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A trip to the Galapagos is very expensive . We booked for September as we also went to Peru and Machu Pichu. The weather in peru was great but even though its on the equator, the Galapogos in Septemebr was no better that a decent UK summer and sometimes the snorkelling was chilly. We selected this ship, which is quite big ( holding 48 maximum) as in the week we were there, it fitted ion with our dates. This trip was amazing and made special by the naturalists and guides. This is more of an expedition than a cruise> the guides were superb. Their interest and enthusiasm made the trip interesting and each day a new wonder. There were only 22 of us , and room for 48 and staff of nearly 50 to look after us. Great care was taken of us at all times, especially when we all snorkeled, which was nearly every day. The equipment was excellent and when the waters were "envigorating" we could wear 2 wet suits. You would think that lions and elephants are more interesting that birds and iguanas- but not when you have simply superb guides explaining all about them and Darwins discoveries in the area. Although the food was always of excellent quality, there was a "school dinners" feel to it as you went and collected your meal which was served from large dishes. Im not saying that the food wasn't good, it was, chicken fish fresh vegetables etc ( lobster of course on the last night) however I was expecting the food to be more what i expected from a Carnival trip. It may be of course similar to other ships in the area- lack of space, perhaps. With three, sometimes four trips to walk, kayak,or snorkel every day, there is not so much time on the ship. This cruise was number one on my wish list and it was very expensive. It lived up to my expectations. I would much rather have the inspiring and wonderful guides, more that perfect silver service food, but maybe this could have been tweeked !

Amazing Cruise, but food was disappointing

Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Review by Davala

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Galapagos
  • Cabin Type: Premium Ocean View Stateroom
A trip to the Galapagos is very expensive . We booked for September as we also went to Peru and Machu Pichu.

The weather in peru was great but even though its on the equator, the Galapogos in Septemebr was no better that a decent UK summer and sometimes the snorkelling was chilly.

We selected this ship, which is quite big ( holding 48 maximum) as in the week we were there, it fitted ion with our dates.

This trip was amazing and made special by the naturalists and guides. This is more of an expedition than a cruise> the guides were superb. Their interest and enthusiasm made the trip interesting and each day a new wonder. There were only 22 of us , and room for 48 and staff of nearly 50 to look after us. Great care was taken of us at all times, especially when we all snorkeled, which was nearly every day. The equipment was excellent and when the waters were "envigorating" we could wear 2 wet suits.

You would think that lions and elephants are more interesting that birds and iguanas- but not when you have simply superb guides explaining all about them and Darwins discoveries in the area.

Although the food was always of excellent quality, there was a "school dinners" feel to it as you went and collected your meal which was served from large dishes. Im not saying that the food wasn't good, it was, chicken fish fresh vegetables etc ( lobster of course on the last night) however I was expecting the food to be more what i expected from a Carnival trip. It may be of course similar to other ships in the area- lack of space, perhaps.

With three, sometimes four trips to walk, kayak,or snorkel every day, there is not so much time on the ship.

This cruise was number one on my wish list and it was very expensive.

It lived up to my expectations.

I would much rather have the inspiring and wonderful guides, more that perfect silver service food, but maybe this could have been tweeked !
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Cabin Review

Premium Ocean View Stateroom
Cabin XP 403
we apid a slightly larger stateroom on the highest floor with 2 big windows and a decent sized bathroom.

The cabin steward came three times a day ( we could often be popping back to the cabin to shower after snorkelling or walking so some days this really was good.)

Comfortable bed. TV with a few movies I didn't watch
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