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Celebrity Xploration

The Islands of the Galapagos

Rating: Luxury    Price from: Price on request

Celebrity Xploration overview

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.

There are just 8 suites, 4 on the upper deck and 4 on the main deck, accommodating a total of 16 passengers. All are spacious and have ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and large windows looking onto ocean views. Each of the main deck cabins also has a small private balcony with a table and chairs.
The indoor dining area and lounge, complete with TVs, DVD player, stereo and library, are situated on the main deck, while the bar is on the upper deck, which also has an open teak deck area for relaxing and enjoying al fresco meals. Heading up to the sundeck you find loungers set in both covered and sunny locations, and a hot tub. This deck is ideal for whale watching by day and star gazing after dark.
Light snacks, tea and coffee is served between meals and bottled water and fizzy drinks are offered free of charge to passengers throughout the day. 


Operates: All year. 

Class: Luxury.

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

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