www.audleytravel.com/galapagos ?01993 838 635 ?Galapagos cruises17ATHALAII£££Athala II is a beautiful catamaran that wasspecifically designed and built to cruise theGalapagos. 16 passengers are looked after by afabulous crew, naturalist guide and a dedicatedcruise manager. Each of the eight cabins isspacious and smartly furnished in a modern style with large picture windows. Cabins on themain deck have small private balconies which are the perfect place to relax after excursions.The main deck also houses a dining area, separate lounge and library. The upper deck has a bar, Jacuzzi and a large al fresco dining area. The huge top sun deck is great for whale anddolphin watching or for soaking up the sun by day and star gazing by night. NINA£££Sister ship to Athala II, Nina is the most modernof the small ships we work with in the Galapagos.She carries 16 passengers who are looked afterby an excellent crew, naturalist guide and adedicated cruise manager. The eight spaciousdouble and two single-use cabins are modern indesign with large panoramic windows. Every cabin has its own private balcony, the only vesselin the Galapagos to have this feature. The largetop sun deck has a central Jacuzzi, creating awonderful retreat whilst cruising between islands.The vessel also features indoor and outdoordining, a bar area, library and separate internallounge area. CatamaransFrigate birdStandard cabin, Journey IUpper deck cabin, Athala IIPrivate balcony, NinaJOURNEYI££Journey I is an attractive catamaran capable ofcarrying 16 passengers. The large open sun deckand al fresco dining area with Jacuzzi creates avery sociable feel whilst sailing between islands.She has eight cabins in total, six of which are onthe lower main deck with twin or double bedsand picture frame windows. On the upper deckthere are two larger suites with spaciousbathrooms, panoramic windows and a sofa bedwhich can be used for a child. Journey I carrieskayaks that can be used as an alternative tosnorkelling excursions. For passengers with anymobility concerns, disembarkation of the boat ismade easier by a specially designed platform atthe rear of the vessel.
18Medium-sized boatsISABELAII££Isabela II provides her 40 passengers with all theamenities of a larger vessel and has three expertnaturalist guides to ensure small groups on islandvisits. The classically finished cabins, all on onedeck, are outward facing with picture windows.There is also one larger master suite. Communalfacilities include a large dining room, spaciousbar/lounge, reading room and a covered sun deck. The upper level also has a Jacuzzi andobservation area for whale and dolphin watching.During snorkelling excursions, a glass-bottomedobservation boat can be used so that thoseuncomfortable with swimming can enjoy theabundant underwater marine life.LAPINTA£££La Pinta is the newest of the medium-sizedvessels in the Galapagos and has been extensivelyrenovated with expedition cruises in mind. Sheoffers the highest standards of service, guiding and food whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere.48 passengers are accommodated in 24 spaciousand modern suites, which are finished to thehighest standards with floor to ceiling windows,allowing guests to watch the world pass by. The boat has a large observation lounge, library,Jacuzzi, small gym, plenty of deck space for stargazing and, like Isabela II, has a glass-bottomedobservation boat and kayaks that can be used as an alternative to snorkelling excursions.ECLIPSE£££This exclusive 65 metre vessel accommodates 48 passengers in her 27 classically finished cabins. Despite her size the crew and guidesmaintain a friendly, intimate atmosphere similar tothat of a small boat, whilst having the stability andfacilities expected of a larger vessel. Featuresinclude al fresco dining, a naturalist guide forevery 12 passengers and quiet relaxation areas inthe cozy lounge and reading room. The upperdeck has a Jacuzzi and a large, partially coveredsun deck with ample sun beds and an outdoorbar. The other three decks house four differenttypes of cabin (including two for single occupancyand four suites).Standard cabin, Isabela IIStandard cabin, La PintaSuperior stateroom cabin, EclipseSally Lightfoot crab