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Nina Catamaran

Nina Luxury Catamaran

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Facilities & Accommodation

Nina is the first of the brand new Kat-700 luxury catamaran series and is the most modern vessel in the Galapagos Islands.

Her speed, comfort, luxurious interiors and excellent itinerary make Nina perfect for your clients' Galapagos Cruise Adventure.

Nina was commissioned following the stunning sell-out success of her sister ship, the luxury catamaran Athala II.

All cabins boast the luxury of a private balcony and the new stability system ensures the smoothest of rides.

The new design of the MC Nina surpasses all rivals. She is the fastest, sleekest, longest and most stable catamaran cruising the Islands.

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Nina Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Hi Vero,

We just want to tell you,we hade a very good time on the Nina and in Ecuador.
We really enjoyed travelling with Jan,he has such a profound knowledge and is very good with make everybody at ease
We would like to thank you again for all the nice things you organised for us. We enjoyed the Malbec.

We wish you a lovely christmas time.

Kind regards


Yacht Nina + Swissotel + Grand Ht Gye
Birgit Buhrer x 2
10 – 22 Nov 2010


My family and I just returned from our trip to Ecuador, including our seven day cruise on the Nina. The level of service that we received from you, from the other Columbus Travel representatives in Guayaquil, from the Hotel Oro Verde staff, and from the crew and guide of the Nina were flawless and remarkable. Every detail was handled to perfection. Everyone we dealt with was polite and capable and went out of their way to make our vacation experience unforgettable. I wanted to thank you so much for arranging the trip. Should we visit Ecuador again, I will certainly use Columbus Travel, and I will also recommend it and you to my colleagues and friends.

Best regards,

Travelled on Nina

August 2010


Great trip, I should have stayed for the week but maybe next time.


Yu-Shih Lin and Yen-Chang Hsiao
August 2010
Traveled on the Nina

Hi Christian,

Just wanted to let you know we had a FABULOUS time. There was great attention to every detail. The Galapagos were amazing.
Thank you for taking care of everything! We will reccomend your services to anyone who is interested in that type of vacation.
Do you do any reservations for Costa Rica? We're planning on going in Feb 2011.

Take Care,

Penny & Anne
USA, April 2010
Traveled on the Nina

Hi Diego.

I just wanted to thank you for the arrangements on Nina last week. We had a fantastic trip chasing dolphins (>500 maybe 1,000), swimming with lobos marinos, and too many more unique experiences to mention. Hope to visit Ecuador again and appreciate your great help.

Travelled on Nina

Dear Elena,

Great to hear from you. I have been meaning to email you since we got back but you beat me to it! Thank you SO MUCH for organising the most wonderful holiday! Your organisation was top class and everything went extremely smoothly.

We loved Palmazul - a little oasis - very restful after all our travels. Staff were very friendly and food good. Very quiet when we were there so felt like our private hotel!

Thank you once again for all your help - great holiday.

Best wishes,

UK, February 2010
Traveled on the Nina


Everything was wonderful..The service provided by you and your company was exempletory. The Nina cruise was excellant and Ruly was perfect.

Thanks for a great experience.

USA, January 2010
Traveled on the Nina


We came back last Saturday from our trip and I just wanted to tell you that it was amazing! Everything worked out wonderfully and we had a great time with all the guides, drivers and of course on the Nina! The Hotels in Peru and also on San Cristobal were really nice. We wanted to thank you for your patience and help! We will definitely recommend your services!


Austria, November 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hello Elena,

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know what a great vacation we had! Everything was perfect. All the transfers went well and the people you hired did a great job. The Nina was fantastic . The crew and guide ( Billy) were outstanding.

Please feel free to use me as a reference anytime!!

Lynn Connaughty
USA, December 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hi Maria

We have returned from our wonderful vacation and I just wanted to thank you and the travel agency for making this our best trip ever. With all the arraignments made by you from the all the the airport pickups and drop offs to the great meal at the Theatrum restaurant to the upgrade to the Plazza Grande Hotel we felt like we were treated like royalty. The drivers were all nice courteous and knowledgeable.

The Sacha Lodge was wonderful so many animal and birds and such a beautiful setting. Our guides Gus and Secundo were so knowledgeable and were very nice.

We truly loved the Nina and all the very attentive staff Especially Gabby (cruise Director) and Javier our guide. The Itinerary was spectacular with so much wild life and sea life,things I have never seen before like whale and penguins.
Thanks Again and you may use this on your web site

USA, October 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hello Maria.

We are now back home in Belgium and the cold winter weather.

Our holiday was fantastic. Everything went to plan. The Nina Catamaran was a really lovely boat and we had great Guides and great Hotels in Ecuador and Peru.

