Eclipse Yacht Description
The Eclipse Luxury cruise ship was designed to offer an abundance of space with half the amount of passengers you would normally find on another similar cruise liner in the Galapagos. The impressive amenities guests can find onboard throughout her classic designs are the library/video room, interior dining area, an al fresco dining space, lounge, indoor and outdoor bar, boutique, swimming pool, souvenir shop and a jacuzzi perfect for watching the Galapagos drift by in total relaxation.
If there is ever need for medical assistance, the doors to the ship's infirmary are always open with free medical care waiting. For those who are traveling with families, enjoy on-board entertainment, child focused guiding, special kids menus, and fun beach games. These special family features can be enjoyed through the months of March, April, July, August, and December.
During your stay on the Eclipse you can choose from 26 various and elegantly designed Staterooms: Superior, Deluxe or Single. Each of the 26 rooms includes air-conditioning, biodegradable toiletries in private bathrooms and is arranged with either twin or double beds and twin-beds can be converted into king-sized if requested. All rooms are serviced twice a day and a safety box is provided for your personal belongings in each room.
Eclipse Cruise Prices
2017 prices per person (except charter)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
|Cabins (High Season)||8 Days|
Standard Staterooms (Main Deck 9, 11,12,14,15)
|Cabins (Low Season)||8 Days|
|US$ 6500||US$ 6200|
|Low Season||US$ 310000|
|High Season||US$ 324000|
|LOW SEASON Rates for 2017 apply for:||August 26 to December 09 sailings|
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- Low Season rates apply from Aug 27 to Dec 10
- Above prices include:
All shore excursions with English speaking guides
All meals while onboard
All soft drinks and juices onboard
VIP lounge at Baltra airport on outbound flight from Galapagos
Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
Complimentary use of 3mm "shorty" wet suits
Complimentary one-time fully stocked minibar in Deluxe Staterooms
Sharing transfers between the airport in Baltra and the dock
Above prices do not include:
Fuel Surcharge $260 USD per person
Air tickets to and from the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee USD100,00 per adult / USD50,00 per child under 12 years
$20 Transit Control Card
Guide and crew gratuities
Fuel Surcharge is an additional charge imposed by local authorities.
Prices are in US Dollars, per person
Cruise prices, Air tickets, National Park fee and TCT prices are subject to change without prior notice in the event of circumstances
beyond our control
FAMILY DEPARTURES - CHILDREN´S DISCOUNTS
On Family Departures children are accepted from the age of 4 years old onwards - please ask for our Family Friendly cruise dates
On Non-Family Departures children are accepted from the age of 8 years old onwards
Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.
Easter (March 31-April 7), Christmas (December 22 - 29) & New Year (december 29 - January 5) departures
Only one discount applies in our Deluxe triple cabins.
Single Supplements are assessed as follows: 1.5 x the twin rate for Staterooms; 2 x the twin rate for Superior and Deluxe Staterooms
3rd person in Deluxe Stateroom (adult) is assessed at the current twin Stateroom cabin rate
3rd person in Deluxe Stateroom (child) is assessed at the current twin Stateroom cabin rate less child discount
Eclipse ItineraryClick on each itinerary title to show or hide the corresponding information.
Superior Panoramic Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom Triple
Al Fresco Dining
Eclipse Deck Plans & Specs
JMA-7252-61 JRC radars, Furuno GP-30 GPS, Furuno FCV-667 color video sounder, speed log, gyrocompass Anschutz STD 20, autopilot Anschutz Pilostar DAP02-SO 1. EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 2 x 40 person life boats, 4 x 10 person life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, smoke detector system, C02 system. Safety equipment to SOLAS July 1998 requirements. GMDSS Console, inmarsat Mini-M Satcom.
2 units of 3000 gal/day watermakers.
220 volts ACl60 Hz.
Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:
This was an excellent vacation. We had a great time. There were no major difficulties. The Eclipse was first class and the guides were superb. The Eclipse has apparently been sold to the Celebrity Cruise Line and an evaluation team was on board for part of the trip so it's hard for me to say what will happen there. From the captain to the maid they were uniformly excellent.
Our hotel stay and transportation were fantastic.
Thanks for a wonderful experience! We're sharing our pictures on line with our fellow travelers via Shutterfly.
