Millennium Galápagos Cruise
A fantastic adventure to the world's last paradise
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Millennium
-30% for children ≤ 13
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Single travellers can share cabin
- Larger boat in the class, lots of space
- Full refurbishment in April 2017
- All cabins with panoramic windows and balconies
- Extensive choice of itineraries
Fully refurbished in April 2017, Millennium is an elegant, comfortable and spacious catamaran that offers wonderful naturalist cruises around the islands in modern surroundings that give you the space to breathe. Her size and twin-hull design make her very stable, giving you a comfortable cruising experience, even in open water swells.
Despite her size, Millennium only hosts a maximum of 16 guests. With ample cabins that boast modern, elegant decor and enjoy air conditioning and private bathrooms, you'll always awake refreshed and be greeted by the stunning view from your panoramic windows. As a further luxury touch, each double cabin features a private balcony.
Communal spaces on board are also open, bright and beautifully decorated and furnished. Accommodation features a dining room, bar, lounge and exterior sundeck with shade. For additional comfort, all interior spaces including cabins are fully air-conditioned. Her combination of larger size and small number of guests gives Millennium a particularly special feel in her class.
Food on board is a wonderful mix of Ecuadorian specialties and International cuisine, served as a buffet, and taken in the elegant indoor or outdoor dining areas. The lounge and dining room feature wonderful picture windows that bring the Galápagos inside, and superbly comfortable sofas make this a great place to relax in the evening, or to listen to your experienced naturalist guide bring the habitat and wildlife of the archipelago to life.
As well as a superb choice of itineraries offering many excursions, you may also choose to hire kayaks and wetsuits to enhance your trip. Every guest can make use of complimentary snorkel and mask and get even closer to the marine wonders of the islands.
Pictures and Deckplans of Millennium
Dates & Prices on board the Millennium
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The sailing routes of Millennium
Amenities on board the Millennium
Transfers to and from ship
-30% for children ≤ 13
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
Sustainability on board the Millennium
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.
But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. 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.
Technical details of Millennium
Mid Range Ship
2 Deutz 480 PS
Food & Drinks on board the Millennium
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.
Cabins categories on board the Millennium
The Millennium has 5 Double cabins on the main deck and one triple cabin on the upper deck.
With ample cabins that boast modern, elegant decor and enjoy air conditioning and private bathrooms, you'll always awake refreshed and be greeted by the stunning view from your panoramic windows. As a further luxury touch, each double cabin features a private balcony. The triple cabin has no balcony.
The Millennium has two suites, located on the on the upper deck and can be also available for triple occupancy in a sofa bed that is perfect for families. The modern double cabins are air conditioned with balcony, ocean view, bar, T.V. and private bathrooms with hot water and showers.
Reviews of Millennium
Glorious days aboard the Millenium luxurious and well designed living and deck space, good food, chemistry worked amongst 16 aboard, excellent guide which is super important, and energetic programme of daily activities with time off moving between islands and stopping points.
Alles war super! Alles verlief super. Die Flüge gingen pünktlich und die Angestellten an Bord der Millennium waren sehr gute Gastgeber, zwei davon waren ausgezeichnete Naturführer, die uns je für 2.5 Tage begleiteten. Die Verpflegung war hervorragend.
