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Discover the Galapagos Islands on board the the 48-passenger Eclipse, the finest boutique cruise ship available in the Galapagos Islands. The Eclipse allows the more discerning traveler to experience one of the world’s greatest natural treasures in the comfort of an elegant and unique expedition vessel.
Ever since her arrival in Ecuador, the Eclipse has surpassed the other options available as the finest boutique cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands, offering unparalleled levels of comfort and service. She was converted specifically for upscale cruising in the islands, and was designed to meet the exacting demands of luxury travel.
Ships the size of the Eclipse (210 feet) would normally accommodate many more passengers, but her layout is designed compromise on cabin numbers in order to provide passengers with unrivaled cabin space and ample social areas. The Eclipse is unique in offering the generous accommodation of a larger vessel, while preserving the atmosphere and exclusivity of a smaller yacht.The M/V Eclipse has certification under the Rainforest Alliance "Smartvoyager" program. After a detailed audit on the environmental, social and safety aspects of the M/V Eclipse, the Smartvoyager Certification was granted to the vessel on November 5, 2007. This certification allows passengers to travel with the full knowledge that they have chosen a vessel that prides itself on the highest standards of management practices in an environmentally sensitive destination such as the Galapagos Islands.
There is a well-equipped lounge for relaxation and for the nightly briefings on the day's discoveries and the following day's activities. In addition to the elegant indoor dining room, there is an al fresco dining area located around the pool, where you can enjoy the islands' spectacular scenery over a delicious lunch. There is also has a well-stocked library for quiet study and reading.