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23rd December 2023 FOR 7 NIGHTS | Celebrity Xploration

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South America offers a spectacular range of sights and experiences on a luxury cruise. You could tour beachfront cities like Rio de Janeiro and get into Brazil’s carnival spirit, or head to secluded tropical ports that act as gateways to the rich jungle wildlife of the Amazon. Learn to tango in Buenos Aires, see the sunset in beautiful Lima, or head far to the south instead, for rugged mountain landscapes as breath-taking as they are remote.

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Cruises around South America take place year-round, with itineraries ranging anywhere from 7 nights to 62 or more. Shore excursions here offer a huge variety of sights, from city life in Buenos Aires to historic ruins in Machu Picchu. With so many different landscapes, cultures and colonial influences to see, a luxury cruise around South America offers an incredible choice of adventures that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

With warm weather year-round, there is no one time to enjoy the best cruises around South America. Itineraries range from 7-night Galapagos voyages to month-long tours along the east and west coasts – or you could even opt for a South American cruise that includes Antarctica, Europe, the Caribbean or the Pacific too.

A cruise around South America offers a range of different ways to see the continent. Along with its mix of modern cities, traditional villages and ancient civilisations, the continent is also home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and wildlife on Earth. A cruise to the jungle city of Manaus can open the doors to the Amazon rainforest, while many alternative cruises set sail from Ecuador for the legendary wildlife of the Galapagos.

You will find plenty of exotic and exciting luxury cruises to South America at SixStarCruises™, offering you the chance to set sail on the holiday of a lifetime with one of the world's most popular luxury cruise lines. Call our Cruise Concierge team today and they will help you find your ideal voyage, so you can start looking forward to your next great adventure.

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1

Baltra Island, Galápagos00:00 - 15:00

During World War II, Baltra served as a U.S. military base protecting the Panama Canal from enemy attack. Now the cactus-strewn landscapes of Baltra are home to the region's main airport and where you will meet the ship. After just a short bus and zodiac ride you will be aboard. Your luggage will be delivered straight to your stateroom, giving you the opportunity to explore the Celebrity Xpedition, a 296-foot mega-yacht and your home for the week.

23 Dec 2023

2

Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos07:00 - 11:30

Dragon Hill, or "Cerro Dragon," is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed. Along the trail, we'll cross a beautiful "white forest" of Palo Santo (incense) trees and Galapagos cotton plants. Excursion options include a high-intensity hike with swimming/snorkeling at the beach, high intensity snorkeling from a zodiac followed by a short walk and a low-intensity Zodiac ride along the coastline with optional dry landing for animal observation.

24 Dec 2023

3

Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela07:30 - 11:45

Puerto Villamil is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands. Of the 2,200 people who live on Isabela, the majority live in Puerto Villamil.

25 Dec 2023

4

Floreana Island, Galapagos08:00 - 11:30

Located on Isla Santa Maria (Floreana). Bring your postcards with you to a special spot on this island called Post Office Bay. It's the historical site where an 18th-century whaling crew placed the wooden barrel that tourists still use today as a post office.

26 Dec 2023

5

San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos08:00 - 11:00

Another stop on San Cristobal Island brings the opportunity to explore a fascinating geologic landscape, beach, and satellite volcanic cone. Zodiac rides along the shore bring you to a huge natural cutout that makes for a unique photo opportunity and then swings into a natural cathedral of towering rocks that is nothing less than astonishing. Along the way crabs and shorebirds dot the volcanic landscape. Afterwards, you are brought to a fine white sand beach for a short walk and/or swim amidst a colony of sea lions. A sunset circumnavigation around the spectacular eroded volcanic cone of Kicker Rock is the perfect way to end the day.

27 Dec 2023

6

Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz08:00 - 18:00

Santa Cruz is the second-largest island in the Galapagos and home to Puerto Ayora (the largest town in the islands). In 1959, the Ecuadorian government declared all the islands, except areas already colonized, as a national park. In the same year, the Charles Darwin Foundation was founded to promote scientific research and ensure the conservation of the Galapagos. In 1992, the waters surrounding the Galapagos were declared a marine reserve. Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, where the animals roam free in their natural habitat. On another excursion, a short drive through town brings you to the Galapagos Park Service giant tortoise breeding station and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Afterwards there is time to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

28 Dec 2023

7

Punta Suarez, Isla Española, Galápagos08:00 - 11:00

One of Espanola’s and the islands true gems, Punta Suarez is where wildlife viewing is at its very best. A hike from the beach over boulders to the steep southern cliffs leads to a dramatic blowhole where water can gush up to 50 feet into the air. Along the way, you’ll pass through a sea lion colony (make sure you avoid stepping on colorful marine iguanas), and walk past an abundance of Nazca boobies nesting on the nearby rocks. Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos hawks, mockingbirds, finches, and red-billed tropic birds also make their home at this end of the island. From about May to December, Espanola hosts the only colony of Waved Albatross in the Galapagos. It’s a special treat to catch a courtship dance or watch the juveniles try to take off at the Albatross Airport.

29 Dec 2023

8

Daphne Major, Galapagos06:00 - 07:00

Daphne Major is a volcanic island just north of Santa Cruz Island and just west of the Baltra Airport in the Archipelago of Colón, commonly known as the Galápagos Islands. It consists of a tuff crater, devoid of trees, whose rim rises 120 m above the sea.

30 Dec 2023

(This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf).

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23rd Dec 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312685

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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9th Dec 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312831

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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25th Nov 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312897

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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£6279

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11th Nov 2023

- 7 Nights

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ID: 312827

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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28th Oct 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312792

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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£5539

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14th Oct 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312765

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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30th Sep 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312794

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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16th Sep 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312920

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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2nd Sep 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312747

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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19th Aug 2023

- 7 Nights

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Galapagos Southern Loop

ID: 312853

Baltra (Galapagos), Mosquera Islet (Galapagos), Rabida (Galapagos), Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz), Wall Of Tears (Isabella), Puerto Villamil (Isabella), Post Office, Cormorant Point (Floreana), Los Lobos (San Cristobal), Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal), Kicker Rock (San Cristobal), Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz), Gardner Bay (Espanola), Punta Suarez (Espanola), Daphne Major

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