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Galapagos Islands - 8 Day Cruises
M/V Xperience, formerly M/V Eclipse
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Cruising the Galapagos Islands in one of the smaller yachts can be the most rewarding experience for those travelers who are comfortable with the small ship concept. The small groups allow guests to maximize their time at each landing. There is also more time for snorkeling and swimming - a real barefoot vacation!
Technical Specifications
Category Luxury M/V Xperience
M/V Xperience
Type Expedition Vessel
Length 210 ft. (64 meters)
Beam 41 ft. (12.5 meters)
Draft 23 ft. (7.10 meters)
Depth 11 ft. (3.2 meters)
Tonnage 1352
Decks 4: Sun, Boat, Weather & Main Decks
Speed 14.5 Knots Cruising
Capacity 48 Passengers
Crew 29, plus up to 4 naturalist guides & resident physician permanently on board
Owned & Operated By Celebrity Cruises
The M/V Xperience is considered one of the finest boutique cruise ships in the Galapagos Islands, offering unparalleled levels of comfort and service. She was converted specifically for upscale cruising in the islands, and was designed to meet the exacting demands of luxury travel. Ships the size of the M/V Xperience would normally accommodate many more passengers, and she offers the generous accommodation of a larger vessel, while preserving the atmosphere and exclusivity of a smaller yacht. The M/V Xperience is a 210 ft expedition vessel that accommodates up to 48 passengers in fully air-conditioned staterooms with picture windows and sea views. Cabins have either a double or twin bed arrangement and well-appointed bathrooms with fresh towels provided every day and the complimentary use of bathrobes. There is a well-equipped lounge for relaxation and for the nightly briefings on the day's discoveries and the following day's activities. In addition to the elegant indoor dining room, there is an alfresco dining area located around the pool, where you can enjoy the islands' spectacular scenery over a delicious lunch. There is also a well-stocked library for quiet study and reading. The Boat Deck Suites are 210 sq. ft. and have a queen bed and convertible sofa beds and a bathtub. The Boat Deck Staterooms and the Double Deluxe Main Deck cabins are 170 sq. ft. and include a guest chair and have either one queen-sized or two twin-sized beds, and private bathrooms with showers.
Swimming Pool, M/V Xperience
Swimming Pool
Wet Landing In Zodiaks, M/V Xperience
Wet Landing In Zodiaks
Shore Excursion, M/V Xperience
Shore Excursion
Dining Room, M/V Xperience
Dining Room
Additional Up to 4 naturalist guides
Elegant indoor dining room
Alfresco dining (outdoor)
Swimming Pool
Well-stocked library for quiet study
Lounge for relaxation and for nightly briefings
Safety Safety complies ISM (International Safety Management) SOLAS Requirements
24-hour on-duty doctor and clinic
Lifeboats: (6)
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Cabins 27 Air-conditioned cabins with private facilities:
4 Suites on the Boat Deck
8 Deluxe Outside Staterooms with picture windows on the Boat Deck
13 Deluxe Outside Double Staterooms with portholes on the Main Deck
2 Deluxe Outside Single Staterooms with portholes on the Main Deck

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