Published Nov/Dec 2006

Above: Unique wildlife can be found living on the rocks and in the waters around the Galapagos.

Below: Galapagos penguins are the only species if its kind to live in warm water. AAA photos

By AAA National

ee the Galapagos Islands–known as the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution–with Celebrity Xpeditions for a travel experience that offers a unique look at natural history.

This cluster of islands is so isolated that many of its creatures can’t be found anywhere else on earth. They are the embodiment of the Galapagos Islands. From the giant tortoises that bear the Galapagos name to the marine iguanas and “Darwin” finches, the Galapagos Islands afford visitors the chance to observe a living laboratory of adaptation. Did you know:

• 90 percent of the reptiles found in the Galapagos Islands are found nowhere else on earth.

• Galapagos giant tortoises can reach a weight of 500 pounds.

• the penguins found on the Galapagos Islands are the only ones found in warm waters.

• the marine iguanas found in the Galapagos Islands are the only lizards in the world that live in the ocean.

Celebrity Cruises provides guests with this upclose experience with the smallest possible environmental impact to these precious shores. Contact your local AAA Travel agent to book this memorable cruise experience to the Galapagos Islands onboard Celebrity Xpeditions.

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