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Experience Darwin's Enchanted Islands in style on a luxury Galapagos cruise. Below find a selection of the most luxurious yachts and small cruise ships that have been hand picked by our Galapagos Experts for their unrivaled level of service and style. Luxury-class ships and small yachts and catamarans boast the most spacious accommodations, top-level cuisine, superior service, and highest ranked naturalist guides. Small yachts normally host 16 guests and provide a smaller group feel than the cruise ships which can hold up to 100 passengers. Contact one of Adventure Life's Galapagos specialists for help designing the perfect Galapagos cruise for your interests, schedule and budget.

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How to Choose a Luxury Galapagos Cruise 

There are dozens of luxury yachts and small cruise ships that sail the Galapagos. Here's how to choose which one is the perfect fit for you.

Small Yachts vs. Small Cruise Ships  
Luxurious small yachts carry from 12 to 20 passengers and have a more intimate feel and more personalized service than the relatively larger cruise ships which carry from 48 to 100 guests. Larger vessels tend to be more stable in the water (for passengers prone to seasickness), though small luxury catamarans such as the Cormorant, Ocean Spray and the new Petrel are more stable than small single hulled yachts.

Cruise Length 
The length of your cruise may be the most important factor in choosing your trip to Galapagos. Most cruise boats offer 4 day, 3 night cruise packages which are significantly lower price than longer cruises of 5, to 15 days. But, on a 4 day cruise, you only get to spend two full days on the islands, and most experts agree that this simply isn't enough time. 

Best Itineraries
Shorter cruises tend to visit either the Central or Southern Galapagos Islands, whereas longer cruises have the time to explore the more remote Western Islands and can even do a circumnavigation of the Galapagos. What itinerary is best for you depends on what wildlife and visitors spots are the highest priority for your trip. Use our Galapagos wildlife guide to understand where your highest priority species live.

Luxury Cruise Extensions
Stay in a luxury hotel after your cruise to take full advantage of your time on the islands and explore areas not accessible on cruises. Also, consider a tour extension to the Amazon region of Ecuador, where luxury lodges such as La Selva Lodge and Sacha Lodge introduce travelers to the planet's most biodiverse region. 
 

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