Tagged: Galápagos Islands

Live From Ecuador: Cruising in a Country in a Crisis?

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association - IGTOA (Logo))I’d been vaguely aware of the political problems currently plaguing Ecuador. But it was only when my flight from London landed in Miami on Tuesday afternoon and I switched on my phone to a flurry of worried WhatsApp messages from friends and family that I discovered just how much the situation had escalated. (more…)

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Galapagos Island Cruises Trending Big For 2023

The Galapagos Islands (Graphicmaps.com - WorldAtlas)Everyone wants to go to the Galapagos Islands, the 19-island archipelago and one of the most unique locations in the world. While this destination has always been popular—a true bucket-list for most travelers—covid has taught people not to put things off. So what used to be an in-the-future vacation is being booked now. (more…)

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Lindblad Expeditions-national Geographic Offically Names Newest Vessel, “National Geographic Islander II”. Angela Flaim Together With Lindblad Expeditions Founder Sven Lindblad, Name 26-Suite Ship in the Galápagos Islands

Nat Geo Islander II Christening Ceremony | Galápagos Islands | Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions officially named their next generation, all-suite “National Geographic Islander II” this week in the awe-inspiring Galápagos Islands. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises Announces 2024 Sailings To The Galapagos Islands, Offering Guests An Up-close Look At Exquisite Nature And Wildlife On A Once-in-a-lifetime Adventure

Celebrity Flora (Courtesy Shipyard De Hoop)Celebrity Cruises® announced its 2024 sailings to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands, featuring breathtaking itineraries that offer guests opportunities to explore the destination’s unspoiled natural beauty and adventure. (more…)

Commemorating A Historic Milestone In The Galápagos. Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso Signs A Decree To Conserve More Than 23,000 Square Miles Of Ocean Around The Galápagos Islands And Beyond

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso Signs A Decree To Conserve More Than 23,000 Square Miles Of Ocean Around The Galápagos Islands And Beyond

The decades-long effort to protect the Galapagos Islands realized an important milestone on January 14, 2022 when Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso signed a decree to conserve more than 23,000 square miles of ocean around the Galápagos Islands and beyond. (more…)

Adventures by Disney Announces First-Ever Dedicated Expedition Cruises

Families will journey to some of the world’s most wondrous and sought-after destinations when they set sail on all-new Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises. With voyages to Antarctica beginning in late 2021 and to the Galapagos Islands in 2022, guests will embark on exhilarating adventures across breathtaking, remote landscapes while enjoying a leisurely voyage with family-focused activities curated by the travel experts at Disney. (more…)

Ecuador Set to Tighten Entry Rules for Cruise Passengers to Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands (Graphicmaps.com - WorldAtlas)Ecuador is planning to use this year’s visitor slump caused by the Coronavirus pandemic to tighten up tourism procedures for the Galapagos Islands. Senior tourism ministry adviser Mariano Proano cited moves to improve the performance of naturalist guides who accompany travellers around the islands and to raise standards of entry-level accommodation and tours. (cruisecritic.com)

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Lindblad Expeditions And Island Conservation Launch Galápagos Island Relief Fund

Lindblad Expeditions (Logo)Lindblad Expeditions, a global provider of expedition cruises, and Island Conservation, an international not-for-profit conservation organization, have launched the Galápagos Island Relief Fund to provide immediate financial relief for the people of the Galápagos Islands who have been devastated by the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)