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Galapagos Vacations

Located in South America (off of the coast of Ecuador), the Galapagos Islands are one of the most exotic and intriguing destinations in the world. This series of islands is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally made famous by Charles Darwin's famous evolution studies, it is home to rare species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. When you take a Galapagos cruise, you’ll get a rare up-close and intimate vacation experience not found elsewhere. Between interesting lectures and fabulous shore excursions, a Galapagos cruise will truly submerse you in the history and lifestyle of this amazing region.

Celebrity Cruises features their brand-new Celebrity Flora, doing 7-Night Galapagos Islands cruises (sailing round trip from Isla Baltra all year long). Celebrity Xpedition, a very upscale 92-passenger cruise ship, is a small (yet spacious) ship that was built specifically for the scenic cruising you'd desire to do in the Galapagos Islands. These ships offer all-inclusive cruises, with staff gratuities and shore excursions included in the price. Available for use onboard Celebrity Xpedition and Celebrity Flora are plush bathrobes, a hot tub, massage room, fitness room, and a lounge that features nightly lectures by naturalists and live music. With a guest-to-staff ratio of better than 2-to-1 you're going to see what great service is all about.

Silversea Cruises, Avalon Waterways, and Lindblad Expeditions are the only other major cruise lines currently sailing in the Galapagos Islands. Silversea is well known around the world for all-inclusive pricing, luxury service, and a personalized experience for every guest. With a fantastic guest to crew ratio of 1 to 1.4, there will always be someone to meet your every need. Offering exciting itineraries and tours of the Galapagos Islands, why not explore in the lap of ultra-luxury?

Lindblad Expeditions, in a partnership with National Geographic, offers weekly 7-night Galapagos cruises (sailing round trip from Guayaquil) aboard the 96-guest, all-oceanview National Geographic Endeavour II and the 48-guest, all-oceanview National Geographic Islander. Like Celebrity, Lindblad includes shore excursions during their Galapagos cruises.

American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all Galapagos cruises booked with us. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next Galapagos cruise!

Highlighted Galapagos Cruise Attractions

The following are just a few of the many things to do while sailing a Galapagos cruise:

Diverse and Exotic Wildlife

The vast array of rare wildlife in the Galapagos include whales, dolphins, penguins, iguanas, giant tortoises, stingrays, flamingos, sea lions, and many other exotic species. In few other destinations, if any, would you be able to see such a wide range of species as you could during a Galapagos cruise.

Amazing, Complimentary Shore Excursions

One of the main reasons to take a Galapagos cruise is for the variety of in-depth shore excursions. Fantastic wildlife encounters and scenic tours of the diverse Galapagos Islands are an example of typical Galapagos excursions. A major plus is that, as mentioned above, the cruise lines that currently offer Galapagos cruises usually include complimentary shore excursions.

Sierra Negra Volcano

When sailing aboard a Galapagos cruise, you can’t miss the views from this area, located off the island of Isabela. A typical excursion here includes a hike but you can make this experience easier by horseback riding to the top. Make sure you bring snacks during this exciting excursion!

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Celebrity Cruises
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  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
  • Spa & Fitness Heaven

Until you personally experience the five-star service for which Celebrity Cruises is acclaimed, you won't know what it means to be treated not simply as a passenger, but as an honored guest. Fabulous service, great food and entertaining shows are all available onboard each Celebrity cruise ship. AquaClass accommodations, balcony staterooms with special spa amenities and access, are now available on most Celebrity ships. Canyon Ranch, one of the world’s leading spa and wellness brands, has partnered with Celebrity to bring you the indulgent Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard ten of their state-of-the-art ships. Consistently rated as one of the best cruise lines in the world, you simply can't go wrong with Celebrity Cruises.

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Celebrity Xpedition Class
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  • All-Inclusive
  • Shore Excursions Included
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A unique offering within the premium Celebrity Cruises fleet, the Celebrity Xpedition Class consists of three intimate vessels: the state-of-the-art 100-guest (debuted in 2019) Celebrity Flora; a 100-guest mega-yacht, Celebrity Xpedition; and a 16-guest catamaran, Celebrity Xploration. All three ships sail year-round in one of the most pristine and exotic parts of the world, the Galapagos Islands (made famous by the studies of Charles Darwin). This is an all-inclusive vacation, with all beverages (including bottled water, coffee, tea, wine, beer and spirits, but excluding select premium brands), gratuities, and shore excursions included. Among the other inclusions are room service, a fitness room, and nightly lectures by certified naturalists from the Galapagos National Park.

Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions

Part of Hurtigruten Group, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers expedition-style cruises to some of the most remote destinations in the world. Their small ships take guests up close to the wildlife and landscapes of those areas, including Antarctica, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and the Arctic. An expert Expedition Team provides wonderful onboard enrichment lectures, and a variety of unique, exciting shore excursions (such as dog sledding, kayaking, and snow mobile safaris) are available during each Hurtigruten Expeditions cruise,

Silversea Cruises
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  • Ships: 14 (100 - 728 Guests)
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 14 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
  • Open Dining

Silversea's all-inclusive ultra-luxury vacations appeal to discriminating travelers accustomed to plush accommodations and attentive, individualized service. Distinguished by its award-winning, all-suite ships and impeccable service, Silversea's all-inclusive fares include round-trip airfare (from select gateways), a pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay, all beverages including select wines and spirits, gratuities, transfers, and a special shoreside event, The Silversea Experience, on select sailings.

