MS Galileo Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Galileo
|Year built||1992 / Age : 26|
|Class||3-masted motor sailing ship|
|Speed||11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph|
|Length (LOA)||46 m / 151 ft|
|Beam (width)||10 m / 33 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||480 gt|
|Decks with cabins||2|
Review of MS Galileo
Launched in 1992, ms Galileo is a motor-sailing ship which underwent a radical refit in 2007 to expand from 2 to 3 masts. The luxury yacht can accommodate up to 50 passengers.
The 25 cabins onboard are spread out across 2 of the ship's 4 decks and are all outside. Lower-deck accommodations feature portholes, while upper cabins have windows. Staterooms range in size from 92 to 140 ft2 (8.5 to 13 m2), and are available in 3 categories. Categories B and C are located on ship's Lower Deck, while A-class cabins are on the Upper Deck. Cabins feature either queen or twin beds that are fixed so passengers should know what kind they want at the time of booking. All accommodations are air conditioned and feature TVs, direct-dial internal-use telephones, mini fridges, safe deposit boxes, bathrooms with showers and hair dryers.
The warm-weather itineraries in Greece mean that an emphasis is placed on time spent outdoors. The ship offers a large sun area on its Top Deck, equipped with chairs and loungers. The Upper Deck of the mega yacht has an outdoor bar with space to sit. There is also a swimming platform for relaxing dips in the aquamarine waters (whenever anchorage and weather permit). Water sports equipment like snorkeling gear and kayaks is available upon request. Indoor spaces consist of a lounge with a library, comfy sofas and flat-screen TV. The restaurant and indoor bar are located on the Main Deck. In nice weather, meals are often served alfresco.
The passenger mix on most of ships of Variety Cruises is roughly 40% American and 50% European, with 10% Australians. A cruise coordinator offers shore excursion information and destination briefings. Wi-Fi is available at extra cost.