Galápagos Cruise Ship - 'Eclipse'
Teak-lined decks, picture windows in a third of the staterooms and half the passengers of any other ship this size in the Galápagos Islands underscore the luxury factor on the Eclipse. It carries just 48 passengers (plus 35 crew members) quietly through the archipelago, which is still only accessible by ship.
A Galápagos cruise reveals this extraordinary destination at its most rewarding. With shore excursions to the islands led by expert naturalists, along with stimulating on-board activities, a Galápagos holiday provides a well-rounded adventure for every age and every type of traveller.
A Vessel Built for Adventure
At the heart of your Galápagos experience is 'Eclipse,' the adventure cruise ship that takes you to the islands in comfort and style. Part deluxe hotel, part base camp, 'Eclipse' gracefully combines the amenities of a firstclass yacht with the skilled personnel and sound ecological practices of an expedition vessel. At 210 feet long, she carries just 48 guests in 26 spacious cabins, compared to the 80 to 100 guests carried by most Galápagos ships her size. That means more room to stretch out, as well as better service, with 31 crew members and four naturalist guides on hand to accommodate your every need and answer any question. No wonder 'Eclipse' received perfect scores for Shore Excursions and Itineraries/Schedules in a Condé Nast Traveler 2010 readers' poll.
Flexibility & Comfort
Choose from four staterooms, whether you prefer the privacy of a Single Stateroom or the roomy, 210-square-foot Deluxe Stateroom. ‘Eclipse’ features all-outside cabins, meaning no matter which stateroom you choose, you enjoy ocean views at all times. What’s more, cabins are assigned upon booking for ease in planning.
A Stylish and Relaxed Atmosphere
On 'Eclipse,' "elegant" doesn't necessarily mean "formal." The crew fosters a sense of camaraderie, and you need not pack anything dressier than "smart casual" wear. The dining room seats all passengers at once; many meals are also served on the al fresco Weather Deck. The best seats for wildlife viewing is on the Sun Deck, while the lounge boasts comfortable seating, perfect for a chat with your guides.
Safe & Ecologically Sound
Partnering with the Galápagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Research center to provide conservation education, ‘Eclipse’ complies with all current SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and ISM (International Safety Management) regulations. Rainforest Alliance has awarded 'Eclipse' its "Smart Voyager" seal of approval, certifying it as eco-friendly and socially responsible.