Celebrity Xploration

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The ultimate in intimate adventure travel in the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Xploration (formerly known as Athala) is a stylish catamaran that features eight luxuriously cozy staterooms, each with a window or veranda to the world that offers personal views of this stunning destination.

Key Features:

✓ Built exclusively for Galapagos cruising

✓ Many common areas and Jacuzzi

✓ Luxurious private rooms

✓ Bilingual naturalist guide

✓ Fully carbon neutral cruise

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Celebrity Xploration
Celebrity Xploration
Indoor Dining
Indoor Dining
Al fresco Dining
Al fresco Dining
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Upper Deck Cabin
Upper Deck Cabin


8 Days
Per Person
$ 7,999

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  • All prices in United States Dollars.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Information

    • During peak season Christmas and New Year dates a surcharge will be charged.

    • Cruise prices, Air tickets, National Park fee and TCT prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control

    • In case of increase in fuel prices, fuel surcharge will apply

    • Single Supplements: 2 x the twin rate for any double cabin

    • Children are accepted from the age of 7 years old onwards

    • Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult will benefit from 20% discount over the gross rates on all departures except Easter, Christmas , and New Year cruises

    • Children booked in double cabin for single use pay the adult rate

    • Prices can change according to dates

✓ Rates Include

    ✓ Voyage aboard as indicated in the applicable itinerary

    ✓ Accommodation in staterooms with air conditioning, private bathroom and showers, and refrigerators with complimentary bottled water

    ✓ All meals and complimentary beverages on board the vessel including select wines, sparkling wines, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and teas

    ✓ Complimentary room service

    ✓ Complimentary internet access

    ✓ Onboard entertainment, including programs or lectures by onboard, Galapagos National Park certified naturalists or our experienced Celebrity staff

    ✓ Complimentary snorkeling equipment, mini-wetsuits, binoculars and walking sticks provided for the duration of the cruise

    ✓ Gratuities while on board for the crew and lecturers, as well as gratuities for the naturalist guides

    ✓ The Galapagos National Park admission fee

    ✓ Galapagos Tourist Card fee

    ✓ Transfers from/to the Baltra, Galapagos airport to/from the ship

⨯ Not Included

    ⨯ Air transportation of any type

    ⨯ Any ground transfers other than as stated

    ⨯ Any food or beverages obtained off of Celebrity Galapagos vessels

    ⨯ Purchases on board

    ⨯ Personal services such as spa, laundry, and telecommunication services

    ⨯ Travel insurance

    ⨯ Optional pre/post packages


Celebrity Xploration Main Deck

Main Deck

Celebrity Xploration Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Celebrity Xploration Sun Deck

Sun Deck

 Year of construction: 2007
 Type: Motor Yacht
 Length: 98fts / 30mts
 Beam: 37fts / 11mts
 Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Main Deck: 4 cabins with private balconies.
  • Upper Deck: 4 cabins, which have interconnecting doors
 On Board: ---
 Main engines: 2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
 Water maker: 127
 Max speed: 10 knots
 Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide
 Safety & Navigation: All equipment meets / exceeds the international SOLAS standard: 2x 20-man life craft, Navnex, 2 GPS, sonar, 2 naval radars, fire detection and prevention systems etc. Life Jackets in each cabin, Life Rafts: 2 (25 people per raft)



Itinerary Rating 3.4

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.4
  • Landscapes: 3.4
  • Activities: 3.5
SAT AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM 2 Mosquera Islet
SUN AM Santa Cruz Island: 3 Dragon Hill
PM 4 Rabida Island
MON AM Isabela Island: 5 Puerto Villamil
PM Isabela Island: 6 The Wall of Tears
TUE AM Floreana Island: 7 Post Office Bay
PM Floreana Island: 8 Cormorant Point
WED AM San Cristobal Island: 9 Witch Hill
PM San Cristobal Island: 10 Kicker Rock
THU AM Santa Cruz Island: 11 Puerto Ayora
FRI AM EspaƱola Island: 12 Suarez Point
PM EspaƱola Island: 13 Gardner Bay/Islet
SAT AM 14 Daphne Islands
Baltra: 15 Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Itinerary Rating 3.7

  • Flora & Fauna: 3.7
  • Landscapes: 3.6
  • Activities: 3.8
SAT AM Baltra: 1 Arrival in Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat
PM Santa Cruz Island: 2 Black Turtle Cove
SUN AM Santiago Island: 3 Sullivan Bay
PM 4 Bartholomew Island
MON AM Isabela Island: 5 Urbina Bay
PM Isabela Island: 6 Tagus Cove
TUE AM Fernandina Island: 7 Espinosa Point
Isabela Island: 8 Vicente Roca Point
PM Floreana Island: 9 Cormorant Point
WED AM Santiago Island: 10 Egas Port
PM Santiago Island: 11 Espumilla Beach
THU AM Santa Cruz Island: 12 Puerto Ayora
FRI AM Genovesa Island: 13 El Barranco
PM Genovesa Island: 14 Darwin Bay
SAT AM 15 North Seymour Island
Baltra: 16 Transfer to the Baltra Airport


Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.

Celebrity Xploration CRUISE REVIEWS

Cruise rating: 5/5 - 2 customer reviews

Hi Esteban,

We got home today from our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, after more than 24 hours en route. Nine of those hours were spent between flights at the Quito airport!

Our vacation was outstanding! We really enjoyed the Patio Andeluz hotel in Quito, and the four day tours were excellent. Ana and Gustavo were great tour guides. We were a little disappointed we didn't get to see the big changing of the guard ceremony at the Presidential Palace on the Monday that we toured the city, but other than that, the tours were very interesting and comprehensive, and the restaurants and haciendas where we had lunch were excellent. Your arrangements for our airport transfers worked very well.

Our cruise on the Athala was the highlight of our trip. The boat was lovely and comfortable, the meals were very good, and the crew did a great job. Our naturalist guide, Karina Lopez, was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of showing us the best of the Galapagos.

Thank you very much for arranging a great trip for us! We will gladly refer our friends to your company if they plan to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos.

Best regards,


USA Shirley Gaufin & Tim Jackson
January 2015

Dear Maria Augusta,

I would like you to know that our Galapagos trip arranged by Magus was exceptional. The Athala and her crew were so wonderful and everything went very smoothly.

The Angermeyer Hotel in Puerta Ayora was great! Magus was so helpful from the very beginning and did not miss a single detail.

We would like you to know what an excellent job she did, and that we will highly recommend your travel agency and Magus.

We would like to send a thank you gift to Magus and hope that you will advise us how to do so.

With kind regards and many thanks!


USA Urania Mahoney and Kathleen Nangle
May 2013

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