Rating: Luxury Price from: £2,555pp for 6 days
Galapagos Odyssey offers the highest standards of accommodation and comfort combined with a well-planned cruise itinerary. Built in 2008 to the highest specifications, the Odyssey has all the modern comforts associated with a top class hotel. All 10 cabins have either twin or double beds and no less than 3 panoramic windows to make the most of the island and ocean views. These windows can also be opened for a fresh breeze. Cabins are air conditioned, have small sofa, desk and plenty of storage space, plus their own private bathroom.
The social areas of the yacht are spacious and well furnished. The indoor areas have polished wooden floors and large windows and include a lounge, dining area and bar. Outside there are sundecks, a jacuzzi and a shaded terrace for al fresco dining plus an outdoor bar. With a maximum of 16 passengers, the Odyssey has an intimate feel and there is ample room for relaxation between island visits. Snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks are available for passengers to use free of charge.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Galapagos Odyssey is a 134 foot motor yacht with a maximum speed of 12 knots.
Cabins: Galapagos Odyssey has 10 twin/double cabins, accommodating a maximum of 16 passengers. All have a private bathroom. All cabins are air conditioned and feature panoramic windows, a small sofa and desk as well as storage space
Facilities & Crew: Galapagos Odyssey has spacious social areas including a lounge with TV and DVD player, a bar, dining room and outdoor dining area. Galapagos Odyssey is fully air conditioned. There are outdoor sun and shade decks with sun loungers and a jacuzzi. Passengers can get internet access. She carries snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks, free for passenger use. Galapagos Odyssey has a crew of 10 plus a naturalist guide.
Itineraries: Galapagos Odyssey offers 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 15-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
Notes: The registered name of Galapagos Odyssey is Gran Natalia and both names are displayed on the outside of the vessel.
"Can't praise it highly enough. The cabin was beautifully clean and attended to twice a day. We particularly liked the daily towel sculptures! There was tons of space on board and you never felt that you were crowded with the other guests or crew. The food was good and fresh. Perhaps a little limited for veggies but always a choice of 2 mains and plenty of side dishes. They took dietary considerations very seriously. The crew were wonderful - hard working, friendly, good humoured, informative and went out of their way to make sure you saw things. Completely professional and trustworthy - no need to worry about your possessions here. We never bothered with the safe deposit box. The welcome / farewell cocktails were a nice touch and a good opportunity to meet the behind scenes crew. The itinerary was jam packed - you certainly get your money's worth. Generally, there are 4 visits / activities per day. If you're not in bed exhausted (but happy) at 9, then you're not trying!"