Rating: Luxury Price from: £3,915pp for 8 days
Celebrity Xploration, formerly known as Athala, is an elegant luxury catamaran whose crew make you feel at home. She has all the comforts and facilities of a large boat but retains the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a smaller vessel.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Celebrity Xploration is a 98 foot motor catamaran with 3 passenger decks and a cruising speed of 10 knots.
Cabins: Celebrity Xploration has 8 spacious cabins, 4 on the main deck and 4 on the upper deck. All have large picture windows, full air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The main deck cabins also have a private balcony.
Facilities & Crew: The main deck of Celebrity Xploration has a dining room with a buffet area at the stern, and a lounge with TV and DVD player, often used for the daily naturalist briefings, at the bow. The upper deck features a spacious al fresco dining deck and a barm, and has steps leading up to the sun deck with loungers, shaded and open areas and a jacuzzi. The crew conists of 10 personnel, including a cruise director, plus a naturalist guide. There are kayaks and snorkelling equipment for passenger use.
Itineraries: Celebrity Xploration offers 6 and 8-day itineraries.
Children: Children over the ages of 8 are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
Notes: Celebrity Xploration was known as Athala until October 2016