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Celebrity Xploration

Celebrity Xploration

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Formely sailing under Ocean Adventures as 'Athala II', this small ship will join Celebrity Cruises' fleet in March 2017 as Celebrity Xploration. Xploration will be among the newest of Celebrity's ships offering exciting, shore excursion-filled Galapagos Islands cruises all year long. From the intimate and luxurious accommodations onboard this stylish catamaran, to the all-inclusive onboard amenities and exotic destination, a Celebrity Xploration cruise offers a truly unique vacation.

A perfect getaway for family, friends or small groups who want to explore together, Celebrity Xploration features eight cozy staterooms each with a window or veranda to the world, offering personal views of every stunning destination.

Unlike the rest of the Celebrity Cruises fleet, Celebrity Xploration cruises are all-inclusive for all guests. The following is included on all these 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.

The following items and services are available for purchase on Celebrity Xploration cruises: scuba diving (where available); Internet access; select high-end liquors, aperitifs, and wines; and laundry services.

Aside from the fantastic shore excursions in the Galapagos that you'll have the chance to enjoy during your Celebrity Xploration cruise, the ship itself offers its guests a lot. For instance, aboard this ship there's a well-trained staff that's ready to meet (if not exceed) your every vacation desire. From the gourmet cuisine to wonderful on board features including a dining room, grill, hot tub, bar and lounge.

Celebrity Xploration Facts

Inaugural Year: 2007
Refurbished: January 2017
Joined Fleet: 2017
Tonnage (GRT): 319.5
Country of Registration: Ecuador
Guest Occupancy*: 16
Crew: 11
Length: 98.3 feet
Beam: 36.7 feet
Passenger Decks: 3
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Staterooms
Total: 8
Suites, with balcony: 4
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 4
Inside: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Sun Deck
In this area of Celebrity Xploration is a hot tuba and sunning area (with comfortable lounge chairs available). You're sure to spend a lot of time on the Sun Deck while at sea, or while relaxing after an exciting day ashore in the Galapagos Islands.

Al Fresco Terrace
Located on the Upper deck of Celebrity Xploration, the Al Fresco Terrace is open during the day and night, making it a great place to kick back, relax and recount the day's activities with friends.

Main Deck 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 and cocktails are available at this venue.

Celebrity Xploration Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Celebrity Xploration cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Best Price Guarantee on all Celebrity Xploration Cruises!

Book any Celebrity cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the ship or sail date! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Celebrity Xploration cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Celebrity Xploration cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Cruise Deals

All-Inclusive Pricing on all Celebrity Xploration Cruises!

A major benefit of Celebrity's all-inclusive pricing on their Celebrity Xploration cruises is that all beverages (excluding select premium brands), shore excursions, gratuities and transfers are included in the pricing!
Celebrity Cruise Deals

Celebrity Xploration Onboard Credit Sale!

Get an Onboard Credit when you book a Celebrity Xploration cruise with us. The value of the Onboard Credit depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Onboard Credit values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Celebrity Xploration cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Celebrity Xploration cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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Jump to: Suites - Oceanviews
Suites top
Junior Suite Junior Suite (Category XJ)
Approximate Size: 180 square feet, with a 48 square foot balcony
Located on: Main Deck

All-Inclusive, with large picture window, sliding glass door to private veranda and plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Accommodations include two lower beds (convertible to King), private bathroom with shower, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV and WiFi access, desk, duvet and pillow top mattresses, hair dryer, thermostat controlled air conditioning, and private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water.

Complimentary amenities include beach towel service, complimentary use of bathrobes, binoculars, snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Room service is also available (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request).
Oceanviews top
Elite Ocean View Stateroom Elite Ocean View Stateroom (Category XE)
Approximate Size: 190 square feet
Located on: Main Deck

All-Inclusive, with large picture window and plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Accommodations include two lower beds (convertible to King), private bathroom with shower, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV and WiFi access, desk, duvet and pillow top mattresses, hair dryer, thermostat controlled air conditioning, and private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water.

Complimentary amenities include beach towel service, complimentary use of bathrobes, binoculars, snorkel equipment and wetsuits. Room service is also available (breakfast, lunch, and dinner available upon request).


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Celebrity Xploration Deck Plans

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Sun Deck
Upper Deck
Main Deck


Category Legend
XJ Junior Suite
XE Elite Ocean View Stateroom

Deck plans are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with the cruise line directly.
Upper Deck
Celebrity Xploration Deck Plans

Celebrity Xploration Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Celebrity Xploration:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Main Deck Lounge
Main Deck Lounge
Sun Deck with Jacuzzi
Sun Deck with Jacuzzi
Al Fresco Terrace
Al Fresco Terrace
Dining Room
Dining Room
Onboard Activities
Onboard Activities
Complimentary Towel Service
Complimentary Towel Service
Complimentary Wetsuits
Complimentary Wetsuits
Observe Exotic Wildlife
Observe Exotic Wildlife
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