Celebrity Xpedition Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Celebrity Xpedition

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Xpedition
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2007
Cabin: Xpedition Suite with Veranda

Having read prior reviews, I am not going to give a "blow by blow" description of the Galapagos Experience, since other reviewers have done such a thorough job of it. Instead, I will offer some insights and opinions regarding this amazing journey. I have included my email address. If you read this and have any questions regarding the trip I would be more than happy to help. So, without further ado...

When people say this is the "trip of a lifetime" it is a total understatement, but is it for everyone? No. The Galapagos experience on Celebrity Xpedition is not your typical get on, stop at a port, get off, get back on, repeat tomorrow. It is a trip for those seeking activity. As Jason, our wonderful Cruise Director, put it you need "a sense of adventure". Without it, you will be lost and disappointed, which none of the (fantastic) crew of the Xpedition wants. Don't go for the food. Don't go for the entertainment. Don't go for the luxurious accommodations. Go for the journey.

To begin, the journey starts in Quito. We did have altitude adjustment issues. They are not crippling but they do get some getting used to. How would I describe it? From time to time we felt short of breath and our heart raced. Talk to your doctor about visiting a high altitude destination so you know what to expect. The JW Marriott hotel is well appointed and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome in Ecuador. While there I recommend to try new things (i.e. you can have orange juice at home any day, but guanabana? Go for it! It's delicious).

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Xpedition Suite with Veranda

Cabin XS
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