Treasure of Galapagos

Exploring the Galápagos Islands on board the 9-suite Treasure of Galápagos goes beyond traditional cruising and allows you a truly intimate experience with a maximum of 16 guests. Chartered for Avalon guests, the Treasure of Galápagos features spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of this region in privacy and comfort. Completely refurbished recently, the Treasure of Galápagos is designed to surpass luxurious standards with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all of the treasures of the Galápagos Islands! From penguins and flamingos sharing the same beach, ancient tortoises and iguanas that swim, colorful birdlife that forgot how to fly, and the diverse marine world teeming with life, these dramatic volcanic islands truly are "a laboratory of evolution." Delve into this unique world with the Treasure of Galápagos' crew and expert Naturalist, who share their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world. Your Galápagos cruise includes Naturalist-guided shore excursions, lectures, and exploration of the marine reserve by strolling, hiking, and snorkeling. At day's end, you'll return to the relaxed luxury of your ship.


Accomodation Types

The Treasure of Galapagos has 8 spacious suites with balconies for a maximum of 16 guests. All suites are air-conditioned, and have private bathrooms, living space and balconies.

Master Suite

  • King size bed

  • In-room safe
  • Complimentary water
  • Individual climate control
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Bedside tables with reading lights
  • Private bathroom with full shower, hairdryer & bath products
  • Small table with two chairs
  • Closet for storage
  • Two private balconies
  • Private living area with sofa bed


Suite

  • 5 twin cabins with 2 single beds (cabins 2, 3, 4, 8, & 9)

  • 3 double cabins with 1 queen bed (cabins 5, 6 & 7)
  • In-room safe
  • Complimentary water
  • Individual climate control
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Bedside tables with reading lights
  • Private balcony
  • Private bathroom with full shower, hairdryer & bath products
  • Closet for storage



Deck Plans

The Treasure of Galapagos has 8 spacious suites with balconies for a maximum of 16 guests. All suites are air-conditioned, and have private bathrooms, living space and balconies.

Sun Deck

  • Jacuzzi
  • Bar
  • Shaded Area
  • Sun Deck

Upper Deck

  • Shaded Outside Deck
  • Bridge
  • Guide
  • Captain
  • Cabins

Main Deck

  • Dining Area
  • Lounge
  • Reception Area
  • Cabins
  • Suite


Dining

Treasure of Galapagos cruises feature a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard, with menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. Guests will receive wine with dinner as well as 24-hour complimentary water, tea and coffee.

Dining Room

Experience complimentary · Cuisine regional

Treasure of Galapagos cruises feature a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard, with menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. Guests will receive wine with dinner as well as 24-hour complimentary water, tea and coffee.


Entertainment

Avalon Waterways want your experience with them to be as rich as possible and have included everything that they know will be important to your cruise enjoyment.

With so many amenities on board, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the bar, or having a quiet moment in the Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family. They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences. 

Sun Deck

The sun deck features a jacuzzi, a shaded area, premium lounge chairs and a bar.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the Main Deck.


Enrichment

Avalon Waterways know that no two travellers are alike so they don't assume all their guests will like the same activities and excursions. With more expertly led discovery options than any other river cruise line they make it possible for you to explore each port of call according to what intrigues you most.

Stargazing Program

Look to the stars and see the galaxy as you have never before. In the complete beauty of the Galápagos Islands at night learn all about the constellations and witness the abundance of shooting stars.

Observation & Exploration

There is an observation area on board where you can watch for whales and dolphins, a reading room and Natural History Library, Expedition lectures given by the expert crew and multi-lingual Naturalist.

Free use of snorkeling equipment is also available for those who wish to explore.


Health & Fitness

Fitness Centre

An exercise room located on the contains a bike, elliptical and treadmill.


Kids & Teens

Children aged 8 years and over are welcome on board the Treasure of Galapagos. A trip to the Galapagos is both fun and educational for children, who will enjoy the excitement of coming face to face with the local wildlife. 


