Celebrity Xpedition

4.7/5 |
Only Celebrity Xpedition? offers the perfect combination of explorer's voyage and cosmopolitan bliss. Stylish detail meets intimate ambiance. An adventuresome alternative, Celebrity Xpedition accommodates 92 guests. Step aboard and become part of an ardent community of travelers. Experience the untamed wilderness from a ship that offers unexpected indulgences. Take comfort knowing its environmentally sound design helps preserve the pristine islands it explores. It's a journey like no other.

Onboard Features

Darwin's Restaurant

Darwin's Restaurant

Beagle Grill

Beagle Grill

Discovery Lounge

Discovery Lounge

Blue Finch Bar

Blue Finch Bar



Sunrise Deck

Sunrise Deck

Activities & Services

Travel to one of the last uninhabited places on earth ? the legendary Gal?pagos Islands. Where untamed wildlife outnumbers the pampered travelers. Sip morning mimosas as giant tortoises sunbathe on the shore outside your window. Enjoy a rejuvenating hot stone massage as Gal?pagos Sea Lions doze on the beach just off the port bow. Make moonlight toasts under the stars that led sailors and scientists alike to this extraordinary archipelago.

Celebrity automatically adds gratuities for restaurant and stateroom services to guests' onboard SeaPass? account, on a daily basis, in the following amounts
  • $12.95 per person per day in staterooms
  • $13.45 per person per day in Concierge Class and AquaClass? staterooms
  • $15.45 per person per day in suites

Please note that beginning June 14, 2016 for all sailings beginning on or after July 1, 2016, that gratuities will increase to the following:

  • $13.50 per person, per day in standard staterooms
  • $14.00 per person, per day in Concierge Class and AquaClass?staterooms
  • $17.00 per person, per day in Suite Class

Please note that if you have already prepaid your gratuities or have received them through a sales promotion that you will not incur any additional automatic daily gratuity charges once onboard.

This gratuity is shared by your Dining & Culinary Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants, Other Housekeeping Services Personnel, as well as staff from other departments who work behind the scenes to enhance your cruise experience.

At your discretion, the gratuity payments may be adjusted onboard at Guest Relations, in which case they will not automatically be added to your onboard SeaPass? account.

An 18% gratuity will be automatically added to all beverages, mini bar purchases, spa and salon services. Additional gratuities may be added at your discretion.

  • Television / Radio
  • Private Safe
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • DVD Player
  • Bath Robes
  • Sitting Area

  • Show Lounge
  • Library

  • Guest Lecturers

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Spa

  • Elevators
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge Desk
  • Infirmary / Medical Center

  • Formal Restaurant(s)
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • Dining Style: All Casual

  • Internet Access - Internet access is available in the Internet Caf? 24 hours a day until debarkation is completed.

    Guests can also connect to the Internet on each ship in the Celebrity fleet, either by accessing a 24/7 wireless connection "hotspot", or utilizing the resources of the Internet Caf? located onboard. Depending on class of ship, you can access the Internet from your stateroom. On Solstice Class chips, the full ship is wireless; on Millennium Class ships you may be able to access wireless service from your stateroom based on where the closest hotspot is located. You will be able to receive email, via satellite link 24 hours a day, satellite conditions permitting. There is also an Internet Manager on board to assist you.

    Internet Packages

    • In and Out: $24.95 = 38 minutes
    • In Touch: $49.95 = 90 minutes
    • Informed: $99.95 = 208 minutes
    • Interact: $199.95 = 555 minutes
    • Involved: $399.95 = 1666 minutes

  • Pregnancy Policy - Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during their cruise vacation. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that you are in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. The "Fit to Travel" note should be faxed to the Access Department at 1-954-628-9622. If you have already booked a cruise or Cruisetour and do not meet this requirement, please call Celebrity at 1-866-592-7225 or email them at info@specialneedsgroup.com.

