You wake up to the sounds of the sea. At first, you are a bit confused for the unfamiliar dark surrounding, but you then remember the curtains were down. So you open the curtains, and the subtle glare from before suddenly fills the room and blinds you; and little by little, you see this sparkling landscape. You get out to your private balcony, smell the energizing salt air and sense the soothing breeze. You just realized how good an idea would be to sip a freshly brewed coffee there. Without even understanding, you suddenly feel humble and grateful – until you are distracted by a curious finch stopping by the rail of your balcony. Before even starting the expedition, you are having the best experience in the Galapagos Islands. The mega catamaran (M/C) Ocean Spray offers passengers the settings that make possible such moments. Combine this with up-close real encounters, as if on a cage-less zoo. Somehow, all these indomitable yet fragile lives will impact your journey and even yourself. Your appreciation towards life will change. Welcome to an authentic Galapagos Safari.
As one of Haugan Cruises’ proud catamarans, the ultra-modern 16-passenger ship has three passenger decks with a total of nine (9) elegantly appointed and spacious double rooms, all with private facilities – including balconies. On top of that, it boasts some of the largest cabins on any small yacht in the market. Along with the large staterooms and a huge sundeck with a Jacuzzi, two bars, al fresco dining and a comfortable lounge — it’s not hard to see why it is referred to as a “mega” catamaran! The Ocean Spray is complemented by the equally unmatched stability and speed that only catamarans can provide. Indeed, when choosing a cruise for the Galapagos, this is one of the first options we suggest. There’s more: it has the most advanced navigation and safety equipment, which enhance the guests’ comfort and security. She (yes, we refer this beauty as a lady) fully complies with the highest national and international safety standards and regulations for passenger ships, thus making her one of the safest cruise in the Galapagos.
The crew is made up of 10 members plus a certified naturalist guide (top of the class, no less) who delivers the highest standards of quality service to the guests in a friendly and professional manner. It is precisely this “harmonious” team that bond together all the great features of the ship to the passenger; thus offering the best performance and comfort in cruising the enchanted islands. Every detail and event will happen as if it was a “natural reaction” (which happened to be pleasant). Before you know it, you will have that coffee you wanted on the table, taken to the perfect spot – and moment – for shooting the perfect honeymoon photos, offered a refreshing beverage when you start feeling hot on the sundeck… It is the ideal holiday for couples (as a matter of fact, it is an adult-only cruise) and small groups, but above all, it is definitely one of the best luxury cruises to the Galapagos Islands.
“The trip was excellent from beginning to end. The Isabella II was a fine ship and the crew and guides were all of the highest quality. I would recommend them to others. For us, the ship was the perfect size – not too small and not too large”