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Alia Galapagos Cruise

Alia Galápagos Cruise

Luxury Galápagos travel with every modern convenience

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Alia

29 Reviews

Luxury
Alia Galapagos Cruise
Alia Galapagos Cruise
Alia Galapagos Cruise
  • Ultra-modern catamaran with sumptuous modern interiors;
  • Private balconies and amazing panoramic windows;
  • Upper sun deck, jacuzzi with unlimited panoramic views;
  • High end luxury in a friendly and relaxing environment.

The Alia is the newest catamaran to arrive in the Galápagos. This beautiful, modern vessel has been finished to the highest standards to provide you with a true luxury cruise experience. With only 16 passengers at any time, the Alia has the space to provide privacy, wonderfully comfortable communal living and panoramic vistas from its large windows.

Staterooms with a view Alia boasts 9 sumptuous staterooms, 8 of which enjoy private balconies. Fully flexible, all beds can be easily converted to doubles or twins to suit your preference. Staterooms come fully air conditioned, with decadent en suite bathrooms, luxury linens and accessories such as hair dryers and speaker systems. If space is important to you, then we recommend choosing one of the lower-deck staterooms which are slightly larger than those on the upper deck.

A standout benefit of the Alia’s youth and modern construction techniques are the wonderful panoramic windows adorning the outer walls of every cabin. Modern glass technology allows the Alias rooms to be flooded with light, and will allow you to wake up to the most breathtaking ocean and island views before moving out onto your private balcony to take in the sounds of the Galápagos morning.

Socialize in luxury The lounge, dining area, library and outside decks all match the standard of decor and execution of craftsmanship you will experience in your stateroom with beautiful wood finishes and delightful furnishing throughout. Each deck is equipped with a well-stocked bar. The lounge area is decorated in a modern yet sumptuous style and you will feel immediately at home. Dining on board is always a special event, but the relaxed Alia atmosphere makes eating with your fellow travellers a convivial and rewarding experience.

Outdoor spaces are expansive and comfortable, offering al fresco dining or relaxing under shade. Sun worshipers and star gazers will want to ascend to the upper sundeck where the panoramic jacuzzi provides a magnificent place to see the islands unfold before you.

Quality service, quality cuisine Captain Jaime has 9 years experience on tourist vessels in Galápagos, and his 8 crew with certified bilingual guide will ensure you are extremely well looked after whilst discovering the hidden treasures of these wonderful islands. Hotel Manager Lissette is known for her eye for detail and she can cater for your every need. Alia’s chef, Julian, prepares amazing fresh meals every day, including barbecues on the glorious sun deck, wonderful ceviche and parrillada. All the staff work to make your trip unforgettable.

Our comment Alia is virtually brand new, a really stunning catamaran. Benefiting from the extra deck width and stability of two-hull designs, her lounge and dining areas are stunning and take full advantage of the extra space available. Chef Julian has some wonderful tricks up his sleeve - make sure you try his Shrimp in Orange Sauce - we can’t get enough of it. Captain Jaime has 9 years experience skippering in Galápagos, and hotel manager Lisette is a stickler for detail. Our top tip is to take a close look at the lower deck cabins, as they are bigger. If you love modern decor and you want modern facilities, you can’t do better than Alia.

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Snorkel gear (free of charge)

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Travel for good: Your Each booking contributes to Ventura’s Conservation Project.

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Air conditioning & private bathroom

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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

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-10% for children ≤ 11

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Wetsuits

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Sundeck with jacuzzi

Food & Drinks on board the Alia

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Sustainable Tourism

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.

The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.

