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Galapagos Northern Loop Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 14th Sep 2024
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Xpedition
  • 7 Night Cruise From Baltra
  • Fly Cruise From £5,629 pp

Itinerary

  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands
  • Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island
  • Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands
  • Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
  • Punta Moreno, Isabela Island
  • Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
  • Punta Moreno, Isabela Island
  • Bartolome, Galapagos
  • Las Bachas, Santa Cruz
  • Daphne Island, Galapagos
  • Genovesa Island
  • Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands

What's Included

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Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalconySuite
Cruise Only
Call
£4,269
Call
£5,899
Fly Cruise
Call
£5,629
Call
£7,259

Includes extra savings of up to £225pp
Single Fly Cruise prices available from £9,229
Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.
Voyage Code: XP07G048

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Day 1 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 14 September 2024 / Depart: Sat 14 September 2024 at 15:00

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

Day 1 - Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island

Arrive: Sat 14 September 2024 at 16:00 / Depart: Sat 14 September 2024 at 18:00

Located in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, Santa Cruz Island, or Isla Santa Cruz as known by the locals, is the second largest island in the chain, after Isabela. The capital of the island is Puerto Ayora, which is the most populated urban center in the Galapagos Islands as well as the largest port town. The island itself is the most populated in the Galapagos, with 12,000 residents scattered throughout small villages. The island is a large, dormant volcano which it is estimated hasn’t been active in over a million years. As a testament to the volcano’s previous activity, there is a giant lava tunnel over 6,500 feet long that tourists can walk through.The highlands of Puerto Ayora offer are filled with a variety of trees and plants such as scalesia trees, cat’s claws, and Galapagos miconia. The highlands are also home to land tortoises that roam free in search of food and shallow ponds. There are also two large holes on the island named Los Gemelos or “The Twins,” which were caused as the result of the collapse of a magma chamber. Tortuga Bay can be found on the island, a pristine spot to observe marine iguanas, birds, Galapagos crabs, and a natural mangrove in which white-tipped reef sharks and the Galapagos tortoise can be found. Speaking of the giant tortoise, the Charles Darwin Research Station is located here, where they have implemented a breeding program for these endangered giants. This research station is the operational hub for the international non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation, and crucial research as well as environmental education are performed here. Santa Cruz is the main tourism hub for all of the Galapagos Islands and contains the longest paved road in the Galapagos, which runs across the island north-south. Indulge in the pristine white sand beaches of Las Bachas on the northern coast. Explore Black Turtle Cove by zodiac, and wonder at the impressive iguana population on Dragon Hill. It is on Isla Santa Cruz that tourists can really experience the interior and higher elevations of a Galapagos Island, as the elevation rises to a breathtaking height of 2,835 feet.

Day 2 - Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sun 15 September 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 15 September 2024 at 11:00

The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. It’s the top of an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson. The rocks and sand are hued brilliant red and sit amid coves of clear aqua blue water. A short hike up a steep hill provides for several spectacular overlooks, while you search the high cactus for finches and other birds. A Zodiac ride along the coast is also an option, as guests look for sea lions, fur seals, and birds. A brackish lagoon just behind the landing site sometimes provides an extraordinary opportunity?to get up close and personal with flamingos—a photographer’s dream, when it happens. A swim off the beach or snorkel along the shore afterwards is just the way to end the day.

Day 2 - Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

Arrive: Sun 15 September 2024 at 15:00 / Depart: Sun 15 September 2024 at 18:00

With its sandy beach and black rock, blue-water grottos this stop offers a taste of Galapagos geology, some great snorkeling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals. Excursion options include a long walk along the shore to the grottos to see fur seals, followed by optional swimming and snorkeling or a shorter coastal walk, and optional swimming and snorkeling.

Day 3 - Punta Moreno, Isabela Island

Arrive: Mon 16 September 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 16 September 2024 at 11:00

Historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers, this site offers a breathtaking view of Isabela, its volcanoes and spectacular Darwin Lake. Along the shore, seabirds, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, and nesting flightless cormorants can often be found.

Day 3 - Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

Arrive: Mon 16 September 2024 at 14:00 / Depart: Mon 16 September 2024 at 18:00

Here on Isla Fernandina, guests may walk on recent lava flows from La Cumbre volcano and also observe the flightless cormorant, one of the islands' best examples of evolution.

Day 4 - Punta Moreno, Isabela Island

Arrive: Tue 17 September 2024 at 07:00

Due to currents and upwelling, the water here is noticeably colder than in other parts of the Galapagos and in 1954, part of this area along Isabela’s coast was uplifted 12–15 feet just prior to an eruption. The remains of a coral reef raised during the uplift can still be found at Urvina Bay. On a long hike, you can ramble through the now high-and-dry corals of this once thriving reef or stick to a shorter version of the same hike and look for land iguanas, finches, and if luck holds, giant tortoises. Afterwards, if conditions allow, the black sand beach of Urvina Bay offers a chance for swimming and snorkeling. While in the water, you may see sea turtles and diving cormorants.

Day 4 - Punta Moreno, Isabela Island

Depart: Tue 17 September 2024 at 17:30

One of the most dramatic of landscapes in the Galapagos. At the foot of Isabela’s Ecuador Volcano, this is an opportunity to see first-hand the remains of a caldera and the abundant wildlife now residing in the area. Here, a Zodiac ride provides an excellent viewing platform and if conditions allow, you can jump in for a snorkel. Cruising along shore, a volcanic dike, where lava once shot up through a vertical crack is clearly evident and the steep cliffs make for drama while on the search for Galapagos fur seals and other wildlife. In the water, sea turtles and penguins are everyone’s favorite.

