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Galapagos Luxury Cruises

Only the very best routes on board the finest ships make this selection

What is the difference between a luxury and first-class Galápagos cruise?


Many factors go into the rating of Galápagos cruises, and at first glance it might seem like there is little to choose from between first-class and luxury cruises when looking for the ultimate Galápagos trip-of-a-lifetime.

The main difference between a first-class and a luxury Galápagos cruise vessel is the amount of space. Luxury ships have the largest cabins—in fact, some of them only have suites on board. They also have more public space for relaxing.

Another factor is service. Luxury Galápagos cruises enjoy the highest staff-to-guest ratios, some even at 1:1. This may be obvious at times, for example when it comes to helping you on and off the ship to go on an excursion, or when waiting on you at mealtimes. Or it might be more subtle, such as your suite being immaculately made up several times a day, while you are out snorkeling or eating lunch.

No detail has been overlooked on a Galapatours luxury cruise.

What can I expect on a Luxury Galapagos cruise?

Put simply, you can expect the best of the best! Galápagos luxury cruises have redefined what travelers can experience when it comes to an adventure to one of the last unspoilt place on Earth…

Our luxury cruise vessels feature large, beautiful cabins, staterooms and suites. They offer outstanding features such as private balconies, personal TV and entertainment systems, individual air conditioning, the very best in interior decor, and luxurious linens and designer toiletries. Your room will be a haven of relaxation and calm, allowing you to awake refreshed ready for another day of discovery.

Public facilities on board will be no less remarkable. Features will include open-air jacuzzi hot tubs, usually on the large sun deck, with an enviable view of the islands by day, and the stars by night. Other facilities may include a small gym or fitness centre, plentiful outside relaxation space, al fresco dining and open-air bars, and opulent inside spaces for relaxing, enjoying a cocktail and chatting with like-minded fellow travelers.

The food served on board will be of the highest international standard, prepared by chefs who have trained and worked in some of the best hotel and restaurant kitchens throughout the world. The wine list will be carefully curated to offer outstanding vintages, and you will be assured of superb service at all times.

Many of our Galápagos luxury cruise vessels have been purpose-built just for the Galápagos. Most only sleep a maximum of 16 guests or even fewer, offering a minimum of 1:2 guest to staff ratio. Their naturalist guides will be among the best working in the islands, and you will enjoy their unparalleled knowledge of the animals, habitats and geography of the Galápagos.

In short, then, a luxury Galápagos cruise will truly provide you with the trip of a lifetime, and is the perfect choice for the ultimate South American adventure.

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When should I book my Luxury Galapagos cruise?

We highly recommend that you book your luxury Galápagos cruise as far in advance as possible. Because Luxury cruises are very popular to celebrate special occasions, such as milestone anniversaries, retirement celebrations, and "trip-of-a-lifetime" adventures, their availability is limited.

Booking well in advance will afford you the best chance of getting the dates, ship and wildlife and visitor sites that you want in order to build your perfect Galápagos luxury cruise experience.

Using the listing filters on this page you can input your chosen dates and then be presented a list of all the Luxury cruises available for those dates. Each of our ship listings has been hand-crafted based on our personal experiences of every ship, allowing you to see every detail, feature and luxury that the ships offer.

If you are able to travel in the next few weeks, you might be able to take advantage of one of our last minute deals on a Galápagos luxury cruise. However, these are strictly limited and they sell out very quickly. We would suggest contacting one of our expert Galápagos travel advisors today by phone or live chat to find out the latest availability and whether or not we may be able to offer you a discount on a Luxury Galápagos cruise.

Our comprehensive Galápagos FAQ section has the answers to many questions you may have in relation to a Luxury Galápagos cruise, including suggested packing lists and plenty of hints and information about your journey to and stay in Galápagos, such as money matters, gratuities and tips, and what's included in a Galápagos luxury cruise.

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