Some of the luxury boats have balconies, but what are the normal differences between first class and luxury boats. Is there really a significant difference? What makes the boat a luxury one? There is a huge difference in prices. I know that there are always exceptions. Is the difference in the quality of the services, the guides, the food or the accomodations and the boat itself? When during a typical day do you get to use the balcony and is it worth the higher cost. I am comparing 8 day/ 7 nights on the Anahi (first class) and the Ocean Spray (luxury). The Anahi who's itinerary I like the best has undergone a recent management change which concerns me. Some tour companies won't even quote them now. Has anyone been on the Anahi recently and what was your experience. We are looking for some advice and education from experienced Galapagos travellers.