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Guests aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Xpedition ship sailing the Galapagos Islands this week were part of an exciting effort to restore Ecuadorian rainforests. The country’s Ministry of Environment partnered with the Galapagos National Park to encourage visitors to plant over 647,000 trees in one day, breaking international reforestation records.
Travelers sailing on Celebrity Xpedition also participated in the cruise line’s Scalesia Reforestation Project, which was introduced to Galapagos guests in 2014. The project invites guests to join the efforts of Celebrity Cruises and the Galapagos National Park to achieve their goal of planting 5,000 Scalesia trees, which are endemic to the region. The project is among several new experiences available to guests aboard the Celebrity Xpedition. Visitors can also work with local farmers to craft onboard traditional Ecuadorian meals, dine at local restaurants and more. Trips range from seven- to 13-night experiences and begin at $5,299 per person for all-inclusive amenities.