We would like to thank you for all the work involved in making this such an unforgettable trip. We would certainly recommend your agency to any of our friends who might want to do a similar trip.

Thanks once again.

Best regards,

Terry & Jeanne Gould
UK, October 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hi Christian,

Yes, we are back home and the fast pace of life has overtaken us once again. We thoroughly enjoyed Ecuador and our cruise with Haugan through the Galapagos Islands. It was quite an adventure. Our sincere compliments to you, Columbus Travel, Haugan Cruises, Le Parc Hotel and Theatrum. The vacation was flawless. You all managed every detail with perfection and we have communicated that to all of our friends and family, recommending the trip to all. I plan to write a review on when I can carve out some time to properly communicate how much we enjoyed the vacation.

Thanks again for all of your help in making our trip the very best! I should mention too that we really enjoyed meeting you.

Warmest regards,

Chris & Karla
USA, September 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. The trip was great, and all the connections went smoothly. The drivers were on time, helpful and courteous, and the staff on the boat was great. Thanks again.

Michael USA, August, 2009
Traveled on the NINA

The drivers were on time, helpful and courteous, and the staff on the boat was great.  Thanks again.


USA, August, 2009

Hello Veronica,
we were going to send you an email. The cruise on Nina was FANTASTIC!! Everything was excellent. Harry, the guide, and Gabi the hostess were terrific.

The food was sensational, in fact there was nothing bad about it.

Thank you so much, everything was so professional and we would definitely recommend you to any of our friends.

Roz & Roger
Australia, July 2009

Hi Paola

Now that we - unfortunately - have left Ecuador behind us, I wanted to thank you again for the complete service provided by you and your company! I want to let you know personally. I have already forwarded your email address to a friend of mine who will visit Ecuador at the beginning of September.

And by the way: we very much enjoyed the hotel and diner invitation - the restaurant was absolutely beautiful and food and service excellent!

Thank you very much again
best regards,
Germany, July 2009 Traveled on the NINA

Hi Christian,

Thank you for your follow up email.

We too are sorry we didn't get to see you after our cruise. And like you, we were both ill with a cold on our return from the cruise. It didn't stop us from visiting any of the islands and seeing the wildlife, but it did stop us from snorkling a few times.

We had a great time with Santiago during the tour to Otavalo and the Quito cultural center tour.

Please keep Melanie's and my email to contact us if you are visiting the US. Melanie was serious about you visiting her in Palm Springs during the Grand Champions tennis tournament. You and your wife would have a wonderful visit with her.

Thank you again my friend for all you did for us to make our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos so memorable. We all had a wonderful time.

Our best,

Bill, Melanie, John and Mary
USA, June/July 2009

Hi Marie Elena,

I just wanted to share with you a post that we put on tripadvisor regarding our recent tour on the Nina. We had the best time on the tour and I wanted to thank you for making the trip possible. Below is a response to another traveler's inquiry about the Nina. You can find it on Thank you again for a wonderful trip.

My husband and I just got back from a an 8 day cruise on the Nina and it was amazing. We are in our early 30s and about half of the people on the tour were as well. The other half were couples in their mid 50s-60s. I can't say enough great things about the tour. The service was great, the cabin was luxury and the crew was beyond helpful. We did ALOT of snorkeling (like twice a day). Some of it was in deep water and some beach snorkeling but totally safe as zodiacs follow you along the whole way. The wildlife was accessible through the land walks we did everyday. It was a tour for active people but you also had plenty of time to rest and enjoy the beautiful boat. The food on board was delicious with the chef cooking up gourmet 3 course meals for every meal. Our guide Gabriel was knowledgable and also very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour. The days start early, so there wasn't much partying on the boat but I guess it depends on who is on the tour the week you are going. It was a once in a lifetime trip!

Traveled on the NINA

Hello Ivonne,
First of all, I want to tell you what a fabulous trip we had to Ecuador.  Your country and people are wonderful and Pat and I enjoyed ourselves greatly.

Evan's guiding was also great.  He really helped us to understand the country and culture and was a great help.

Thank you again for all your help!

USA, June 2009

Hi Cristina,
About the nina:

It was a great ship. Nice staff. Large clean cabins. Good beds We had a knowlegdable guide and every day we went hiking or snorkling. So well arranged. For dinner we had soup, maincourse in buffet and dessert. So we got big!

We enjoyed every minute on the island paradise.

Warm greetings

Henk and Claudia
Netherlands, June 2009

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was friendly. Food and Boat were great. Islands beautiful.

Scott White
USA, June 2009

Sr. Washington del Pino

Con un fuerte abrazo y agradecimiento a todo el personal que han hecho posible mi viaje a Galápagos en compañía de mi padre así haciendo su sueño realidad.

