G Adventures will add a sixth adventure yacht to its
Galapagos fleet next year.
The company said the 103-foot catamaran, called the Reina
Silvia Voyager, will hold up to 16 passengers in 10 cabins on two decks. Eight
of the cabins will be doubles while two are dedicated to solo travelers. All have
panoramic windows, and eight have private balconies.
"There is nothing in the world like making eye contact
with a curious sea lion, gentle sea turtle, tiny seahorse or prehistoric iguana
in a place where Darwin himself studied evolution. We want our guests to have
all of these adventurous experiences and still enjoy a dose of maritime luxury,"
said Yves Marceau, G Adventures' global vice president of product, who is
overseeing the design and construction.
"The Reina Silvia Voyager is being purpose-built to
enable nimble, immersive moments in and under the water, then welcome guests
back on board in ultimate comfort. I am eager to experience this new cruise for
G Adventures is taking early bookings, with the company
offering free roundtrip airfare on select departures to Quito, Ecuador, from
New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Toronto.