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All Included: Free Drinks, Internet and Pre-Paid Gratuities!

It's Celebrity's all new way to cruise. Book any cruise departing on or after July 14, 2022 (excluding Galapagos voyages) and automatically receive three perks included:

  • Always Included: Classic Beverage Package, Basic Wi-Fi Package, and Pre-Paid Gratuities for all guests!
  • Upgrade to The Retreat: Premium Beverage Package, Premium Wi-Fi Package, and Pre-Paid Gratuities for all guests, plus up to $400 onboard credit!

Cruise must be booked on or after July 14, 2022 (the "Offer Period") only. Offer excludes Galapagos cruises. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn without prior notice. Additional terms and conditions apply.

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Celebrity Xploration

A perfect getaway for family, friends or small groups who want to explore together, Celebrity Xploration makes it possible for you to experience the wondrous ambiance of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Formerly sailing under Ocean Adventures as ‘Athala II,’ the 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration joined Celebrity Cruises’ fleet in March 2017 and is one of the newest ships in their fleet. From its eight intimate and stylish suites and ocean view staterooms, each with a  Experience unimaginable landscapes aboard <em>Celebrity Xploration</em>. window or veranda, to its all-inclusive amenities and exotic destination, Celebrity Xploration is an excellent way to experience a personal and firsthand encounter with curious wildlife and alluring landscape of the exotic Galapagos Islands.

The main highlights of Celebrity Xploration cruises are the engaging, hands-on itineraries full of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, bird-watching, and zodiac expeditions. This ship offers 10, 13 or 16-night cruises to the famed Galapagos Islands, with select itineraries extending into Peru and Ecuador for even more cultural captivation. Imagine exploring natural coves, home to sea turtles sting rays and sharks as well as several varieties of birds; trekking along mystical black sand beaches before snorkeling with a colorful school of tropical fish; catching a glimpse of a giant land iguana; or hiking through the fascinating remains of a once-underwater reef, pushed to the surface by a volcanic eruption. Picture yourself standing on Quito’s equatorial line, taking in the breathtaking views at 9,350 feet in the sky; roaming amidst thorny pear cacti before witnessing a group of sea lions pass by; or touring the curiously beautiful city of Machu Picchu. With a cruise aboard Celebrity Xploration, you can instantly and easily turn these visions into realities, before returning home with a fresh new perspective of the world. Certified Galapagos Natural Park naturalists, who spend the entire journey onboard with you, provide evening lectures in the ship’s main lounge.

Unlike the rest of Celebrity Cruises’ fleet, Celebrity Xploration cruises are all-inclusive for guests, hassle-free and with everything you need. The following is included on all Celebrity Galapagos cruises:

  • All beverages including bottled water, wine, beer, and spirits, as well as coffee and tea service including espresso and cappuccino;
  • All shore excursions with choices of activity levels and locations;
  • All gratuities;
  • Pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodations and tours on 10-or more night packages;
  • Air to/from Quito and Baltra on 10- or more night packages;
  • All transfers;
  • Park entrance fees;
  • All meals, including room service and in-stateroom dining during meal hours; All snorkeling equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, wet-suits and flotation devices;
  • And all onboard briefings and lectures lead by Celebrity’s expert naturalists.

For an additional fee, you may purchase massage services, scuba diving excursions (where available), Internet access, select high-end liquors, aperitifs, and wines and laundry services while sailing aboard Celebrity Xploration.

Aside from the fantastic Galapagos shore excursions during your Celebrity Xploration cruise, there are many excellent onboard features that you can enjoy as well. Celebrity’s signature and attentive staff will be onboard, ready to exceed your every vacation desire. You will discover locally-sourced, gourmet cuisine in the ship’s dining venue. There is also an onboard lounge/bar and Sun Deck with a hot tub and relaxation area.

Your dream vacation is just one click or call away. Don’t miss out on the exclusive savings and limited-time deals you’ll get by booking with us. Contact us now to start instantly saving on your next voyage aboard Celebrity Xploration.

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Sun Deck

While Celebrity Xploration is comfortable throughout, the Sun Deck is the best place to relax. On this leisurely deck, you will discover a calming hot tub and tranquilizing sunning area complete with restful lounge chairs where you can lay back and soak up the sun. You can also witness some of the most  A view from one of the junior suite balconies. spectacular views from this area of the ship, certain to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, especially at night under the stars. The Sun Deck is the perfect place to spend some time after an exciting day ashore in the Galapagos Islands, or while the ship is at sea.

Dining

Al Fresco restaurant aboard Celebrity Xploration is a great lunch venue where you can relax and talk about your exciting day with your fellow shipmates. On select evenings, you can also attend a special Dinner Under the Stars event.

Lounge

While on a Celebrity Xploration cruise you’ll be able to enjoy this comfortable lounge, meeting other guests as you get ready to explore the amazing Galapagos Islands during your cruise. Naturalist-led lectures are held here and drinks are available from the full-service bar. When there are no events or activities taking place, it makes a great area to just relax quietly.

Your ticket to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits, as does big savings and exclusive offers. Call us now - we’re ready to assist you today!

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  • Deck Key Connecting staterooms
  • Deck Key Two upper berths
  • Deck Key Sofa
  • Deck Key Convertible soda bed
  • Deck Key One upper berth
  • Deck Key Wheelchair-accessible stateroom featuring roll-in shower
Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room or space listed, and may be of a similar ship. All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. Deck plans are subject to change. Please verify all information directly with the cruise line. We reserve the right to correct errors.