2025 Summer Galapagos Cruise Charter by Castaways Travel

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Group Trip Name:
Galapagos Charter
Destination:
Galapagos (Ecuador)
Start Date:
July 12, 2025
End Date:
July 19, 2025
Host Couple:
Castaways Travel

Galapagos Islands Adventure Nude** Cruise – July 13-20, 2025

Celebrity Flora

 

The Celebrity Flora® is the first all-suites, 100-guest ship designed exclusively for sailing these islands and it’s the first resort at sea in the region to receive a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating. Inspired by the islands and built with natural materials, the ship merges seamlessly with the surroundings, giving you a feeling of total immersion. To bring you an even more in-depth experience, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on board to guide the journey.

Celebrity Flora, the first ship of its kind to be designed and built specifically with this destination in mind. Every space, including the all-suites accommodations, features our innovative outward-facing concept, so the destination is the center of attention at every turn.

By day, visit the world’s most immaculate island chains with experts to lead you and your group.  Each of them is tested, trained, certified and approved by the government of Ecuador as professionally licensed guides. By night, raise your glass to celebrate your day’s nude adventures over world-class cuisine. We’ve included just about everything.  Your trip begins with a flight from Quito, Ecuador to Baltra to board your ship and begin making memories of a lifetime.

Take a tour of your home away from home via this Celebrity Flora video.

James & Champagne visited the Galapagos Islands previously by yacht as well as the mainland of Ecuador several times plus Peru and the Amazon River…so read on.   We will be your hosts for the cruise as well as the hotel in Quito where we’ve visited several times.

Did you know the official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. Dollar?

**Clothing optional and nude cruise opportunities on board:  Here are Celebrity’s summary of terms about this nude adventure cruise:  Nudity shall be permitted …. in such areas of the vessel as may be designated by the ship’s Captain and only while the ship is at sea.  No sexual activity is to take place in any public areas under any circumstances.   Many of the islands are deserted …. except for the native wildlife.    Clothing is required elsewhere and inside the ship including all public areas, reception, restaurants, bars and lounges.

About South America:  While you’re “in the neighborhood” add on extra adventures in destinations we’ve visited personally.   Quito, Ecuador & OtavaloCotopaxi National Park plus Peru including Lima, Amazon River Cruise from Iquitos plus Machu Picchu & Cusco, gateway city to reach Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Half the fun is getting there!                           Cusco is former capital of the Inca Empire, gateway to Machu Picchu

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We’ve sailed the Amazon on the river ship Aqua Aria. All bedrooms face the river. Fish for piranha. See pink dolphins.

DETAILS: Add on extra days to explore and enjoy these fabulous countries and their people.   Give us a call to discuss Ecuador mainland sites and extend your holiday in Peru, the Inca trail and Machu Picchu.  Yes, we’ve been there and it is spectacular!    We not only cruised the Galapagos Islands but also tagged on a week for adventures on the beach, in Quito, Cotopaxi National Park with active volcanoes and quaint native markets such as Otavalo about 2 hours from Quito.  Near the Otavalo town square and Plaza de Ponchos, there’s a totally authentic market for handicrafts made by indigenous people from the mountain area. Bargains galore so hunt for jewelry, clothing (cheap!) and wool apparel with spectacular colors, carvings from wood and stone plus Panama hats, paintings and local crafts as well as from Peru and Colombia nearby.   We’ve also visited Machu Picchu, Lima and sailed the Amazon River in Peru.   See links here:   Quito, Ecuador & OtavaloCotopaxi National Park and volcanoes plus Peru including Lima, Amazon River Cruise from Iquitos, Peru and Machu Picchu & Cusco.

Your flight from the mainland to Galapagos Islands round trip is included in the pricing.  A private charter flight is included just for your group: Quito, Ecuador to Baltra – Round Trip.  Optional travel insurance is strongly recommended and available to residents of the U.S.A. from Castaways Travel’s preferred supplier, Allianz Travel Insurance.  The cruise, dates, terms, itinerary and vessel are subject to change by Celebrity Cruises, the Captain and protocols issued by the government of Ecuador.  See Travel Requirements for Galapagos Cruises | Celebrity Cruises.

Celebrity Flora chartered by Castaways Travel

July 13-20, 2025

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Restaurants

Ocean Grill

From grilling up the highest quality sustainable seafood for lunch, to the spectacular Dinner Under the Stars, Ocean Grill is the envy of any destination restaurant—on land or at sea.

Discovery Lounge

When you’re not learning about the islands from our team of Naturalists, the Discovery Lounge is where you’ll be socializing, unwinding, and being entertained by performances and conversations with your crew and fellow explorers.

The Observatory

Want to learn even more about the Galapagos? Head up to the Observatory—our stunning library dedicated to the Galapagos Islands, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s no better place to cozy up with a book and take in the views.

Seaside Restaurant

The main restaurant, Seaside Restaurant on Deck 4, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a dinner menu that offers Celebrity Signature dishes every night throughout your cruise as well as Ecuadorian inspired dishes that change nightly. This spacious restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows throughout offering stunning vistas to complement the mouthwatering meals you’ll enjoy here. We like to refer to the atmosphere here as upscale casual.

Itinerary – July 13-20, 2025

(Itinerary subject to change and weather)

NOTE:  The change to the Celebrity FLORA from Celebrity Xpedition is great news for you who have booked already.   As this site evolves to accommodate the change, the exact itinerary is being updated.  Until then, use the map below as a sample.  Expect a few changes below including the departure date and cruise dates which are July 13-20, 2025.

