Other departure portsBalьtra Galapagos
|1||Balьtra Galapagos Ecuador||13 Mar, Sat||15:00|
|2||Simor-Norte Galapagos Island Ecuador||14 Mar, Sun||15:30||18:00|
|3||South Plaza Island Ecuador||15 Mar, Mon||7:00||11:30|
|4||Santa Fe Island Ecuador||16 Mar, Tue||15:00||18:00|
|5||Punta Pitt Ecuador||17 Mar, Wed||7:00||11:30|
|6||Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador||18 Mar, Thu||15:00||18:00|
|7||Floreana Galapagos Ecuador||19 Mar, Fri||7:00||11:30|
|8||Floreana Galapagos Ecuador||20 Mar, Sat||15:00||18:00|
|9||Elizabeth Cove Isabela Island Ecuador||21 Mar, Sun||7:00||11:30|
|10||Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Ecuador||22 Mar, Mon||15:00||18:00|
|11||Charles Darwin Puerto Ayora Research Station Ecuador||23 Mar, Tue||7:00||18:00|
|12||Gardner Bay Espanyol Ecuador||24 Mar, Wed||7:00||15:00|
|13||Punta Suarez Ecuador||25 Mar, Thu||15:00||18:00|
|14||Balьtra Galapagos Ecuador||26 Mar, Fri||8:00|
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Celebrity Cruises' owner Royal Caribbean acquired Sun Bay 1, a small luxury vessel, built in 2001, and launched it in June 2004. In an innovative move, Celebrity's Xpedition sub-brand, created a new strata of up-market, premium-priced cruises and shore excursions offering travelers unusual cruise experiences in exotic destinations.
The start-up of the venture marked the arrival of the first mainstream cruise company to operate around the Galapagos Islands year-round. This option opened up Galapagos cruises, formerly the province of backpacking (or high-end) "adventure travelers." In essence, Xpedition combines the exotica of this type of adventure on a small vessel with some of the amenities and features -- high level of service and cuisine, for instance -- that Celebrity is known for.
And indeed, the joy of the Galapagos operation is that it combines Celebrity stylishness with local, "small ship" ambience. Crewmembers -- almost entirely Ecuadorian from the captain down -- are sunny, charming and tirelessly obliging. Destination-oriented features are incorporated into the onboard experience, such as a performance of Ecuadorian folklorique preceded by a highly personalized slide show featuring pictures of passengers meeting wildlife during the course of the trip (guests are presented as a complimentary CD to take home).
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