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Dates
  • Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 48
    Land Cost $5,400-$6,400 Details
    Single Supplement $2,800-$6,400 Details
    Lodging 3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Aboard M/V Eclipse, Northern Circuit

    Cruise the islands on one of the newest, medium-sized ships

    Additional Information

    About the Ship

    The M/V Eclipse provides an exceptional level of comfort and elegance. She is an expedition vessel, 210 feet long accommodating up to 48 passengers in 27 cabins.

    Ships the size of the Eclipse would normally accommodate many more passengers, but in designing her layout, cabin numbers were limited 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.
    Fully air-conditioned, the Eclipse’s spacious cabins have either a double or twin bed arrangement, with two bedside tables, a writing desk, two chairs, ample closet space, and an internal communication system. The well-appointed bathrooms consist of a shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, and a basket of toiletries, with fresh towels provided every day.
    The Eclipse has a well-equipped lounge for relaxation and for the nightly briefings on the day’s discoveries and the following day’s activities. There is also as well-stocked library for quiet study and reading. In addition to the elegant indoor dining room, there is also an al-fresco dining area located around the pool, where you can enjoy the islands’ spectacular scenery over a delicious lunch.

    View the Eclipse deck plans photos, and more.

    Cruise Costs:
    Prices are per person, for 8-day Cruise only.
    Please see below for additional costs.

     

    2014 Rates:

    $6,650 Deluxe Stateroom, Queens & Triples, Boat Deck Cabins 17-20

    $6,250 Superior Stateroom, Twins & Doubles, Boat Deck Cabins 21-28

    $5,700 Staterooms, Twins & Doubles, Main Deck  Cabins 3-8, 10

    $5,400 Standard Staterooms, Twins & Doubles, Main Deck Cabins 9, 11,12,14,15

    $5,600 Single Stateroom, Main Deck Cabins 1-2

    Single supplements are assessed as follows: 1.5 x the twin rate for Staterooms;  2x the twin rate for Superior and Deluxe Staterooms

    Triple occupancy
    Adult 3rd person is assessed at the current twin stateroom cabin rate
    Child 3rd person is assessed at the current twin stateroom cabin rate less child discount

    2015 Rates:

    $7,050 Deluxe Stateroom, Queens & Triples, Boat Deck Cabins 17-20

    $6,650 Superior Stateroom, Twins & Doubles, Boat Deck Cabins 21-28

    $6,050 Staterooms, Twins & Doubles, Main Deck  Cabins 3-8, 10

    $5,750 Standard Staterooms, Twins & Doubles, Main Deck Cabins 9,11,12,14,15

    $5,950 Single Stateroom, Main Deck Cabins 1-2

     

     

    *Note:
    On Family dates, children 5 years and older are welcome
    On non-family dates, children 7 years and older are welcome
    Children under 12 years sharing the cabin with an adult receive a 25% discount on cruise (only one discount per cabin) except for Easter, Christmas and New Year
    Children booked in a single cabin or in a double cabin for single use pay the adult rate

    Additional costs:
    $110 National Park entry fee & tourist card

    $560 Quito/Galapagos/Quito airfare

    Hotel packages: hotel 3 nights, transfers & city tour or hotel 2 nights and transfers; inquire for costs

    International airfare estimate: $1000-$1200

    Fuel Surcharge is $260 per passenger

    Detailed Trip Information

    Dates
    • Thursday biweekly departures (cruise departs on Saturday). Call for dates.
     
    Duration 11 days
    8 days in the Galapagos
     
    Land Cost $5,400-$6,400
    Costs are for cruise only
    See above for full details
     
    Single Supplement $2,800-$6,400
    50% of cabin cost for standard staterooms, 100% for superior and deluxe staterooms.
     
    Lodging 3 stars
    Delightful ship and hotel
     
    Grade I-II
    Wet & dry landings;
    walking over some
    rough terrain
     
    Group Size 48

    Trip Terms & Conditions

    Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our Global Expedition Catalog, on our website and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

    Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, English speaking guides, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation & check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

    Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), park or site entry fees, transit card, international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, fuel surcharges, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in JOURNEYS Terms & Conditions.

    Deposit and payment schedule: For reservations requiring 1-2 cabins, a deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person. Balance is due 90 days prior to departure. For reservations requiring 3 or more cabins, a deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person. A second deposit of 30% of the cabin cost is due per person 180 days prior to departure and final payment for is due 90 days prior to departure. All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. All payments are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due dates. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. All payments may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted by fax, mail or via our website.  *HOLIDAY departures require an increased deposit of 40% from the regular terms and conditions.

    Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

    Airfares: JOURNEYS can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

    Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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