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Phoots of the Eclipse with main deck staterooms and deluxe staterooms on the MV Eclipse for a seven night Galapagos cruise in the Galapagos Islands

Cruising in the Galapagos Islands

M/V Eclipse - Galapagos

The Eclipse offrs Galapagos cruises for seven nights in the Galapagos Islands in main deck and deluxe staterooms

Ship Profile - Eclipse - Galapagos Islands

Ship Description: The MV Eclipse Galapagos Islands, offers a new level in comfort and elegance for Galapagos Islands travelers and will accommodate up to 48 passengers. This is half the normal number of passengers for ships of her size. The M/V Eclipse maintains the smaller boat atmosphere with a great attention to detail. The staterooms on this ship are large and spacious by Galapagos standards. Each stateroom sports an ocean view. Fully air conditioned, the spacious cabins offer either a double and/or twin bed arrangement, well appointed bathrooms complete with hairdryer etc. Service, staff, and cuisine aboard the M/V Eclipse have an unexcelled reputation for one of the finest Galapagos cruise experiences.

In addition, the Eclipse offers a well equipped lounge for leisure and a base for the nightly briefings for today's discoveries and tomorrows' activities. There is a well equipped library, and beyond, the indoor dining room, there is an al-fresco dining area surrounding the jacuzzi, where you can enjoy the the islands' fabulous scenery while dining on a delicious lunch or barbeque. One of the most popular areas onboard is the observation deck. Here you can watch for whales or dolphins, or just relax on the comfortable lounge chairs. This ship also has a jacuzzi, boutique, and pool bar. Use of snorkeling equipment is complimentary, and wetsuits are included in the price of the cruise. The Eclipse offers kayaks for use by guests / passengers for designated islands. The Eclipse has a medial cabin onboard with a staff doctor avaiable onboard 24 hours a day.
Please Note
: The Eclipse will take passengers into the Galapagos Islands in groups of twelve passsengers per certified naturalist guide. Most ships in the Galapagos provide for groups of sixteeen passengers per guide. For additional ships that offer Galapagos tours, see the cruise planner page.

Ship Type: Motor Vessel Category: Luxury Class
Ship Length: 210.3 feet Capacity: 48 Passengers
Main Deck Staterooms:
170 square feet
Superior, Deluxe Staterooms on the Boat Deck:
210 square feet
Ship Width: 41 feet Speed in knots: 14 knots
Facilities on Board:
Air Conditioning, 110V, Snorkeling Equipment, Environmental Music, 6 Life Boats, Raincoats, Life Jackets, Dinghy, Television, Video, Stereo Equipment, Public Restrooms, House Phone
Cabin Facilities:
110V, Air Conditioning, Amenities, Bathtub, Cold Water, Hot Water, House Phone, Private Bathroom, Shower There are four deluxe suites / staterooms on the boat deck, and 8 superior outside staterooms with picture windows on the boat deck. There are 13 standrard outside staterooms with portholes on the main deck, in addition to two standard single staterooms with portholes on the main deck.

Pricing for the M/V Eclipse

Year Round: Price Per Person
Year Around Rate
 
Boat deck Deluxe Staterooms, cabins 17-20
at $ 5,600
 
Superior Staterooms on the Boat Deck, cabins 21-28
at $ 5,280
 
Staterooms on the Main Deck, cabins 3 to 15 (twins and doubles)
at $ 4,750
 
Single Stateroom on the Main Deck (cabin 1 and 2)
at $ 4,900
 

CRUISE PRICES WILL INCLUDE: Galapagos cruises on the Eclipse are in air conditioned cabins with private bathroom/shower. Two visits to the Galapagos Island each day including all meals and tours, and conducted by certified naturalist guides. Fuel surcharge is included.
GALAPAGOS CRUISE PRICES WILL NOT INCLUDE: Airfare between Quito or Guayaquil (round-trip) and the Galapagos Islands, (approximate cost $430 per person), Galapagos National Park entrance fees ($100 CASH), alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, tips for naturalist guides and crew or captain, all personal expenses, gifts and purchases on the ship and/or travel insurance.
Single cabins are available upon request and are subject to space and availability. Singles (othrer than cabin 1 and 2) are charged at a rate of 1.5 times the standard rate for standard staterooms, and 2 times the standard rate for superior staterooms and deluxe staterooms. Children who are 12 or older must pay full fare. Children are allowed onboard from the age of five and over. Children between the ages of five and twelve receive a 30% discount over the standard rate. To see an overview of travel packages and cruises to the Galapagos Islands, see our homepage.

ALL PRICES SHOWN ARE IN US$ AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

Itinerary for the Eclipse - Galapagos Island Cruise

Seven Night Cruise, Saturday to Saturday
Saturday
AM
Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island and board the ship
PM
Visit to Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island
Sunday
AM
Visit to Santiago Island and Puerto Egas
PM
Visit to Bartolome Island
Monday
AM
PM
Visit to Santa Cruz Island and Cerro Dragon
Visit to Rabida Island
Tuesday AM
PM
Visit to Isbela Island and Tagus Cove
Visit to Isabela Island and Elizabeth Bay

Wednesday AM
PM
Visit to Punta Espinosa on Fernandina Island
Visit to Isabela Island and Punta Vicente Roca
Thursday AM
PM
Visit to Santa Cruz Island and the Charles Darwin Station
Visit to the Highlands on Santa Cruz Island
Friday AM
PM
Visit to Espanola Island and Gardener Bay
Visit to Espanola Island and Punta Suarez
Saturday
AM
Visit to Santa Cruz, Black Turtle Cove and departure for the mainland
PLEASE NOTE: A FIVE NIGHT ITINERARY SATURDAY TO THURSDAY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE ECLIPSE. CALL FOR PRICES AND ITINERARY.
Departure Dates
Year-Round Departures
7 Night - Saturday to Saturday, or 5 Night Saturday to Thursday
Galapagos Cruising is a Year Round Destination
The Galapagos Islands enjoy a mild sub-tropical climate, allowing Galapagos cruise ships to operate on year round. Temperatures are defined almost entirely by ocean currents and the trade winds. In general. From December to May will be warm and sunny; and from June to November will be cool with a breeze in the afternoon. The temperature chart below is useful to plan your Galapagos vacation! * Temperature values are given in Fahrenheit.
Temperatures
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Max. Air Temp
84
86
88
86
82
78
76
74
76
77
78
80
Min Air Temp
70
74
74
72
72
68
66
64
62
64
66
68
Avg.Sea Temp
74
76
76
76
74
74
72
66
68
70
72
74
Avg. Rainfall
1
1
2.0
1.5
0.75
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.5

Deck Plan For The MV Eclipse - Galapagos Click Here to Enlarge

Photo of the M/V Eclipse deck plan for a cruise in the Galapagos Islands
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