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Celebrity Xploration
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By Christina Janansky
Cruise Critic Producer

Celebrity Xploration Overview

Celebrity Cruises will increase its Galapagos Islands passenger capacity by 65 percent in spring 2017, following the acquisition of tour operator Ocean Adventures and its two ships, the 16-passenger catamaran Xploration (formerly Athala II) and the 48-passenger Xperience (formerly Ocean Adventure's Eclipse). Both ships will continue to offer Ocean Adventures itineraries through January 2017.

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About Celebrity Xploration

Sixteen-passenger Xploration currently offers eight cabins, indoor and outdoor dining areas, two bars, a lounge and a sun deck Jacuzzi. The ship will be refurbed during a dry dock in 2017.

Celebrity will offer up Xploration for full seven-night charters.

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Main Deck
Upper Deck
Sun Deck

Celebrity Xploration Ship Stats

  • Crew: 10
  • Launched: 2007
  • Decks: 3
  • Passengers: 16
Celebrity Xploration Ratings
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Celebrity Xploration
Sail Date: Apr 2018
secluded areas to better explore the land and sea life of the Galapagos, without the crowds. The Celebrity Xploration was ideal for this-- extremely comfortable accommodations, excellent food and service, and...Read More
Celebrity Xploration
Sail Date: Jan 2018
The crew works extremely hard to make sure you have a great time, and to overcome issues you may run into. Javier, our naturalist, grew up on the Islands, and knew how to make the excursions entertaining. He was...Read More
Celebrity Xploration
Sail Date: Nov 2017
exceeded our expectations and we that we were completely blown away by our experience on the Celebrity Xploration. For context, I have been on about 5 previous cruises and I generally like them. My wife...Read More

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