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Galapagos Northern Loop

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Small ship expedition cruising*

All shore excursions included with expert guides*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*

Upgrade to Enjoy Pre- & Post-Cruise Hotel Stays in Quito, Ecuador*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 26 Mar 2022
  • Sails from Baltra, Galapagos
  • Ship Celebrity Xploration
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1640960‍
  • Voyage code ‍XO07G033‍

Your Itinerary

Galapagos Islands

Baltra, Galapagos Sat 26 Mar 2022

Galapagos Islands

More than 560 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity. Discover some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna on a cruise here.

Cruises to Galapagos

Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island Sat 26 Mar 2022

Cruises to Galapagos

The only way to get to Black Turtle Cove is by dinghy. A shallow inlet, it protects a range of wildlife. Look out for white tip reef sharks, rays and sea turtles

Galapagos Islands

Sullivan Bay, Galápagos Sun 27 Mar 2022

Galapagos Islands

This fascinating volcanic site was named after Bartholomew James Sullivan, the first lieutenant on HMS Beagle, the ship that brought Charles Darwin to the Galápagos. Take a morning hike over a blackened landscape that is nothing less than a geologic wonderland

Galapagos Islands

Bartolome Island, Galápagos Sun 27 Mar 2022

Galapagos Islands

This is one of the most spectacular settings in the Galápagos. A relatively young island, its volcanic origins are evident. One visiting astronaut even said it reminded him of the moon

Galapagos Islands

Urvina Bay, Isabela Island Mon 28 Mar 2022

Galapagos Islands

Take a ramble through the reef’s high and dry corals or stick to a shorted version and look for land iguanas and giant tortoises. Urvina Bay is great for swimming and snorkelling

Tagus Cove, Isabela

Tagus Cove, Isabela Island Mon 28 Mar 2022

Tagus Cove, Isabela

Tagus Cove has historically provided shelter for wayfarers and is one of the places Charles Darwin visited in 1835. A hike up a volcanic tuff cone offers views of Darwin’s Lake

Punta Espinoza

Espinoza Point, Fernandina Tue 29 Mar 2022

Punta Espinoza

This is one of the least visited sites on Isabela due to its remote location and difficult access. Black volcanic rocks provide a stark contrast to the brilliant green of plant growth

Vicente Roca Point

Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island Tue 29 Mar 2022

Vicente Roca Point

You’ll find Vicente Roca Point right at the mouth of the sea-horse-shaped Isla Isabela. Don’t miss the sea horses in the spectacular bay – perfect for snorkelling

Cruises to the Galapagos

Puerto Egas, Santiago Island Wed 30 Mar 2022

Cruises to the Galapagos

With its sandy beach, black rock and blue-water grottos this stop offers a taste of Galapagos geology, some great snorkelling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals

Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island Thu 31 Mar 2022

Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, or to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping

El Barranco

El Barranco, Genovesa Fri 01 Apr 2022

El Barranco

Explore the 1.5km trail of volcanic rock and look out for rare species

Darwin bay

Darwin Bay, Genovesa Fri 01 Apr 2022

Darwin bay

Darwin Bay was formed by a submerged crater, and the resulting steep cliffs provide the perfect protected homes for a range of seabirds

Visit North Seymour on a cruise to the Galapagos

North Seymour, Galapagos Sat 02 Apr 2022

Visit North Seymour on a cruise to the Galapagos

Layers of lava that originally erupted underwater have created a low-lying island packed with wildlife

Galapagos Islands

Baltra, Ecuador - Disembark the ship Sat 02 Apr 2022

Galapagos Islands

More than 560 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity. Discover some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna on a cruise here.

