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Galapagos Southern Loop

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Pre- and post-cruise hotel stays in Quito, Ecuador*

Small ship cruising*

All shore excursions included with expert guides*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 10 Jun 2021
  • Sails from Baltra, Ecuador
  • Ship Celebrity Xploration
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1564555‍
  • Voyage code ‍XO07G030‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Quito, Ecuador Thu 10 Jun 2021

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your two night stay Thu 10 Jun 2021

Quito, Ecuador - City tour Fri 11 Jun 2021

Today, explore Quito City at your leisure

Fly from Quito to Baltra, Ecuador Sat 12 Jun 2021

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Baltra, Ecuador

Upon arrival transfer to the port and embark the ship Sat 12 Jun 2021

Embark the ship for your 7 night Galápagos Discovery voyage

Sea Lions

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 12 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Sea Lions

Mosquera Islet (Galapagos) Sat 12 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) Sun 13 Jun 2021

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Sea Lions

Rabida, Galapagos Sun 13 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil (Isabella) Mon 14 Jun 2021

Puerto Villamil
Wall Of Tears (Isabella)

Wall Of Tears (Isabella) Mon 14 Jun 2021

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)
Post Office, Floreana, Ecuador

Post Office Tue 15 Jun 2021

Post Office, Floreana, Ecuador

Located on Isla Santa Maria (Floreana). Bring your postcards with you to a special spot on this island called Post Office Bay. It's the historical site where an 18th-century whaling crew placed the wooden barrel that tourists still use today as a post office.

Sea Lions

Cormorant Point (Floreana) Tue 15 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal

Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal) Wed 16 Jun 2021

Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal

Another stop on San Cristobal Island brings the opportunity to explore a fascinating geologic landscape, beach, and satellite volcanic cone. Zodiac rides along the shore bring you to a huge natural cutout that makes for a unique photo opportunity and then swings into a natural cathedral of towering rocks that is nothing less than astonishing. Along the way crabs and shorebirds dot the volcanic landscape. Afterwards, you are brought to a fine white sand beach for a short walk and/or swim amidst a colony of sea lions. A sunset circumnavigation around the spectacular eroded volcanic cone of Kicker Rock is the perfect way to end the day.

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal) Wed 16 Jun 2021

Kicker Rock (San Cristobal)

Off the northwest coast of San Cristobal lies Kicker Rock, where thousands of years ago a volcanic eruption left behind enormous vertical rock faces that rise nearly 500 feet from the ocean. There are actually two volcanic rocks here, with a channel between where small boats can navigate. Nicknamed Sleeping Lion because of its shape, Kicker Rock is an important ecological monument as it's home to many species of nesting birds including frigates and blue-footed boobies. It's also magnificent for snorkeling as tropical fish are abundant and the water is crystal clear.

Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Ecuador

Los Lobos (San Cristobal) Wed 16 Jun 2021

Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Ecuador
Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) Thu 17 Jun 2021

Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

Punta Suarez

Punta Suarez (Espanola) Fri 18 Jun 2021

Punta Suarez

One of Espanola’s and the islands true gems, Punta Suarez is where wildlife viewing is at its very best. A hike from the beach over boulders to the steep southern cliffs leads to a dramatic blowhole where water can gush up to 50 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll pass through a sea lion colony (make sure you avoid stepping on colorful marine iguanas), and walk past an abundance of Nazca boobies nesting on the nearby rocks. Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, finches, and red-billed tropic birds also make their home at this end of the island. From about May to December, Espanola hosts the only colony of Waved Albatross in the Galapagos. It’s a special treat to catch a courtship dance or watch the juveniles try to take off at the Albatross Airport.

Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Gardner Bay (Espanola) Fri 18 Jun 2021

Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Gardner Bay on Espanola’s northern side hosts one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos, and a beautiful way to start the day. During a morning walk along a soft white sand beach, you’ll visit a sea lion colony, look for pups playing in shallow water pools, and search for the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs, shorebirds, and marine iguanas. Afterwards, go for a swim, snorkel or just relax on the sparkling white sand.

Sea Lions

Daphne Island (Galapagos) Sat 19 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Sea Lions

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 19 Jun 2021

Sea Lions

Renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands were named after their indigenous giant tortoises.

Disembark the ship Sat 19 Jun 2021

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito, Ecuador Sat 19 Jun 2021

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay Sat 19 Jun 2021

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Sun 20 Jun 2021

Arrive in London Mon 21 Jun 2021

What's included *

  • TWO NIGHT pre-cruise hotel stay in Quito, Ecuador
  • - Quito city tour
  • Seven nights all-inclusive modern luxury cruising including:
  • - FREE beverages including select wines, sparkling wines, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea
  • - Gratuities & Wi-Fi INCLUDED
  • - All meals, including room service
  • - On board entertainment, including lectures by Galápagos national park certified naturalists
  • - All shore excursions INCLUDED
  • - Highly qualified naturalist guides accompany your time ashore
  • - National park admission and Galapagos tourist card
  • - FREE use of snorkelling equipment, mini wet-suits, binoculars and walking sticks
  • - VIP personalised check-in service
  • OVERNIGHT post-cruise hotel stay in Quito, Ecuador
  • Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and all overseas transfers
  • Do you have a Celebrity Cruises future cruise credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 10th August 2020 and receive a FREE Champange Gift Box

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Cabins & Prices

* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Elite Oceanview Stateroom

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Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, Duvet cover, Pillow menu, 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Hair dryer and Complimentary use of premium bathrobes. Stateroom Features (190 sq. ft.) An ocean view with large picture window, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, Direct-dial telephone, individual safe, Desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stock with choice beverages and Wi Fi.

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Junior Suite

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Service: Room service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request), Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Amenities: Choice of soft or firm mattress, duvet cover and pillow menu, 300 thread count and 100% Egyptian cotton linens. Hair dryer, complimentary use of premium bathrobes, complimentary beach towel service, binoculars for use and available for purchase and complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features (180 sq. ft. and veranda 45 sq. ft.) Large picture window and door, two lower beds, convertible to king, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages and WiFi.

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The Ship - Celebrity Xploration

Celebrity Xploration is a ship that maintains the exceptional standards you expect from Celebrity Cruises, delivered via a highly intimate and sociable setting. Expect a luxurious combination of extravagant travel and astonishing exploration. Experience one of the world’s most incredible environments as Celebrity Xploration transports you to the Galapagos Islands.

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* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Celebrity Cruises (ATOL 3088) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except solos, may increase or be withdrawn at any time, offer applies to new bookings only. Some ports may require a tender. Drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Gratuities are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Tours are subject to change. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay, flights may be based on indirect services. Named hotels are subject to change. Itinerary is subject to change. Wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

Champagne Gift Box is for bookings in Ocean View or above, based on one per booking and is for UK mainland addresses only. Offer ends 8.30pm 10th August 2020. 

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