Celebrity Xpedition

Celebrity Cruises

Designed for discovery of the stunning Galapagos Islands, the amenity rich Xpedition features luxury accommodations for 48 guests and an expieriences staff dedicated to your satisfaction and enrichment.


24-hour Room Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Hot Tub

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Beverages

    Shore excursions (2 per day)

    Snorkeling equipment, wet suits



    Galapagos National Park Entry fee & tourist card fee

    24/7 room service

    Unlimited Wi-Fi

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

    Purchases on board

    Food & beverages consumed off ship

    Air fare

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2842 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

Reviews and Recommendations for Celebrity Xpedition


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Highly recommended

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

The expedition was the largest boat allowed in the Gallopogas. There was almost a 1:1ratio of staff to guests. They made us feel like royalty. We did not have to think of a thing. Everything was taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Excellent Cruise

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

From the moment I stepped onto the ship until I came back to shore Celebrity Cruises provided an awesome experience! They exceeded expectations on food served, cabin size and cleanliness, overall experience was a 10 out of 10. Will definitely be looking at future Celebrity cruises!
Travel Advisor:  Rhonda Hamilton

An adventure of a lifetime!

By: Janice

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

This was certaintly as adventure of a lifetime. The Crew and naturalists made this trip educational as well as enjoyable. The crew was pleasant and caring and the naturalists were very knowledgable. The trip to Machu Picchu was equally as wonderful. Our guide, richard Perez was outstanding. He was knowledgable and caring and we loved having him with us
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

highly reccommend

By: margots

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2013

Great small ship. Rooms decently sized, staff professional, food excellent and fresh.

fabulous adventure

By: clubey

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2014

Our trip to the Galapagos was incredible.  I cannot compliment Celebrity enough for this trip.  It ran smoothly from the time we landed in Quito until we were dropped at the airport for our return home.  Every aspect of the trip was handled with efficiency and great organization.  Thank you Celebrity.  We will return in August for cruise to the British Isles on the Infinity.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor


By: Miss C

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2015

This was an excellent trip and the staff at Cruises Etc Travel helped us at every step in the planning process. As it was not a typical Celebrity cruise, we relied on the knowledge of that staff to answer our many questions and the trip went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Ruth Turpin

Perfect ship for this itinerary!

By: Don S.

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2015

Celebrity has the perfect ship for the Galapagos itinerary. While small compared to all other ships in the Celebrity fleet, it is the perfect size for the less than 100 passengers it carries. The staterooms are adequate and the dining room is very nice, with food was as superb as any other larger vessel. The decks are perfect for putting on life jackets in anticipation of boarding the 14-person Zodiacs and for removal and rinsing of wet suits after snorkeling. This is Celebrity's 11th year in the Galapagos and they have the daily routine down to an art.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Expert Friendly Service

By: Vicky and Phil

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

Very enjoyable. Staff were very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful.

This trip hasn't happened yet!

By: Jillwendy

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016

This trip is for March. Hope I haven't missed it. Will review when we return.


By: Robert

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2016

Michelle is the best travel agent we have used. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of travel. She goes above and beyond what is expected of a travel agent.

cruise ship

By: Jal

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2016

Very nice ship & very good service from the whole crew.

Fabulous Galapagos Journey

By: mag1113

Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

The ship and the crew were perfection. "No stone was left unturned!" It combined luxury and adventure.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Great ship

By: Craig

Reviewed on: 01 May 2017

The crew and the Tour guides were outstanding making sure we were always satisfied
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Ship was Top Notch

By: Yvonne

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Everything ran smoothly and like clock work


By: Linda

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

The professional staff and comfortable accommodations met our highest expectations. I am now a Celebrity believer.
Not Recommended

Abandoned in Quito

By: mary kosmal

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

My husband and I were excited about finally getting to go to the Galapagos with Celebrity. The day before the cruise we were on a Celebrity sponsored day long tour of Quito complete with local guides(wonderful) and a lunch at the Sucre's Theatrum and dinner at La Gloria Restaurant. We retired that night eagerly anticipating our cruise the next day. We were awakened at 3:00AM that morning by symptoms of food poisoning(nausea, vomiting, diarrhea etc). I called the front desk at the JW Marriott and a doctor arrived promptly to our hotel room. She prescribed several prescriptions and told us we were too sick to take the cruise. I finally reached the Celebrity desk at 7:50AM. I told them what had happened and asked for my luggage to be brought to my room. I heard nothing more from Celebrity until that night when someone called our room and then once again. Celebrity was absolutely no help to us at all. Marriott, our travel agent and travel insurance were there for us!

Galapagos amazing.

By: Sheila

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

Spent a week on the celebrity expedition. The ship is slightly dated but that’s not what you go for. It’s the nature and daily adventure. So glad I used celebrity.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer


By: Precious

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2018

Took my granddaughter for college graduation gift. She and I both had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Betty Worthy Strahan

Outer loop 7 Day Cruise

By: Take me away

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Loved the cruise. Although the boat is in need of a remodel (and it has been announced it is getting one) that didn’t stop us from having a wonderful time. The boat had about 87 passengers and it was just the right amount so that you can have a great time meeting most of the other travelers. I wasn’t going with any thoughts of that happening, it just did and lots of people commented on how nice that aspect of the trip was. Now I don’t have any desire to cruise on a boat with thousands of people. As far as the outings and animals go....wow!!! Great hikes, amazing wildlife unlike anything you’ll ever see. BTW-Don’t pass up the deep sea snorkeling, you can always get in the boat if you are uncomfortable. I’m not an experienced snorkeler but that was the part of the trip that stands out in my mind as the most spectacular.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

We're Spoiled!

