After spending over a decade operating a single ship, quietly, in the Galapagos, Celebrity Cruises made moves and acquired Ocean Adventures in early 2016, including the tour operator’s two small vessels and ultra-important Galapagos permits.
The 90-passenger Xpedition thus has two new fleet makes, the 48-passenger Xperience and 16-passenger Xploration, giving Celebrity's Galapagos program a 71 percent capacity boost between 2015 and 2017, according to the 2017 Cruise Expedition Market Report.
Early in the year, the company launched a new website dedicated to the three-ship Galapagos program.
The company’s Galapagos program accounts for just under 1 percent of its 2018 capacity.
And another little known fact, a decade ago, the cruise line routinely chartered the Kapitan Khlebnikov for voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Excerpt from the 2017 Cruise Expedition Market Report.
About the Expedition Market Report
The 2017 Cruise Expedition Market Report is a comprehensive PDF report detailing the quickly expanding expedition cruise market.
It includes capacity projections through 2027, and profiles of 17 major players with exclusive reporting, research and interviews.
There is also a trends report, original research and a look at the new ships, plus much more.