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Celebrity Xpedition evacuated after running aground in the Galápagos

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33 minutes ago, Baked Alaska said:

Didn't like my adblocker. But did read enough to see that it ran aground and people evacuated. Does it say why it ran aground?

Not that I could see

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https://presscenter.rclcorporate.com/press-release/44/update-on-celebrity-xpedition-in-galapagos/

Update on Celebrity Xpedition in Galapagos

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

We are pleased to report that all 46 guests and 58 crew member of the Celebrity Xpedition are safe, and the Xpedition is afloat and safely at anchor.  Our guests are aboard Xpedition sister ship, Celebrity Flora, and Flora is underway to Baltra, where hotel accommodations and return flights home are being 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.  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.  As we assess the condition of Xpedition and implement contingency plans, we will keep our guests informed regarding any cancellations or revised itineraries. 

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