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How to choose the best Galapagos cruise and itinerary

When it comes to selecting the best Galapagos cruise, 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 will allow you to tailor every aspect of your trip - from your ideal budget, the level of luxury you prefer, itinerary duration, and even which Galapagos Islands, visitor sites or wonderful wildlife you want to see. In our opinion, a 4 day Galapagos cruise is too short to get a real experience of the archipelago, so for this reason our experts will always recommend at least a 5 day cruise - and if you can, an 8-day or even longer Galapagos cruise is the ideal. The best cruise ships in Galapagos are always going to be popular, so we strongly recommend you book at least 3 months in advance if you can. Our friendly Galapagos experts can help you with all aspects of your trip, ensuring you select the very best Galapagos cruise 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 through to larger expedition vessels for 100+ passengers - all of which offer something unique and provide a range of options and levels of luxury so you can always find the best Galapagos cruise for you. Budget Class ships will offer you the basic comforts you need, 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 sensible compromise between price and facilities. First Class Galapagos cruises will give you a great experience, with good size rooms, great decor and wonderful food. Finally, for the ultimate Galapagos cruise experience, the Luxury ships in the fleet will bring you a true "trip of a lifetime" experience, with levels of comfort and style to rival the greatest hotels in the world, these are the best Galapagos cruise ships afloat. With a great option for every budget, Galapagos cruises really are the best way to experience these amazing islands.

How to find the best value Galapagos cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the last unspoilt habitats left in the world, and they are a "must see"  for many travellers - certainly a "bucket list" destination! Because of the remoteness of the Galapagos and the limited numbers of visitors permitted by the National Park there is always a premium associated with any Galapagos cruise. However, there are some top tips to follow in order to find the best value Galapagos cruise. The first is to be flexible with your dates. Using our custom search filter will allow you to check out the best Galapagos cruises within a range of dates, and you will often find better prices if you can be flexible. If you can make very quick travel arrangements then we can often find bargains for you if you are prepared to travel in the next few days - call us for some amazing late availability deals! The next tip is to be flexible as to your ship requirements. If your prime reason for visiting the islands is the stunning Galapagos wildlife, then perhaps a budget class ship is a sacrifice you're willing to make? But remember, if this really is a trip-of-a-lifetime, or you are celebrating a special occasion, then we think you deserve a touch of luxury!