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Old January 15th, 2006, 06:43 AM
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Has anyone sailed Xpedition? This one is definitely on my "to do list".
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We sailed on the Xpedition (Galapagos Archipelago) last June; it was an incredible experience. If you have any specific questions, I will try to answer them.
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This is certainly something I want to try...hope it is in my future.
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We sailed on the Xpedition (Galapagos Archipelago) last June; it was an incredible experience. If you have any specific questions, I will try to answer them.
We are considering this cruise and have a few questions. Were there any teenagers on board?

We understand the excursions can be strenuous. If one of us has problems walking distances on rough ground and up hill or down, will this be a problem? There are lots of low intensity excursions if you stay on the zodiac but I don't know if that would be fun.

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DianneC:

On our cruise, there were a handful on teenagers and a handful of adolescents. Not a lot of things to do for children on the ship, so if they are not interested in nature hikes & snorkeling, they might not enjoy it.

Your are correct about the "low intensity" excursions being primarily coastal jaunts on the Zodiacs; however sometimes "low intensity" included short walks on the islands. The nature hikes on the islands are usually broken down into "high" and "medium" intensity. More often than not, the only difference between the two are the length of the hike. You should be in "good" shape to participate in the "high intensity" hikes (sometimes over 4 miles long) and in fair health for the "medium intensity".

If you're interested, here's a link to our photos of the Xpedition (1 album), Quito (1 album) and the Galapagos Islands (2 albums):

http://sceneisle.myphotoalbum.com
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Sceneisle,

Thanks for your photo link. The pictures were great. We're going this April and can't wait. Did you take all the Quito pictures on the tour or out on your own? We're on the 11 day trip so we have an extra day in Quito. Any suggestions on what to do?

Next April we're going on the Tahitian Princess so I look at that album, too. Thanks again.
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Meribeth:

Most of the Quito photos were taken on the tour. With regards to your extra free day: Your included, full-day tour of Quito will give you a pretty comprehensive look at the city and surrounding area, including Mitad del Mundo ("middle of the world"; where you can stand with one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and the other in the Southern Hemisphere). On our free day, we opted to just relax poolside at the Marriott, which is a very nice hotel. We spoke with others who took a scenic tour to Otavalo, to visit the famous Otavalo Market that features arts & crafts from the region. If you're into gambling, we spoke to another couple who took a taxi to the Quito Hilton and spent the day in the casino.
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Sceneisle Are the excursions included in this cruise or do you pay extra for them. I didn't see any info that tells you too much of that. I guess you really need to talk to your TA for more info. So far the only info I got was the little booklet they send you. Also did you go thru Celebrity for the flight down there or arrange your own? Thanks for any info.
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Rhlaw - Virtually everything is included with Celebrity.........including excursions. We made our own air arrangements through TACA Airlines.
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Hi: We sailed on board the Xpedition in October 2005 (Galapagos Islands). It was the VERY BEST cruise experience we have ever taken (and we have taken many)! Hope you get your wish to sail this itinerary as it is the best money you will ever spend.
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