Galapagos Southern Loop

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Small ship expedition cruising*

All shore excursions included with expert guides*

Free drinks, wifi & included gratuities*

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 17 Aug 2024
  • Sails from Baltra, Ecuador
  • Ship Celebrity Xploration
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1942895
  • Voyage code ‍XO07G050

Your Itinerary

Galapagos Islands

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 17 Aug 2024

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.

Galapagos Islands

Mosquera Islet (Galapagos) Sat 17 Aug 2024

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.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) Sun 18 Aug 2024

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.

Galapagos Islands

Rabida, Galapagos Sun 18 Aug 2024

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.

Puerto Villamil

Puerto Villamil, Isabella Mon 19 Aug 2024

Puerto Villamil

About one million years ago, six volcanoes (five of which are still active) coalesced to form seahorse-shaped Isabela, the largest of the Galapagos Islands. At 1,790 square miles, it’s larger than all of the other islands combined, and, because it’s located on the western edge of the archipelago near the Galápagos hotspot, it’s one the world’s most volcanically active places. While many of the Galapagos islands are home to wildlife only, Isabela had a robust population of 1,749 in the 2006 census. From Tagus Cove on the northwestern side (which sheltered whalers, pirates, and buccaneers in days of old) to the laid-back resort town of Puerto Villamil at its southern tip, the island offers visitors a dazzling variety of terrains, wildlife and experiences. The Cromwell Current hits the base of Isabela’s west coast, causing nutrient-rich water to up well creating the perfect feeding environment for ground for fish, whales, dolphins, and birds. Because 16 species of whales have been identified in the area (including humpbacks, sperms, sei, minkes and orcas), it’s regarded as the best place to see whales in the Galapagos. As is often the case in the region, animal species abound. Visitors can hope to see penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans, Sally Lightfoot crabs, Galápagos land iguanas, Darwin’s finches, Galápagos hawks, and Galápagos doves. There are many and varied ways to encounter wildlife on Isabela: at Moreno Point, near Elizabeth Bay on the west coast, visitors traverse a lava path to find pools at which a wide variety of birds feed. Vicente Roca Point offers some of the most dramatic landscapes in the Galapagos and the opportunity to see the remains of Ecuador Volcano

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)

Wall of Tears, Isabella Mon 19 Aug 2024

Wall Of Tears (Isabella)

The Wall of Tears is a historical site 5 km west of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Bahia Post Office, Floreana

Post Office Bay, Floreana Tue 20 Aug 2024

Bahia Post Office, Floreana
Galapagos Islands

Cormorant Point (Floreana) Tue 20 Aug 2024

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.

Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal

Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal) Wed 21 Aug 2024

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 21 Aug 2024

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 21 Aug 2024

Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Ecuador

Named after its large colony of sea lions, this island usually allows visitors to observe sea lion pups, especially while snorkeling. In addition, we may see blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and even a glimpse at the second type of sea lion species found in Galapagos: The Fur Sea Lion. It is a seasonal nesting location for blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds.

Visit Puerto Ayora on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands

Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) Thu 22 Aug 2024

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.

Galapagos Islands

Punta Suarez (Espanola) Fri 23 Aug 2024

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.

Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Gardner Bay (Espanola) Fri 23 Aug 2024

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.

Galapagos Islands

Daphne Island (Galapagos) Sat 24 Aug 2024

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.

Galapagos Islands

Baltra, Ecuador Sat 24 Aug 2024

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
  • 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
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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 Galápagos Islands.

What’s onboard: Al Fresco Terrace, Bar, Buffet, Dining Room, Jacuzzi, Lounge, Porch and much, much more.

Celebrity Xploration

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made 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 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Celebrity Cruises FAQs

What is the dress code onboard a Celebrity Cruise?

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. 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 6 nights or less, there will be only 1 Evening Chic night and on sailings of 7 nights or more, there will be at least 2 Evening Chic nights.


What is a Celebrity SeaPass?

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 onboard purchases.


What currency is used onboard Celebrity Cruises?

The currency onboard is US Dollars.


Is room service available with Celebrity Cruises?

Yes, room service is available 24 hours a day. Simply order from the room service menu located in your stateroom.


How do I pay for onboard purchases with Celebrity Cruises?

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 onboard purchases to your account. At the end of your cruise, you’ll receive an itemised statement. Please note: all items onboard are priced in US Dollars.


Do I need to pay for gratuities with Celebrity Cruises?

Yes, gratuities are required. However, you can choose to opt-out when on board.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Celebrity Cruise?

With the exception of two bottles of wine at embarkation, guests cannot take alcohol on their Celebrity Cruises cruise. Should guests consume their two bottles of wine in a public area, they will be subject to a corkage fee.


Can I smoke onboard a Celebrity Cruise?

Celebrity Cruises have designated smoking areas onboard.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Celebrity Cruise?

Basic Wi-Fi and Premium Wi-Fi services are available onboard at an additional charge. Suite guests and All-Included package offerings include this charge. The Basic Wi-Fi Package allows you to browse the web, send emails and text family and friends via select messaging apps. The Premium Wi-Fi Package puts internet streaming at your fingertips throughout your cruise. You can message or video chat with your friends and family, browse the web, send emails even with larger files attached, post on social media as well as enjoy videos, movies, shows and music on your favourite streaming apps.


Are drinks packages available with Celebrity Cruises?

Yes, Celebrity Cruises offers different drinks packages allowing you to personalise your time on board. 

If you have chosen an 'All Included' package when booking you will receive the Celebrity Cruises Classic Drink Package. This includes unlimited drinks, such as beer, spirits, cocktails, wine by the glass (up to $10), soft drinks, premium coffees, teas and more. 

Those booked in Suites will receive the Premium Package included in the price of their cruise. In the Premium Package, you get all the benefits of a Classic Drinks Package plus more.

Other packages Celebrity offers include a Soda Package, a Premium Bottled Water Package and a Wines by the Bottle Package. 

Find out more about Celebrity Cruises drinks packages

Please note, that terms and conditions apply. All included fares exclude cruises to the Galapagos. 

If you already have a cruise booked and would like to add a drinks package to your booking, please sign in to your Celebrity Account here


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**Please note that the drink package pricing may fluctuate due to the exchange rates, the prices shown are an estimate and are subject to change. **Where stated all Inclusive refers to the drinks package & Wi-Fi. Gratuities will be an additional charge.

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