Galapagos Legend Review and Specifications
Specifications of Galapagos Legend
|Year built||1963 / Age : 54|
|Builder||Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (Kiel, Germany)|
|Owner||Kleintours - Galatours (Ecuador)|
|Speed||15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph|
|Length (LOA)||92 m / 302 ft|
|Beam (width)||15 m / 49 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2890 gt|
|Passengers||100 - 110|
|Decks with cabins||4|
|Former names||Baltic Star, Stena Finlandia, Helgoland, Galapagos Discovery|
Review of Galapagos Legend
MV Galapagos Legend cruise ship is owned by the Ecuadorian company Kleintours Go Galapagos. The vessel was formerly sailing under the name "Baltic Star" (after it was built in 1963), also as Stena Finlandia, Helgoland, Galapagos Discovery. Galapagos Legend itinerary program offers cruises to the Islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
Established by Maria Augusta Klein in 1983, Kleintours Go Galapagos is a family owned and operated company which has grown into one of the biggest Galapagos cruise lines. Kleintours started to change their branding by introducing the new name "Go Galapagos Ecuador". However, whether the company is popular as Kleintours or Go Galapagos, passengers can expect the same value and service established by Klein family years ago. Kleintours voyages offer good value for the price.
The 110-guest luxury expedition ship Galapagos Legend was constructed in Germany and converted totally at Ecuador's shipyards in December 2001. Designed with good taste, the ship offers "elegant adventure", blended smoothly with the Galapagos Islands landscape and allows guests to enjoy nature from the observation decks.
Designed specifically for cruising Galapagos Islands, MV Galapagos Legend offers all large-ship amenities yet still features the intimate feel of family-style sailing. This 300-foot cruise ship provides all the needed facilities and services to make passengers' cruise around the islands comfortable and enjoyable. Galapagos Legend has fully carpeted luxurious staterooms with ocean views, safe deposit boxes, private bathrooms, hair dryers, closets and other amenities.
In addition, the ship also offers the services of naturalist multilingual guides and a 24-hour-duty doctor. Other facilities include culinary delights at the dining room, spacious social areas, an auditorium for conferences, 24-hour coffee bar, observation platforms, swimming pool with vast sun decks. At night passengers can enjoy live music at ship's piano lounge or keep in touch with family and friends by use of the long distance call facility.
Every guide onboard Galapagos Legend ship has gone through hard training at Darwin station and boasts years of working experience with the nature and wildlife of Galapagos Islands. The naturalist leaders point out different species of plants and animals that travellers find allong the trails.