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


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Additional Information

    • Low Season Rates apply for the following dates: January 07 & 14 departures, from August 26 to September 09 & from October 21 to December 09 sailings

    • During peak season Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06) a surcharge of $400 NET per person applies

    • 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 25% discount over the gross rates on all departures except Easter (April 08-15), Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06) cruises

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

    • No discounts apply if a charter is booked with less than 16 passengers

    • During peak season Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06) a surcharge of $6400 NET per charter applies

✓ Rates Include

    ✓ All shore excursions with English speaking guides

    ✓ All meals while onboard

    ✓ Complimentary beverages including select wines & spirits (Available from march 25, 2017)

    ✓ Complimentary Internet access (Available from march 25, 2017)

    ✓ Gratuities (Available from march 25, 2017)

    ✓ Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment & 3mm "shorty" wet suits

    ✓ Complimentary use of Kayaks

    ✓ Sharing transfer between the airport in Baltra and the dock upon arrival & departure

    ✓ VIP lounge at the airport in Baltra on outgoing flights

    ✓ Sharing transfers between the following hotels and the airport for flights to / from Galapagos: * Quito: Marriott, Swissotel, Casa Gangotena and Plaza Grande * Guayaquil: Oro Verde, Hilton, Wyndham and Hampton Inn * Sharing transfers are only provided upon previous confirmation exclusively for our operational cruise dates using our Avianca flights AV 1634, 1635

⨯ Not Included

    ⨯ Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands

    ⨯ Galapagos Islands Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100 (Subject to change) per adult 1 $50 per child under 12

    ⨯ Tourist Transit Card TCT $20 per person


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)



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....


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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