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La Pinta for Families

La Pinta
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  • Comfortable way to cruise the Galapagos
  • Nature on display: iguanas, sea turtles, sea lions
  • Near-daily phenomenal Galapagos snorkeling

La Pinta for Families

Editor Rating
Families
3.0
While there are no children's facilities on La Pinta, a Galapagos trip is fantastic family unit fodder -- though the price for four or more can be a deal-breaker. (There is some discounting for those 12 and younger, typically 25 percent off.) June, July and August attract the largest number of families, and the affable guides -- who've clearly retained their sense of childlike wonder -- pay particular attention to the smaller cruisers. The ship's tiny library may feature an Uno deck and Galapagos-related board game, and Texas Hold'em and Go Fish battles are hatched during down-times. Though some would call it anathema, bringing a Nintendo DS for the occasional scenic sail or skipped onshore outing isn't a completely baseless idea.

The minimum age to cruise on La Pinta is 6. The youngest age acceptable for a Galapagos cruise? That depends on the interest and maturity level of the child, but Darwin's ideas, while indescribably profound, can seem elegantly simple in the right hands. Still, more than one guide thought that 12 was probably the most appropriate minimum age.

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La Pinta Ratings

Editor Rating Member Rating
3.0
4.3
4.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
3.0
Shore Excursions
5.0
5.0
Enrichment
5.0
4.7
Service
5.0
5.0
Value-for-Money
4.0
4.7
Rates
5.0
4.0

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Ship Stats
Crew:
24
Launched:
1982/2008
Decks:
3
Tonnage:
1,541
Passengers:
48
Registry:
Ecuador
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected

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