Useful Information

Disabled Facilities

Passengers must report any disability to Avalon before any reservation is made so that Avalon may advise whether they and/or their suppliers for any particular holiday are able to accommodate the passengers. Avalon may rely on the information provided to them by the passengers regarding the details of any disability in order to make a decision as to whether the passengers can be accommodated. Avalon will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, in accordance with the applicable laws.Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking. Avalon is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to participate within a group.All of the ships have lifts, however they do not service the SkyDeck. Additionally most stateroom doors and bathrooms are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings.For safety reasons passengers cannot be carried on ramps in ports when the ship is docked. In certain circumstances, they may ask that a disabled person or person with reduced mobility be accompanied by another person capable of providing any assistance required.

Dietary Requirements

We know that some travelers may have specific dietary requests. Unfortunately, dietary requirements cannot be guaranteed on our vacations. We make our best effort to accommodate your requests, but our vessels, as well as hotels and restaurants, may not be able to manage specific diet requirements. Dietary requirements should be advised at time of booking and we ask that you also discuss these with your Hotel Manager upon embarkation.

Dress Code

Here, There & Every-WEAR … What to Wear on an Avalon Cruise?

Aboard Avalon Waterways, our job is to make you feel Home “Suite” Home as you wind and bend your way through the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Here, we trade formality for friendly; white gloves for welcomes and suits and gowns for suites and get-up-and-go! Comfort is the only code we go by for cruise attire.

With Avalon, your days are filled with exciting excursions and soaking up picture-perfect landscapes, so dress for enjoyment and practicality. Because weather can be unpredictable, layers are always recommended when out and about. Consider packing a small backpack or handbag for jackets and sweaters. And, of course, bring your favourite, most comfortable, walking or athletic shoes to keep your feet happy and your heart pumping.

Dinner attire on board is casual with typical guests donning open-neck shirts and slacks, skirts and dresses. Gentlemen who enjoy feeling sporty in sports coats, are welcome to pack them but they are not required. Some guests do prefer to dress up for celebratory evenings onboard including the Captain’s Reception or Farewell Dinner.

On our Mekong, Ganges, Amazon, and Galápagos cruises, we recommend that guests forgo dressier attire completely due to warm, humid climates.

In short, wear exactly what suits you – and the discoveries you make onboard and off – best!

Additional notes to consider:

  • While Avalon isn’t interested in cramping your style with a dress code, some excursions may require one (no knees or shoulders in some holy places; or no shorts during some evening events in ports-of-call, for instance).
  • In addition, for your comfort and that of your fellow cruisers, we do request that shorts not be worn in the Dining Room or Panorama Lounge in the evenings, and if you fancy a dip in the whirlpool, bathing suits are worn only on the Sky Deck.
  • If you’re feeling fit for fun, we also want you to know that an Adventure Host will be your guide, at the ready for fitness activities, on all European cruises. Your host will not only lead daily workouts but can also help you pave your own path to wellness with biking, hiking and other, on-your-own adventures. Dress for your own fitness success!

Age Restrictions

Avalon Waterways do not accept bookings for children under 8. There are no special arrangements or activities on board for children and they cannot accept bookings from unaccompanied children under 18 years of age and any travellers under this age must share the adult’s accommodation.

Smoking Policy

All ships have non-smoking interiors. Smoking is permitted only in a designated outdoor area of each ship.

Sustainable Travel

Avalon is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

Avalon maintains a policy of "Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos." Our staff and major service providers strive to ensure that no removal of any natural or cultural artifacts or materials occurs to ensure each environment looks and functions the same before and after our visit. Our cruise directors educate passengers on our "do no harm" code of conduct to ensure passenger compliance.

Ship Facts
  • Ocean Cruise Ship
  • Mini Size
  • Expedition Style

  • Launched in 2009
  • Refitted in 2017
  • Currency USD
  • 18 Passangers
  • 10 Crew
  • 3 Decks
  • 9 Cabins

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