By James Shillinglaw, Feb 04, 2022
Celebrity Cruises announced today its 2024 sailings to the Galapagos Islands on three ships dedicated to the region. Setting sail in January 2024 aboard Celebrity Flora (pictured above), Celebrity Xpedition or Celebrity Xploration, guests will be able to choose from six seven-night itineraries that are curated to ensure they experience all this extraordinary archipelago has to offer.
Cruisers will be immersed incredible flora, rare wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and exotic marine life. From walking among tortoises and snorkeling alongside sea lions in their natural habitat to hiking otherworldly volcanic moonscapes, the Galapagos is a playground for those interested in exploring nature.
Guests can participate in twice-daily shore excursions guided by onboard certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park. Those who prefer some downtime during stops can relax on the sandy beaches or stay onboard and be treated to locally-sourced cuisine.
“The Galapagos islands are indescribably beautiful, and an instant reminder of what a wonderful world we have,’” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity’s president and CEO. “Our new sailings take our guests to this special destination and offer experiences that will change their lives forever.”
Aboard the luxurious 100-guest Celebrity Flora, a state-of-the-art mega yacht, cruisers will be able to take in the beauty of the islands as they sail through either the archipelago’s inner or outer loops. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials and new technologies, the ship merges seamlessly with the surroundings. To fully immerse travelers in this extraordinary landscape, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on board to guide the journey. Each itinerary will give guests the opportunity to walk on the black-sand beaches or spot wildlife that is only found in the Galapagos.
The 48-passenger Celebrity Xpedition and i16-passenger Celebrity Xploration will take guests on more adventures as they explore the Galapagos’ Northern and Southern loops. From the marine and land wildlife to the diverse ecosystem, guests will see and experience sites that are uniquely Galapagos, all while enjoying luxury accommodations and world-class cuisine.
Celebrity guests also will be able to extend their itineraries with 10- to 16-night vacation packages that allow them to experience the culture of Ecuador’s capital Quito or go high in the Andes of Peru, where they will visit the country’s seaside capital Lima, the ancient Inca regions of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and the famed Machu Picchu.
In addition to the Galapagos cruise, the all-inclusive vacation packages feature air transfers, five-star accommodations and tours in each destination. As with all Celebrity vacations, guests will find everything included onboard, from accommodations and inspired food and drink to unlimited Wi-Fi and tips. Shore excursions and flight transfers on vacation packages are also included with Galapagos sailings. For more information, visit www.celebritycruises.com/destinations/galapagos-cruises.