Celebrity Cruises guests and crew plant more than 30,000 in Galapagos

Feb 22, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is growing a greener tomorrow on the Galapagos Islands. The cruise line has worked together with Galapagos National Park to plant more than 30,000 trees in Los Gemelos on Santa Cruz Island, conserving the pristine Galapagos archipelago, home to unique flora and fauna which can’t be found anywhere in the world. The reforestation effort exceeded its goal thanks to Celebrity Cruises crew members and guests who were committed to saving this unique ecosystem. This year Celebrity Cruises will operate four small-size cruise ships across Galapagos Islands including XPedition, XPloration, XExpirience and flora.

The public private partnership signed in 2014 was made possible with the help of 14,300 guests, crew, and the wider community. Celebrity Cruises’ commitment to Galapagos and the shared passion of guests onboard far exceeded the goal by 150 percent.

“We want to help ensure future generations have the same incredible Galapagos experience with our industry-leading stewardship and conservation efforts” said Bernardo Carrillo, managing director, Celebrity Cruises. “Our valued guests and employees cherish the unique opportunity to be involved with important programmes such as tree planting, which gives them direct contact with nature in this pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are dedicated to opening up the world and that includes our commitment to supporting programmes dedicated to environmental conservation.”  

Thanks to the involvement by Galapagos National Park and Celebrity Cruises, ecosystems are being restored.