Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Galapagos Cruises - between volcanoes and mangrove swamps

Spectacular volcanic landscapes and an unusual array of plant and animal species make this voyage into an unforgettable experience. Head off to adventure on a Galapagos Cruise

The Galapagos Cruise - where it takes place and when to go

This natural paradise is a possession of the South American state of Ecuador and is located in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago consists of 14 main islands and around 100 very small islands. The Spanish name "Galápago" means something like "bulging saddle" and is derived from the indigenous tortoises. The Galapagos Islands can be visited the whole year round, but the most pleasant time for a Galapagos Cruise is between May and December.

Galapagos Cruises - islands and tourist attractions

Go on a Galapagos Cruise and discover numerous miracles of nature. Among other things, make time to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station on the principal island of Santa Cruz. This island is home to most of the inhabitants of Galapagos. The village of Bellavista impresses with its lava tunnel, almost two kilometres in length.
On Espanola a walk over lava fields will bring you to bizarre lava formations. Not be missed here is the famous blowhole, which shoots water into the air to a height of around 23 m
The Galapagos Cruise then takes you to the island of Santa Cruz. A particular highlight is the salt lake, on whose banks, with a bit of luck, flamingos can be seen. The bizarre Scalesia forest is equally impressive.
Fernandina is particularly attractive to animal lovers. This island fascinates with its unparalleled diversity of native animal species. Why not find out something about the habitat of the Galapagos Penguin, the Galapagos sea lion or the flightless cormorant?
San Cristóbal will also entrance you with animal species which are found nowhere else in the world: e.g. the giant Galapagos tortoises and Monarch butterflies.

The Galapagos Cruise - a journey into an unspoilt paradise

This cruise is mostly offered using very exclusive, small and family-run cruise or sailing ships. it is above all lovers of nature and animals who will be thrilled by the natural wonders of the Galapagos Cruise and who will cherish the memory of this adventure of a special kind.



Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.


More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.


Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer – “Kids Sail Free”. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children – the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.