USA, July 2016
Cruise on Eclipse
want to thank you for arranging the most spectacular vacation we’ve ever had!! We loved the Galapagos as well as the Eclipse cruise ship and its crew and the naturalists and everything about the entire trip!!! Thank you so very much.
We definitely plan to go back to the Galapagos on the same ship, but the south/east itinerary the next time so that we can see the waved albatross, and when we do, we will use your agency again.
Thanks so much,
Hi Maria Soledad,
Thanks for your email. Everything was fantastic and we won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends!!! Couldn't have been a better cruise.
Looking forward to coming back to Ecuador!
I want to thank you and your staff for the first rate job you did helping me and my party with the arraignments for our trip to the Galápagos Islands.
The patience you showed in dealing with my numerous questions with timely and precise answers was exactly what gave me the confidence to complete the transaction from 4,000 miles away.
The 8 day 7 night cruise on the Eclipse was fantastic and I can highly recommend the ship and its crew. The transfer for our flight from Quito to the islands was confirmed with our hotel the night before our departure. This was a reassuring touch to the start of our journey.
It was an experience we will never forget.
Thanks for writing. We had a great time in Equador. Everything worked out very well. We had a rough start because Lynn did not feel well the morning of our first day. We almost cancelled the City tour of Quito but the guide and driver agreed to wait nearby until 11 AM and luckily Lynn felt better and we saw what we could from 11 to 2. The Galapagos were fantastic. The boat and staff were excellent, the other passengers were all friendly, and the guides were terrific. I probably should not have booked the hotel for the last day since we were only there for 3 hours, but that's that. All in all we were very happy with everything, and I've already recommended Columbus and especially you to numerous people.
Just wanted to let you know that our trip to the Galapagos was a wonderful experience. Everything went smoothly. Our transfers were on time and the hotels were very nice . The city tour of Quito with Daniel was very pleasent and informative. The cruise was perfect, with the weather and seas cooperating. The accomodations were very comfortable and the ship's crew and guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Truly a trip we will always remember.
My daughter and I thank you for arranging everything. We will happily be recomending you, your travel company and the Eclipse to our friends.
Eclipse Cruise and Quito City tour
Hi Christian- We had a GREAT trip! Wouldn't change a thing. Sure enjoyed meeting you. Galapagos aboard the Eclipse exceeded all of our expectations. I filled out a comment sheet while in Quito after our city tour and gave it to our guide. I didn't fill out the Galapagos portion since we hadn't been there yet. Our pickup at Quito airport on our return from Galapagos was perfect as was our stay at the boutique hotel near the airport. What a great decision NOT to go all the way back into Quito! Our pickup Sunday morning to the airport for our flight back to the US went perfectly. We WILL be back!! Again, many thanks for taking such good care of us. Laird
Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year. Hope all is well. We immensely enjoyed our trip to Ecuador!
Eclipse cruise + La Selva Lodge
I would like to apologise for not writing earlier to thank You and Julia for all the help you gave us organising our cruise with Eclipse and arranging our train tickets. Also for answering all the general questions that I asked,
Our trip on the Eclipse went very well and we had a great time. The size of the boat was perfect. Having four guides on board worked very well .
They were all very knowledgeable. At certain times there were several different options so it gave everyone the option of doing something else if for example they were not into snorkeling
The days were full and active enjoying all the wild life on land and in the sea. After a tiring day it was great to come back to such good food , everyday was a different menu ; fantastic
The crew were really good ,very helpful and everything worked like clockwork Every trip left on time no hanging around
All in all a great cruise
We enjoyed the rest of our time in Ecuador which was our first time in South America. Everywhere we went, we found people very helpful so we had no problems and had a great time. It has given us the buzz to return in the future.
Antartica appeals if I can persuade my wife that the boat crossing from Argentina wont be too rough and also Chile.
Again thank you for all your help it was much appreciated
ECLIPSE & TRAIN RIDE
We couldn't have been happier with our trip to Ecuador. We really enjoyed it. Everything went very smoothly and we felt well cared for by the Columbus Travel contacts. We especially liked seeing Xavier every time we returned to Quito.
Our tour guides, Alfredo and Ivan, were great. They were very knowledgable and fun and interesting to spend time with.
We were glad we signed up for the Otavalo tour, it was so much more interesting than just the market.
