Celebrity Xpedition

Celebrity Cruises

4

Decks

98

Number of passengers

17

Speed

91 m

Length

Cruise ship review

Celebrity Cruises' owner Royal Caribbean acquired Sun Bay 1, a small luxury vessel, built in 2001, and launched it in June 2004. In an innovative move, Celebrity's Xpedition sub-brand, created a new strata of up-market, premium-priced cruises and shore excursions offering travelers unusual cruise experiences in exotic destinations.
The start-up of the venture marked the arrival of the first mainstream cruise company to operate around the Galapagos Islands year-round. This option opened up Galapagos cruises, formerly the province of backpacking (or high-end) "adventure travelers." In essence, Xpedition combines the exotica of this type of adventure on a small vessel with some of the amenities and features -- high level of service and cuisine, for instance -- that Celebrity is known for.
And indeed, the joy of the Galapagos operation is that it combines Celebrity stylishness with local, "small ship" ambience. Crewmembers -- almost entirely Ecuadorian from the captain down -- are sunny, charming and tirelessly obliging. Destination-oriented features are incorporated into the onboard experience, such as a performance of Ecuadorian folklorique preceded by a highly personalized slide show featuring pictures of passengers meeting wildlife during the course of the trip (guests are presented as a complimentary CD to take home).

Cabins

DELUXE OCEANVIEW STATEROOM 301 THRU 314 AND 316 XD

(Category XD) Deck(s): Marina Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 160 sq.ft.
• Two convertible lower beds • Private bathroom with shower • Sitting area with desk • Picture window • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Complimentary use of DVD library • Room service • Beach towel service • Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Complimentary use of bath robes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Individual safe • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water

OCEANVIEW STATEROOM 315 317 318 320 XO

(Category XO) Deck(s): Marina Deck Stateroom size approx.: 145 sq.ft.
Two convertible lower beds • Private bathroom with shower • Sitting area • Picture window • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Complimentary use of DVD library • Room service • Beach towel service • Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Complimentary use of bath robes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Individual safe • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water

PREMIUM OCEANVIEW STATEROOM 401 THRU 420 XP

(Category XP) Deck(s): Vista Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 160 sq.ft.
• Two convertible lower beds • Private bathroom with shower • Sitting area with desk • Picture window • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Complimentary use of DVD library • Room service • Beach towel service • Hair dryer • Direct-dial telephone • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Complimentary use of bath robes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Individual safe • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water

JUNIOR SUITE STATEROOM XJ

(Category XJ) Deck(s): Panorama Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 180 sq.ft. | Veranda: 48 sq.ft.
• Floor-to -ceiling sliding glass door with private veranda • Sitting area with convertible full size sofa bed • One double bed (non-convertible) • Private bathroom with shower • Direct dial telephone • Desk • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Hair dryer • Room service • Beach towel service • Complimentary use of bathrobes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • Individual safe • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water

PENTHOUSE SUITE STATEROOMS 503 AND 505 CAN PS

(Category PS) Deck(s): Sunrise Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 460 sq.ft. (includes Veranda)
• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with private veranda • Two convertible lower beds. • Two non convertible lower beds (Murphy style) • Two private bathrooms with shower • Two sitting areas with convertible full size sofa bed (sofa bed accommodates one adult or two children under 100 lbs each) • Two flat screen TV's with DVD players • Direct-dial telephone • Desk • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Individual safe • Room service • Hair dryer • Beach towel service • Complimentary use of bathrobes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water

PREMIUM SUITE STATEROOM XS

(Category XS) Deck(s): Sunrise Deck , Panorama Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 230 sq.ft. Veranda approx. 50 sq.ft.

• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with private veranda • Two convertible lower beds. • Private bathroom with shower • Sitting area with convertible full size sofa bed (sofa bed accommodates an adult or two children up to 90 lbs each) • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Complimentary use of DVD library • Direct-dial telephone • Desk • Hair dryer • Room service • Beach towel service • Complimentary use of bathrobes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • Individual safe • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water Note: This suite can accommodate a family of four when using the sofa bed.

ROYAL SUITE XR

(Category XR) Deck(s): Sunrise Deck Stateroom Size approx.: 230 sq.ft. Veranda approx. 172 sq.ft.
• Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with private veranda • Two convertible lower beds. • Private bathroom with shower • Sitting area with convertible full size sofa bed (sofa bed accommodates an adult or two children up to 90 lbs each) • Duvet and pillow top mattresses • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Complimentary use of DVD library • Direct-dial telephone • Desk • Hair dryer • Room service • Beach towel service • Complimentary use of bathrobes • Complimentary use of binoculars • Complimentary use of snorkel equipment and wetsuits • Individual safe • MP3 docking station with alarm clock • Thermostat controlled air conditioning • Private mini refrigerator with complimentary bottled water Note: This suite can accommodate a family of four when using the sofa bed.