Subject to change:  The vessel, itinerary and operations are subject to modification or substitution by Celebrity Cruises and Ecuador.

Celebrity Flora Decks and Suites

Public Decks

Passenger Decks


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Payments are non-refundable

Suites Include*

Full room automation
Private Veranda
In-room drinking water filtration system
Personal Suite Attendant
Unpacking assistance
Complimentary laundry service twice per cruise
Extensive offering of live TV and on demand movies and programming
Complimentary backpack
Marine binoculars
Locally sourced turn-down chocolates
Stocked Mini-bar with favorite soft drinks and beers
Locally sourced and organic bathroom amenities
Champagne / Sparkling Wine set-up
Delivery of afternoon in-suite daily delectable
In-suite room service
Full in-suite dinner service
Premium linens, terry, slipper
Pillow menu offering
Complimentary Rain Ponchos
Complimentary use of Sunglasses and reading glasses
Open Deck Amenities: Sunscreen and lip balm
Premium bathrobes (Available in Penthouse Suites and Royal Suites Only)

*Inclusions above are subject to change.

Cabin Rates/person

Please contact Castaways Travel for availability and pricing.   The Celebrity Flora is a compact ship, a charter with room for 50 passengers. Each cabin has luxury bedding, flat screen television, Refrigerator, Safe, Robes and Binoculars for use during the cruise. Room service, breakfast, lunch and dinner upon request and WiFi available in public areas.

Singles pay the double rate for a cabin or suite.  Optional travel protection insurance where available is highly recommended.

Request Your Cabin Here

Your cruise includes*

  • Your private cruise cabin
  • All meals and complimentary beverages, including select wines, spirits, bar drinks, sparkling wine, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and teas.
  • Complimentary room service
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Onboard entertainment, programs or lectures by onboard naturalists or ship’s staff
  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, mini-wetsuits, binoculars, and walking sticks for the duration of the cruise
  • Gratuities, for crew and lecturers, as well as gratuities for naturalist guides
  • Galapagos National Park admission fee and Galapagos Tourist Card fee
  • Round trip Airfare Quito – Baltra – Quito and airport transfers

Note: Stateroom price is subject to a fuel surcharge by Celebrity not to exceed $10/person/day.

Vessel sailing protocols about nudity:  Nudity shall be permitted only in such areas of the vessel as may be designated by the ship’s Captain and only while the ship is at sea.  No sexual activity is to take place in any public area.   The voyage is lifestyle friendly but absolutely no misbehavior in public is permitted or condoned.   Chronic disregard of this requirement may cause the offending couple to be escorted off the ship without refund or transportation to return home.  Passengers are subject to signing a Rules of Behavior agreement as a condition to board the ship.

Extra  

  • Airfare to Quito
  • Quito Hotel
  • Airport transfer in Quito
  • Ecuador arrival or departure fees or taxes, if any
  • Personal purchases on board, spa services, gift shop items,
  • All other taxes and fees not specifically related to the cruise itself are the responsibility of each guest.
  • Fuel surcharge may apply and cruise line may impose up $10/person/night for up to 2 persons/cabin.
  • Costs and applications for Passport and Visas are the sole responsibility of each passenger. Castaways Travel and Fox Travel (parent company of Castaways Travel) are not vendors, suppliers or sources to provide documents or instructions to prepare required Passport or Visa applications or interpretation of Passport or Visa requirements for Ecuador or countries visited before or after this cruise.

Cruise Payment Schedule

After deposit, prorated payment terms are available.

Cancellations:

    • Up to Nov 1/23 $500/person / $1,000/person Suites
    • Up tp Apr 1/24 $1,250/person/ $2,500/person Suites
    • Up to Nov 15/24 – $2,500/person/ $5,000/person Suites
    • After Nov 15/24 / No Refund

Galapagos Frequently Asked Questions

Download this comprehensive FAQ on Galapagos and the Cruise

Terms & Conditions

When you approve, complete your reservation and make your payment to Castaways Travel, you agree you have read, understand and will abide by the Terms & Conditions of Castaways Travel (d/b/a Castaways Travel) shown on each of its webpages and its parent company, Fox Ascoli Travel, Inc. (d/b/a Fox Travel and Foxtravel.Net) and Terms & Conditions of the Celebrity Cruise voyage you have chosen.    You agree in writing to pay in full for your cruise and vacation you authorize Castaways Travel to arrange by entering into a contract for Castaways’ services subject to cancellation terms, penalties and fees from both Castaways, travel suppliers and Celebrity Cruises.   Passengers are advised and acknowledge d/b/a “Venture Management Associates (VMA)” which holds the vessel contract is an affiliate of Castaways Travel and Fox Travel.  Passengers are subject to Ecuador and Celebrity Cruises immigration, health and safety policies and protocols which are subject to change.   See more at Celebrity site for health and Covid protocols
The above cruise, dates, terms, itinerary and vessel are subject to change by Celebrity Cruises, the Captain and protocols issued by the government of Ecuador as well as Fox Ascoli Travel, Inc. (dba Fox Travel), Castaways Travel and d/b/a Venture Management Associates.
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All transactions are subject to cancellation penalties and Terms and Conditions of Castaways Travel, Fox Travel, parent company and the Celebrity Cruises Terms and Conditions.

Pre-cruise Hotel

Pre-Cruise Hotel in Quito to be arranged. Details to follow.