  • Smoking Policy - For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, Celebrity ships are designated as non-smoking. However, Celebrity does recognize that some guests smoke. Therefore, cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas of the ship. Smoking is not permitted in any dining venue, casino, theater, lounge, hallway, elevator or corridor. This policy includes smoking-like products such as electronic cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted inside any guest stateroom, nor on any guest veranda. If a guest is in violation of this policy, a cleaning fee of $250USD will be applied to their SeaPass account and the guest may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy. Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco onboard. Additionally, there is a non-smoking policy on all components of the land tour portion of all Celebrity Cruises cruisetour products.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required - Celebrity Cruises is happy to accommodate many different kinds of dietary needs in the Main Dining Room to enhance your cruise vacation. Once you have booked your cruise, send your special dietary request to SpecialNeeds@celebrity.com or call 1-866-592-7225.

    Food Allergies
    Celebrity's entire team is extensively trained to handle these special needs. Just speak with your Ma?tre d' onboard and he or she will ensure your requirements are met. In the Marketplace, speak with the Manager who can answer any of your questions about ingredients in the dishes.

    Vegetarian Dining
    Celebrity offers a separate 14-day Vegetarian Menu that also contains at least one Vegan Selection in every category (appetizers, soups, salads, entr?e) each night of your vacation. Look for the leaf icon to find the vegetarian dishes on the Main Dining Room menu.

    Kosher Meals
    In addition to the current selection of complimentary kosher meals, there is also a selection of Premium Kosher Meals. High quality, made-from-scratch dishes are Glatt Kosher certified and prepared under the strict supervision of the O.U. and USDA. Pricing is per item and prices are subject to change. If you wish to partake of either the standard or premium kosher meals, you must notify Celebrity 60 days in advance of your departure date. Premium Kosher Meals must be ordered onboard 24 hours in advance.

    No Sugar Added Desserts
    To accommodate guests with sensitivity to sugar, there is a selection of delicious, mouth-watering desserts with no added sugar. Available in all the onboard restaurants. Just look for the diamond symbol on the menu.

    Other Dietary Needs
    Lactose-intolerant? Need baby food? Or gluten-free dishes? Just ask and Celebrity will do their best to provide you with delicious alternatives.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs - Celebrity is committed to providing all its guests with an unrivaled cruise vacation. Their extensive attention to detail will make your vacation one that knows no boundaries.

    Guests requiring continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis are welcome to board all Celebrity Cruises vessels. However, Celebrity Cruises does not have the ability to assist or administer hemo-dialysis treatments. Guests should have all solutions and equipment needed to perform the dialysis delivered to the vessel on the day of sailing at least two hours prior to sailing. Please contact Celebrity for more information on policies and procedures.

    All types of oxygen are permitted onboard. Please notify Celebrity as to quantity, type and delivery schedule. Each vessel has a different storage policy. However, you will be able to keep some or all of your cylinders in the stateroom.

    Mobile Disabilities
    Every ship in the Celebrity fleet was designed with every guest's need in mind. You'll find wide, spacious corridors, to allow 180? turns for wheelchairs. Most decks are accessible through automatic doors, and all public rooms feature entrances with gradual inclines.

    Celebrity will provide complimentary wheelchair assistance for embarkation and disembarkation only.

    If you would like to have a wheelchair during the cruise, there is a limited supply of wheelchairs available on the ships. Please contact the Access Department if you would like to make a reservation for a wheelchair. If you want to ensure you will have a wheelchair or scooter onboard, you are welcome to bring your own or rent one from one of these approved vendors. They will deliver the mobility device to your stateroom on the ship:

    Phone: 877-478-7827
    Fax: 800-648-1116
    E-mail: res@carevacations.com
    On the web: CareVacations website

    Special Needs at Sea
    Phone: 800-513-4515
    Fax: 800-513-4516
    E-mail: info@specialneedsgroup.com
    On the web: Special Needs at Sea website

    Guests may bring and use wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other assistive devices onboard the ships. Due to safety regulations, Segways may not be used onboard.

    Assistive devices including mobility scooters must be stored and recharged in your stateroom so fire doors, corridors and elevator lobbies are kept clear for emergency evacuation. When parked throughout the ship, they must be parked out of the way to allow safe and easy access by other guests and crewmembers.

    Assistive devices should fit through a standard stateroom entry doorway which is at least 23 inches wide. Celebrity offers accessible staterooms which have wider doorways measuring at least 32 inches wide and may accommodate larger devices. If you have an assistive device larger than 32 inches wide, please contact the Access Department for assistance.

    Please note: Crewmembers are NOT permitted to lift assistive devices.

