Lindblad doubles Galapagos programme after buying two ships from Celebrity

By Lisa James
14/06/2024
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Specialist cruise line Lindblad Expeditions has bought two ships from Celebrity Cruises.

The sale of 48-guest Celebrity Xpedition and 16-guest, eight-cabin catamaran Celebrity Xploration will be completed by January 2025 and the ships will undergo multi-million-dollar refits before joining the Lindblad Expeditions-National  Geographic fleet in the Galapagos Islands.

Bookings will open later this month, when the names of the two ships will be revealed.

Founder and CEO Sven-Olof Lindblad said: “We look forward to not only bringing more Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic guests to the islands with the  growth of our fleet, but also to having a greater positive social impact supporting  conservation, education and the creation of livelihoods.” 

Celebrity said it remains committed to offering a Galapagos programme. A spokesperson said: “As we continue to optimize our fleet, we remain committed to the Galapagos Islands, offering sailings on Celebrity Flora and Silver Origin – two ships we’ve purposely built to sail in the archipelago year-round.” 

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