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Galapagos Southern Loop Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 1st Jun 2024
  • Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Xpedition
  • 7 Night Cruise From Baltra
  • Cruise Only From £5,839 pp

Itinerary

  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands
  • North Seymour
  • South Plaza Island
  • Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
  • Punta Pitt (San Cristobal)
  • Puerto Baquerizo, San Cristobal
  • Bahia Post Office, Floreana
  • Cormorant Point
  • Punta Moreno, Isabela Island
  • Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
  • Espanola Island
  • Punta Suarez
  • Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalconySuite
Cruise Only
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£5,839
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£6,519

Single Cruise Only prices available from £11,599
Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Voyage Code: XP07G047

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Day 1 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 01 June 2024 / Depart: Sat 01 June 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 - North Seymour

Arrive: Sat 01 June 2024 at 15:30 / Depart: Sat 01 June 2024 at 18:00

North Seymour Island is just north of Baltra and was formed through a series of sporadic uplifts. It took about a million years for the island to reach its current level. Now above the sea, the layers of lava that originally erupted underwater have created a low-lying island packed with wildlife. The island is home to the largest nesting colony of frigatebirds in the Galapagos along with blue-footed boobies, finches, land iguanas, marine iguanas, and sea lions. A hike along shore and into the island’s interior brings you up close and personal to just about everything the island has to offer. You can also choose to go on a short Zodiac ride along the coast to search for fur seals, sea lions, and red-billed tropic birds. And for the more adventurous and experienced, jump in for a deep-water snorkel.

Day 2 - South Plaza Island

Arrive: Sun 02 June 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 02 June 2024 at 11:30

A small uplifted island just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. The island’s low-lying landscape is covered with colorful saltbush, scrub, and giant prickly pear cactus. A subspecies of land iguana is found on the island in plentiful abundance and sometimes can be seen munching on the cactus. The southern cliffs are steep and rocky, and home to numerous seabirds as well as a bachelor colony of sea lions. Looking down into the clear blue waters, schools of surgeonfish swim by as birds shoot in and out of the holes in the cliff. A short hike and Zodiac ride provide ample opportunity to observe the beauty and wildlife of the island.

Day 2 - Santa Fe Island, Galapagos

Arrive: Sun 02 June 2024 at 15:00 / Depart: Sun 02 June 2024 at 18:00

Santa Fe Island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz Island; located at the center of the Galapagos archipelago. It is also called Barrington Island, after British Admiral Samuel Barrington. Geologically, it one of the oldest of the volcanic islands, with rock formations beneath the surface of the water dating back almost four million years. Santa Fe Island is home to the Santa Fe land iguana and the Santa Fe rice rat, an invasive species. Large numbers of sea lions reside here as well, and can often be seen “surfing” in the waves along the coast or sunning on the beaches. The island is also home to the longest running research project on marine iguanas, begun in the late 1970’s. There is a single visitor site on the island, and three marine sites. The vegetation here is characterized by a dense forest of the giant Santa Fe cactus. Two trails can be found on Sante Fe Island. One is a short loop that provides an up-close look at the massive Santa Fe cacti. Santa Fe land iguanas and Galapagos hawks can be observed from this trail as well. The second trail climbs a steep cliff, providing a dramatic view of the inland section of the island. Underneath the surface of the waves below, sea lions are the main attraction along with sea turtles, rays and Galapagos sharks.

Day 3 - Punta Pitt (San Cristobal)

Arrive: Mon 03 June 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 03 June 2024 at 11:30

Pitt Point is located on the northeastern tip of San Cristobal Island. After disembarking onto the small greensand beach, you'll hike up to a plateau, where the view and landscape are so spectacular it is well worth the effort. A steep gully leads up the cliff to a breeding ground for all three varieties of boobies: red-footed, blue-footed, and Nazca. It’s one of the few places in the Galapagos where you can see all three species nesting together.

Day 3 - Puerto Baquerizo, San Cristobal

Arrive: Mon 03 June 2024 at 15:00 / Depart: Mon 03 June 2024 at 18:00

Here we have the opportunity to visit the small waterfront town of Puerto Baquerizo, the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options include a tour of a local interpretation center and time for shopping or a fast-paced long walk to view scenic vistas, followed by a visit to the interpretation center.

Day 4 - Bahia Post Office, Floreana

Arrive: Tue 04 June 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 04 June 2024 at 11:30

Day 4 - Cormorant Point

Arrive: Tue 04 June 2024 at 15:00 / Depart: Tue 04 June 2024 at 18:00

Floreana was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos, stilts, and white-cheeked pintail ducks, and one of its beaches is a highly used nesting site for sea turtles. Check out the green-hued sand where you land! Excursion options include a relatively short walk to the lagoon and sea turtle-nesting beach, and optional snorkeling and swimming at the landing beach. In addition, for experienced snorkelers only we offer a deepwater snorkel at nearby Champion Island.

Day 5 - Punta Moreno, Isabela Island

Arrive: Wed 05 June 2024 at 07:00

A prized stop along Isabela’s coastline. It is a sheltered inlet and one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. A scenic zodiac ride offers excellent wildlife viewing and access to a rich mangrove ecosystem. Blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and nesting flightless cormorants perch on small rocky islands in the Bay. Penguins often pop up when you least expect it and nearby blue-footed boobies dive into the sea like missiles. The Zodiacs carefully cruise into the shallower reaches of the ecosystem to look for rays, sea turtles, and schools of fish. Great blue herons and Galapagos hawks can also be seen within the branches of the mangroves.

Day 5 - Punta Moreno, Isabela Island

Depart: Wed 05 June 2024 at 18:00

Punta Moreno is one of the least visited sites on Isabela due to its remote location and difficult access. Stark black volcanic rocks cover the landscape and when juxtaposed with the brilliant green of lush plant growth around ponds, it makes for a spectacular sight. Add a mix of coastal wildlife and it’s a visitor’s delight. Here, you can go on an extended Zodiac ride to view blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and the flightless cormorant while searching in the water for fast swimming penguins, rays, and maybe even a shark or two. Another option is a hike over the black lava rock to observe coastal ponds where sea turtles and sharks often reside and then head inland to what seems like an oasis—an interior lake where flamingos are often found.

Day 6 - Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Arrive: Thu 06 June 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Thu 06 June 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 7 - Espanola Island

Arrive: Fri 07 June 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 07 June 2024 at 15:00

Gardner Bay on Espanola’s northern side hosts one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos, and a beautiful way to start the day. During a morning walk along a soft white sand beach, you’ll visit a sea lion colony, look for pups playing in shallow water pools, and search for the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs, shorebirds, and marine iguanas. Afterwards, go for a swim, snorkel or just relax on the sparkling white sand.

Day 7 - Punta Suarez

Arrive: Fri 07 June 2024 at 15:00 / Depart: Fri 07 June 2024 at 18:00

One of Espanola’s and the islands true gems, Punta Suarez is where wildlife viewing is at its very best. A hike from the beach over boulders to the steep southern cliffs leads to a dramatic blowhole where water can gush up to 50 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll pass through a sea lion colony (make sure you avoid stepping on colorful marine iguanas), and walk past an abundance of Nazca boobies nesting on the nearby rocks. Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, finches, and red-billed tropic birds also make their home at this end of the island. From about May to December, Espanola hosts the only colony of Waved Albatross in the Galapagos. It’s a special treat to catch a courtship dance or watch the juveniles try to take off at the Albatross Airport.

Day 8 - Baltra, Galapagos Islands

Arrive: Sat 08 June 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 08 June 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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