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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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ferrs11
Member Since 2008
19 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
Like all the other Cruise Critic correspondents, we had a great time in the Galapagos - we have done 37 previous cruises and this was probably the best. We Brits can fly from Europe to Quito direct, via Madrid or Amsterdam, but we ... Read more
Marcoottawa
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
We are in our seventies and this was our 7th cruise. Exploring the Galapagos was something that had been on our "to do" list and it turned out to be a trip of a lifetime on a perfect ship. Many people have offered comprehensive reports on ... Read more
Trend
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,063 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
This is not a detailed review about each stop as this has been done, but one about enjoying life. The stars of this cruise are the animals large and small, land and water. We went in the quote "rainy season" and never had a drop. We ... Read more
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sheffield666
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
We have just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Celebrity Xpedition to the Galapagos Islands and LOVED IT! We booked the 10 day tour through Thomas Cook in the UK and this included flights, transfers, accommodation in Quito for three ... Read more
Raring to go
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
266 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew from DFW to Miami, then from Miami to Quitoon January 21, purposely breaking the flight up into two legs with a long layover in Miami, which gave us time to go into South Beach for a great lunch and little sight seeing. We arrived ... Read more

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cboyle
Member Since 2002
20 reviews
1,013 forum post
0 helpful votes
ABOUT US John and I (Carolyn) are retired university professors in our early sixties, who have been cruising since October, 1991. This was our first cruise with Celebrity. We are Elite Captain's Circle members on Princess but have ... Read more
SFL
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
425 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This Cruise exceeded my expectations for those of you who want a good nights sleep here's a daily log Day 1 December 3, 2010.. We leave our home headed for the Miami Airport. We are picked up by Dennis our affable driver. He is ... Read more
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IBE KREWSIN
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I signed up for Celebrity Xpedition's 10-day package. We made our own airline arrangements and flew to Quito, Ecuador on November 5, 2010, arriving there after 9:00 PM. After a smooth transition through customs and baggage ... Read more
spny84
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
429 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2010
This is an extremely long rambling review but if you can make it through the whole thing I believe I've answered most of the questions I myself asked prior to this trip. Your Fitness: If you can walk a mile in about 30 minutes (even mall ... Read more
mbernst106
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have recently returned from a 10 day trip including 3 days in Quito and 7 days on the Celebrity Xpedition. Prior to our departure, we scoured a multitude of websites looking for information about what to expect. So much of what we read ... Read more

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stargazerm31
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my wife and my 21st cruise and 11th on Celebrity. As others have said, this was a "bucket list" cruise. We have put it off for years mainly for the cost. At first glance these cruises seem expensive. However, when I look at the ... Read more
BellaBeauBean
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
189 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Xpedition voyage through the Galapagos was the final leg of a 2 year (cruising) adventure that allowed me to explore coastal South America and follow in Darwin's footsteps. I booked the Celebrity Xpedition two years in advance (which ... Read more
tomnmary2
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise had been on my "bucket list" for quite some time, so it was approached with much enthusiasm. I have to say that it met my every expectation -- and then some. We selected the 10-day package with Celebrity, two days in Quito, ... Read more
richiepontiac
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed February 2010
Since the Xpedition carries only 90 or so passengers, getting on board did not involve long lines or delays. We were bussed from the airport on Baltra to a pier, boarded small 16 passenger Zodiac boats and taken to the ship. Our baggage ... Read more
AcePilotSeattle
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had first heard of this Cruise from Friends, as they had taken it 2 years ago, in 2007. After hearing their stories, and upon discovering they liked it so much they were willing to sign on again for a second tour, we decided ... Read more

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GTM
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2009
Xpedition sailing Nov. 9,2009 This was truly a remarkable experience. I felt as if we had jumped into the pages of a National Geographic magazine!! I will comment on a number of aspects of the trip that I would have been ... Read more
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Carl from Pahrump
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent 18 days in Ecuador in September 2009 bird watching in 3 locations; i.e., Quito metro area, the Galapagos Islands and the Tandayapa Valley. This review covers bird watching on the Celebrity Xpedition cruise of September 6 to ... Read more
cupcake7645
Member Since 2004
1 review
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our 60's, and traveled with our mid-30's daughter and her husband. We had read that this was the trip of a lifetime, but couldn't believe that it could be that incredible. We were wrong it was absolutely perfect. ... Read more
Hoytj
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2009
We sailed on the Celebrity Expedition to the Galapagos on July 24 - August 2, 2009. My wife and two grown children shared in this voyage of discovery. We flew into Quito, Ecuador the day before the cruise. The next day we had a full tour ... Read more
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Travelbug50
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There have been many very good detailed reviews of all the excursions and about the ship, I will just add a few things. We flew from Portland, Oregon via LA and Miami. One ticket was free with flyer miles, we kept telling ourselves that ... Read more

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hawklady
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Up close and personal with unique creatures in a unique landscape this cruise to the Galapagos exceeded our highest expectations. And after all we had read and heard, our expectations were high indeed. But Celebrity just did everything ... Read more
Holly2
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,852 forum post
0 helpful votes
Pre/post-cruise. We booked our own air using frequent flyer miles, but for the first time did the Celebrity pre/post-cruise package. This was by far the most convenient arrangement and was handled beautifully. We arrived in Quito late ... Read more
smtcan
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,910 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
We left Toronto and flew to Miami on American Airlines. After spending four hours in Miami, we left for Quito at 6 pm. At 8:30 we were back in Miami, for what was said to be a quick instrument repair. This turned into a change of planes, ... Read more
Mary Jane M
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2008
With daughter, Jeanne (Dgtr - Luv2Trvl) we are just back from the June 11th trip. Pictures will be coming later, but want to give some thoughts that might help someone contemplating a trip. Dgtr and I did Galapagos first followed by Machu ... Read more
mikey47
Member Since 2004
1 review
359 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2008
Just a few comments on our 13 day cruise. No real details, they've been covered so well elsewhere. Celebrity couldn't do more for us. The Xpedition is a lovely ship and the crew and naturalists are superb. The high intensity excursions ... Read more

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