Sunday, August 12, 2012

Galapagos Cruise Ships Let You See More

By Jasmine Cummings

There's no doubt that Galapagos cruise ships are the best way to see this area. They enable you to move easily and more quickly between islands so you can see the more of the animals and landscapes. Once you decide to travel this way, you will then have some choices to make.

One of these choices is how long of a tour to book. They can be taken in as few as four days but it is better to go for a longer one if possible. You will obviously be able to get to more islands on a longer tour. On shorter ones, you'll need to choose between itineraries and some of the sights will be sacrificed.

The other main choice you will need to make is the class of boat you want to go on. A general rule of thumb is to go on the highest class you can afford. This is going to be your hotel for the duration of your tour. You want to be comfortable at night so you can really enjoy your days.

Size of boats can also vary. There are luxury class vessels that can hold up to 100 passengers. Larger yachts can be worth considering if you are prone to getting seasick. They tend to move in a smoother and more stable manner.

Some will have specific areas of focus. If diving is something you are keen to do, for example, there are some that specialize in this. Others may not specialize in it but will have equipment available. If this activity is important to you, make sure you check on this.

There are lots of galapagos cruise ships and they differ greatly in quality of guides, size and amenities. Each one has specific permissions to go to only certain islands so where you want to visit can also affect your choice. Make sure, as you are getting the prices, to ask whether or not the park fee is included in them.

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