Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrity Cruises Update from the Galapagos Islands

In close collaboration with the Galapagos National Park, Celebrity Xpedition guests guided by Celebrity’s naturalists have joined a reforestation project with the goal to plant thousands of Scalesia trees, an endemic tree that has lost much of its habitat in the Galapagos, adversely impacting wildlife that call the forest home. Guests onboard Celebrity Xpedition were recently part of the major Ecuadorian national effort.

Some fun facts about the effort:
• Led by the Ministry of Environment, in conjunction with the Galapagos National Park, the nation set out to break the world's reforestation record by encouraging thousands to plant more than 647,000 trees in one day.
• Celebrity guests and dedicated crew, already involved in Celebrity Xpedition's newly introduced, immersive Scalesia tree reforestation shore excursion project, were able to contribute to the country's major feat.
• The Celebrity Cruises Scalesia-saving project is the first-of-its-kind experience conducted by a cruise line in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park.
In addition, another group of Celebrity Xpedition vacationers also had "front-row seats" to the eruption of Volcán Wolf, off the northern end of Isabela Island.

Image Courtesy Celebrity Cruises

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