Sea Star Journey

capacity
16 guests
year built
2008
remodeled
2017
length
135 feet
beam
26 feet
draft
6 feet
cruising speed
12 knots
flag
Ecuador

M/Y Sea Star Journey (formerly the Grand Odyssey) is one of the most spacious luxury yachts cruising in the Galapagos Islands. She carries 16 passengers in 7 sizable Galapagos Suites and 1 Sea Star Suite, all of which are equipped with panoramic windows to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the islands. Her spacious sun deck, with two Jacuzzis and an outdoor grill, is one of the largest in the archipelago.

Sea Star Journey Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Sea Star Journey review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Galapagos experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in the Galapagos Islands. Please read our Sea Star Journey review below then contact our Galapagos cruise experts to compare the Sea Star Journey with other Galapagos small ship and yacht cruises.

Choose the Sea Star Journey if you are looking for a modern luxury cruise in the Galapagos Islands at a competitive price. The Sea Star Journey is a luxurious modern ship. In 2017 & 2018, she was awarded the World Travel Award for South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise and was featured in National Geographic Traveller’s Luxury Collection for 2017.

The Sea Star Journey complies with local and international safety regulations and sustainable practices to protect the fragility of the Galapagos archipelago. An extensive renovation in 2017 remodeled every bathroom and added private balconies to the Main Deck cabins, enabling guests to experience the Galapagos Islands in a private setting. In 2015, she was outfitted with brand-new engines, offering less noise, smoother navigation, a speed improvement of 2 knots and better fuel efficiency.  

Common Areas Aboard Sea Star Journey

The spacious yacht offers a large solarium with shaded and uncovered areas, two Jacuzzis and comfortable sun loungers. Social areas include a salon, library and video library and a play zone for kids (during family departures). Snorkeling equipment and 8 twin sea kayaks are included aboard, as is a new glass-bottom panga.

Dining Aboard Sea Star Journey

Local and international dishes are specially designed by the onboard chef who utilizes novel culinary techniques with traditional South American flavors and textures, as well as farm-to-table products creating a unique and decadent dining experience. The Sea Star Journey’s chef has been studying with top Ecuador chefs to create authentic and high-quality dishes that represent the best Ecuador has to offer. Meals are served buffet style.

An outdoor grill may allow for a BBQ on deck, as well. An intimate private dining experience may be available for two on the back deck by first-come, first-serve reservation upon arrival on board (additional cost may apply). The well-stocked bar offers soft drinks, juices, beer, wine, premium liquors and cocktails. Coffee, tea and water are available anytime in the dining room. Specific food restrictions may be accommodated if notified prior to sailing.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Sea Star Journey

M/Y Sea Star Journey features 7 spacious Galapagos Suites and 1 Sea Star Suite, all equipped with panoramic windows; premium linens; and private bathrooms that feature biodegradable amenities, hot/cold water and air conditioning with independent controls. Choose between 2 twin beds or 1 faux king bed or connected suites for families with sofa beds for children. Triple occupancy for both adults and children can be accommodated on the Upper Deck.