a new strata of ...
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eugenea
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We were encouraged to join my sister and brother-in-law of their 25th wedding anniversary trip to the Galapagos. They were considering a much smaller ship, but after I saw Celebrity offered on of the biggest ships in the region I suggested ... Read more
drvetlab
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
The Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos cruise was a great adventure that exceeded our expectations in so many ways. When they advertise that it’s all inclusive they really mean it. From the time we arrived in Quito 2 days prior to our ... Read more
ceciliach
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
I came back to Quito with my 8-year-old daughter, plus a bus-full of new friends yesterday afternoon, with our new Galapagos skin (red, tanned, and slightly peeled) and our Galapagos heart (purified, fulfilled, and hopeful). Now, sitting ... Read more
jroyalfuture
Member Since 2008
1 review
754 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I have had a visit to the Galapagos on our bucket list for a long time. Nearly two years ago, we decided to book the 10 day package to the Galapagos on Celebrity Xpedition. We really wanted to find a less expensive option so ... Read more
naplessailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was a once in a lifetime cruise to a pristine location where few are able to travel. If you like wildlife in a natural setting with a cruise line that knows how to do it simply and never miss a beat to excite and offer new ... Read more

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mistress thia
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
19 helpful votes
Outer Loop.First off, this is not a Luxury cruise. Other reviews bemoaning the non luxury element did not heed the advise of others. Luxury price, yes, luxury extras, no. Tips: Bring extra plug in strip to charge stuff. No bright colors ... Read more
Oboedel
Member Since 2014
1 review
37 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Wonderful experience and one of the best cruises we’ve taken!!! I would definitely recommend doing this trip with Celebrity. Everyone else has written extensive reviews so I won’t go into all of the superlatives again. This ... Read more
Christine311
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Having just returned from our 10 day Quito and Galapagos experience, there are still visions of land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobys and giant tortoises floating in our heads. What an experience! And Celebrity does it right. ... Read more
chipsahoy
Member Since 2005
1 review
179 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Cruise included two night pre stay at the JW Marriott in Quito Ecuador. Hotel was very good. All meals included. Tour they gave us was not very good. Would have been better to have different options for tours. All transfers, drivers ... Read more
dwwilkie@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Going to this Galapagos cruise, I was very nervous about sea-sickness, inadequate staterooms or standard of food, etc. on the ship. None of these fears were realized. The stateroom (Suite 602) was very comfortable though admittedly ... Read more

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AGGSBAGGS
Member Since 2010
1 review
346 forum posts
Celebrity Xpedition and Galapagos Islands Our adventure began with 4 flights, glasgow/London/Miami/Quito/Baltra and two over nights. Miami overnight was in the Hilton at the airport. Okay hotel but we did not see much. The hotel in ... Read more
Luvs2row
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 helpful votes
We just returned from the 10 day packaged Celebrity Expedition trip. We are happy we did the package. We had booked our trip almost a year and a half ago and didn't get much attention from Celebrity and felt forgotton until the ... Read more
sonijean
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This experience really exceeded my expectations. As a travel consultant I have traveled a lot. But this was the best nature cruise/vacation that I have ever experienced. From the moment we exited Immigration we were wrapped in the arms ... Read more
janbear
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
82 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I did the 10 day package with Celebrity on Xpedition in cabin XS501. This was definitely a different type cruise than we are used (we like lazy beach time) but we knew that going in and were pleasantly surprised at how much ... Read more
gdye422
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 helpful votes
Since I prepared myself my reading all the reviews that the people before me left I only find it fitting that I write a review to help the people after me. To start this off I am a 30 year old male that went with my wife, father in law and ... Read more

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GARunner
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was a trip I have wanted to do for many years. Hearing someone talk about his experience on this trip and seeing his pictures, the trip became a reality. My wife and I are in our late 60's and in decent health. We decided on the ... Read more
Travel4food
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I just returned from a Galapagos cruise with Celebrity. The cruise itself is 7 days but the package includes 2 nights pre-cruise at the Mariott in Quito and 1 night post-cruise at the same hotel. The cruise package is all inclusive. ... Read more
GoldyHA
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
To be clear, I'm not an experienced cruiser (only one prior cruise 25 years ago, with no plans to sail today's giant modern ships), and we don't fit the typical demographic—I'm a 52-year-old man traveling with my 18-year-old ... Read more
Wren1
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 helpful votes
I loved this cruise. It was different than the many others I have taken--more nature; less commercial. No Diamonds International or commercials trying to sell something onboard. The naturalists make the trip a cut above. There was no place ... Read more
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Beyond the Sunrise
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
146 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Extensive travel can foster skepticism about promotional information. In this instance the Galapagos aboard Xpedition is everything, and more, than the publicity promotes. I regretted that skepticism kept us from booking a b2b of both ... Read more

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moebruin
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
156 forum posts
6 helpful votes
For those looking for a standard cruise this would not be your thing although Celebrity does its best to bring a lot of its standard cruise feature to this ship. For those looking for an amazing adventure with an up close and personal ... Read more
a1963corvette
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
In the interest of full disclosure, my wife and I are not big cruisers. We travel extensively, but have only done a few cruises. Generally, we find them underwhelming. Celebrity's Xpedition in the Galapagos is an exception and we ... Read more
keepitup
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
As many people have contributed very detailed reviews, which are very helpful with planning for this trip, I have decided to review it from a UK point of view and give personal observations. First this trip requires stamina, ... Read more
alldog49
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Galapagos was on our bucket list. We booked this trip 19 months prior. This was trip B. We did the 10 day, which included 2 nights in Quito pre cruise and one night post cruise. Quito was OK but not anything to look forward to. Yes, we ... Read more
texaslover
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The Xpedition Sales Team is grossly uninformed and a number of Xpedition Passengers concurred that the information provided prior to departure from U.S. is very sparse and this team is not incentivized to provide helpful information to the ... Read more

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