After cruising the Galapagos for only a couple months after Oceanadventures began operations with the MC Athala II, this newly refurbished and upgraded catamaran has just been named an Andrew Harper Hideaway in the December 2011 Hideaway Report.
Some of the important details mentioned by Andrew Harper include:
“The principal advantage of a catamaran as opposed to a monohull is space, and indeed, the public areas immediately struck us as relatively expansive for a vessel of this size. The main deck contained a generous dining room with two large tables, plus a lounge with sofas, easy chairs and all the necessary electronic equipment for evening briefings, slideshows and videos. The upper deck provided an outdoor dining area and bar. And the top deck was equipped with a Jacuzzi and furnished with about a dozen sun loungers.”
“All meals aboard Athala II are served buffet style… we found the food to be varied, plentiful and consistently good.”
“…smaller boats do offer significant advantages: … they are particularly appropriate for extended family groups; and they enable their passengers to find solitude, to enjoy the sensation of being close to the end of the world, and to have an intimate and unforgettable encounter with the wildlife.”
Additionally, the MV Eclipse has received yet another accolade as well. Andrew Harper has named it a 2012 Andrew Harper Signature Tour of the Galapagos Islands.
“…The Eclipse offers spacious public areas including indoor and outdoor restaurants, two bars, a library, an infirmary with a qualified doctor, elliptical exercise machines plus a Jacuzzi on its sundeck, a boutique and daily laundry service. At the same time, with about half the number of passengers of a typical Galápagos cruise ship, Eclipse can provide a superior wildlife experience. For these reasons, I have selected the Eclipse for a 2012 Andrew Harper Signature Tour of the Galápagos Islands...”
At Oceanadventures, we are proud of these accomplishments. Our experience, safety record, service, guides and itineraries have all contributed to such mentions which in turn assure all of our guests that a trip on one of our yachts is truly above and beyond any other in the Galapagos.
So, go ahead, join us on a life-changing, unique experience. You deserve it!