Other departure portsBalьtra Galapagos
|1||Balьtra Galapagos Ecuador||20 Mar, Sat||15:00|
|2||Caleta Tortuga Negra Santa Cruz Island Ecuador||21 Mar, Sun||16:00||18:00|
|3||Rabida Galapagos Ecuador||22 Mar, Mon||7:00||11:00|
|4||Puerto Egas Mexico||23 Mar, Tue||15:00||18:00|
|5||Isabela Ecuador||24 Mar, Wed||7:00||11:00|
|6||Puntarenas Costa Rica||25 Mar, Thu||14:00||18:00|
|7||Urbina Bay Ecuador||26 Mar, Fri||7:00||10:30|
|8||Punta Vincent Roque Ecuador||27 Mar, Sat||14:30||17:30|
|9||Bartolome Ecuador||28 Mar, Sun||7:00||11:30|
|10||Las Bachas Santa Cruz Island Ecuador||29 Mar, Mon||14:30||17:00|
|11||Isla Dafna Grande Ecuador||30 Mar, Tue||18:00||19:00|
|12||El Baranco, Genovesa Ecuador||31 Mar, Wed||7:00||11:45|
|13||El Baranco, Genovesa Ecuador||01 Apr, Thu||14:30||18:00|
|14||Charles Darwin Puerto Ayora Research Station Ecuador||02 Apr, Fri||8:00||18:00|
|15||Balьtra Galapagos Ecuador||03 Apr, Sat||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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