Cruise The Galapagos aboard Sanctuary Retreat’s new ship – Athala M.C. II

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Type the words ‘cruise ship’ into any search engine at the moment and before you know it you’re met with the word ‘disaster’.

Some may therefore, see Sanctuary Retreat’s announcement of a new luxury boutique catamaran cruise in the Galapagos Islands as unfortunate timing. However, when ‘disaster’ strikes the most respected action to take is (I quote) ‘keep calm and carry on’. So if you want to set an example – step aboard Athala M.C. II.

The boutique ship sails guests of up to sixteen around archipelago’s most sought after sights anchoring at two places each day to allow plenty of time to explore, with experienced naturalist guides. You can choose between two seven night itineraries, with five night options for both.

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The boat offers air-conditioned accommodation in eight spacious cabins located on two decks. Elegant sustainably sourced teak features throughout the catamaran and Alcabins include large picture windows, with the option of private balconies on the main deck. The deck has an open – air bar, jacuzzi al fresco dining area and sundeck, offering the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting without moving a muscle.

The Galapagos Islands offer an abundance of natural wonder and it’s where Charles Darwin created ‘The Origin of Species’. Full of beauty, sunlight and inspiration – this is a destination with a difference.

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Written by Poppy Cross – 23/1/12

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