We joined the M/V Eclipse cruise ship upon arrival in the Galapagos Islands on May 13, 2014 and stayed with this ship for 3 nights. The staff was generally pleasant, informative and well-organized. The cabin we had didn't have much of a view through round, sealed portholes, but we didn't spend much time looking out the window. The cabins are plain and not especially interesting or spacious. Usually 2 activities were planned after breakfast for the morning. This was followed by lunch, a rest period, then another activity in the afternoon. Swimming, hiking, snorkeling, flora and fauna descriptions and explanations by the staff are educational and usually well presented. The ship changes islands (at night or during lunch) for very different terrain and wildlife. The food was quite good and varied, but not exceptional. Due to rocking and a rough sea we really needed seasickness medicine which worked. The ship is about 30 years old and has been updated probably more than once, but is still showing its age. Overall we had a wonderful time and would do again. We agreed at the end that 3 days or 4 days would be sufficient to get a taste of the Galapagos and that a week or more might be too long.
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