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Celebrity Xpedition Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Celebrity Xpedition to South America
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PhilnPhil
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

Our cruise on Xpedition was a celebration of my 40th birthday, and the trip truly exceeded expectations. From the exceptional staff to the fresh local food on board, we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. Xpedition is a relatively old ship by modern cruise standards, but she has aged well and is lovingly maintained. We were surprised how much she felt like a true Celebrity ship just on a much smaller scale. With one dining room, one bar, and close quarters, you get to know the other passengers and crew much more than on a large ship. Fortunately for us, we enjoyed our fellow travelers and crew members.

The Galapagos itself is a very special place, and the way the National Park is managed really limits crowds. The naturalists who lead the excursions are exceedingly patient and considerate. They are informative and knowledgeable about the environment, wildlife, and geology of the islands.

Finally, make sure you know in advance what this trip is and is not. We were shocked to learn that a handful of passengers did not realize this was an adventure cruise with rugged hikes. The experience is not for everyone, so make sure you are up for an adventure when you book this trip. If you are, you’ll be rewarded with a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin XD

Based on other reviews, we expected the cabins on the Xpedition to be small. While that is true, we did not find it too far out of line with other older ships we’ve used. The linens were fresh and the bathroom was perfectly fine. Closet space was excellent.

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