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Galapagos with Celebrity Xpedition - July 2012

Galapagos with Celebrity Xpedition - July 2012

Aug 5th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Galapagos with Celebrity Xpedition - July 2012

I've finished posting about our pre-cruise days in Quito, and am now starting to post about our 7-day cruise aboard Celebrity Xpedition. Our itinerary took us to the Daphnes (circumnavigation), Santiago, Rabida, Isabela, Bartolome, North Seymour, Santa Cruz (north shore and south shore), San Cristobal, and Kicker Rock (sunset circumnavigation).

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...la-baltra.html

Posts about the pre-cruise portion are available from the sidebar; everything is in the July 2012 archive.
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Aug 6th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Wow great blog. Thanks for the report. We are seriously looking at booking this trip - so look forward to the next portions of your trip report. How did you choose the timing of your trip? Is there a best time for weather?
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Aug 6th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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We wanted to go during the cool season, which runs from May thru December.

See this link ... http://www.galapagosislands.com/gala...s-weather.html

Aug/Sep might have been cooler, but we already had other commitments, hence it was July.

Our first afternoon at sea is now posted at http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...gnificens.html
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Aug 11th, 2012, 07:09 AM
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First part of first landing posted ... http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...erto-egas.html
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Aug 14th, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Finally -- the snorkeling/beach time for our morning excursion at Puerto Egas
http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...ing-beach.html
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Aug 16th, 2012, 03:03 AM
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These two links are for the afternoon landing at Rabida Island

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...da-island.html

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...each-time.html
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Aug 16th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Thanks again for posting...your pictures and write ups are great!
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Aug 18th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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A couple of parts for Isabela Island ...

Elizabeth Bay: http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...-by-panga.html

Deepwater Snorkel: http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...r-snorkel.html

Caleta Tagus (Part I): http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...-by-panga.html (the land portion of this will be in the next post).
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Aug 20th, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Caleta Tagus Part II -- the walk -- http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...lake-walk.html
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Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:08 AM
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This was a fascinating morning ... in particular our short walk on the lava flow.

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...re-always.html

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...-by-panga.html

http://2totravel.blogspot.com/2012/0...lava-walk.html
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Sep 1st, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Haven't had a chance to post links recently, but I am continuing to make headway with the trip ... if anyone is interested still interested, just go to my blog at http://2totravel.blogspot.com and check out the entries in the July 2012 archive in the sidebar.
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May 30th, 2015, 05:24 AM
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wow!! your blog is amazing. thank you for taking the time to do it. we are going this july with my two late teen sons. we are so excited and your review made me more excited.
one quick question, do you make your shore excursion bookings on the boat? i can't seem to find a way to do it on celebrity website.
also, how strict are they with your luggage on the flight to baltra? we prob will do 4 rolling duffels and maybe one carryon roller and backpacks. will they allow that?
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