Celebrity Xploration Transformed For New Galapagos Island Cruises

November 10, 2016

Celebrity Xploration has had a top-to-bottom refit and is now fully updated with the brand’s signature services and features.

The 48-passenger ship will offer two Galapagos Islands itineraries from March 2017 where passengers will be taken to see wildlife such as iguanas and blue-footed boobies as well as the pristine beaches and countryside of the volcanic archipelago.

Up until March of this year Celebrity Xploration and Celebrity Xperience were sailing around the Galapagos islands under the names Athala II and Eclipse for travel operator, Ocean Adventures.

Celebrity Cruises have since bought both ships and changed their names, but only from next spring will they be offering the full Celebrity experience.

Celebrity Xploration’s accommodation now includes eight luxurious staterooms and junior suites, all with ocean views and premium mattresses and pillows, LCD TV’s and internet service. All public areas have been newly upgraded and now include a refitted bar in the outdoor grill area, modernized dining room, refurbished sun deck and renovated main lounge and boutique area.

‘A distinct, unparelled, all-inclusive experience like the Galapagos journey warrants a uniquely intimate ship, and that’s Celebrity Xploration’  says Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.

‘The ship’s design and layout highlights stunning views, and while our guests are taking in those breathtaking views, they will also enjoy a best-in-class, modern luxury experience’.

‘The ship is perfect for multi-generational families, too, or those looking to charter a sailing for a life-changing holiday’.

All Celebrity Xploration cruises will include excursions led by expert naturalists and menus onboard will be inspired by the line’s Michelin-starred chef and will feature fresh regional seafood and fish.


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