Celebrity Cruises has been forced to evacuate all 46 passengers onboard Celebrity Xpedition after the vessel ran aground in the Galapagos Islands.
Parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises issued a statement, confirming passengers and 58 crew members were safe and had been transferred to Celebrity Flora.
Celebrity Xpedition was in the middle of a seven-night roundtrip Galapagos sailing when the incident happened.
Royal Caribbean Cruises confirmed passengers would be taken to Baltra where accommodation and flights home would be provided.
“We are grateful no injuries were reported from last night’s incident, and we appreciate those responders who stepped in to provide support to guests and crew,” Royal Caribbean Cruises said.
“In appreciation for the inconvenience experienced, Xpedition guests will receive 100 percent refunds for their sailings and full cruise credits for a future Celebrity vacation.
“We’ve seen no signs of environmental impact and continue to monitor the situation closely.”
The company said any passengers on future cruises would be kept informed of any further cancellations or itinerary changes.
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