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The Best Cruise Ship Cabin Location


The Best Cruise Ship Cabin Location when traveling around the Galapagos Islands


Choosing the right cabin location on a cruise ship can greatly enhance your onboard experience, this is specially true when visiting the Galapagos Islands. The many different ships we have in our catalog have several types of cabins, all with accommodations and commodities for the enjoyment of our guests.

Table of content
  1. Know the different cabin locations on our luxury ships
  2. Midship Cabins
  3. Balcony Cabins
  4. Forward cabins
  5. Aft cabins
  6. Suites and higher-category cabins
  7. Waves, Ocean Currents and Best time for Navigation
  8. Waves
  9. Ocean Currents
  10. Best Time for Navigationr
  11. Galapagos Cruises
  12. Fragata Galapagos Cruise
  13. Seaman Journey
  14. Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise
  15. Horizon Galapagos Cruise
  16. Elite Galapagos Cruise
  17. Endemic Galapagos Cruise
  18. Ocean Spray
  19. Petrel Cruise
  20. Infinity Galapagos Cruise

The best cabin location for you may depend on your personal preferences. As travel specialists, we highly recommend a luxury cruise tour to experience the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands, but as in many other areas of your trip, you have to be informed to make the right choice. Here are some considerations and recommendations to help you select the best cruise ship cabin location, but don´t forget about the duration of your vacations to make sure you're making the right decision.

Galapagos Cruise Ship


Know the different cabin locations on our luxury ships:


Midship Cabins


Midship cabins are often considered desirable because they offer a more stable ride, minimizing the effects of seasickness. These cabins are located in the middle of the ship, where the rocking and swaying motion is generally less noticeable.

If you're prone to seasickness or prefer a smoother sailing experience, choosing a midship cabin is a good option. In addition to the benefits of a stable voyage, when selecting a midship cabin on a cruise that ventures to the Galapagos, you not only enhance your comfort but also increase your chances of enjoying quiet nights and relaxing days.

Balcony Cabins


Our balcony cabins provide a private outdoor space where you can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean. Additionally, higher decks usually offer better views and less noise from the deck above.

And if you are cruising through the Galapagos Islands, the beauty and wonder of nature will unfold right before your eyes. From the comfort of your balcony, you might spot graceful sea turtles gliding through the clear waters or playful sea lions basking on the rocks. The Galapagos Islands are teeming with unique wildlife, and having a balcony cabin allows you to immerse yourself in this natural spectacle without leaving your room.

Balcony Midship Cabin

Forward cabins


Forward cabins offer stunning views of the ship cutting through the waves and provide an ideal vantage point for wildlife observation. With unobstructed views, you can easily witness the fascinating behaviors and interactions of the Galapagos' diverse fauna. From observing blue-footed boobies dive into the water to catching sight of marine iguanas basking in the sun, the opportunities for up-close encounters with wildlife are endless.

Aft cabins


located at the very back of a ship, offer unique advantages for passengers, especially when cruising through the enchanting Galapagos Islands. They provide panoramic ocean views, greater serenity and privacy, reduced motion during rough seas, and often come with private balconies.

These cabins allow travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Galapagos' pristine waters and remarkable wildlife, creating a peaceful and unforgettable journey through this extraordinary destination.

Suites and higher-category cabins


Consider booking a suite or a higher-category cabin. These accommodations often offer more space and luxurious amenities. For example, imagine enjoying the breathtaking views of the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your private balcony in a spacious suite. With dedicated staff at your service, you can unwind and indulge in the ultimate luxury experience while sailing through this extraordinary archipelago. Whether it's a sunset cocktail on your own terrace or personalized excursion planning, the suite options provide an elevated level of comfort and convenience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the wonders of the Galapagos.

Suite Higher category cabin

Whether you prioritize stability, privacy, convenience, or stunning views, choosing the right cabin location will help you make the most of your cruise vacation. Explore the beauty of the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your chosen cabin and create unforgettable memories in this extraordinary destination.

Waves, Ocean Currents and Best time for Navigation


Other information you may need to make the right choice about your cabin is about the waves, the ocean currents, and the best time to visit the Galapagos.



The wave conditions in the Galápagos Islands can vary depending on the season and weather conditions. During the garua season (cool and semi-dry season) from June to November, waves can be stronger due to southeast winds. In the warm and wet season from December to May, winds shift towards the northwest, and the waves tend to be calmer.

Visit Galapagos on a Cruise

Ocean Currents


The Galápagos Islands are influenced by ocean currents, such as the Humboldt Current, which brings nutrients to the waters surrounding the islands and plays a crucial role in marine biodiversity. These currents can also affect navigation conditions, our travel advisors can talk with you and explain how this can affect your navigation and suggest a cabin accordingly.

Best Time for Navigation


If you want to enjoy smoother sailing conditions, it is recommended to visit the Galápagos Islands during the warm and wet season (December to May). However, each time of the year has its own unique attractions in terms of wildlife and nature observation, you can visit Galapagos at any time time of the year.

Galapagos Cruises


Once you know the different types of cabins on our ships, here is a list of our ships and the types of cabins they have. If you need more information about our ships, the length, or if you want to see our gallery, you can visualize it by clicking on the name of the ship or on the image attached to each one. Most of the Ships we feature are expedition-style small ships, yachts, or catamarans.

For easy identification of the type of cabin in every ship, here is a small list of what kind of cabin you will find in the ships:

A. Aft Cabin
B. Midship Cabin
C. Forward Cabin

Seaman Journey Galapagos Cruise

The Seaman Journey has eight cabins with twin or queen-sized beds, oceanview windows, private ensuite showers, and toilets Two queen-size suites with extra space and amenities. The ship has four midship cabins, two forward cabins and two aft cabins.

Seaman Journey cabins

Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise


The Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise counts with six standard staterooms on the lower deck and one master suite with a king-sized bed on the main deck. The ship has midship, aft, and forward cabins, two of each.

Grand Majestic cabins

Horizon Galapagos Cruise


The Horizon Galapagos Cruise has eight cozy cabins, all eight with private balconies; there are four cabins on the upper deck and four cabins on the main deck. The ship has two forward cabins and two aft cabins, and four midship cabins all of them are balcony ones.

Horizon cabins

Elite Galapagos Cruise


The Elite Galapagos Cruise has luxury cabins with large private balconies and convertible twin or double beds Exclusive amenities, private lounges, and ample closet space. The ship has four forward cabins, four midship cabins and two aft cabins.

Elite cabins

Endemic Galapagos Cruise


The Endemic Galapagos Cruise has Four suites on the main deck and the rest on the upper deck Each suite has a king-sized bed, a private balcony, and a sitting area. The ship has four forward cabins, four midship cabins and two aft cabins.

Endemic cabins

Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruise


The Ocean Spray has Standard double cabins with private balconies and large Windows. The ship has four forward cabins, four adt cabins and two midship cabins.

ocean Spray cabins

Petrel Galapagos Cruise


The Petrel has suites on the main deck with private balconies and seating areas Standard double cabins on the main and upper decks with balconies. The ship has four forward cabins, two midship cabins and dour aft cabins.

Petrel cabins

Infinity Galapagos Cruise


The Infinity Galapagos Cruise has standard double cabins on the lower and upper decks Two suites on the upper deck, all of the cabins have private balconies. The ship has three forward cabins, two aft cabins and six midship cabins.

Infinity cabins
Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
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