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Silver Galapagos Review

4.0 / 5.0
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100 reviews
18 Awards

The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Ugly

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America
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Charlie Papa
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2014

We have travelled on Silversea ships on 5 previous cruises, and they have been just marvelous. So we chose that company again to visit the Galapagos, departing Baltra for 7 days in the West Islands. We were expecting that the same standards of excellence would apply to this Expedition ship, even if less luxe. And the marketing materials from the company confirmed the expectation.

We were mislead. Unforgivably.

THE GOOD: the locale and the excellent expedition leaders, filled with enthusiasm and knowledge, fluent in English, and all guiding for many years. The islands offer a variety of terrain and wildlife, and the hiking, snorkeling, and Zodiac tours are just SO GOOD. Even a little spelunking in a lava tube. Animals and birds with no fearful reaction to people are as approachable as legend has it. It's so amazing, and worthy of everyone's bucket list.

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Cabin Veranda Suite

Veranda suite a good choice

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