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Celebrity Xploration

(nee Athala II)

Galapagos Catamaran

Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise

The Celebrity Xploration is one of the most luxurious yachts in Galapagos...

For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Celebrity Xploration provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more; in order to offer the best service to our passengers and be aware of their needs. This Motor Catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style.

The Celebrity Xploration offers spacious and comfortable, fully-air conditioned accommodations and personalized attention. This beautiful catamaran is equipped with 8 double staterooms of which 4 have private balconies and are located on the main deck and 4 located on the upper deck; all the staterooms offer large picture windows and either queen or twin bed configurations.

Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise - jacuzzi
Bar and Jacuzzi on the stern
Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise - sun deck
Sun Deck
Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise - dining
Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise - lounge

The Celebrity Xploration's upper deck features a bar and a beautiful open area for relaxation and al fresco dining. The sundeck is great for whale and dolphin watching or to simply relax in the Jacuzzi.

The dining area can be found on the main deck, along with a really comfortable lounge. All meals are served as a buffet style with all soft drinks included.

Dining Al Fresco
Dining Al Fresco

Celebrity Xploration Fact Sheet


2017 Rates (may vary daily)
All Rates are in US dollars, per person  and based on double occupancy
Children under 7 not allowed onboard

*Low Season Rates apply for Jan 7 & 14 departures, Aug 26-Sept 9 & Oct 21- Dec 9
$400 US per person surcharge for Dec 23-Jan 6

Celebrity Xploration - luxury yacht
25% discount for children under 12 sharing a cabin with an adult (some dates excluded)
Single supplement = 100%
8 days / 7 nights Low Season Regular Season
Elite Ocean View (Upper Deck) $5950 $6200
Junior Suite with Veranda $6200 $6450
Charter Rates Low Season Regular Season
8 days / 7 nights $91,700 $95,450

Galapagos Reservations

Rates for 2017 (as of March 25) include:

  • Airport transfers to and from select hotels in Quito & Guayaquil

  • All shore excursions

  • All meals while onboard

  • All soft drinks and juices onboard

  • Welcome cocktail

  • VIP lounge on outbound flight from Galapagos

  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and kayaks

  • Complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar in Deluxe Staterooms

  • Complimentary airport transfers in Quito & Guayaquil (some restrictions apply)



7 night Northern Loop with Genovesa (Tower) Saturday to Saturday
7 night Southern Loop with Espanola (Hood) Saturday to Saturday

2017 Cruise Departures

Deck Plan

Celebrity Xploration deck plan

Queen or Twin bedded cabins
Private bathroom
Air conditioned
Celebrity Xploration luxury Galapagos cruise - stateroom



Year of construction: 2007
Category: Luxury class
Type: Motor Catamaran
Length: 98/ 30,00 m
Beam: 37 feet / 11 m
Draft: 4.6 feet / 1.40 m
Gross Tonnage: 317 tons
Capacity: 16 passengers
Cabins: 8 cabins each a minimum 175 square feet
Main Engines: 2 John Deere 6081 AFM 300 HP
Electric System: 2 X 60 kw generators (IMO)
Speed: 13 knots
Water Capacity: minimum 3200 gallons
Water maker capacity: 2000 gallons / day
Material Construction: Fiber glass
Interiors: Wooden flooring
Exterior: Mature Teakwood flooring
Crew: 10 + 1 naturalist bilingual guide III
Navigation equipment: 2x 17 MEC 24 naval radars, Navned sonar, GPS
Communication equip.: SSB M802 & VHF M402S radios, SART responders
Fire equipment: Fire detection throughout vessel, 2x Self activating CO2 engine room extinguishers, 24x 10lb powder extinguishers, 4x 9ltr foam extinguishers, 6x 20lb CO2 extinguishers, 3 firehoses and pumps etc.
Life Saving equip: 2x 20-man lifecraft, 2x 10-man zodiacs 25HP Outboard motors, first aid kit, breathing equipment EEBD, EPIRB, flares etc

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