WHY IT RATES: Guests can choose from six different seven-night itineraries immersing them in this unspoiled destination, with close encounters with rare flora and fauna as well as stunning landscapes.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Celebrity Cruises today announced its 2024 cruises to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands, featuring breathtaking itineraries that offer guests the chance to explore the destination’s unspoilt natural beauty and adventure.
Departing in January 2024, aboard one of the brand’s three unique and breathtaking ships – Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Xpedition or Celebrity Xploration – passengers will be able to choose from six seven-night itineraries which are carefully curated to ensure that travel-seeking travelers experience it all. offers this extraordinary archipelago.
A naturalist’s dream, travelers will be immersed in an unknown paradise, with incredible flora, rare fauna, breathtaking landscapes and exotic adventures. From walking among turtles and snorkeling alongside penguins in their natural habitat to hiking through otherworldly volcanic moonscapes, a natural playground abounds in the Galapagos.
For deeper immersion, guests can also participate in twice-daily shore excursions guided by certified naturalists aboard Galapagos National Park. Those who prefer to stop during ports of call can relax on the sandy beaches or stay on board and feast on local cuisine.
“The Galapagos Islands are indescribably beautiful and instantly remind us of what a wonderful world we have,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Our new cruises take our passengers to this special destination and provide experiences that will change their lives forever.”
Aboard the luxurious Celebrity Flora, a state-of-the-art 100-passenger mega yacht, passengers can take in the beauty of the islands as they cruise the archipelago’s inner or outer loops. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials and new technologies, the ship blends perfectly into the environment. And, to fully immerse travelers in this extraordinary landscape, certified Galápagos National Park naturalists are on board to guide the journey. Each route will offer guests the opportunity to walk the black sand beaches or view wildlife found only in Galapagos.
The award-winning 48-passenger Celebrity Xpedition and intimate 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration will take guests on equally breathtaking adventures as they explore the North and South Loops of the Galapagos. From marine and terrestrial wildlife to the diverse ecosystem, guests will see and experience unique sights in Galapagos, while enjoying unparalleled luxury accommodation and world-class culinary delights.
To satisfy the most travel-savvy travellers, celebrity guests will be able to extend their itineraries with 10-16 night vacation packages that allow them to soak up the vibrant culture of Ecuador’s capital Quito or take them high in the Andes of Peru, where they can visit the towns of Peru’s historic seaside capital, Lima, the ancient Inca regions of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and tick another destination off their bucket list – the mystical Machu Picchu.
In addition to the Galapagos cruise, the all-inclusive vacation packages also include air transfers, five-star accommodations, and tours in each destination. As with all Celebrity Cruises vacations, guests will find everything included, from accommodations and inspired food and beverages to unlimited Wi-Fi and gratuities, all delivered with world-class service. of the brand. Shore excursions and air transfers on vacation packages are also included on Galapagos cruises.
For more information on all Celebrity Cruises Galapagos sailings and vacation packages, visit celebritycruises.com/destinations/galapagos-cruises.
THE SOURCE: Celebrity Cruises press release.