Celebrity Cruises cancels year of Galapagos sailings following ship sales

   July 1, 2024 ,   Accidents

Celebrity Cruises has announced the cancellation of a year's worth of sailings scheduled for the ships Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Xploration. Following the sale of these vessels to Lindblad Expeditions, all January to December 2025 voyages are now canceled.

Xpedition and Xploration, known for their expedition-style voyages, were slated for weekly departures in the Galapagos Islands throughout the year.

In a communication to booked passengers and travel advisors, Celebrity Cruises confirmed that the Celebrity Flora will continue to operate in the Galapagos. The company is offering affected guests the option to transfer their reservations to similar dates aboard the Celebrity Flora.

In a statement, the company said:

"On 28 December 2024, Celebrity Xploration and the Celebrity Xpedition will set sail from Baltra for their final time as part of the Celebrity Cruises fleet.

‘We remain committed to the Galapagos Islands, offering sailings on the Celebrity Flora, a ship built to sail in the archipelago year-round.

"Passengers are being offered options that include moving their bookings to cruises scheduled for 2024 onboard the Celebrity Xpedition and the Celebrity Xploration."