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Simply landing on a beautiful island is one thing. Getting it know its heart, history, and secrets is quite another. That’s the kind of in-depth experience our naturalist guides create for you. They are, quite simply, some of the best in the Galapagos.

Experts in everything from science to tourism, they have spent years on these islands and some were raised in the region. Not only will they give you a unique view from an ecologic and geologic perspective, but also a personal view of what it’s like growing up in such a special place.

Keeping the Galapagos Pristine

Certified Naturalists

Certified Naturalists

Each guide on our Galapagos sailings will be on board during your entire vacation. They’re certified by the Galapagos National Park, recognizing their extensive educational training and commitment to maintaining the pristine nature of these islands. They are the real difference between an ordinary vacation and an extraordinary journey.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

We don’t just love visiting here – we are passionate about preserving it. In fact, we’ve done so much to leave these islands virtually untouched that Ecuador’s Secretary of Tourism holds Celebrity Cruises® as the standard of excellence for reducing our carbon footprint.

Leaving the World a Better Place

Leaving the World a Better Place

We’re passionately focused on preserving the environment and partner with local organizations to create programs designed to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Galapagos Islands. Since 2014, working in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park and our Naturalists, our guests have planted more than 16,000 Scalesia Trees in support of the Scalesia Restoration Effort.

Leaving the World a Better Place.

When you love traveling the planet as much as we do, being its steward is paramount. We are passionately focused on preserving our environment and are proud to partner with worldwide organizations that are equally as passionate.

Together, we’ll be focused on the oceans, supporting work to conserve everything from coral reefs (home to 25% of all ocean life) to coastal wildlife. It just makes sense. We love everything about the oceans (which is why we vacation on them), and we want to do everything we can to conserve them for you and future generations.

Our Stewardship Programs

Low-Impact Travel

Low-Impact Travel

Your entire Galapagos experience practices the highest levels of environmental stewardship. For example, the chocolate placed on your pillow is from an local company that sources its cacao from small local producers.

The “Galapagos Tomato”

The “Galapagos Tomato”

We’ve constructed greenhouses and provided additional support for local farmers’ associations through organic agriculture initiatives. One result of this process has been the creation of the hybrid “Galapagos tomato,” which is now served along with other organic, locally sourced produce on all our Galapagos sailings.

The “Daily Catch”

The “Daily Catch”

We’ve led the effort to create a fishing co-op that allows local fishermen to have a safe, clean processing plant in which to prepare, store, and more efficiently sell their catch. Today, we serve their deliciously fresh, locally sourced “daily catch” on board.

The Galapagos Fund

The Galapagos Fund

With the creation of The Galapagos Fund, we give our guests the opportunity to have a direct and lasting impact on the preservation of the rare and species-rich marine, wildlife, and plant ecosystem. Since 2006, Celebrity and our guests have contributed over $1.5 million to this fund and other projects in the islands.