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Lindblad Expeditions Celebrates The 60th Anniversary Of The Galapagos National Park And Charles Darwin Foundation




National Geographic Endeavour II  (Photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions)In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Lindblad Expeditions has announced a series of promotions and activities in keeping with their 50+ year legacy dedicated to conservation and the people of Galapagos.

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Galapagos-Based Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Ship Returns to Service




The Celebrity XpeditionAfter three months of regulatory delays, Celebrity Xpedition returned to service on September 14 as a 48-passenger vessel. Since late June, passengers booked on Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos have found themselves instead sailing on Celebrity’s smaller expedition vessels or being given the option to cancel for a full refund, due to regulatory issues with the Ecuadorian government. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Regulatory Delays Keep Galapagos-Based Celebrity Xpedition Cruise Ship From Sailing



The Celebrity XpeditionSince late June, passengers booked on Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos have found themselves instead sailing on Celebrity’s smaller expedition vessels or being given the option to cancel for a full refund, due to regulatory issues with the Ecuadorian government. Cruise line officials say they’re working hard to return the ship to service. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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G Adventures introduces new custom-built vessel in the Galapagos, the Reina Silvia Voyager




The Reina Silvia Voyager - G AdventuresG Adventures introduces a sixth yacht to its fleet of vessels touring the Galapagos Islands, with departures starting in July 2020. With 40 different itineraries, offering access to the 20 different islands of the Galapagos, ranging from seven to 17 days in length, the Reina Silvia Voyager will allow G Adventures to meet the increasing traveller demand it is seeing for Galapagos adventure.

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Silversea To Open Sales For New Silver Origin




Silversea Unveils The Most Elegant Ship Ever To Sail The Galapagos: The Silver OriginStarting on July 16, 2019, travellers will be able to reserve their suites aboard Silversea’s new ship, Silver Origin, which has been designed entirely with the Galapagos Islands in mind and will be the most elegant ship to ever sail the region when it launches in summer 2020.

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Celebrity Flora The first expedition mega yacht specifically designed for the Galapagos Islands was launched in a historic, sustainability-focused naming ceremony



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In a game-changing moment two years in the making, Celebrity Cruises officially launched the revolutionary new Celebrity Flora, a 100-guest, all-suites mega yacht that’s poised to connect travelers to the Galapagos Islands like never before.

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IGTOA Awards the Charles Darwin Foundation $25,000 to Combat Invasive Bird-Killing Fly in Galapagos




The Galapagos IslandsThe International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) is committing $25,000 in emergency funding to the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) to study different methods for combating Philornis downsi, an invasive species of fly that is devastating populations of terrestrial bird species in the Galapagos Islands.

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Passenger ship Galapagos Majestic ran aground, sank in Galapagos waters




Passenger ship GALAPAGOS MAJESTIC ran aground at Santiago island northern coast, Galapagos Archipelago, at around 0930 UTC May 31, with 26 people on board. Hull was breached in bow area, and despite salvage attempts which lasted some 6 hours, the ship capsized and sank, with some 2 tons of fuel on board. All 26 people were rescued, no injures reported. (maritimebulletin.net)

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Celebrity Takes Delivery of the Flora



Celebrity Flora (Courtesy Shipyard De Hoop)Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its 100-guest Celebrity Flora, which is now preparing for her Atlantic crossing to the Galapagos, where she will be based year-round. Marking the occasion, Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain hosted a ceremony aboard Celebrity Flora, while docked in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Celebrity Cruises Announces Three Revolutionary Partnerships Ahead of Celebrity Flora’s Debut




Celebrity Flora (Courtesy Shipyard De Hoop)With just 66 days until the official debut of Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled three new cutting-edge partnerships for the revolutionary new ship: A world-renowned conservationist turned Godmother, a one-of-a-kind designer with an unmatched vision, and a leading university specializing in marine and atmospheric sciences.

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Silversea Reveals Details of New Cruise Ships Silver Origin and Silver Moon

Silversea Unveils The Most Elegant Ship Ever To Sail The Galapagos: The Silver OriginThe first-ever details of Silversea’s new Galapagos-based expedition ship, Silver Origin, were revealed at the 35th annual Seatrade cruise conference in Miami Beach. During the press conference, Silversea also further explained how its forthcoming Muse-class ship, Silver Moon, will differ from Silver Muse. (cruisecritic.com)

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The Galapagos Is Evolving With Luxury Yacht Cruises




The Galapagos IslandsIt used to be that if you wanted to see blue-footed boobies and giant colonies of sea lions sunning in the Galapagos Islands, you had to travel a bit as Charles Darwin did, on a research-style vessel whose creature comforts came second to up-close nature encounters. (bloomberg.com)

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Ecoventura Bids a Fond Farewell to the MY Eric as We Welcome a New Luxury Vessel, the MV Theory




Ecoventura's TheoryThe New Year has already been one of exciting firsts for us here at Ecoventura. In addition to taking on new sustainability cooperatives and increased innovation toward reducing plastics in the Galapagos in 2019, we are proud to announce the inaugural voyage of our newest luxury yacht, the MV Theory — the identical sister yacht to the MV Origin.

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