Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week.
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Ship: International Expeditions‘ Evolution.
Where: Galapagos Islands
Who: Sarah Schlichter, Senior Editor of Cruise Critic’s sister site, IndependentTraveler.com
Why There? The small size of the Evolution — just 32 passengers — makes the ship an ideal option for passengers seeking an intimate experience in the Galapagos. The weeklong cruise includes stops on Isabela, Fernandina, Bartolome, Espanola and several other islands.
We Can’t Wait: Along with the usual naturalist guides, there will be a special guest lecturer aboard my sailing: Joan Embery, a noted wildlife and environmental advocate and the host of the series “Animal Express” and “Animals of Africa.”