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

This was our first cruise and I think we've been spoiled! Everything was fabulous -- the ship, the staff, the food, the naturalists and the itinerary. We'll definitely use Celebrity again!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson


By: Smokey

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The staff was very friendly. The naturalists were very knowledgeable. The food was good.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Celebrity Xpedition

By: CC

Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2019

Celebrity does an amazing job of taking care of their guests. Guides were very good. The only complaint we would have was the food was just average. Maybe because of accessibility. Service was exceptional, though. All issues were dealt with with professionalism. Carlos at the Marriott was indeed exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Annemari Hermans

One of our best cruises ever

By: Bob and Linda

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2019

Galapagos Cruise A1 cruise trip. Food was excellent. Tours, guides, excursions were well run.
Travel Advisor:  Aimee Leon



Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2019

Travel Advisor:  Carmen Colicchio


By: Bob

Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2019

There was much to do during the day and every day. With 96 passengers, the moves us along quickly and easily. Celebrity was with us every step of the way from when we arrived in Quito until our last day home. The had reps at the hotel at 3AM to take us to the airport for our final trip home. The only semi-disappointment was the food was not up to Celebrity high standards.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Ann Lynch


By: Scott

Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

Great size and wonderful service. I would definitely recommend it to anyone heading to the islands.

Galapagos 2022

By: Amelia

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2022

The Xpedition is the perfect sized boat - not too small and not too large. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. Celebrity did an amazing job of ensuring that the staff and guests were covid-free. The boat is a little tired and could def use a refresh, but the benefits of the size and the celebrity regulations (during covid) outweighed this.
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Fernandez

Galapagos Cruise

By: Lori

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2022

We originally booked our Galapagos cruise in 2019 for March 2020. We were able to finally go March 2022. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this trip. We did not go to Quito with the group - we met the fellow passengers at the airport in Baltra. We flew to Guayaquil on the coast of Ecuador for several days before the cruise. We had to board Zodiac boats to get to the cruise ship anchored in the bay, super fun way to start the cruise :) Our cabin was small but well designed. The food was delicious - every single meal 3 times a day - yummy cocktails every evening on the back deck - Blue Footed Booby was my favorite one. The staff was friendly and professional - all of the crew were from Ecuador or South America - the captain was a woman - super awesome ! The Naturalists were terrific - so knowledgeable of their National Park and proud to share it with us. This was a Bucket List trip and worth every dollar - go !
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Copeland

Expedition provides an exceptional experience

By: Cheri and Roy

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2023

We sailed on Celebrity Expedition in April of 2023. We could not have asked for anything more. The ship’s crew was friendly, focused, and exceptional in providing customer service from all levels. On the ship we were provided excellent information and planning, our stateroom was comfortable and well maintained and the ship was well cared for. The food was delicious and appropriate for the area and themes and served by an exceptionally attentive staff. From the chef to the bartenders everyone was eager to keep us satisfied and looked after. The four naturalists were natives of the Galapagos and certified by the National Park and the Navy. They were extremely knowledgeable, passionate and engaged with everyone in the tour group. They, along with the zodiac crews made our safety a priority as they made every effort to give us a great experience. Overall, our cruise to the Galápagos Islands was the adventure of a lifetime, thrilling and informative. We highly recommend this cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Claire Hearn


By: Vermontgirl

Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2023

We had a great trip aboard Celebrity Xpedition to the Galapagos Islands. It was a trip of a lifetime. The excursions were well explained and facilitated. The crew from the cabin steward, to the food staff, to the naturalists, gave value added customer service. I am not sure how they did it, but they remembered all of our names. Everyone ensured that we had the best trip and it met all of our expectations. We would do the same cruise again!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Katz

celebrity Expedition- Galapagos

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

Celebrity Expedition handled all the details on this trip. They clearly have perfected all the various handoffs from multiple flights. The naturalists on the ship were very knowledgeable and were pleased to share the information with us
Travel Advisor:  Rich Korb


By: Moe

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2023

We enjoyed our time aboard the ship. The staff was amazing and the excursions were wonderful. The food was great what more can you ask for.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Laurie

A Wonderful trip to the Galapagos

By: Anne

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2023

Celebrity Xpedition is not a normal cruise ship. It is outfitted to accommodate water sports and tours via zodiac. I thoroughly enjoyed my time aboard the Xpedition.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Miner

First time experience on Celebrity

By: Bc

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2023

Everything was perfect. This crew knows how to make guests feel like royalty. From the dining room staff to cleaning staff to Captain and crew, we always felt special. Celebrity does the little extras like having your boarding passes and luggage tags for the short flight to the Galapogos ready to go without long lineups. The naturalists on the islands were wonderful and knowledgeable. The Captain and Senior officers were always visible and informative. Celebrity went above and beyond our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Laurie

Galapagos cruise

By: Margie

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2023

An expensive trip but excellent value for the money. The staff were very friendly and efficient, the ship itself was comfortable, clean with a spacious stateroom and verandah. The guides were extremely knowledgeable. We felt well looked after the entire time. The protocols for safety and for environmental awareness were always enforced. The food was good and the other travellers congenial. Overall we were extremely impressed with Celebrity and would definitely travel with them again if the company had smaller ships with less than 2000 passengers.
Travel Advisor:  Emma Moxley

Galapagos - Celebrity Xpedition Jan 2024

By: Karen_N

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2024

The Celebrity Xpedition was amazing. It is a ship that holds just 48 passengers with a crew of 52 plus. The service, the excursions, the food and the all inclusive aspect of it was incredible. The naturalists conducting the zodiac expeditions were all so knowledgeable. It is a trip I would love to repeat. We saw so much sea life and wildlife. I have zero complaints and must say it exceeded my expectations, which were extremely high before going. It was a bucket list trip, that I would do all over again in a heartbeat.
Travel Advisor:  Ineke Brinkman