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The Best Galapagos Cruises

A selection of the best cruise routes, all at least 5 days long

How to find the best value Galapagos cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the last unspoiled habitats left in the world, and a "must see" for many travelers—certainly a "bucket list" destination! Because of the remoteness of the Galapagos and the limited number of visitors permitted, there is always a premium associated with any Galapagos cruise. To find the best-value Galapagos cruise, be flexible with your dates. Using our custom search filter allows you to check out the best Galapagos cruise itinerary within a range of dates. You will find better prices if you can be flexible. We can often find bargains if you are prepared to travel on short notice—call us for some amazing last-minute deals! Another tip is to be flexible about the ship. If your main reason for visiting the islands is to see the stunning Galapagos wildlife, perhaps a budget-class ship will suit you fine. But if this is a trip of a lifetime, or you are celebrating a special occasion, then treat yourself to a touch of luxury!

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How to choose the best Galapagos cruise and itinerary

When it comes to selecting the best Galapagos cruise itinerary, TripAdvisor and other review sites can give you a flavor for individual ships and crews, but they often won't go into detail about the itineraries, excursions, and other activities you will be able to enjoy on your Galapagos adventure. Using our unique search filters allows you to tailor every aspect of your trip—from your ideal budget and preferred level of luxury, to the itinerary duration and even which islands, visitor sites, and wildlife you want to see. In our opinion, a 4-day Galapagos cruise is too short to get a real experience of the archipelago. For the best Galapagos cruise itinerary, our experts recommend at least a 5-day cruise. An 8-day or even longer Galapagos cruise is ideal. The best cruise ships in Galapagos are always in high demand, so we strongly recommend booking at least three months in advance if you can. Our Galapagos experts can help you plan all aspects of your trip, ensuring you select the very best Galapagos cruise itinerary for your needs. Call or live chat with us now!

What is the best Galapagos cruise ship class for me?

There are over 70 tourist cruise vessels working in the Galapagos Islands, ranging from intimate classic sailing yachts to larger expedition vessels for more than 100 passengers. Budget-class ships offer the basic comforts and are ideal for those who want to get the best from the Galapagos Islands while being conscious of affordability. Mid-range ships are a popular choice, offering a compromise between price and facilities. First-class Galapagos cruises feature sizeable rooms, great decor, and wonderful food. For the ultimate Galapagos cruise experience, luxury ships offer a true "trip-of-a-lifetime" experience, with levels of comfort and style to rival the greatest hotels in the world. With great options for every budget, Galapagos cruises really are the best way to experience these amazing islands.

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