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Galapogas Islands

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Galapogas Islands

If anyone has some up-to-date information about the best cruiseships to take (other than Celebrity) in the area and any other helpful information. My husband and I are planning to take our grandchildren ages 8 and 12 with us and hope they will be able to share a stateroom with us. Or does anyone think it is better to stay on the mainland and take day tours. Which islands are the best to see? Thank you for taking the time to respond.


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The only ship I know of that has quad cabins is the Santa Cruz. Most cabins are twins/doubles and a few are triples.

All the boats are licensed for a specific number of passengers so even if you could arrange extra beds, it would likely cost as much as 2 cabins. The other problem is that the cabins tend to be very small with not much room to move.

My favourite isands would be Espanola, Genovesa, fernandina and Bartolome. Very few boats visit all of these in a single week (and probably none from 2012).

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I know of someone who traveled recently on one of the Eric/Letty/Flamingo family of boats w/boys about the same age as your grandchildren, they had a wonderful trip. If you are lucky, they will see your post and give you some ideas of what to expect.

Do a search of these names and you'll find some starting information.

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I know the E/L/F ships have some family-oriented cruises next summer. Their itineraries are fantastic. I booked with CNH tours, who were very helpful helping me find the best cruise for my trip next summer.

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Dear Etta,

I did a bit of research - this is an interesting question, and there likely many people in your situation, wanting interconnecting cabins. Notwithstanding the comment above on the Santa Cruz, I can confirm that the Explorer has connecting suites located at the Magellan deck. These are classic suites with portholes.

I took my 7 and 10 year olds to Galapagos last February on the 20 passenger Letty. They were just across the hall from us. It was fun, they felt "grown up" having their own room. There were no problems.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

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5. Re: Galapogas Islands

La Pinta also has interconnecting cabins and is a wonderful ship.

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HOw wonderful to get to spend an amazing experience with your grandchildren! You will all have a wonderful time. The Legend also has connecting cabins that could accommodate you all. Good luck!

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