We particularly liked the Casona de la Ronda Hotel. The Swiss was nice but we would have preferred to stay in the old town area instead.
Both the Yachana and the Eclipse were great. Comfortable, good food, good excursions and great guides.
We will gladly recommend Ecuador and Columnus Travel to our friends. And I think we will return to Ecuador in the next few years. It sounds like the cloud forest would be interesting.Thank you for your help making this great vacation happen.
I am now sitting under a palm tree on a beach on the beautiful Brazilian island of Morro Sao Paulo and thought that this was a good moment to write and thank you for the excellent arrangements that you made for our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
We were delighted with all aspects of the trip. The cruise on the Eclipse was wonderful, the hotels on the mainland were excellent and the support we received at all points by representatives of your company was superb. We were particularly impressed with our driver and guide for the trip from Quito to Cuenca, Jorge. He was very informative and helpful and good company on a long trip. He was excellent when the vehicle broke down on the trip from Riobamba to Cuenca late in the afternoon. His first thought was for us; his passengers. He quickly and efficiently organised an alternative vehicle and while it was a tight fit for four of us and our luggage we got to Cuenca quickly and safely. And had a small adventure that added a story or two to our trip.
We will certainly recommend your company to others both for the actual trip but also the wonderful help you gave during the booking process. It s a pleasure to deal with such a good company.
Thank you for helping to make our holiday in Ecuador so enjoyable and free of worry. We have no hesitation in recommending Columbus Travel to our friends in Australia and England.
Malcolm and Carole
Please be sure and share my comments with your boss. First, let me thank you and your staff for the most exceptional trip either Joan or I have ever taken. That says a lot since I travel almost 200,000 kilometers per year. Second, not a small part of the success of the trip was you. I have never received the level of personal service you provided. It was like being hand held through Quito and the Galapagos. The Swisshotel was an excellent property. Room great, breakfast great, staff attentive. The added city tour and room before travel home was deeply appreciated. Third, the Eclipse was all you predicted. Great ship, excellent crew, too much good food, and superb guides. I've already spoken to many about the trip and Columbus Travel. I told them you cannot do Galapagos without them! We will be considering a group trip as we begin to formulate work with the ministry of health.
In the mean time our personal Gracias me Amigo for all you did.
Marv and Joan Wayne
Eclipse June 7-14
Yes I scheduled. The trip was fantastic. Eclipse crew and the whole experience could not have been better.
All set for tomorrow. Thank you for your efforts for us!
Thanks so much for making our trip to The Galapagos a perfect one! The Eclipse was everything that we had hoped for and more.
Thanks again, Jeanne and Peter Bowen
Eclipse - January
Just wanted to let you know that Kate and I had a fabulous time in the Galapagos. The Eclipse was wonderful. Great food, beautiful ship and terrific crew members and guides. We were very happy during the entire trip.
Just to let you know the galapagos trip was absolutely fantastic, the eclipse is a great boat and the excursions were all first class! We think this has been our best holiday ever! Thanks for all your help with everything, you have been wonderful. Today we are heading off on our trip to the highlands which we are looking forward to.
All the best
Australia, April 2010
Traveled on the Eclipse
I have no complaints whatsoever about my entire trip! The tour with Byron was very informative and I enjoyed his company for the day. My experience on the Eclipse far surpassed any of my expectations and I would go back today if I could! The crew, the food, the room, and the naturalist guides, were outstanding. I made many new friends with both the passengers and the crew. It is a trip that I will never forget.
Thank you for all of your help in booking the trip.
USA, March 2010
Traveled on the Eclipse
We had a wonderful trip on the Eclipse. Everything worked out perfectly. Javier was always on time to pick us up. We found the staff on the Eclipse to be absolutely wonderful; At some time in the future, we will want to go back and take with us some of our family Of course we will contact you at that time.
Thanks for everything!!
January 22th, 2006
It was everything we could have hoped for and the best possible way to celebrate our anniversary.
We will always have wonderful memories of this time.
In addition, the Hotel Mercure could not have been more comfortable and charming, Xavier was always right on time, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in Otavalo with Byron. We recommended Columbus Travel to many of our friends
Thank you again for all your excellent, professional assistance.
Kind regards, Rob and Maureen Sladen
Cruise on Eclipse Jan 14-21, 2006