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La Pinta
Ranked #1 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
83% Loved It
  • Pro: : Near-daily snorkeling or hiking, and lots of wildlife sightseeing
  • Con: : Few alternatives for cruisers who aren't in great shape
  • Bottom Line: A good choice for active, adventurous cruisers seeking to go in-depth in the Galapagos
  • Launched: 1982/2008;  Passengers: 48
Santa Cruz II
Ranked #2 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pros: Highly-trained, informative guides; outstanding service; comfortable, modern cabins
  • Cons: More could be made of the guides' wealth of knowledge, rather than just one lecture
  • Bottom Line: Excellent ship for learning about the natural history of these islands in comfort
  • Launched: 2002;  Passengers: 90
Isabela II
Ranked #3 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
100% Loved It
  • Sails Galapagos cruises year-round
  • 40-passenger ship is considered mid-size
  • Cruise the Galapagos in comfort: hot tub, bar
  • Launched: 1979/1988;  Passengers: 40
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