Celebrity Cruises to Add Two Ships to Its Galapagos Program
Following the success of its Galapagos Islands cruises aboard the Celebrity Xpedition, Celebrity Cruises has announced the acquisition of Ocean Adventures and its two small ships — the 48-guest MV Eclipse and 16-guest MC Athala II, marking a 65 percent capacity increase in the region.”Our guests use the most amazing words to describe their journeys to the Galapagos Islands, said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “They tell us the experience is ‘once in a lifetime,’ ‘awe-inspiring,’ even ‘life-changing.’ That’s why we’ve made Celebrity Xpedition such a special experience, and why we are thrilled to expand our Galapagos program with these two intimate ships. We want to make more lifetime memories.”READ MORE: Celebrity Cruises 101: How Each Class Stacks UpAdding to the 100-guest Xpedition, the new vessels will provide a staggered three tiers of passenger complements — 100, 48 or 16 — ranging from expedition to private catamaran size; welcome for individuals, groups and charters alike.Pending deal finalization, the acquisition is set to occur in the spring of 2016 with the ships going in for refurbishment in January 2017 to offer the line’s signature “Modern Luxury” amenities. Until then, the Ocean Adventures program will remain, and former bookings will still be facilitat
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