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Celebrity Xpedition
Celebrity Xpedition
Member Name: Hoytj
Cruise Date: July 2009
Embarkation: Baltra, Galapagos
Destination: South America & Antarctica
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Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Trip of A lifetime
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 of the city including lunch and dinner, and in the afternoon got to stand on the equator. WARNING Quite is on the Equator,but it is 9,000 feet HIGH. Breathing may be difficult particularly with luggage or climbing stairs. Bring altitude medicine from you doctor. It was also down right COLD - 12 degrees centegrade - you will need a light weight jacket - trust me on this.

Flew to Baltra in the Galapagos the next day. Loaded onto the Expedition via PONGAS - we know them as Zodiacs. 20 person rafts that were our transport for the next week - sometimes with wet and sometimes with dry landings.

Expedition holds about 100 passengers and had over 60 crew including 6 wonderful naturalists. All meals and top shelf liquor all day was included, as were all gratuities.

8am departures for two hour hikes each morning then another island and another hike in the afternoon. More picture opportunities than you can possibly imagine. Sea lions, iguanas, turtles, birds that defy the imagination, sharks etc - and you can snorkle with them if you choose.

It was a little rocky on the ship for sleeping some nights. Almost everyone had seasickness patches - see your doctor.

Wonderful food and crew - almost all from Ecuador. Trip was exactly as advertised. Expensive but I would highly recommend it.

Publication Date: 08/09/09
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