Tagged: Galápagos Islands

IGTOA Awards the Charles Darwin Foundation $25,000 to Combat Invasive Bird-Killing Fly in Galapagos



The Galapagos IslandsThe International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) is committing $25,000 in emergency funding to the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) to study different methods for combating Philornis downsi, an invasive species of fly that is devastating populations of terrestrial bird species in the Galapagos Islands.

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Passenger ship Galapagos Majestic ran aground, sank in Galapagos waters



Passenger ship GALAPAGOS MAJESTIC ran aground at Santiago island northern coast, Galapagos Archipelago, at around 0930 UTC May 31, with 26 people on board. Hull was breached in bow area, and despite salvage attempts which lasted some 6 hours, the ship capsized and sank, with some 2 tons of fuel on board. All 26 people were rescued, no injures reported. (maritimebulletin.net)

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Celebrity Takes Delivery of the Flora



Celebrity Flora (Courtesy Shipyard De Hoop)Celebrity Cruises has taken delivery of its 100-guest Celebrity Flora, which is now preparing for her Atlantic crossing to the Galapagos, where she will be based year-round. Marking the occasion, Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain hosted a ceremony aboard Celebrity Flora, while docked in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Celebrity Cruises Announces Three Revolutionary Partnerships Ahead of Celebrity Flora’s Debut




Celebrity Flora (Courtesy Shipyard De Hoop)With just 66 days until the official debut of Celebrity Flora, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled three new cutting-edge partnerships for the revolutionary new ship: A world-renowned conservationist turned Godmother, a one-of-a-kind designer with an unmatched vision, and a leading university specializing in marine and atmospheric sciences.

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AdventureSmith Explorations Celebrates The Charles Darwin Foundation’s 60th Anniversary




The Galapagos IslandsIt is an exciting time to visit Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands aboard a small ship. The non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation is celebrating its 60th year with symposiums and events, and overall attention to sustainable travel and wildlife conservation has never been stronger.

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Silversea Reveals Details of New Cruise Ships Silver Origin and Silver Moon




Silversea Unveils The Most Elegant Ship Ever To Sail The Galapagos: The Silver OriginThe first-ever details of Silversea’s new Galapagos-based expedition ship, Silver Origin, were revealed at the 35th annual Seatrade cruise conference in Miami Beach. During the press conference, Silversea also further explained how its forthcoming Muse-class ship, Silver Moon, will differ from Silver Muse. (cruisecritic.com)

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The Galapagos Is Evolving With Luxury Yacht Cruises




The Galapagos IslandsIt used to be that if you wanted to see blue-footed boobies and giant colonies of sea lions sunning in the Galapagos Islands, you had to travel a bit as Charles Darwin did, on a research-style vessel whose creature comforts came second to up-close nature encounters. (bloomberg.com)

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Ecoventura Bids a Fond Farewell to the MY Eric as We Welcome a New Luxury Vessel, the MV Theory




Ecoventura's TheoryThe New Year has already been one of exciting firsts for us here at Ecoventura. In addition to taking on new sustainability cooperatives and increased innovation toward reducing plastics in the Galapagos in 2019, we are proud to announce the inaugural voyage of our newest luxury yacht, the MV Theory — the identical sister yacht to the MV Origin.

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Celebrity Cruises Unveils the First-Ever Glamping Experience at Sea at Galapagos Islands



Celebrity Flora (Rendering, courtesy Celebrity Cruises)The first ship ever designed exclusively for the Galapagos Islands, Celebrity Flora, just introduced another enticing industry first: A once-in-a-lifetime camping experience on the top deck of the luxury yacht that allows guests to dine, drink, and, yes, even sleep under one of the most spectacular night skies in the world.

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Shipyard de Hoop cuts steel for Silver Origin




Silversea Expeditions (Logo)Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard de Hoop has cut steel for a new 100-passenger expedition cruise vessel for Monaco-based Silversea Cruises. The vessel, which will be named Silver Origin, will serve the Galapagos Islands itinerary currently sailed by the 1990-built Silver Galapagos. Silver Origin is scheduled for delivery in March 2020. (bairdmaritime.com)

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G Adventures announces new vessel in the Galapagos Islands



The Eden - G AdventuresLeading small group adventure tour operator G Adventures has added a fifth yacht to its fleet of chartered vessels for the Galapagos Islands. Beginning in January 2019, the 16-passenger Eden yacht will join G Adventures’ four other touring vessels in hosting small group, sea-based trips around the 20 major and smaller Galapagos islands.

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