Our commitment extends beyond the mandatory environmental standards for cruise vessels in the region: A portion of your trip price now contributes to our Conservation Project. This initiative empowers local communities to protect their territory, engage in reforestation, and prepare for long-term environmental stewardship. This way, your trip contributes to environmental protection and truly shows how travel can be a force for good! And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Cabins categories on board the Alia

alyaroom
Double Matrimonial

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

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2

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Technical details of Alia

Category
Luxury
Type
Motor Catamaran
Length
32 m
Cruising speed
12 knots
Beam
13 m
Capacity
16

Reviews of Alia

Robert Pecoraro

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Galapagos cruise of a lifetime! Thomas set up a Naturalist Cruise in the Galapagos on the Alya Yacht. The boat was amazing and the trip was actually better than my already high expectations. The decision to take this cruise was very last minute, and Thomas was able to get it all booked in a timely and efficient manner. I would certainly use Galapatours for any future travel, and I would recommend them if you are looking to travel to the truly Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos. Source: Google

nunu3321

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Excellent Guidance During COVID Times I worked with Thomas in booking our Galapagos cruise and it was an excellent experience! Thomas was very clear in his communication, and we booked a 5 night cruise on the Alya with him. Thomas was helpful in explaining all the current COVID requirements, even helping us to schedule someone from the lab to help us get tested at our Airbnb in Quito. He sent us all the paperwork required to enter the Galapagos so the whole experience was pretty smooth. We loved our time in the Galapagos! The Alya exceeded our expectations in every way, and it truly was the most memorable trip of our lives! We're grateful for Thomas' guidance along the way, since it is definitely challenging to travel with so much uncertainties right now. Source: TripAdvisor

bobtrav

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Es war einfach toll Meine Frau und ich reisen schon seit 40 Jahren um die Welt und wir sind uns einig, die Alia war eines der schönsten Erfahrungen für uns beide. Zum Glück buchten wir eine 8tages Kreuzfahrt - ein unglaubliches Erlebnis. Ich fand heraus, dass dieses Schiff eines der besten Guides im ganzen Inselarchipel hat - Maria del Carmen Ramos. Vor dem Essen tranken wir immer ein Schluck Brandy oder Portwein, das war für uns der Himmel auf Erden! Lassen Sie sich von anderen Bewertungen im Internet beirren, die Alia ist ein großartiges Schiff. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/5bfmPZ

Rene M.

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Ein außergwöhnlich schöner Urlaub Hallo Galaptours - mein Mann und ich waren an Bord der Alia für eine 8Tages Kreuzfahrt, die in San Cristobal endete und ich muss sagen es war ein sehr außergwöhnlicher Urlaub. Alle an Bord der Alia wareb wundervoll, vor allem Lisette. Sie hat eine super Arbeit geleistet! Das Schiff war wunderschön. Wir sind schon viel unterwegs gewesen und an Bord der Alia hat man wirklich alles was man braucht und noch viel mehr. Maria, unsere Naturführerin, hatte ein erstaunliches Wissen über die Inseln. Ich empfehle diese Tour an alle weiter, die Freude an der Natur haben. Mir hat es super gefallen und ich bedanke mich nochmal bei Lisette, die sich immer gut um alle gekümmert hat. Quelle: https://goo.gl/T6HKZi

Rene M

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Loved it Hello- My husband and I were also on the Alya during this week, and I must say we have a different view of the 8 day trip. We thought everyone on the Alya was wonderful, including, if not especially Lisette. We thought she did a marvelous job with everything! I thought the ship was beautiful and well appointed. We have been on our share of boats and traveled extensively around the world and we feel that our needs were catered to. We also thought Maria our naturalist was exceptional, she was very knowledgeable about the islands. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who might want to leave some of our common comforts behind and just enjoy being submerged in nature. The ship is hardly roughing it, but it is a ship. I loved it and I especially thought very highly of Lisette and her dedication to making all of us comfortable. Feedback from: https://goo.gl/T6HKZi

Claire L.

Alia Galapagos Cruise

Luxury

Ein wunderbarer Urlaub Wir haben eine 7 Tages Fahrt auf der Alya gebucht. Da das Schiff 2017 di erste Kreuzfahrt hatte, konnten wir keine Bewertungen finden und hoffen, dass es genauso schön sein würde, wir wir uns das vorstellen. Und es kam tatsächlich so. Wir wurden von unserem Guide Maria vom Flughafen Baltra abgeholt und zum Schiff gebracht. Die Alya war hinreißend. Wir hatten eine tolle Bestazung an Bord und alle (von Lisette bis Angel und Andre) waren großartig und gaben uns den besten Service. Das wirklich der Urlaub unseres Lebens, Danke an die Crew! Quelle: https://goo.gl/jQsLEZ

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