Monserrat Review and Specifications
Specifications of Monserrat
|Year built||1973 / Age : 45|
|Builder||Astillero Mariduena (Guayaquil, Ecuador)|
|Operator||G Adventures Galapagos|
|Speed||12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph|
|Length (LOA)||30 m / 98 ft|
|Beam (width)||6.6 m / 22 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||151 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
|Former names||Maholy, 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 Galapagos, Xavier 3, Yolita 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.
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
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.