Galapagos Luxury Cruises
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Your selection of the very finest Galapagos expedition cruise ships featuring stunning luxury suites.
What is the difference between a luxury and first-class Galapagos cruise?
Many factors go into the rating of Galapagos 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 Galapagos trip of a lifetime.
The main difference between a first-class and a luxury Galapagos 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 Galapagos 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 Galapagos luxury cruise.
What can I expect on a luxury Galapagos cruise?
Put simply, you can expect the best of the best! Galapagos luxury cruises have redefined what travelers can experience when it comes to an adventure to one of the last unspoiled places on Earth.
Our luxury cruise vessels feature large, beautiful cabins, staterooms, and suites. They offer outstanding features such as private balconies, personal TVs and entertainment systems, individual air-conditioning, the very best in interior decor, luxurious linens, and designer toiletries. Your room will be a haven of relaxation and calm, allowing you to begin each day refreshed and ready for discovery.
Public facilities on board are no less remarkable. Features include open-air hot tubs, with a view of the islands by day and the stars by night. Other facilities may include a small gym or fitness center, al fresco dining and bars, and opulent inside spaces for relaxing, enjoying a cocktail, or chatting with 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 hotels and restaurants in 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 Galapagos luxury cruise vessels have been built specifically for the Galapagos. Most sleep a maximum of 16 guests, 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 Galapagos.
In short, a luxury Galapagos cruise truly provides you with the trip of a lifetime, and is the perfect choice for the ultimate South American adventure.
When should I book my luxury Galapagos cruise?
We highly recommend that you book your luxury Galapagos 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 gives you the best chance of getting the dates, ship, wildlife and visitor sites that you want to include in your ideal Galapagos luxury cruise.
Using the filters on this page, input your preferred dates to get a list of all the luxury cruises available. Our ship listings have been hand-crafted based on our personal experiences of each ship, allowing you to see every detail, feature, and luxury that a ship offers.
If you are able to travel in the upcoming few weeks, take advantage of one of our last-minute deals on a Galapagos luxury cruise. Because these deals sell out very quickly, we recommend contacting one of our expert Galapagos travel advisors by phone or live chat to find out the latest availability and discounts on a luxury Galapagos cruise.
Our comprehensive Galapagos FAQ section has the answers to many questions you may have about a luxury Galapagos cruise, including suggested packing lists and plenty of information about your journey to the Galapagos, including advice on gratuities and tips, and more about what's included in a Galapagos luxury cruise.