Looks like the situation has been resolved, and a judge has signed an injunction which allows our ship to sail the islands and access the park on Monday. After several frustrating meetings leading up to this resolution, Celebrity has offered a few compensation options, and my family has elected to embark tomorrow with $125/person, 1 day pro-rated cruise refund, and equivalent credit from what we paid toward a future Xpedition trip in the next 2 years. As it turns out, there are a few oddities in the future credit offer: the next 2 years are nearly booked, the Xpedition only runs 2 very similar Galapagos routes, and most people want to check another destination off their bucket list once they’ve come here. There’s more to be resolved, but I’m just excited to see the boobies.
So much for a stress-free vacation. Onward!