With 7,244 square feet of exterior space, the MV Galapagos Legend is a large vessel that offers amenities small boats can not match. Yet, the ship, which welcomes up to 100 guests, creates a warm, intimate experience fostered by cozy social areas, a laid-back attitude, and attentive service.
Life Aboard The Galapagos Legend Ship
The Galapagos Legend is the definition of casual cruising, and, between activities, you are free to roam the ship to explore all the exciting indoor and outdoor social areas. By day, lounge in the sun, take a dip in the pool, soak in one of the Jacuzzis on the sundeck, or work out in the fully-equipped fitness room or jogging track. Stop by the Fisherman’s Bar for a cocktail or a flute of chilled sparkling wine.
The fun continues late into the night with activities such as karaoke, salsa nights, movie nights, and a BBQ at the alfresco dining area. The Neptune Party, in which the ruler of the sea comes aboard the ship to reorganize his kingdoms, is not to be missed. Some itineraries even feature an Equatorial Line Party to celebrate crossing the equator, with guests receiving a certificate to commemorate the moment. If you prefer a bit of low-key after-dark fun, head to the moon deck for a stargazing presentation.
The ship’s highest spot soars 40 feet over the sea and offers a magnificent view of the islands. No matter what you do on or off the boat, keep your camera handy. As the cruise wraps up, there is a photo contest with the winners taking home fun prizes. You will need something delicious to eat to fuel all that fun, at the Lonesome George Restaurant has just the thing. Lunch is served as a buffet, and dinner includes à la carte options based on local and international specialties. Between meals, grab a bite at the 24-hour snack and coffee station.
Excursions From Your Galapagos Legend Cruise
The Galapagos Legend sails a total of eight itineraries, half of which are four-day trips. The other half are eight-day trips created by merging two of the shorter itineraries. Every day is a new opportunity for fun in the sun. Go ashore two times per day with a naturalist guide to see the most interesting spots on the Galapagos Islands.
Depending on your itinerary, you could take a dingy ride to a rarely visited Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. The area has been declared a turtle sanctuary, and the creatures frequently peek out of the water to greet visitors. You may also stop at Egas Port on Santiago Island to hike along a black volcanic sand beach to see a colony of fur seals swimming in rocky pools.
There are also opportunities for snorkeling (and occasionally encountering a sea lion), paddling transparent kayaks while looking at the sea life swimming below you, and taking rides in a glass-bottom boat. For those looking to go a little deeper, you can opt-out of some planned activities in favor of scuba diving at an additional cost.
Fun For Little Cruisers
Do you have a budding adventurer or a fledgling explorer? A cruise aboard the Galapagos Legends ship is a treat for all ages, including your tiny tots. Not only will kids love the animal-focused activities on the schedule, but there is also a Kid’s Corner onboard the ship stocked with toys and games. Plus, cruising with kids could not be easier, thanks to interconnecting rooms with space for your whole crew. There are even special dates reserved as Family Cruises which include a children’s menu in the restaurant and kid-centric activities.
For a vacation that is just as thrilling on board as off, the MV Galapagos Legend is the place to be. And, with a wide range of cabins available, ranging from cozy interior rooms to the massive Legend Balcony Suite, you are sure to find a room to suit your style and budget.