Galapagos Cruise and Quito, Ecuador
December 4th to 14th 2020
Helen and I are signed up, deposited and are 100% committed to this trip.
We would love for you to join us as we hope to form a small and very informal group that will experience this "once in a lifetime" destination together.
The Galapagos Islands have been on our very long bucket list for a while, but have now made it to the top. It's almost impossible to do a "land tour" of Galapagos due to numerous environmental restrictions and lack of accommodation on the various islands. The best way to see the islands, and any travel advisor should tell you this, is to cruise. But cruises down there are not the norm by any means. No ship is allowed to have more than 100 passengers and many are smaller than that. You will never dock on an island, you will only ever land on a zodiac and with National Parks naturalist guides.
For many years Galapagos has been served by "expedition class" boats, but now that is changing and whilst the ships are not allowed to get bigger, they are becoming considerably more luxurious. Seabourn and Silversea have great options, but we believe the Celebrity Flora is going to be the outstanding option for a luxury Galapagos experience for several years to come.