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Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands make up an archipelago that is part of Ecuador. The islands were made famous by Charles Darwin's studies there that led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. After the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species, 97.5% of the archipelago's land area was declared a national park. Since then, the islands have become a popular destination for cruisers curious about the unique wildlife. The Galapagos Islands are home to a number of animal species, including the Galapagos tortoise, sea lions, the Blue-footed Booby, the Marine iguana, the Galapagos Penguin and Darwin's finches. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands allow ample opportunity to meet this wildlife up close.

  • The Galapagos Islands cruise season is year-round.
     
  • Most Galapagos Islands vacations range from 6 to 26 nights in length. The longer trips usually include extensions to Ecuador or Peru.
     
  • If you must fly a long distance to reach your port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at least one or two days in advance of your Galapagos Islands cruise. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.

For a list of ports or places you can visit in the Galapagos Islands, click here.