viernes, 17 de diciembre de 2010

Galapagos Explorer, Luxury Cruise

The Galapagos Explorer II

Galapagos Explorer II Luxury Cruises

The main reason why you travel to the Galapagos Islands is to experience the islands and their unique wildlife. We have specially designed your programs in such a way that they allow you to perceive Galapagos from different perspectives and take out the animal lover in everyone of us, activities like: guided hikes, relaxing beach walks, snorkeling and swimming! The islands are visited twice a day and always involve a leisurely hike in a small group led by your own naturalist guides category 3, allowing you to experience close encounters with nature.

Established as an ecological park to help protect it from human destruction and abuse, the Islands are now viewed only by guided daily expeditions. As a traveler, your lifestyle is luxurious. Staying aboard a ship such as the Galapagos Explorer II for a grand cruise liner experience in the evenings and traveling to different islands with expert naturalist guides by day.

The Galapagos Explorer II is a full-service cruise ship on a scale small enough to navigate through the archipelago of the Galapagos. On board, you will find every luxury detail you are familiar with from far larger transcontinental cruise ships, including the renovated balcony suites.

Cabins are spacious ( 250 sqfeet average ) with many amenities. Every one has a TV and VCR, a phone for international calls, a private bath with marble vanity and a hairdryer. Each cabin also has full air conditioning and temperature control. In the cabin, you will find a workspace for reviewing your day's travels or referencing field guides for information about wild life in the Galapagos Islands.

Enjoy views of the islands from the lounge and bar areas on the main deck of the Galapagos Explorer II. Relaxing in the ship's library, you can read books about the islands and their natural history, extensive maps and charts, contemporary literature, and an extensive collection of the classics. The library also houses the video collection for you to watch in your cabin.

The kitchen on-board creates exciting selections three meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and offer both local and international dishes. Lunch is usually served on deck to take advantage of the beautiful mid-day weather. A more upscale seated dinner is served every night in the dining room.

Galapagos Explorer Specification:

Type:Ocean going cruise ship
Capacity:100 passengers
L.O.A.:293.14 feet
Beam:50.49 feet
Draft:13.23 feet
Gross Tons:4077 tons
Cruising Speed:17 knots
Engines:Main and auxiliary Engines B&W
Electronic Equipment:Radar Furuno FR-1510 Mark III, Radar Arpa Furuno FR-2125, Navtrac GPS, Shipmate Sat. Navigator, Echo sounder Simrad, Giro Compass Anschuts, fire alarm Salwico, GMDSS Raytheon Radio, Sat. phone Trane and Trane.
Certificate of safety and navigation:ISM Certificate, SOLAS Passenger Certificate, Load Line, Marpol (prevention of pollution), Classification RINA (Registro Italiano Navale).

Galapagos Explorer Itinerary 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

AM: Arrival in San Cristobal Airport
PM: Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal
AM: Punta Suarez, Española Island
PM: Bahia Gardner, Española Island
AM: Charles Darwin Station & Puerto Ayora, Sta. Cruz Island
PM: Rabida Island
AM: Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island
PM: Cerro Dragon
AM: Bartholomew Island
PM: Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
AM: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island
PM: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
AM: Seymour Norte
PM: El Chato (Highlands), lava tunnels and Wild Giant Tortoises Santa Cruz Island
AM: Lobería or Islas Lobos or Tijeretas or El Junco and Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island
PM: Departure from San Cristobal

NOT INCLUDED: Fuel surcharge US$26 per night per passenger, apply to adults or children. Galapagos National Park fee (US$100.00). Control Transit Card Ingala (US$10.00). Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Round trip airfare from Guayaquil or Quito to the Galapagos Islands, Airport Tax International Departure US$25.00 from Guayaquil and US$41.00 from Quito and per person to be paid in cash at the airpport. Government taxes are not included. Consumption from the frigo-bar

NOTE: The above rates are per person. Single and Triple occupancy rates in Renaissance, De Luxe, Premium, or Classic Suite are available upon clients ’ request. Cruises include: guided visits to the islands, all meals. Children under 12 years of age pay 50% of the rate accompanied by an adult. Children under 7 years of age are not allowed on board. For cruises iin special holidays, all children under 12 years of age pay 75% of the rate accompanied by an adult in the same cabin. One discount applies per cabin.

Cruise "A"
3 Night and 4 Day Cruise Specials
Wed to Sat
Cruise "B"
4 Night and 5 Day Cruise Specials

Sat to Wed
Cruise "C"
7 Nights and 8 Day Cruise Specials

Wed - Wed or Sat - Sat
Types of Suites & Decks
Off Peack
Off Peack
Off Peack
Renaissance Balcony
(On the Explorer Deck)
Renaissance Panoramic Suites
(On the Erickson Deck)
Deluxe Balcony Suites
(On the Erickson Deck)
Premium Suites
(On the Marco Polo Deck)
Classic Suites
(On the Columbus & Magellan Deck)

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