Monserrat

Monserrat cruise ship
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Cruise line
G Adventures Galapagos (Small Cruise Lines)

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Monserrat Review and Specifications

Specifications of Monserrat

Year built1973  /  Age : 45
Flag state Ecuador
BuilderAstillero Mariduena (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
ClassMotor Yacht
OwnerG Adventures
OperatorG Adventures Galapagos
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)30 m / 98 ft
Beam (width)6.6 m / 22 ft
Gross Tonnage151 gt
Passengers20
Crew11
Decks3
Cabins10
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2011
Former namesMaholy, Frigo Pedernales

Review of Monserrat

Built in 1973, G Adventures' Monserrat ship is a premium yacht for Galapagos Islands cruise travel vacations. Originally created as a sturdy fishing boat, Monserrat was completely re-designed in 2011 as tourist-class ship.

History - construction and ownership

G Adventures (former "Gap Adventures") is a small group adventure travel cruise company headquartered in Toronto Canada. It offers environmentally and socially sensitive travel on small-sized vessels with some of the best passenger-to-staff ratios. G Adventures Galapagos fleet includes the boats Estrella del Mar, Monserrat, Queen of GalapagosXavier 3Yolita 2. The 20-passenger cruise ship Monserrat is a boutique yacht with spacious outdoor spaces, comfortable cabins, cozy common areas, onboard naturalist guide for every 10 passengers.

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The 151-ton, 20-passenger cruise ship Monserrat is named after the patroness of Catalonia in Spain, Virgin of Montserrat. For centuries, sailors have adopted her as loyal companion and protector through their voyages at sea.

Cruise itinerary program

MV Monserrat itinerary program is based on Galapagos Islands cruises sailing out of Baltra Island.

Cabins

The Monserrat ship has 10 air-conditioned, wood-paneled, carpeted, spacious cabins – 2 of them featuring double beds.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Ship's comfortable Dinning Room offers fresh and tasty international and local cuisine.

Since January 2019, G Adventures banned single-use plastics on cruise line's Galapagos ships, offering its customers 1 complimentary reusable water bottle per voyage. The decision was made after Galapagos Conservancy announced that since March 2019, non-returnable bottles would be no longer allowed on Galapagos cruises. In May 2018, on all Galapagos ships were banned plastic straws and plastic bags.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Featuring a large sundeck, comfortable lounge area with flat screen TV for briefings and relax, and a spacious top deck with a bar, the common spaces on Monserrat are as roomy as her staterooms. The social areas also include a Bar, Small Boutique and three Solariums. Wetsuits available for rent. Beach towels and snorkelling equipment are included at no extra charge. With 11 dedicated crew members and 2 naturalist guides familiar with local flora and fauna and certified by Galápagos National Park Service, there is always someone available to answer guests' questions.

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