Le comento que ya lo hicimos en la fecha del 19 al 26 de Mayo en el yate “catamarán” NINA.

Lo pasamos de maravilla, todo el personal era muy amable, la atención personalizada. Mi padre se sintió mimado en todo el grupo, les felicito de manera personal

Con el barco ni que decir estábamos tan cómodos, felices y defino en esta palabra que ese viaje fue ¡inolvidable!

Mil gracias, y estaremos en contacto.

Magaly Moscoso
Ecuador, Mayo 2009

Traveled on the Nina


I want to thank you for the most wonderful week - as the fabulous Guide Harry would say - "You are in Paradise---- The Galapagos Islands." The "Nina" was a beautiful boat, the crew were delightful pleasant and efficient. I might just have to steal your chef from you - the food was delicious fresh and far too tempting.

I had read a lot about the Islands but I was amazed delighted and surprised by the diversity, and also the difference from Island to Island. Harry was so knowledgeable about the marine and land animals, the birds and the volcanoes we were very lucky to have him. My son had the best time also and thank you for giving him five young girls to entertain!!! It was a very happy week and the rest of the passengers delightful I had a great time.

The hotel in Quito was delightful and tres chic, and the wonderful meal at Theatrum was an unexpected surprise Thank you for everything I will tell everybody

With kind regards

Susie and Dan Toomey
Australia, May 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hola Antonieta,

I wanted to send you a note earlier, but hustle and bustle of travelling and getting back into work was taking the time. I do apologise for that.

Main thing is we had a wonderful time going round Quito and of cause Galapagos. We want to turn round and go back. The boat 'Nina' was vary comfortable and all crew and guide were excellent. Also the group of travellers was nice and friendly and that made for good time. We were taken around some beautiful place with magic scenery and loveable animals. There were four snorkelling sessions, which gave us chance to admire underwater life - full of colourful fish, playful sea lions, even sharks and feeding iguanas. All will be lasting memory.

I want to thank you very much for arranging it for us, having patience with payments and all the questioning from me. You made it very friendly and comfortable for us. It also made us to yearn to return to Ecuador and explore more of its countryside.

Look after yourself and many regards.

Jaro and Majka Kolarik
UK, May 2009
Traveled on the Nina


This letter is in response to the trip scheduled with your company on April 19, 2009. Please accept my sincere thanks for making the trip all that I expected and more! Our trip started with our departing flight being canceled which threw the whole schedule off immediately. Your company took charge of the situation and even though we arrived 12 hours later, we didn't miss a thing. You scheduled our tour of Quito at a convenient time regardless of our late arrival, we enjoyed a lovely late lunch and a wonderful dinner when we returned to Quito.

Your group made sure that we got what we paid for. The tour guide in Quito was excellent and tried very hard to get all the sightseeing in even though we got a late start. The person meeting us at the airport was punctual and efficient, and the Nina and all her staff were top of the line. Please pass this email along to everyone involved with my heartfelt thanks for making this such a wonderful trip.


Susan Fox
USA, April 2009
Traveled on the Nina


Don't know if Helen was in touch with you, but I wanted you to know that we all loved out trip to Galapagos. Everything was great. The Nina and its crew, the guide and the food was superb. (I've tried cooking Ecudorian food since returning home, but not having much success.)

Also, I wanted you to know that we we were very happy with the service that your agency gave us. The arrangements you made for us at the the Finch Bay hotel, transport from the Nina and then later to the plane, were excellent. We wouldn't have changed anything. Also, of course, thanks for all the prompt communication prior to our trip and also when I was alone in Quito, during Helen's hectic time in Houston.

Elizabeth Phillips
USA, April 2009
Traveled on the Nina


“The boat tour itself was excellent. The Nina is an excellent ship and the accommodations were fully satisfactory. The naturalist Javier was excellent for the group we had--a rather active group. So we had a lovely 7 days on the boat.”

Seymour Spilerman
USA, May 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Dear Maria,

I just got back to London yesterday. It was the most memorable experience in my life during the cruise on Nina. Everything was superb!! Also it was lovely to see you at your office the other day.

Just wanted to thank you again to arrange my fantastic time in Ecuador. Probably I should start thinking about next holiday to Amazon forest next then!

Hope you are well,


Japan, May 2009
Traveled on the Nina

Hi, Maria Elena.

I'm sorry we never got a chance to meet. I just wanted to say thank you for an absolutely wonderful trip! The Nina was amazing and the crew absolutely superb. And thank you so much for arranging the trip to the museum yesterday. That was wonderful too. The kids had a great time and it was really very interesting!

Kind regards,

USA, April 2009
Traveled on the Nina

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