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National Geographic Islander Review

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It is a boutique hotel that moves overnight, staffed by the most amazing people.

Review for Galapagos Cruise on National Geographic Islander
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Traveled with children

If you are like me, you imagine a cruise is about the closest thing to hell one could imagine for a vacation. But I must say that this trip was anything but hell. It was an amazing experience.

First, the Islander only carries 48 passengers, so everything was intimate and manageable. It was more like staying in a boutique hotel that just happens to move locations overnight.

Second, the "house" staff on the ship were amazing. They care deeply about the passengers and enabling them to take advantage of their time on the islands. I could ask anyone a question about anything and they would go out of their way to help me so that I never had a worry and could concentrate on why we were there. The hotel manager, Daniel, ran an incredible operation and he, and everyone else, seemed to take great pride in their jobs.

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Cabin Category 3

Our cabin was like a room in a very nice boutique hotel. It was set up for three of us and it was far roomier and more comfortable than I would have expected. We never felt cramped and we had more than enough room for everything we'd brought with us. If it were a hotel on land, I would give it five stars.

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