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La Pinta
Ranked #1 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
75% Loved It
  • Comfortable way to cruise the Galapagos
  • Nature on display: iguanas, sea turtles, sea lions
  • Near-daily phenomenal Galapagos snorkeling
  • Launched: 1982/2008;  Passengers: 48
Isabela II
Ranked #2 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
Santa Cruz II
Ranked #3 of 3 Metropolitan Touring Ships
New Ship
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  • 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
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