    Accessible Staterooms
    Accessible staterooms are designed with wider doors, roll-in showers, grab bars and other special features for guests with mobility disabilities and other disabilities that require the use of the accessible features of that stateroom.

    Accessible staterooms are held for people with disabilities until all other non-accessible staterooms in that category are reserved. Upon reserving an accessible stateroom, Celebrity requires that guests acknowledge the need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.

    If a guest is booked in an accessible stateroom and they do not have a mobility disability or other disability that requires the use of the features that are provided in the accessible stateroom, they may be moved at any time to a non-accessible stateroom in order to accommodate a guest with a disability. Please note that Celebrity will investigate and take action on potential misuse of accessible staterooms where there is good cause to believe that such staterooms have been booked fraudulently.

    For additional information, contact the Access Department at 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an email to special_needs@celebrity.com, or have your travel professional contact Celebrity.

    Boarding Accessibility
    Airport Transportation - If requested in advance, Celebrity can arrange for accessible transportation to transfer guests between the airport and the pier. This service is offered at no extra charge to their air/sea guests or those who have purchased cruise-only transfers. Accessible transportation may be limited or not available outside the U.S. Contact your travel agent or Celebrity for details.

    Extra Assistance at the Pier - Celebrity Cruises offers boarding and departure assistance with wheelchairs to guests with mobility disabilities. Request assistance once you arrive at the pier or contact Celebrity prior to your cruise so that they may prioritize your assistance to go onboard. During peak times there may be a wait for assistance.

    Many ports provide easy access for wheelchairs and scooters. However due to various conditions - such as steepness of the gangway, tendering, weather, tidal and sea conditions, and shore-side facilities - guests using assistive devices may be precluded from getting on or off the ship.

    Celebrity will make reasonable efforts to assist guests, but for safety reasons, their staff is not permitted to lift guests or equipment. Assistance with manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. will be provided.

    Assistance Onboard - Celebrity will provide reasonable mobility assistance to guests in accessing areas of the ship that are not accessible.

    Traveling from Ship to Shore - At some ports, the ship will anchor off shore, and guests are taken to shore by small boats called tenders. Even if the ship is scheduled to dock at a pier, it can change to tendering.

    Guests with assistive devices who are unable to take a few steps will be unable to board tenders unless roll-on capability is available.

    In order to safely board most tenders, guests must be able to take steps and use a collapsible manual wheelchair. In addition, motorized wheelchairs and mobility scooters can not be taken on tenders, unless roll-on capability is available. Inquire about tender roll-on capability at the Guest Relations Desk while on board. Please note roll-on capability is not guaranteed.

    Weather, sea conditions and other factors may preclude tendering. Safety of the guests and crew is the primary consideration, and the Captain and his staff will make the final decision regarding transferring guests and their assistive devices based on safety reasons.

    If guests are unable to tender or disembark due to these circumstances, there will be no refund or credit for missed ports. While Celebrity recognizes your disappointment, the safety of guests and crew takes precedence.

    Hearing Disabilities
    Celebrity accommodates guests who are deaf and hard of hearing by providing them with technological advancements wherever and whenever possible. To customize your accommodations to meet your specific needs, please request and complete the Guest Special Needs Form from Celebrity. For additional information, contact the Access Department at 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to special_needs@celebrity.com, or contact your travel professional.

    Amenities for Hearing Impaired Guests include:

    • A portable room kit in your stateroom is available upon request. It includes a visual-tactile alert system that provides alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, alarm clock and smoke detector.
    • A TTY (teletypewriter) in your stateroom is available upon request. The TTY in your stateroom interfaces with the TTY at the Guest Relations Desk to meet all your in-stateroom needs.
    • Amplified telephones are available in the staterooms and public areas on Solstice class ships.
    • Assistive Listening Systems are located in the main theatre on Solstice class ships. Sign language interpreting services will be provided upon request for deaf guests who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication. Sign language interpreting services are provided for main production shows, port and shopping presentations and other major activities on a shared basis for all deaf guests onboard. A request for sign language interpreting services should be made with the Access Department at time of booking but no later than 60 days prior to sailing. Requests are subject to availability of interpreters. Sign language interpreting services are provided on cruises that depart from and/or return to the U.S. and Canada.
    • Closed-captioned televisions are available in all staterooms across the fleet. Please note that only select programs are captioned. All safety videos are captioned.

