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breakinggood Jul 3, 19 1:42 pm

Galapagos Big boat or little boat
Trying to plan a trip to the Galapagos and wondered if we should take a catamaran or do a regular cruise line. I do suffer from sea sickness but I'm hoping meds will help. The catamaran we're thinking of taking is The Archipell ll. This will be in January so it should be a little less rough. Any advise is welcome.

Section 107 Jul 9, 19 10:13 am

My family was on this boat for a week in 2016 with Overseas Adventure Travel (we have always been more than satisfied with the arrangements made by OAT).

It is nice, very comfortable, nothing fancy. The crew was excellent, the food fantastic - never ate so much, so well and still lost a few pounds! Of course, the crew may be quite different and rotates every few weeks.

Given the choice between the smaller boats vs the bigger 100-person boats in Galapagos - I prefer the smaller ones. They can go a few places the bigger ones can't, it's more intimate with your cruise-mates but more than plenty of room to have your privacy/own space/alone time. The bigger boats tend to have "nicer" amenities but also cost more. Ultimately, which you choose depends on what your priorities are and the value proposition you favor. On our trip to Galapagos we chose to put our money into doing more stuff and not into the boat portion; we did not at all suffer from not being on the QEII.... :)

breakinggood Jul 12, 19 1:44 pm

Thank you, I agree I will go small.

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