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Elite, Galapagos Islands

Cruise Ships in The Galapagos Islands : Elite

This twin-hulled catamaran makes maximum use of her deck space and provides you with a stable voyage. She has several appealing features, such as an al fresco dining area and an observation point for spotting wildlife from the ship. Suites are also particularly spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.

Passengers16Crew12Decks3Cabins9Length37.5mWidth13.5mDraught1.9mBuilt2019
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The Elite was specifically designed for sailing around the Galápagos Islands. A sleek, twin-hulled catamaran, the ship is very commodious. On the main deck there’s an indoor lounge, dining area and bar. On the upper deck you’ll find a small observation point — ideal for spotting wildlife. There’s also a roomy sun deck with a shaded al fresco dining space, lounge, bar and jacuzzi.

Suites are spacious and comfortable, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony giving you uninterrupted views of the seascape.

Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style, with all-day complimentary tea and coffee. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy a sit-down dinner served in the al fresco dining area on the sky deck. Meals are made from fresh ingredients sourced from the islands’ farms whenever possible.

Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and kayak and paddle board use is included with your cruise (and available when permitted by the Galápagos National Park).

Cabins

The Elite’s nine cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, en suite bathrooms and air conditioning.

Suites are located on either the main deck or upper deck. Layouts can be adapted to accommodate families and there’s one pair of interconnecting suites located on the main deck. A single-occupant cabin is also available.

Dining

  • Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, usually served in the indoor dining area.
  • Dinner is a combination of an à la carte menu and a buffet.
  • Meals can be served in the shaded al fresco dining area when conditions allow.
  • Snacks and soft drinks are served whenever you return from a shore landing or activity.
  • Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.

Routes

  • Three-night southern and eastern islands.
  • Four-night northern and eastern islands.
  • Seven-night western and eastern islands.
  • Seven-night southern and northern islands.

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Activities

  • Daily landings
  • Zodiac boat cruising
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle boarding
  • Wildlife-viewing
  • On-board lectures

Facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Al fresco dining and barbecue area
  • Sun deck
  • Indoor and outdoor bars
  • Open bridge
  • Observation area