The Celebrity Xperience (formerly known as the Galapagos Eclipse) offers all the amenities and services of other luxury cruise ships in the Galapagos with only a fraction of the number of passengers. She is extremely spacious for 48 passengers and boasts an English-speaking naturalist for every 12 passengers. On-board amenities include a Jacuzzi, an observation deck, al fresco dining area, entertainment center, library, lounge and a gift shop. Celebrity Xperience offers four cabin categories, all stylishly decorated and equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, and ocean-view windows or portholes. Two Staterooms on each cabin deck have interconnecting doors to accommodate families.
✓ Fully air-conditioned
✓ Spacious and well equipped cabins
✓ Nightly lectures or entertainment
✓ Top naturalist guides
✓ “Smart Voyager” member practicing sustainable tourism
✓ Family departures
✓ Satellite WIFI
* For rates information please ask your Trip advisor.
• Single Supplements: 2 x the twin rate for any double cabin
• Prices apply for all 2017 itineraries
• Prices are in US Dollars per person
• 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 contro
• In case of increase in fuel prices, fuel surcharge will apply
• On Family Departures children are accepted from the age of 4 years old onwards
• On Non-Family Departures 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 48 passengers
• Charters are not permitted during peak season Easter (April 08-15), Christmas (Dec 23-30) and New Year (Dec 30-Jan 06)
• Charters require a signed charter agreement between both parties
✓ All shore excursions with English speaking guides
✓ All meals & snacks while onboard
✓ Complimentary beverages including select wines & spirits (Available from march 25, 2017)
✓ Complimentary Internet access (Available from march 25, 2017)
✓ Private refrigerator (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
⨯ Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
⨯ Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee $100 per adult / $50 per child under 12 years
⨯ Tourist Transit Card TCT $20 per person (adults and children)
|Year of construction:||1982|
|Length:||210fts / 64mts|
|Beam:||41fts / 13mts|
|On Board:||Entertainment center with stereo, TV, VCR, pool, al fresco dining area, observation deck, library, video room, shop|
|Main engines:||2 Deutz 1175 BHP Engines|
|Max speed:||15 knots|
|Crew:||23 - Captain, first mate, chefs, sailors and 4 naturalist guides|
|Safety & Navigation:||SOLAS certified (Safety of Life at Sea) and ISM (International Safety Management)|
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....
I wanted to give you a great big THANK YOU!!! For everything with this trip. What a truly spectacular place. I knew it would be beautiful, but the beaches far exceeded my expectations. The Eclipse was perfect. Large enough so that we didn't feel every little swell yet small enough that we felt like we knew everyone on board. There were only 45 people on board from day 1 and we were 21 of them.
On Thursday 16 people got off the boat, so for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we made up 21 of the 29 guests on board. All of the activities, naturalists, crew members and staff couldn't have been better. Again, thank you very much. Everyone in our group said this was a top five trip for sure (and that is saying a lot. We've been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty amazing places).
Al Barrett and family
Hi Veronica, it was a great trip. Thanks for all your help. The Eclipse was top notch. No complaints. Probably in a couple of years we will consider doing an Amazon trip.
Just a quick note to say thank you for the great organization of our trip to Galapagos. All the arrangements you have made worked out very well and we had a great trip and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Michael was also a great guide in Quito and he picked the right places to visit. We have no hesitation to recommend you to our friends if they ever plan to travel to Galapagos or to your area of the world in general.
Thank you again & best regards
We have been back home a week now, and I can't tell you how wonderful our trip was. We loved our cruise of the Galapagos, and the Eclipse was excellent and comfortable in every way. Also, Claire got an upgrade in her cabin to a double, No. 3. It was a real treat for her to have a good size cabin and thank you, if you arranged it.
The crew was friendly and accommodating, the food creative with local flavors, the shrimp and fish especially, and the naturalist guides were great. It was nice rotating and having different guides. Also, there was a special photographer guide on board, Jonathan Green, who led photo tours, I didn't go on it, though I was tempted, and he gave a talk every night on how to shoot wildlife and scenery. There was so much room on the ship, loved the top deck with lounge chairs and jacuzzi. We snorkeled every day, and saw incredible fish, sea lions, green turtles, etc.
It was nonstop adventure, and everyone was enthusiastic and ready for everything. The passengers were very friendly, and quite a few were from England and Canada as well as the U.S. Claire found a lot of people to socialize with and talk about her research in biology, and just friendly conversations, as did Terry and I. The Captain and crew went out of their way to make this a most memorable trip. Every day was unique and we never got tired of viewing the walking among the animals. We also enjoyed Santa Cruz and the Darwin Center, the highlands with the giant tortoises and shopping in the town. The only sad thing is that now our trip is over. It was a trip of a lifetime, and nothing will ever match it.
Thanks for all your help, and I will definitely recommend your company and the Eclipse to my friends. And the itinerary that you recommended was excellent. Espanola Island was a highlight and amazing with the cliffs and giant albatross and the boobie nexts. Alyce I am attaching some pictures of us having fun.
DO(VTA) - Apr-2016