Scheduled to launch in early 2023, the exquisite Cormorant II will be the latest of the Galapagos’ luxury mega-catamarans to smoothly sail its volcanic seascapes so teeming with life and adventure. Boasting state-of-the-art navigation technologies and special features like on board gym, Jacuzzi, satellite internet, 180°-view lounge, interconnectable cabins and all-balcony suites—some even with their own private Jacuzzi—the Cormorant II promises to be one of the most sophisticated ways to experience the Galapagos yet.
Her ample social areas and spacious suites—the Premium Suites on the Upper Deck measuring nearly 670ft²—appear even larger with their floor-to-ceiling windows and fabulous private balconies, drenching guests in sunlight and spoiling them with unrestricted panoramic views of the passing islands and inquisitive species, and their own outdoor space to relax in. Those lucky guests staying in the sizeable Premium Suites also benefit from having exclusive Jacuzzis on their balconies.
Families and groups of friends will also be pleased to hear there are two pairs of interconnecting cabins on board, two Suites on the Main Deck, and a Suite and Premium Suite on the Upper Deck. Comfortable, contemporary furnishings can be found throughout the vessel, providing both a fashionable and functional base from which to explore the Enchanted Isles.
Sixteen lucky guests will be wait upon by not only nine friendly crew catering to their every whim, but also a dedicated cruise director to ensure everything is running as smoothly logistically as the boat’s sleek, twin-hulled design does sailing-wise. Off the ship, an expert bilingual naturalist guide will escort you on enthralling shore and panga (dinghy) excursions to provide passionate insight and all the information you need about the numerous species and spectacular landscapes you’ll encounter.
The Main Decks’ open-plan saloon and dining area—with bar and reception area—is surrounded by a porch to provide an ideal indoor and outdoor space to kick back and relax between island visits. Upstairs on the Upper Deck you can build up a sweat (or your appetite for the sumptuous international cuisine served on board) in the gym, or treat yourself to a near-captain’s view from the front-facing lounge with its spectacular 180° views. But beckoning you further, the temptations of the sun lounger-laden Sundeck are hard to resist, with its bubbling Jacuzzi and bar area the perfect spot for cruising on warmer days.
Silence Is Golden
Off-putting to both wildlife and guests alike, sometimes a price cannot be placed on the ear-ringing noise-levels one might encounter on board some Galapagos yachts. Despite its mega-size, the Cormorant II offers near-noiseless and eco-friendly cruising thanks to its avant-garde hydrodynamics and ultra-modern navigation equipment. Its catamaran design will also please those prone to sea-sickness, offering extra stability and some of the smoothest sailing imaginable throughout the Galapagos’ seas.
Although the Cormorant II catamaran is brand new, the yacht’s operators, the Villacis family, have over 15 years’ Galapagos cruise experience and know-how behind them. By booking the Cormorant Galapagos cruise you will not only be directly supporting a Galapagueño-run operation and providing a positive effect on the local economy, but you will also be able to relax safe in the knowledge that exceptional expedition experiences, five-star service and unforgettable wildlife encounters await.
Suites & Cabins
The 7 Suites are split over the Main and Upper decks, with 4 on the Main Deck (two of 46m²/527ft², and two of 44m²/474ft²), and 3 slightly smaller ones (35m²/371ft²) on the Upper Deck. All have a spacious design, combined with floor-to-ceiling patio windows leading onto breathtaking private balconies.
The two larger Suites to the front of the Main Deck are interconnectable, and one on the Upper Deck is connectable with a Premium Suite. Each suite comes configured with a Double or Twin beds for the utmost comfort.
The two huge Premium Suites are located to the rear of the Upper Deck and have a comfortable and modern design, combined with private balconies boasting their own Jacuzzi to soak in and soak up the breathtaking views of the Galapagos islands as you cruise in style. Each suite comes configured with a Double or Twin beds.
One of the Premium Suite can be interconnected with a neighboring Suite, ideal for families.