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For those seeking to combine the best of both luxury and adventure cruising, look no further than Silversea's expedition ships. These magnificent vessels sail to some of the most exotic locales in the world. Guests can enjoy 5-star service, as they view penguins in the Arctic, sip on champagne while searching for humpback whales in the Pacific Northwest, or even get professional hot stone massages while discovering the untouched nature of the Galapagos. Silversea Expeditions will help you see the world in a whole new way, without having to compromise comfort and service.

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An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.

Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).

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Luxury Tours

When the finest vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

Common inclusions on the tours offered by these companies are luxury accommodations, private or small groups, exclusive/VIP experiences, and more. Although these tour operators are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Customizable Tours

These tour operators give customers the option of picking and choosing pieces, creating a vacation that fits their preferences. Whether it's selecting specific hotels, or visiting specific destinations, the options are plentiful and sure to please you! We can arrange for as customized and specific of a tour that you would like, whether it be escorted, independent, or a bit of both. Contact us today to get the conversation started with one of our experienced travel advisors.

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Independent Travel

Also referred to as self-guided travel, independent travel gives you the freedom to do things at your own pace. You don't have a guide with you like you would on an escorted tour, but you can make your own schedule and choose your own itinerary.

This option is usually significantly less expensive than an escorted tour that includes similar components; however, cost and quality simply depends on the tour you select as both budget and luxury tour operators offer this type of travel.

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Budget Tours

The tour operators that we list as offering a "Budget" product are those that tend to have pricing that is considered more economical, and as a result often include components (i.e. accommodations and tours) that are good but not quite top tier.

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Adventure Travel

When a tour operator offers "Adventure Travel" it often means that their tours include very active itineraries, usually involving the in-depth exploration of the area(s) being visited, and possibly visiting remote locations. This type of tour tends to appeal to thrill-seekers, and those that like to participate in activities that include a good amount of physical exertion.

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Created with families in mind, Adventures by Disney is a premium tour company that offers land packages on six of the world's seven continents! Guests are provided with exclusive itineraries, VIP treatment, and fun-filled integration of the Disney brand.

Central Holidays
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Family owned and operated since 1972, Central Holidays provides great personalized service and care. They offer escorted tours of select countries in Europe (including Italy, Spain, France, Greece and more), Egypt, the USA, Africa, West Asia and Latin America. Ask us about Journeys, their luxury travel experiences.

Cosmos
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  • Part of the Globus Family of Brands
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  • Budget-Priced Escorted Tours
  • Part of the Globus Family of Brands
  • Free Time Built into All Vacations

Cosmos provides affordable, budget-priced, escorted tour packages. Their packages may include air, accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, many meals, and the services of a Tour Director for much less than if you booked them all on your own.

G Adventures
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  • Adventure / Customizable / Escorted / Independent Travel
  • A Leader in Adventure Travel
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Since 1990, G Adventures has been offering adventure-craving travelers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and tours they were accustomed to. Examples of the types of adventure tours are: active, family, independent, expedition, and overland.

Gate 1 Travel
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Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel offers escorted tours, European river cruises, independent vacations and customized international vacation packages for less. Our extra discounts on their travel packages and tour packages provide exceptional value.

Globus
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  • Escorted
  • Perfectly Planned
  • Many Inclusions & Experiences
  • Time to Explore on Your Own

One of the world's leaders in luxury travel, Globus has been arranging tours since 1928. By booking a Globus tour (referred to by them as "journeys") you'll gain VIP access to many sites visited during your journey, special excursions that are included in the price of your tour, access to an expert Tour Director that has unique knowledge about the destinations, and you'll stay in first-class and above pre-selected hotels (with breakfast and dinner usually included), located in prime areas. Portage is included with all Globus tours, so you won't have to worry about lugging your luggage from one place to another. Some tour operators over-schedule you, but Globus weaves in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration.

Kensington Tours
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Kensington Tours offers personalized vacations based on your specific preferences. We work with them to take on all the complexities and logistics so that you can truly have a great time. There are no fixed dates or schedules - you pick the start and end dates, providing true flexibility. Your local private guide will help you enjoy the destination you're in, with a truly authentic and tailor-made experience.

Monograms
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  • They Plan, You Play.
  • Part of the Globus Family of Brands

Monograms offers over 100 hassle-free and unique vacations in 31 countries, over 5 continents. It's a great choice for those that like independent, non-escorted and flexible tours, but don't want to deal with having to arrange all of the details of the trip on their own.

Tauck
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  • Founded in 1925
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  • Founded in 1925

One of the world's leaders in premium guided travel, cruise, riverboat and family travel adventures, Tauck was founded in 1925. This family-owned, three-generation, award-winning company offers over 100 fantastic vacation packages throughout the world. Every detail of a Tauck tour is handled perfectly, including your luggage being brought to your hotel room ahead of you, preferred seating at shows, meals being included, staying at distinguished hotels in premium locations, and the expert knowledge of an insightful Tour Director. Rest assured, that although your itinerary is planned for you, there will be time experience the destinations on your own too.

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