Galapagos Northern Loop

from $ 12,122* per person twin share


7 night cruise sailing from Baltra, Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Xpedition.

Travel Dates: 10 August 2019

Departing From: Baltra

Duration: 7 nights

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Ship: Celebrity Xpedition

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Date Port Arrive Depart
10 Aug 19 Baltra (Galapagos) 15:00
10 Aug 19 Black Turtle Cove
11 Aug 19 Rabida (Galapagos)
11 Aug 19 Egas Port
12 Aug 19 Tagus Cove (Isabella)
12 Aug 19 Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
13 Aug 19 Urvina Bay (Isabela)
13 Aug 19 Vicente Roca Point
14 Aug 19 Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)
15 Aug 19 El Barranco (Genovesa)
15 Aug 19 Darwin bay
16 Aug 19 Bartalome (San Salvador)
16 Aug 19 Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
17 Aug 19 Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
17 Aug 19 Baltra (Galapagos)
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date.

Celebrity Xpedition

Only Celebrity Xpedition® offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth – the legendary Galapagos Islands. Where... Read more

7 night cruise sailing from Baltra, Galapagos Islands aboard the Celebrity Xpedition

Visit Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island, Rabida Island, Galapagos Islands, Puerto Egas, Isla San Salvador, Tagus Cove, Isabela Island, Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Urvina Bay (Isabela), Vicente Roca, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Bartalome, Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Las Bachas, Santa Cruz and Baltra, Galapagos Islands.

Baltra

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.

Galapagos Islands

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.

Urvina Bay

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.

Puerto Ayora

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.

San Salvador

The variety of volcanic formations found here give this small, barren island a moon-like appearance. A hike over the island's lava tubes and tuff cones leads to a spectacular view of Pinnacle Rock, where sea lions and penguins are often seen cavorting in the waters.

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

Las Bachas

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.
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Celebrity Cruises

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, Celebrity merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line's passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that exceeds expectations. This extraordinary performance level has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises, and has set the worldwide standard for today's expression of what first made cruising famous -- high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. The excellence of Celebrity's existing cruise product continues with the cruise line's Solstice-class ships, which embody even greater technical achievement and meaningful innovation, while retaining the distinctive style, sophistication and service elements that have become the hallmark of a Celebrity cruise.

Quick Stats

Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises
Passenger Capacity 96
Tonnage 2842
Total Crew 64
Length 296
Launched 1st Jan 2001

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Celebrity Xpedition

Only Celebrity Xpedition® offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth – the legendary Galapagos Islands. Where untamed wildlife outnumbers the pampered travelers. Make moonlight toasts under the stars that led sailors and scientists alike to this extraordinary archipelago. Designed not just for travel, but for exploration, this 96-guest mega-yacht sails to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's last pristine environments, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our knowledgeable crew, environmentally sound ship design, and Galapagos National Park-certified onboard naturalists all help to preserve this delicate archipelago, while enlightening you to its natural and evolutionary significance. It's a journey like no other.

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Dining Room, Bar, Grill, Blue Finch Bar,

Spa, Beauty Salon, Massage, Sun Deck, Sauna, Sunrise Deck,

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