Celebrity Cruises’ Galapagos Itineraries

Over the past few weeks, we've written about cruise lines that visit Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. Though the area has opened up to more modes of mainstream travel, the Galapagos is still mysterious for some. Over the next few weeks I will break down Galapagos itineraries by cruise line. Before reading about the itineraries, you may find it useful to familiarize yourself with the region by visiting our Galapagos page.

Finishing our series on Galapagos itineraries is Celebrity Cruises. Since we started with Silversea’s Galapagos itineraries because the line has a new ship coming to the Galapagos in 2020, it seems fitting to end with Celebrity Cruises who just had a new Galapagos ship join its fleet.

Celebrity Flora. Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

The Itineraries

Celebrity has six “core” Galapagos itineraries. We will look at those core itineraries and the various of these itineraries that include land tours.

Galapagos Northern Loop

This seven-night itinerary takes guests roundtrip from Baltra.

On day one of the sailing, guests will fly into Baltra where they will board Celebrity Xpedition. After boarding, the Xpedition will sail to Black Turtle Cove. On day two, guests will visit both Rabida and Egas Port. Day three will take guests to Tagus Cove and Espinoza Point, while day four takes guests to Urvina Bay and Vicente Roca Point. On the last few days of the sailing guests will visit Bartolome Island, Las Bachas, Daphne Island, El Barranco, Darwin Bay, and Puerto Ayora before returning to Baltra on day eight.

Variations of this itinerary include the same sailing schedule, but add land tours. These itineraries include:

Galapagos Southern Loop

Another seven-night itinerary, this sailing also takes guests roundtrip from Baltra.

After arriving in Baltra, guests will board Xpedition which will head to North Seoymour Island. Guests will visit South Plaza in Santa Cruz and Santa Fe Island on the second day of their sailing. On day three, guests will have the change to visit Punta Pitt and Puerto Baquerizo. Day four takes guests to Floreana where they will visit the Bahia Post Office and Cormorant Point. On day five, guests will travel to Elizabeth Bay and Moreno Point. Days six and seven of the sailing take guests to Puerto Ayora, Gardner Bay, and Suarez Point. Guests will disembark in Baltra.

Variations of this itinerary include the same sailing schedule, but add land tours. These itineraries include:

Galapagos Outer Loop

On this seven-night itinerary, guests will sail roundtrip from Baltra.

Guests will embark Celebrity Flora in Baltra and then head for Daphne Island. On day two of the sailing, guests will visit Gardner Bay and Suarez Point. Day three will take guests to Floreana where they will visit the Bahia Post Office and Cormorant Point. On day four, guests will venture to Isabella to visit Moreno Point and Urvina Bay. Guests will visit Espinoza Point and Vicente Roca Point on day five on the sailing before heading onto South Plaza and Dragon Hill on day six. Guests will have a final stop in Puerto Ayora on day seven before returning to Baltra on day eight where they will disembark.

Variations of this itinerary include the same sailing schedule, but add land tours. These itineraries include:

Galapagos Inner Loop

Guests will sail roundtrip from Baltra on this seven-night sailing.

Embarking in Baltra, guests will head to Daphne Island after boarding Celebrity Flora. Flora will then head to Egas Port and Rabida on the second day of the sailing. On day three, guests will visit Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove. Day four of the sailing takes guests to Sullivan Bay and Bartolome Island. On day five, guests will visit Las Bachas and North Seymour Island. Days six and seven will take guests to Puerto Baquerizo, Punta Pitt, and Puerto Ayora. On day eight, Flora will return to Baltra, where guests will disembark.

Variations of this itinerary include the same sailing schedule, but add land tours. These itineraries include:

The Ships

Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Flora both visit the Galapagos Islands. Celebrity Flora accommodates 100 guests, while Celebrity Xpedition accommodates 92.

Celebrity Xpedition started operations in Europe under a different name in 2001 before Celebrity bought the ship in 2003 and took her to the Galapagos.

Celebrity Flora is a new build, built specifically for the Galapagos.

Read more about Celebrity Xpedition.

Read more about Celebrity Flora.

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