One of three Celebrity Cruises ships sailing to the legendary Galapagos Islands, on Celebrity Xploration you can say ‘hello’ to the sense of community that can only be enjoyed on a small ship. With a capacity of sixteen guests, this charter-only ship is perfect for families or small groups.
The small size of the Celebrity Xploration allows us to take you deeper into this mythical archipelago than ever before. To further enhance your experience, you’ll be indulged with seamlessly intuitive service from our onboard crew. It’s a once in a lifetime holiday, in every way.
For the best views of your unique surroundings, head to the Sun Deck. You may even be treated to an afternoon of whale watching! Alternatively, relax and unwind in our indoor lounge. Settle down with a good book or broaden your knowledge by taking part in a briefing from one of our Galapagos National Park certified onboard naturalists.
- Size mini
- Style Expedition
- Type ocean
- Year of launch 2016
- Gross tonnage 319t
- Length 29.8m
- Width 11.0m
- Speed 11kts
- Decks 3
- Language English
- Currency US Dollar ($)
- No. of passengers 16
- No. of cabins 8
Celebrity Galapagos: All onboard gratuities are included in the price of your Galapagos cruise. This covers all Service Personnel including the waiters∘ and head waiters who look after you in the dining rooms, housekeeping staff, your Butler and Stateroom Attendants.
Sixteen guests will be indulged with seamlessly intuitive service and every creature comfort possible. All the gear you'll need, such as snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and binoculars, are included to help you fully experience the world's most amazing archipelago.
Every Suite on Celebrity Xploration will Include
- Two lower beds, convertible to Queen
- Dual voltage 110/220 AC
- Plentiful storage space in on-suite bathroom & wardrobe
- Flat screen TV’s
- Direct-dial telephone
- Individual safe
- Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
- Private refrigerator stocked with choice of beverages
- Wi-Fi (available in public areas)
- Room service (breakfast, lunch & dinner upon request)
- Luggage delivery at boarding
- Laundry services (additional charges apply)
- Choice of soft or firm mattress
- Duvet cover
- Pillow menu
- 300 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton linens
- Hair dryer
- Complimentary use of premium bathrobes
- Complimentary beach towel service
- Binoculars for use
The Junior Suite can be found onboard two of our Xpedition Class ships, Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration. Our Xpedition Class ships have ample outdoor space to enjoy, but these suites are perfect for those that want a private outdoor balcony on holiday.
The Elite Ocean View Stateroom lets you explore the islands that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution while you're immersed in modern luxury.
Elite Oceanview Stateroom
Al Fresco Dining
Junior Suite Balcony
The Celebrity Xploration cruise ship is in a class by herself, designed not just for travel, but for exploration of the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's last pristine environments. Outfitted with a wealth of luxuries that cater to her 16 guests, just as her environmentally sound design helps preserve this immaculate archipelago
Open during the day and night. Great place to recount the day's activities and relax with friends. In addition, lunch, and on special occasions dinner, is served here.
One of the most popular areas onboard the ship, the Sun Deck is ideal for whale watching, stargazing, or relaxing in the hot tub.
Its relaxing indoor atmosphere is perfect for reading, watching a documentary, or having a cocktail. In addition, this is the area where most Naturalist briefings take place.
There are no dedicated children's facilities on board.
In association with Rosetta Stone and Apple, Celebrity offers an impressive range of educational activities and guest speakers during most of their sailings. Learn how to dance, brush up on your language skills, or take in a unique hot glass show.
Ability to accommodate guests with special needs aboard Celebrity Xploration is limited. This ship does not have an elevator or accessible staterooms. There is very little wheelchair accessibility on the Galapagos Islands, and service animals are not permitted in the Galapagos National Park.
Celebrity Cruises makes every effort to accommodate guest’s dietary requirements wherever possible. Most dietary needs can be catered for such as:
Vegetarian, Gluten free, food allergies, low calorie and Kosher.
VEGETARIAN MEALS are available on all menus in the dining room and a varied selection will also be available in the buffet restaurant on a daily basis.
GLUTEN FREE menus are not provided onboard any of their ships, however, they prefer to customise their existing menus, which give guests more freedom of choice whilst still catering to their individual needs.
Please be aware that guests are allowed to bring their own supply of dry, non-perishable food items onboard, such as biscuits, crisps and energy bars.
Items can not be brought on the ship that may be deemed as potentially hazardous. (These can include items that require refrigeration, freezing, reheating, or storage by the galley).
FOOD ALLERGIES can be catered for however, all guests who have a food allergy must ensure they meet with the Maître D or Head Waiter once onboard the ship to review the menus and identify the items that need to be avoided or modified.
The ship's medical facility will have the necessary medication and equipment needed to treat guests with allergic reactions. However, guests are reminded that any necessary medications need to be kept with them at all times.
KOSHER MEALS are available at no extra charge onboard all Celebrity ships.
The meals provided are all prepackaged and all orders must be placed in advance of sailing, please see the strict ordering deadlines below:
European sailings - 90 Days prior to sailing
North America sailings - 45 Days prior to sailing
Asia/Australia sailing - 100 Days prior to sailing
Please note: Kosher meals for Passover MUST be requested at least 90 days prior to sailing to be accommodated.
SOYA milk can be provided onboard at no extra charge; however, requests for these items must be made prior to sailing to ensure sufficient stock is available.
European sailings - 90 Days prior
North American sailings - 45 Days prior
Australia/Asia sailings - 100 days prior
Please note: Any requests input after the above deadlines will be honored on an individual basis, last minute requests are totally dependent on the ships available inventory.
DIABETIC menus are not provided onboard however, they do offer sugar-free desserts, all of which are listed in the menus in the main dining room. Sugar-free desserts and snacks will also be available in the buffet restaurant. Guests are also advised to speak to their Head Waiter once onboard if a sugar-free diet is required.
HALAL meat is not offered at this time.
Please be aware that due to the limitations of the Speciality Restaurant galleys, the ships are not able to customize the offerings in these locations.
The minimum drinking age for all alcoholic beverages on all Celebrity Cruises ships is 21 years of age.
However, on ships sailing from ports in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia, they reduce the minimum drinking age to 18 years old in order to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Please note, when the ship is sailing in ports in North America and at private destinations, the minimum drinking age will remain at 21.