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Celebrity offers refunds after grounding of Xpedition in Galapagos


Celebrity Cruises said the 46 guests on the Celebrity Xpedition evacuated from the ship after a grounding in the Galapagos will get full refunds.

They will also get full credits towards a future Celebrity vacation.

No one was injured in the grounding and the evacuation was made as a precautionary measure, Celebrity said.

"Our guests are aboard Xpedition's sister ship, Celebrity Flora, and Flora is underway to Baltra, where hotel accommodations and return flights home are being provided," said a statement from Celebrity's parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

The ship has been refloated and is at anchor, the statement said. No signs of environmental damage were apparent.

"As we assess the condition of the Xpedition and implement contingency plans, we will keep our guests informed regarding any cancellations or revised itineraries," the statement said.

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