ex Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)
Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 14 | Duration: 4/5/7 nights | Length: 159 feet | Cruising speed: 10 knots | Operator: Andando
An elegant motor yacht with stabilizers to minimize motion at sea. Built as a private luxury yacht she still retains many of her original features, such as her unique rose-coloured marble bathrooms and teak decks. She has a panoramic sky lounge, a bar, and sun deck with hot tub.
An experienced naturalist guide leads daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. Passion carries kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear and wetsuits is included.
5 Staterooms with private bathrooms; 1 Master Suite and 1 VIP Suite each of which have 2 bathrooms. The Master Suite has an extra sofa bed so can sleep up to 3. All cabins are air-conditioned.
Passion operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises: 'East' and 'West', each operating Saturday to Saturday. 4 night and 5 night programmes are also possible.
Day 1 (Saturday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (Caleta Tortuga Negra)
Day 2: Genovesa (Darwin Bay, El Barranco)
Day 3: Marchena (Punta Espejo), Santiago (Sullivan Bay)
Day 4: Bartolomé (Pinnacle Rock), Santa Cruz (Cerro Dragón)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 6: Plaza Sur, Santa Fé
Day 7: Española (Gardner Bay, Islet Gardner, Islet Osborn, Punta Suárez)
Day 8: Santa Cruz (Twin Craters), Baltra
Day 1 (Saturday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 2: Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown, Post Office Bay)
Day 3: Floreana (Playa Negra)
Day 4: Isabela (Punta Moreno, Urvina Bay)
Day 5: Isabela (Tagus Cove), Fernandina (Punta Espinosa)
Day 6: Fernandina Island, Santiago (Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas)
Day 7: Santiago (Sullivan Bay, lava flows), Seymour Norte
Day 8: Isla Mosquera, Baltra
5 Stateroom cabins with different bed arrangements (a queen; a double; twin beds; and two cabins with a double and a single).
1 Master suite on the main deck with king-size bed and 1 VIP suite on the cabin deck with king-size beds. Both have a private lounge area and 2 private bathrooms.
|Passion 7 night cruise|
|1 Jan 2022||31 Dec 2022||7||Stateroom||$5,700|
|1 Jan 2023||31 Dec 2023||7||Stateroom||$6,130|
10% surcharge per person for departures from 20 December to 3 January.
Single supplement is 80%.
40% discount for children under 12 years of age who share a cabin with 2 adults making it a triple.
25% discount for the second adult in cabin 5 on the Sky deck (which has a standard double bed).