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La Pinta Cruise Review by Nelf

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La Pinta
La Pinta
Member Name: Nelf
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: other
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 322
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
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Ship Facts: La Pinta Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Top Notch

I researched 7 different agencies that cruised the Galapagos. I narrowed it down to four, and went with La Pinta. We chose the La Pinta because it gave us 7 nights of cruising and we could have a couple of days before embarkation to explore Quito and we managed to add on a post-cruise adventure. The La Pintaaa is everything we expected. The ship is small, intimate and a nice size (46 passengers - they rarely use the last cabin to make it 48 passengers). We ended up with a triple cabin which was nice - it has a sofa to stretch out on besides the 2 easy chairs. The walk-in shower is a big plus - no stepping over a tub edge. Plenty of bath gel, shampoo and conditioner in the on wall dispensers. There is a nice big picture window - we saw whales right outside the window! The crew is fantastic; the "hotel manager" (Xavier) is ready to solve any problem should one occur; the ship's doctor is ready with the needed antibiotic (I did get a bit of TD early in the trip); the bartender is ready with your favorite beverage.

The naturalists are the ones who make this FANTASTIC. It is so evident that they love what they are doing; that they love the Galapagos experience; that they have a passion for their work and expertise. They state facts as if it's the first time they've mentioned them. Everything comes out fresh and with such enthusiasm and expertise. WOW - to love a job as much as they do is very special. The breakfast and lunches were buffet - and very good. No complaints here at all. Dinner is a sit-down affair - you choose your entree for the evening at lunch. There is a basic selection - nothing to rave about. Also, they no longer charge for wet-suits or the internet (nice touch).

Publication Date: 06/04/13
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