What's included *

  • Full board small ship cruising on board Celebrity Xploration 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
  • Onboard entertainment, including lectures by Galapagos national park certified naturalists
  • All Shore Excursions INCLUDED
  • Highly qualified naturalist guides accompany your time ashore
  • FREE use of snorkelling equipment, mini wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks
  • National park admission and Galapagos tourist card
  • Upgrade your package and enjoy: Flights, VIP personalised check-in service, pre & post-cruise hotel stays Quito, Ecuador and a Quito city tour - call for supplement details
  • Do you have a Celebrity Cruises future cruise credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible booking terms - choice to cancel or transfer up to 48 hours prior to sailing and receive a Future Cruise Credit
  • BOOK today with Just a Deposit and Pay Later*
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th June 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £60

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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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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

  • Occupancy16
  • Tonnage319 tons
  • Length98 ft (29.87 m)
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Celebrity Cruises

Do Celebrity Cruises have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Yes, Celebrity Cruises do have a Flexible Cancellation Policy which is covered under their enhanced Cruise with Confidence, offering flexible cancellations, Lift and Shift and Best Offer Guarantee:

Celebrity’s flexible cancellations allow guest to cancel up to 48 hours prior to sailing. Those who cancel will receive the fare paid back in a 100% Future Cruise Credit to use toward any Celebrity Cruise departing before 4th May 2022 and must be booked by 31st July 2021. 

Applicable to bookings made by 31st July 2021. Terms & conditions apply. Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Celebrity ship?

Guests older than 18 years old will be required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to sailing. All guests ages 18+ will also be required to show a negative RT-PCR test result 72 hours prior to sailing. All guests ages 3-17 will require an antigen test at the terminal. Please note this is subject to change.


Will transfer arrangements be made at each port of call?

Transfer arrangements vary at each port of call. At some, a complimentary shuttle available while at others, a shuttle can be provided for a charge. Information on transfer arrangements will be available on board.


Is there a dress code on board?

The majority of Celebrity Cruises sailings require casual attire during the day and smart-casual attire in the evenings. For formal nights, Evening Chic is required. Evening Chic is sophisticated but still relaxed so for women, this could be a cocktail dress, skirt or smart jeans paired with a top and for men, this could be trousers or dark jeans paired with a button-down shirt and blazer. Please note: Evening Chic nights are optional and the dress code will only be enforced in the Main Dining Room. On sailings of six nights or less there will be only one Evening Chic night and on sailings of seven nights or more there will be at least two Evening Chic nights.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Celebrity Cruises offers three different drinks packages allowing you to personalise your time on board. Choose from; Classic Package, Premium Package or Premium Plus Package, The Classic Drinks Package is most popular as it includes a wide selection of beverages, premium teas and coffees, soda, juices, bottled water, and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails, branded spirits, liqueurs, frozen drinks and wine by the glass up to $9 per serving. If you’d like a drink from the Premium Drinks Package, you’ll only pay the difference in the price and you’ll receive a 20% discount on all wines by the bottle. In the Premium Plus Package, you get all the benefits of Classic and Premium Packages plus more.

To see a full list of what is included in each please click here.


How do I pay for on board purchases?

Celebrity Cruises ships operate on a cashless system. All you need to do is validate your Celebrity SeaPass account with an acceptable credit card at the cruise check-in desk or during online check in. Then you can assign all on board purchases to your account, at the end of your cruise you will receive an itemised statement. Please note: All items on board are priced in US Dollars.


How do I pay for gratuities?

If you have not prepaid gratuities, Celebrity Cruises will automatically add them to your on board SeaPass account on a daily basis for your restaurant and stateroom services. The amount ($14.50 per person per day for staterooms, $15.00 per person per day for Concierge Class and AquaClass staterooms and $18.00 per person per day for Suites, may be adjusted at your discretion.


What is a Celebrity SeaPass?

The Celebrity SeaPass is an identification card for reboarding the ship in various ports of call. It is also the key to your stateroom and the Charge Card for your on board purchases.


What is Always Included?

Always Included is an evolution of Celebrity Cruises luxury offering. All cruises include drinks, Wi-Fi and tips and you can also choose from two upgrade packages to ensure even greater convenience. Read more about the packages available here.


Last Updated: 27/05/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit Terms & Conditions will apply. 

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Flexible cancellation terms are applicable for cruises departing up to 4th May 2022 for bookings made by 8pm 31st July 2021. Cruise line terms and conditions apply.  Excludes exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. Further Cruise Lines terms & conditions apply. 

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John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th June 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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