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28 Galapagos Cruise Reviews

turbobob avatar


2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Neither luxury nor adventure


There are many moving parts on the Flora cruise. This is as concise as I can make it; rating on a 1-10 scale (10 being excellent) Ground Pre Transfer: Airport to Hotel 10 ...
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Sail Date September 2019

AZMembergs avatar


2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A Flora/Galapagos Adventure

We all have our priorities. Before you take this Flora adventure – your experience for a life time, make a decision, which is more important to you: working internet or flushing toilets, because you may not get ...
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Sail Date July 2019

sbw1969 avatar


2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Every Detail Perfected

Ok, I could only give 4 stars...because of the unrefurbished ship. But otherwise, all was perfect. Silversea will get a new ship in 2020, so if having clean, comfortable, but not shiny new accommodations will ...
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Sail Date February 2019

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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

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

For anyone who loves watching birds and animals in their natural habitat this was certainly the cruise to take thanks to Lindblad and National Geographic. The night before boarding our ship we were met by ...
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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

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Barb Bakun

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sea Lions, Birds, Iguanas, oh my!

We chose this particular trip because of the educational value and Lindblad Expeditions because we had such a wonderful experience on a previous cruise. The embarkation/ disembarkation went very smoothly. Someone ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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On the go VA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mostly great experience on the Grace

We just came back from the Galapagos on the small 18 person ship the Grace. The ship itself if old but refurbished and very comfortable. The above board cabins were roomy with a king bed and room for two chairs ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Kitpoto avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service and food were outstanding!

The Celebrity Cruise line did a fabulous job organizing all the events that took place from the airport in Quito, excursions around Quito, hotel arrangements at the JW Marriott, transportation to the Hotel and ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Ladybugdm avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amazing snorkeling and wildlife!

We chose this cruise to get up close and personal with the wildlife in the company of National Geographic guides and were not disappointed in that regard. Since no one has written a review of this ship before, I ...
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Sail Date October 2013

bdymott avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Got to see a lot of the islands and wildlife.

We wanted a boat larger than the 14-16 passenger ones you see most often in the Galapagos. The ability level of vast majority of passengers was limited. Very few passengers under the age of 60. We are very ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Swanr8536 avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff and attention to detail

We traveled the Western Galápagos Islands with 26 other highly educated and well traveled guests. Most people were pretty fit seniors with one 12 year old and five under 35. The two Ecuadorian-naturalists, ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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Joseph Cheeran David

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A once in a lifetime exhilarating experience

We boarded the ship direct from the airport at Baltra. The embarkation went on without any problem, it was done well. The ship ( more like a big catamaran ) is a fit for purpose vessel. Any one joining this ...
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Sail Date December 2016



2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Galapagos - A Bit Underwhelmed

The Xpedition is a small comfortable ship that promotes guest interaction because of its small size and layout. There are several outside areas and one inside lounge where daily briefings are held. The lounge is the ...
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Sail Date December 2016

jonchaley avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Well worth the trip

Cabin-roomy and rich, with dark wood paneling and granite counters in the bath. Clean. A/C is quirky and I wouldn't trust that it works in summertime. Not enough closet space. Common areas-Nicely done parlor ...
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Sail Date December 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

africared avatar


1 Review Written

Galapagos small ship

I specifically requested a small ship for two reasons one because the smaller ships can manoeuvre in closer to shore and I like the idea of smaller groups rather than large crowds. The ship itself was very clean ...
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Sail Date October 2016

rlj0101 avatar


1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise, but book your own flights

We had a full day in Quito prior to our flight to Baltra, and we wished we had added another day or two to explore the city. The Silversea agents were all very friendly, organized, and thorough, and we enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date September 2016

audacious2 avatar


1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Galapagos, Lindblad Expeditions, 7 Days

First of all, I am giving the ship a rating of 3, not the entire Galapagos experience. So let me break it down. This ship is going into port now to be refurbished, and no-one is sure what it be like once that ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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mistress thia

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Not luxury, it's a soft adventure.

Outer Loop.First off, this is not a Luxury cruise. Other reviews bemoaning the non luxury element did not heed the advise of others. Luxury price, yes, luxury extras, no. Tips: Bring extra plug in strip to charge ...
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Sail Date May 2016

chipsahoy avatar


1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Be careful of Norwalk!

Cruise included two night pre stay at the JW Marriott in Quito Ecuador. Hotel was very good. All meals included. Tour they gave us was not very good. Would have been better to have different options for tours. ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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1 Review Written

61 Helpful Votes

Expensive trip worth every penny; happy we did package.

We just returned from the 10 day packaged Celebrity Expedition trip. We are happy we did the package. We had booked our trip almost a year and a half ago and didn't get much attention from Celebrity and felt ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Best Way to See Galapagos

I believe other reviewers miss the point in comparing their experience on Silver Galapagos with other cruises. The Galapagos is a closed, tightly regulated market; only ships exclusively dedicated to the Galapagos ...
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Sail Date February 2016

joelkmcw avatar


6 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary and Activities, Average Ship

First of all this was an "Expedition" cruise on a 100 passenger ship, the Silversea Galapagos. So I understand that the cruise can't be like what you would experience on a medium-to-large sized all-inclusive cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2016

jonfromcincinnati avatar


2 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Extensive Review of 4 Night Cruise; MV Santa Cruise (Family Trip)

This review concerns the 5 day/4 night Eastern Galápagos Islands cruise on the MV Santa Cruz, operated by Metropolitan Touring, through which you can book directly. I think I would use the term expedition, as ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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