G Adventures Galapagos (Small Cruise Lines)
Monserrat Review and Specifications
Specifications of Monserrat
|Year built||1973 / Age : 47|
|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||Frigo Pedernales, Maholy|
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 a 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, cosy 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-panelled, carpeted, spacious cabins – 2 of them featuring double beds.
Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks
Ship's comfortable Dining 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 are 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.
Monserrat - user reviews and comments
Other G Adventures Galapagos cruise ships
The below listed Monserrat cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Dec 26||6 days, one-way from Santa Cruz Island to Quito||Santa Cruz Island||$2059|
|2019 Dec 26||9 days, round-trip Galapagos - South & East Islands||Quito||$3219|
|2019 Dec 29||6 days, round-trip Galapagos - South & East Islands||Quito||$2279|
|2019 Dec 29||9 days, round-trip Galapagos Central, South & East Islands||Quito||$3399|
|2020 Jan 02||6 days, one-way from Baltra Island to Quito||Baltra Island||$2059|
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