    Visual Disabilities
    Celebrity has made the cruise experience as effortless as possible for guests who are blind or have low vision. Some Celebrity ships incorporate Braille in public areas and elevators. As always, crew and staff are on hand to assist in every way at any time. To customize your accommodations to meet your specific needs, please request and complete the Guest Special Needs Form from Celebrity. For additional information, contact the Access Department at 1-866-592-7225 (voice), send an e-mail to special_needs@celebrity.com, or contact your travel professional.

    Amenities for Vision Impaired Guests include:

    • Service animals are welcomed onboard all ships except those sailing to the United Kingdom (UK) due to DEFRA regulations. A relief area measuring 4 feet by 4 feet, with cypress mulch, is provided. Additional information below.
    • Large Print menus and daily activity planners
    • Qualified Readers: Select crew members have been trained as Qualified Readers to read written material such as the daily Celebrity Today newsletter and shore excursions information. Waiters will also read dining menus upon request. To request Qualified Readers for your cruise, please contact Guest Relations upon boarding.
    • Braille/tactile signage on Solstice-class ships, Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Infinity.
    • Braille elevator buttons/audio call signals on Solstice-class ships, Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Infinity.

    Service Animals
    Celebrity warmly welcomes service dogs on all ships except those sailing to the United Kingdom (UK) due to DEFRA regulations. Please note: pets are NOT permitted onboard.

    A service dog is defined as "any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability." Service dogs are not considered pets. Evidence that a dog is a service dog is helpful, but not required (such as identification cards, other written documentation, presence of harnesses and/or tags or the credible verbal assurance of the person with a disability using the animal).

    Celebrity will provide 4 feet by 4 feet relief areas with cypress mulch to accommodate service dogs. Sod for sailings from the U.S. can be provided if requested in advance and is available. Relief areas are provided on a shared basis with other service dogs onboard. Please note that The Lawn Club on Solstice class ships is not designated as a relief area. Please notify the Access Department at time of booking, but no later than 30 days prior to sailing, if a service dog relief area is needed.

    Service dogs are permitted to accompany the person with a disability in all public areas, including dining venues. While in public areas, service dogs must be on a leash, harness, or other restraining device. Due to health regulations, service dogs are not permitted in pools, whirlpools or spas.

    Care and supervision of the service animal is the sole responsibility of the owner. The ships are not required to provide food or care for the animal. Guests may bring a reasonable quantity of food and bowls for the dog onboard the ship at no additional charge. If refrigerated space is needed, notify the Access Department at time of booking, but no later than 30 days prior to sailing.

    Guests are responsible for obtaining all required permits for service dogs to depart the ship in non-U.S. ports. Guest must carry a copy with them on the ship, and leave a copy with the Guest Relations Desk after boarding the ship.

    To obtain specific information on required documents for service dogs, please visit the U. S. Department of Agriculture's website. All documentation and immunization requirements are established by government authorities and not Celebrity Cruises. Please note requirements are subject to change without notice.

    If the guest chooses to disembark the ship at a port at which the service dog must remain onboard, the guest must make arrangements to ensure that the dog is cared for. Note that the ship's staff is not required to care for the dog, nor can the dog be left in the stateroom unattended.

Ship Destinations

Celebrity Xpedition visits these amazing destinations. Click to view sailings.

Ship Staterooms

Celebrity vacations are all about wrapping you in modern luxury and transporting you beyond the ordinary. Celebrity offers the most sumptuous accommodations you can imagine. Their world-class staterooms are designed to be a study in forward-thinking, beautiful craftsmanship and innovative storage. Private verandas and suites offer breathtaking views and room for a private meal or morning coffee. Wrap yourself in extra-plush towels, sleep in the comfort of 100% cotton linens, and keep warm with thick down comforters. And the aquatic spa therapy toiletry collection, created exclusively for Celebrity's guests, was designed to bathe you in luxury.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Deck 6 - Sunrise Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite - PS
  • Royal Suite - XR
  • Xpedition Suite - XS
  • Junior Suite - XJ
  • Premium Ocean View Stateroom - XP
  • Deluxe Stateroom - XD
  • Ocean View Stateroom - XO
Deck 6 - Sunrise Deck

