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Celebrity Xperience In The Galapagos- Part I



Thursday I depart, on very short notice, to join the new Celebrity Xperience in the Galapagos to experience its 7 day Northern Route itinerary plus time in Quito, Ecuador.
Celebrity XperienceWith my first love being biology, even doing a stint as a biological aid for NOAA?s National Marine Fisheries Service, I have always found adaptive radiation and evolution (a/k/a misnamed ?survival of the fittest?) fascinating.  I am, however, going to do my best to compartmentalize the Xploration of my Xperience into two areas of investigation:  The Ship and The Xpedition.
In a way, I look at my Celebrity Xperience as being similar to observing ?Darwin?s finches? ? the same species making dramatic changes to exploit the environment they live in (such as changing beak shape to better eat the seeds and other foods on the island they are located on).  Does the same thing happen with these special cruise ships and the experiences they provide to a similar, but different, set of guest requirements"
There are approximately 225,000 tourist visitors to the Galapagos Islands every year; about 150,000 of which are foreigners (26% of which are Americans, the largest nationality by far, followed by British, Canadian and Australians at 4-6% each).  While the number of tourists has pretty much skyrocketed from 40,000 in 1990 and 149,000 in 2009, the fact is there are quite a number of Galapagos cruises vying for a very small, but lucrative, market.  (Note: &nbs...
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