Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Cruise News
Home > Cruise News Archive > Celebrity Xpedition’s $100,000 Internet Bargain?
Date Published: July 29, 2005
More current news for Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises Unveils Suite-Class Restaurant
Celebrity Introduces Pre-Cruise Stay Packages

Celebrity Cruises Profile and Reviews
Latest Cruise News Headlines
Celebrity Xpedition’s $100,000 Internet Bargain?

These days, most savvy shoppers associate the Internet with bargains -- particularly regarding cruising and other travel. And sometimes a mere typo can yield the lucky surfer a great deal (airplane fares mistakenly listed for $5 are rare, but they do occasionally occur). What's a little more unusual is the really obvious bad deal. But as Cruise Critic's Laura Sterling discovered today while shopping on Celebrity's own Web site, booking a suite on Celebrity Xpedition more than a year out would cost a whopping $100,154 -- and that's a per-person quote, based on double occupancy.

"Can a seven-night Celebrity Xpedition cruise really cost $100,000 per person?" Sterling, incredulous, writes to Cruise Critic's Editor Carolyn Spencer Brown. "I'm thinking of going for my 25th anniversary next summer but I can buy a small house with that!"

While we're cognizant that Celebrity Xpedition's fares are one of the industry's most all-inclusive, including three-day pre- and post-cruise stays in Quito, and all liquor and shore excursions onboard, we're still a bit mystified...

At this point, it even looks like Xpedition's oft-pricier competitor -- that would be Lindblad Expeditions' Islander, which also offers a 10-day cruise/land trip -- is actually offering a bargain at rates that range from $5,220 to $6,280 (though it's also mostly all-inclusive, you will have to shell out some extra cash for alcoholic beverages and for gratuities).

Alas, a little digging -- via a call to a Celebrity Cruises reservations agent -- reveals that either the company is trying to dissuade travelers from booking online or that the $100,000 figure is simply a typo. The agent quoted us prices ranging from $5,764.66 to $6,064.66.

A call to a Celebrity spokeswoman for an explanation wasn't immediately returned.
Cruise News Headlines
More Celebrity Cruises News
Celebrity Cruises Reviews
Celebrity Cruises Deals

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.