Absolutely thrilled with every aspect of our cruise My 15 year old son and I went on a six day cruise with the Millennium in August 2017. Originally we were not going to book a cruise but we are sooo glad that we did do so last minute. We were absolutely thrilled with every aspect of our cruise. I can higly recommend it. We were able to see many things people are not permitted to see unless they are on a cruise. And it didn’t feel crowded and touristy. In fact, our group of 15 was always the only group at each site. They time the trips that way on purpose and it works. In six days we say 3 boats out at sea and no one ever on land. And our group of 15 really felt like a family within a few days. First of all, this is not an adventure for people with limited mobility. Our first task was to learn to transfer from the dingy to the boat in really choppy water. There was always a crew member to help, but I can see it being a problem for people with limitations such as bad knees, bad back, or poor physical condition. We also spent a lot of time hiking (sometimes up really steep volcanoes) and snorkeling, where you have to get in and out of the dingy from the water. There was a ladder for getting back on but even then it was a little challenging. This is also not an adventure for people who have unmanageable sea sickness. The boat really rocks and rolls due to the rough seas, especially in the first few days. I mean the kind of motion where you have to hold onto the walls and furniture. Taking a shower in those times was a particularly amusing challenge. We did a lot of traveling at night so we all mostly went to bed early because you can’t do much when the boat is rocking like that. You can’t read, play cards, or drink. This also is not an adventure for people who don’t want to get up early. We were usually up and out by 6 and the latest we ever slept was 7. But since we went to bed so early it really was not a problem. Additionally we saw amazing things that early in the morning and it was always worth getting up for. The Millennium is 16 passenger boat with 9 crew- pretty impressive ratio. The staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and polite. Most of the staff spoke some Englsih and our guide spoke excellent English. All of our meals were served either in the dining room or on deck and were delicious, though a little repetitive. This is not a cruise where there is food all the time- meal times were pretty much sacred. Snacks were few and far between so if you are a snacker, you should bring your own. Our guide, Ghandi was amazing. His English was excellent and he is a naturalist with unbelievable knowledge. He knew the name and behavior of everything we saw as well as the geology of the islands. He is very connected with nature and conservation is clearly his ultimate goal. He has a sense of humor and playfulness that made everything we did fun. Our cabin was simple and clean and had everything we needed, except shampoo which is not provided. Our room was cleaned up each day and one day the housekeeper folded our towels into the shapes of animals we saw on the trip. Our shower had an amazing window over the sea. Through snorkeling, walks on the beach, hiking and dingy rides we saw penguins, blue footed boobies, three kinds of sharks, two kinds of rays, thousands of fish, flamingoes, flightless cormorants, amazing plants, sea lions, turtles, giant tortoises, iguanas, hawks, starfish, an owl, corals and much more. If your goal is to see lots of wildlife, this is the place for you
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I would highly recommend the Millenium Catamaran! My girlfriend and I had an amazing 6 day cruise to Isabella and Fernandina (itinerary D) at the end of May.
We had decided to try and find a last minute deal when we got out to the islands. As soon as we had checked in to our hotel we headed out to compare prices at the agencies in Puerto Ayora. After a few hours of looking around we decided to book the Millennium which was leaving the next day and was doing the itinerary we wanted. We paid $1350 each and the travel agency agreed to throw in snorkel gear and wetsuits (if you hire them on the boat it'll be $5 per person per day for each).(…)
When we showed up the next day at the dock we were apprehensive because of the problems others had had on this boat. We needn't have worried.
The Millennium sleeps 16 guests but we had a group of 12.
The boat itself was great. The cabins were nice and all have private bathrooms with separate toilet. The shower is next to a big window so if you want you can watch the ocean as you shower. One day there were sea lions playing next to our window. The rooms also have private balconies. The living area is huge and includes couches, a bar, a library and a dining area. On the second floor there is an outside dining area where we had breakfast every day. Finally, there is a large area on the top deck with sun lounges and more couches where we watched the sunset most nights. It's also great for trying to spot whales. The boat also has two zodiacs which means that there's no waiting around when you go on shore excursions.
Yes the boat is older than most out there but it seemed well maintained and looked like the interior had been freshly painted. It's also the most spacious of all the 16 person boats.
Now the food. It was amazing. Breakfast lunch and dinner were all served buffet style with lots to choose from. We had two vegans and a vegetarian in our group and the cooks went out of there way to make sure they had good quality food as well. The crew also provided morning tea every day and afternoon tea about half the time. I would recommend bring some snacks though as the time between lunch and dinner is quite long.
The crew were great as well. They were all really friendly and helpful. William, one of the zodiac drivers, was hilarious. Everytime we saw an animal he got so excited. One word of warning, if you leave anything out in your cabin there is a good chance that Dulce the cabin lady will tidy it away somewhere. She cleans the rooms three times a day.
Our guide Alex was amazing as well. He knew everything there was to know. He was only temping though as the boats regular guide had recently passed away.
The itinerary that we did was one of the best for those who don't have a specific animal they want to see. On the trip we saw blue footed boobies, flightless cormorants, frigate birds, marine iguanas, Galapagos snakes, reef sharks, tortoises, sperm whales, manta rays jumping, hundreds of tropical fish, turtles, sea lions and so much more. Other than the stop in the main town on Isabella we didn't come across any other cruise ships or people the whole trip which was also nice.
We had an amazing time on the Millennium and would highly recommend it.
Everything went smoothly! The food was just delicious, the room lovely with a large window, and everything went smoothly. We saw the islands I wanted to see (Fernandina and Isabella).
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