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.

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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Celebrity Xploration

By Christina Janansky
Cruise Critic Associate 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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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.


Additional Celebrity Xploration Information

Celebrity Xploration Details
  • Crew: 10
  • Launched: 2007
  • Decks: 3
  • Passengers: 16
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