The M/V Eclipse is one of the most preferred Galapagos cruise ships to sail the archipelago. What sets this vessel apart from other vessels is its keen dedication to offer the best possible cruise experience in the Galapagos Islands. On board, passengers will appreciate the small excursion groups concept, superior levels of personalized service, and the array of amenities that are typically only found on larger ships.
One keystone of M/V Eclipse expedition success is the perfect balance between itineraries, on board comfort, compliance with the highest standards of quality, and environmental protection. The M/V Eclipse is a mid-size vessel with all the advantages of a small exclusive yacht.
M/V Eclipse is a Conde Nast Top Small Cruise Ship and a 2012 Andrew Harper Signature Tour of the Galapagos Islands!
M/V ECLIPSE 2014 AVAILABILITY
- Capacity: 48 passengers
- Length: 210 ft / 64 m
- Draft: 11 ft / 3.2 m
- Gross Tonnage: 1610
- Cruising Speed: 12 knots
- Certification: Smart Voyager by Rainforest Alliance
- Crew: 31 plus 4 naturalist guides
The M/V Eclipse hosts a maximum of 48 guests in 26 spacious, air-conditioned cabins, all with outside views.
Every cabin boasts either picture windows or large portholes, providing a view of the surrounding waters. All the ship’s twin beds can be converted to king-size beds upon request. All cabins have both 110 & 220 volt electrical outlets. Cabins are serviced three times a day.
DELUXE STATEROOMS (210 sq. ft.)
There are four Deluxe Staterooms which are located on the Boat Deck. Each Deluxe Stateroom averages a very ample 210 sq. ft. (19.5 sq. m.) and also has a large shower and panoramic windows. Our Deluxe Staterooms also include a one time, fully stocked mini bar.
SUPERIOR STATEROOMS (170 sq. ft.)
Also located on the Boat Deck are our eight spacious, 170 sq. ft. (16 sq. m.), Superior Staterooms. Guests in Superior Staterooms can also enjoy beautiful views through panoramic windows.
MAIN DECK STATEROOMS (170 sq. ft.)
Our twelve Main Deck Staterooms are the same comfortable size as the Superior Staterooms, 170 sq. ft. (16 sq. m.) and are located in the Main Deck. Guests in these cabins also enjoy great views and natural light as these rooms are equipped with two or three very large portholes.
SINGLE STATEROOM (110 sq. ft.)
The M/V Eclipse has two single cabins with porthole windows, located on the main deck.
Brightly allures with its sophisticated elegance, generous panoramic windows and impeccable service. This dining area is provocative, well-balanced between the stunning scenery, stylish interior and superb gastronomy.
While the M/V Eclipse has an elegant indoor area, when weather conditions permit guests can take advantage of the spectacular al-fresco dining area at the stern of the vessel for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Having a great meal on deck allows guests to enjoy the sunshine and sea breeze, while cruising from one island to the next.
The M/V Eclipse provides ample indoor space, ideal for relaxing, socializing and enjoying a favorite cocktail at the main lounge bar. From here guests can take pleasure in the various adventure briefings, or simply loosen up to conversation amidst smooth air-conditioned comfort.
Features exclusive souvenirs that bring to life the memorable moments spent on the Enchanted Islands. Here you can find a special selection of jewelry, ornaments, books, pouches, T-shirts all with the M/V Eclipse´s logo. Toiletries and other convenience items are also available for purchase.
This area warmly welcomes guests with our Cruise Director. This is the heart to anywhere on the vessel. From here you can either relax and keep informed on the daily activities or proceed to any of the other social areas on board.
The M/V Eclipse´s spacious and elegant sun deck provides guests with the possibility to enjoy either a sunny or shaded outdoor deck area.
This social area has a Jacuzzi, soda fountains, sun loungers and seating areas to take pleasure in conversations amid the most stunning panoramic views.
Family friendly cruise departures
The Galapagos Islands are truly a magical place. It is a destination where fun and education coexist seamlessly and it is therefore a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience for children. Because of this, we offer unrivalled fixed Family Departures throughout the year.
Our Child Coordinator will prepare activities for kids throughout the week including special briefings, meal times and menus, educational activities, and much more. We prepare colorful, kid-friendly cabins and also give children special "Explorer´s kit". When we have 10 children on board, we offer their own guide for land excursions. At least one parent must accompany the Child Coordinator.
On the M/V Eclipse, children will get a Galapagos experience like no other in the archipelago.
According to National Park regulations, kayaking is only permitted at certain sites. Kayaking takes place before or after island excursions and is one of the best ways to enjoy Galapagos and its unique ecosystem.
Lectures and briefings
The expedition leader and the guides will give nightly lectures about the islands, in addition to briefings on the next day’s activities.
Most of the snorkeling activities take place before or after island excursions, so that you will not miss the hikes. It is an optional activity while the rest of the passengers stay on board or on the beach.
Crossing the Equator
We provide an Equatorial Certificate to each of our guests that certifies they have crossed the equator. This is only available on the North Western Genovesa itinerary.
Although sightings are not guaranteed, with a keen eye and some luck you may see some whales during your cruise, especially between June and September.