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21 Metropolitan Touring Cruise Reviews

smiller866 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Adventure Cruise


We were met a the airport and took a motor coach ride to a dock where panga's (inflatable boats) took us to the ship. The embarkation was quick and easy. Our room was very spacious with a large window, closet, and ...
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Sail Date January 2020

TMLMJ avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship and crew, not so wonderful itinerary

My husband and I and our three teen-aged boys recently returned from a spring break trip on the Santa Cruz II, Western Itinerary. We thoroughly enjoyed the Santa Cruz II. Everything was clean and modern. The ...
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Sail Date March 2018

AvgMom2 avatar


23 Reviews Written

136 Helpful Votes

Onboard Santa Cruz II -- 7-day Eastern Route of the Galapagos Islands

My husband I and were onboard Santa Cruz II at the end of February for a 7-day, adventure-filled island hopping in the Galapagos Islands. I booked this trip through Metropolitan Touring online. This ship can ...
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Sail Date February 2018

kmlate avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great ship to see the Galapagos!

We chose this ship because is was not too small, nor too large and it was a great choice. We were not able to tour San Cristobal Island before we left, but we were excited to start the cruise and didn't mind. ...
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Sail Date August 2017

lynajb avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic mid-size ship

My mother organized this trip for 4 family members. We'd only done private charters previously, but this was fantastic. A truly wonderful experience. A 90 passenger boat, service is personalized, you get to know ...
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Sail Date July 2013

MrsAAM avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Highly recommended. Everything we'd expected and more.

We found the ship to be an ideal size 24 rooms each with a large window, 48 passengers and a total of 32 ish crew (including crew members and naturalists). The food was very good, the staff accommodating, the ...
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Sail Date July 2017

sneale avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017

We had the most amazing trip on Yacht La Pinta in February 2017. To say it was spectacular was an understatement, Galapagos was everything we expected and Yacht La Pinta was absolutely the perfect way to experience ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Sarahy avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise!

I highly recommend this cruise. The staff and naturalists are outstanding. The food is top notch all 3 meals per day and some of the dinners were truly works of art--coconut fish and crab stuffed fish, for example. ...
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Sail Date February 2017

RDEwing avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship, crew and itinerary... we loved this trip

Just back from a wonderful week in the Galapagos Islands aboard La Pinta. It was a wonderful trip. The ship is perfect sized - large enough to accommodate more passengers (most ships this size do) but they keep it ...
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Sail Date December 2016

LDEE avatar


14 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

A grand

As anyone who has travelled on this vessel can tell you, this is not a traditional cruise. It is a port intensive, early wake-up call, adventure to some very unique islands. First, embarkation does not involve ...
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Sail Date November 2016

valiegrl avatar


3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Galápagos Cruise

We booked this cruise through Avalon Waterways. The package included 3 nights in Quito and tours there. The Swissotel in Quito was first class and was a 45 min ride from the airport, provided by the tour co. The ...
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Sail Date November 2016

jojerry avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Improvements Needed

There were many unfortunate incidences on this trip, but also some very good moments also. The first day got off to a frustrating start. After a long day traveling to get to the ship we were already pretty tired ...
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Sail Date October 2016

KTN_granna avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Amazing Galapagos Adventure

This was our second Zegrahm Adventure (the first was an outstanding joint venture to Antarctica, partnering with Stanford Alumni Travel in January, 2015). As we had never toured with any other group besides ...
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Sail Date July 2016

Organistlibrarian avatar


2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes


La Pinta is a good ship with a friendly captain and crew eager to please. The food is good but not as good as Delfin on the Amazon which preceeded our trip. Day 1 flight good from Guaquil old bus panga to ship, ...
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Sail Date October 2015

dbilthouse avatar


2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Discover the Galapagos and Peru

We rate this tour exceptional! I was concerned about this trip when I read a critique written from april 2014 that was not very favorable. Our group of 6 had a very adventurous 2 weeks visiting Machu Picchu and ...
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Sail Date August 2015

gybala avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The best way to see as much as possible in a short time

I was aboard the Isabella II boat in the first days of January 2015 at the Galapagos Islands. The cruise was an amazing experience. I'm used to large cruises and this only had 36 passengers on board. I enjoyed it a ...
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Sail Date January 2015

Logistigr8r avatar


4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Avalon Waterways/Metropolitan Touring - Galapagos and Peru

Review of Avalon’s “Discover the Galapagos and Peru”  Tour WGG Pros: Machu Picchu is spectacular; the Metropolitan Tour Directors in Peru and Ecuador were outstanding. Cons: High Altitude, Early Mornings, ...
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Sail Date April 2014

ging466 avatar


11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

A unique experience in the Galapagos

I sailed on Yacht La Pinta in April 2012. I had always wanted to go to the Galapagos but the high single supplement made it impossible. By chance, an Australian travel agent had chartered the boat as part of a ...
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Sail Date April 2012

Samina avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing Galapagos

We did the 8 day trip on La Pinta – western itinerary. We researched a ton of boats and opted for a large one. A couple of pluses of a big boat…space! My husband is 6’5” and it sure was nice having a large ...
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Sail Date February 2013

Nelf avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Top Notch

I researched 7 different agencies that cruised the Galapagos. I narrowed it down to four, and went with La Pinta. We chose the La Pinta because it gave us 7 nights of cruising and we could have a couple of days ...
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Sail Date May 2013

recentretiree2017 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting policy on locks, big showers, more good than bad

The other reviews tell almost all you need to know. I just wanted to add a couple of comments. 1. There are not locks on cabins doors when you are not in the room, it’s company policy and was very strange to ...
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Sail Date December 2018

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