The Galapagos National Park has reinstated Celebrity Xpedition’s operating license beginning with the June 30th sailing. This time frame for the return of operations will cancel one more sailing, the June 23rd sailing. Here is the official statement from Celebrity on the situation:
“Celebrity Xpedition’s license that is necessary to enter the Galapagos National Park will be reinstated and the ship will return to service for the June 30 sailing. However, regrettably, it will be necessary to cancel the June 23 sailing of Celebrity Xpedition.
Celebrity Cruises is truly sorry for the vacation disruption of all guests booked on cancelled sailings. We understand their excitement and anticipation for exploring the Galapagos onboard Celebrity Xpedition. Celebrity Cruises is committed to complying with the rules and regulations of the Galapagos, which are designed to protect and safeguard this unique and pristine environment.
Guests booked on the June 23 sailing will receive a full refund of the monies paid. We will also provide them with a 25% future cruise credit for another Celebrity Xpedition cruise. The credit is based on the amount they paid for their June 23 cruise and may be used for a future cruise on Celebrity Xpedition within the next two years. Future cruise certificates will be mailed to guests’ home addresses or to their travel agent within two to three weeks.
Additionally, if a guest purchased air transportation through Celebrity Cruises, we will provide them with a full refund. For guests who did not purchase air transportation through Celebrity Cruises, we will reimburse them for their airline change fee.”
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