Day 5 - Bartolome, Galapagos

Arrive: Wed 18 September 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 18 September 2024 at 11:30

We’ve taken a page out of Darwin’s Red Notebook and learned that to be relevant—to keep up with the times—we have to evolve to fit perfectly into the ever-changing world around us. More specifically, the environment around us. With 10 years in the Galapagos, we’ve learned and evolved our vacations to meet the needs of the modern explorer. We’ve adapted to bring you updated luxuries that elevate your experience in this precious archipelago to the next level. The way we see it, the Galapagos Islands may be primitive, but your vacation there doesn’t have to be.

Day 5 - Las Bachas, Santa Cruz

Arrive: Wed 18 September 2024 at 14:30 / Depart: Wed 18 September 2024 at 17:00

A beautiful white sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. The name “Las Bachas” comes from the mispronunciation of the word “barges” by the local population during the 1950s when WWII barges broke their moorings and ran aground on the beach. This is also one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos. A short beach walk brings you to a pond to look for flamingos and other shorebirds. Afterwards, this is a fantastic beach to relax, go for a walk, swim, and maybe practice snorkeling.

Day 5 - Daphne Island, Galapagos

Arrive: Wed 18 September 2024 at 18:00 / Depart: Wed 18 September 2024 at 19:00

The cliff shore of the island is home for sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropic bird. In addition, large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.

Day 6 - Genovesa Island

Arrive: Thu 19 September 2024 at 07:00

Named after the birthplace of legendary explorer Christopher Columbus, Genovesa Island is a Galapagos Island crown jewel. This horseshoe-shaped island is also known for its diverse population of birds and distinct shape. Those characteristics are where Genovesa draws its two nicknames from: Bird Island and Tower Island. And you’ll likely notice both as you step off your zodiac. You’ll walk up the same rocky path Prince Phillips did when he visited the Galapagos Islands in 1965 and 1981. As you scale the cliffs, you’ll make your first encounter with the colonies of colorful seabird. You’ll disperse into the thin Palo Santo forest where your path inland is a birdwatcher’s dream. Flocks upon flocks of birds nesting in their natural habitats. Swallow-tailed Gulls. Red-footed Boobies. Nazca Boobies. Blue-footed Boobies. Storm Petrels. Galapagos Mockingbirds. Galapagos Doves. Great Frigate Birds. Lava Gulls. Fiddler Crabs. And that’s not all.

Day 6 - Genovesa Island

Depart: Thu 19 September 2024 at 18:00

If you love eclectic cuisine, Darwin, which sits at the top of the Northern Territories and is therefore at the crossroads of so many cultures, will not disappoint. Sample everything from crocodile and barramundi to mud crabs and buffalo. Once you've had your fill of culinary adventures, saunter into the street and watch musicians and performers show off traditional Aboriginal culture.

Day 7 - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Arrive: Fri 20 September 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 20 September 2024 at 18:00

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

Day 8 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 21 September 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 21 September 2024

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

Celebrity Xpedition From Celebrity Cruises

Set foot aboard our state-of-the-art Celebrity Xpedition and be prepared for an experience like no other. This spacious 48-passenger vessel is the ship that first put us on the map in the Galápagos. Recent upgrades to this game-changing vessel added even more luxury, without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity. You’ll enjoy individualized indulgences, including room service, in-suite dining, complimentary plush bathrobes, a fitness room, nightly lectures by certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park (who are on board the entire sailing), live music, and more. These are just some of the unique refinements and highly customized touches that make Celebrity Xpedition one of the most awarded ships in the Galápagos Islands.

Ship Cabins

Premium Ocean View

Two convertible lower beds Ocean View Sitting area Room service Luggage delivery at boarding Duvet and pillow-top mattress Hair dryer Complimentary use of premium Frette bathrobes Two lower beds, convertible to queen (except as noted) Dual voltage 110/220 AC Complimentary beach towel service Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe Laundry service* Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase Flat screen TVs with DVD players Direct-dial telephone Individual safe Desk Thermostat-controlled air-conditioning Private refrigerator Mp3 docking station

Junior Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features: (175 sq. ft., veranda 45 sq. ft.). Double bed (cannot be separated or moved), floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with veranda, and sitting area. Leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Penthouse Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. (460 sq. ft., veranda 195 sq, ft./side veranda 40 sq. ft.) Living room with sitting area including a sofa bed, table and chairs, private bathroom, floor to cealing sliding glass door, private veranda patio with Jacuzzi and lounge chairs. Separate bedroom with two convertible lower beds, dresser and chair, private bathroom and private veranda with floor to ceiling door. Leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Royal Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, daily fruit basket and daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service, duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobe. Hair dryer, quality binoculars for use and available for purchase, complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features (250 sq. ft. and veranda 195 sq. ft.) Two convertible lower beds, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with a front veranda patio. Sitting area, leather key holder, dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.

Xpedition Suite

Services: Room service, Luggage delivery at boarding and Laundry service* Dining: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Amenities: Complimentary sparkling wine, Daily fruit basket and Daily hors d'oeuvres. Complimentary beach towel service and Duvet and pillow-top mattress. Complimentary use of premium bathrobes and Hair dryer. Quality binoculars for use and available for purchase. Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Suite Features: (205 sq. ft. and veranda 50 sq. ft.). Private veranda, leather key holder, two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted), dual voltage 110/220 AC, plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe, flat screen TVs with DVD players, direct-dial telephone, individual safe, desk, thermostat-controlled air conditioning, private refrigerator and mp3 docking station.
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