Our family wants to try to get out to the Galapagos on a cruise but we have a couple of questions - can someone help? We have children over 12 and are looking for a cruise not a land-based option. We can either go at Spring Break (shorter cruise) or Xmas (longer).
Aside from the pricing, what are the differences between crusing Galapagos in the spring (e.g. late March) and Christmas break?
When is the best time to go if we want to swim and snorkle, hike, see as much wildlife as possible, and avoid a bumpy ride/swells!!
What can you recommend for our family for those of you have already been out there? We're kind of stuck - if we go in Spring, we may only be able to do a shorter cruise with the break the kids have.. Over Christmas, we might be able to take a slightly longer cruise, but that's no good if the water is choppy and rough, everyone is sick, or it's too cold to enjoy the sights and get in the water too.
Which would you book and why? Spring with a bit shorter cruise, e.g. 7 days or so, or go over Christmas for more like a 10 day cruise if that's doable? We're looking at some smaller cruises that helps.
Thanks to anyone who can reply!!