Deck 5 - Panorama Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite - PS
  • Royal Suite - XR
  • Xpedition Suite - XS
  • Junior Suite - XJ
  • Premium Ocean View Stateroom - XP
  • Deluxe Stateroom - XD
  • Ocean View Stateroom - XO
Deck 5 - Panorama Deck

Deck 4 - Vista Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite - PS
  • Royal Suite - XR
  • Xpedition Suite - XS
  • Junior Suite - XJ
  • Premium Ocean View Stateroom - XP
  • Deluxe Stateroom - XD
  • Ocean View Stateroom - XO
Deck 4 - Vista Deck

Deck 3 - Marina Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Suite - PS
  • Royal Suite - XR
  • Xpedition Suite - XS
  • Junior Suite - XJ
  • Premium Ocean View Stateroom - XP
  • Deluxe Stateroom - XD
  • Ocean View Stateroom - XO
Deck 3 - Marina Deck

Departure Ports

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff


| Galapagos
Great Captain and crew!

7 night Galapogos Outer Loop trip / October 14th thru October 21st

| Galapagos Islands
This was the first time my husband and I had ever booked a Celebrity cruise. We have taken numerous cruises over the years on other cruise lines but this one was by far the best we have ever taken. It was an all inclusive trip and from the moment we arrived in Quito until we left, we were treated like royalty. A trip to the Galapagos has been on my bucket list since I was in my early 20's and this trip was the dream come true. I especially wish to commend Andrea Mugge, Captain Pacheco, and Juan Diaz. ALL of the guides were excellent and we learned much about these unique islands from them. Every member of your staff we met was exceptional. Thanks for a very memorable experience. 

Galapagos and Machu Picchu

| Galapagos Islands, Quito, Ecuador, Lima and Cusco, Peru
fantastic, active trip. not for the weak or those with any health problems

Adventure Trip

| Galapagos and Macchu Picchu
Wait staff service spotty Limited menu in dining room, needed more wine selection Limited wine selections Machu Picchu too long day of travel send on earlier zodiac and flights for earlier arrival to Lima Hotel arrival in Lima too late group had no dinner due to late arrival Hotel too far from airport with late arrival in Lima and having to leave very early next day too much time wasted traveling to and from hotel Tiny room at hotel monastery no air conditioning, rest of group had larger rooms need comparable rooms for all guests Final day in Lima fix schedule to not return in rush hour to hotel sat 20 min on bus in traffic not arriving until 6:30 pm No choice of seats on charter and other smaller flights Lava walk excursion needed long pants shirt hiking shoes

Best Vacation Ever

| Galapagos, Machu Picchu
This is a trip in a lifetime. Celebrity does an exceptional job of catering to their clients and providing memorable experiences. The small ship experience provides personal attention and we now have friends for life. This type of vacation is jam packed with activities so understand that if you are exploring the Galapagos, be prepared for a high energy trip. The naturalists provide wonderful up close experiences and are extremely knowedgable. The post trip to Machu Picchu is not to be missed. The hotels and food was local and exceptional. All told, this was the best vacation ever.

Amazing experience

| Galapagos Islands
The entire crew from zodiac drivers to the captain were wonderful. The cabins were comfortable and as mentioned, the food was very good.

great trip

| Galapagos Islands
In spite of the above we had a fabulous time in a beautiful area of the world. Celebrety had everything very well organized from the pick up at the airport to the return to the airport at the end.

Intrepid explorers desire more than just a trip: they want a one-of-a-kind experience. From pole to pole and around the world, Celebrity Xpedition brings these experiences to life. Celebrity Xpedition is not just a cruise - it is a life event. You will visit places that you'll remember forever. Undergo experiences that will awe and inspire - and perhaps change you forever.

Cruise aboard Celebrity Xpedition and you'll experience a sense of intimacy that can only be achieved aboard a smaller ship. And yet, Celebrity Xpedition is filled with touches that are luxuriously familiar. Morning mimosas and moonlit toasts are just a few of the spoils you'll enjoy as you embrace the timelessness of the Galapagos Islands - a land that time has seemingly forgotten.