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MV Origin

Galapagos Yacht MV ORIGIN Launch January 2016, News

MV Origin

Ecoventura, one of our favourite family-friendly eco-cruise operators in Ecuador’s stunning Galapagos Islands has now launched its new luxury 20-passenger expedition mega-yacht, MV Origin. It has been designed to be one of the most eco-friendly yachts in the Galapagos.

It will alternately operate two seven night itineraries, as required by the Galapagos National Park.

As previous passengers will know, Ecoventura already operate superior first-class 20-passenger yachts Eric and Letty as well as a 16-passenger luxury dive live-aboard, MV Galapagos Sky.

The MV Origin enjoys additional amenities not available on the other vessels, such as an open bar, al fresco dining on the observation deck and hot tub. There are also be two highly experienced naturalist guides, a concierge, locally-sourced gourmet-style meals, a wet bar, barbecue, satellite TV, library, boutique, and fitness centre with cardio equipment.

Whilst the other ships have staterooms split between multiple decks, all 10 of MV Origin’s cabins are located on the main deck. The staterooms average 140 sqf and feature two twin beds convertible to king-size, private bathrooms, and panoramic windows. Two cabins are connecting, and two accommodate three people- ideal for families.

Cruise rates include guided shore excursions and use of wet suits, snorkeling equipment, and sea kayaks. The company hopes to offer stand-up paddle boards, pending park approval. Cabins are cleaned twice daily and laundry service is available.

Rates for the new vessel start at $6,300 per person for triple occupancy and $6,500 for double occupancy. Cruise rates do not include international airfare, airfare to the Galapagos, Galapagos entrance fee, transit control card, premium alcoholic beverages, gratuities to guides and crew, purchases onboard, and travel insurance.

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