M/V Galapagos Legend

Ship Statistics:

  • Owner: Klein Tours
  • Registry: Germany
  • Refurbished: 2012
  • Passenger Capacity: 100
  • Decks: 4
  • Length: 300 feet
  • Width: 47 feet
  • Crew: 60 plus 7 multilingual naturalists

Broad observation decks and a lounge with large picture windows are perfect for whale and dolphin watchers. Taste the variety of bold flavors of Ecuador in the dining room or take dance lessons in the lounge. Ship also contains a library, pool, solarium, and boutique.

Welcome Aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend 

On your very special Galapagos Island cruise, only a very special vessel will do. That’s why with Vantage you’ll cruise aboard the M/V Galapagos Legend, specifically designed for Galapagos Islands cruising. It has all the amenities of a large cruise liner, yet it is small enough for a closeup experience with nature. This 100-passenger luxury expedition vessel is scheduled to be completely refurbished in 2012. It has all-new passenger accommodations with 1800 square meters of social areas so you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a luxury cruise liner, and the privacy of a small ship. 

 All cabins on the M/V Galapagos Legend come with lower beds, air conditioning, background music, safety deposit boxes, private facilities, closed-circuit television, telephone, 110/220 volt outlets, and wall-to-wall carpeting. Each cabin is also furnished with a private bathroom that offers fresh hot and cold water and a hair dryer. Cabin interiors feature marine details and original pieces of art that refer to the nature of the Islands, and each cabin is individually decorated with paintings of Galapagos species, such as a blue footed boobie or a waved albatross.

The M/V Galapagos Legend is specifically conditioned for Galapagos Islands cruises. You’ll be able to soak up the sun on the Sky Deck by the pool, and socialize with fellow travelers. The broad observation deck allows you to spot dolphins and whales as the ship smoothly navigates the rich Galapagos waters. And the spacious passenger lounge is a great place to relax and view the scenery through picture windows; and in the evening it sets the stage for live shows and folkloric entertainment. All shore landings are in small groups of 16 in Zodiacs (rigid inflatable boats) with convenient access to and from the sea deck.

The M/V Galapagos Legend has made some new enhancements to further your Galapagos cruising experience, including: 

  • New air conditioning system.
  • The library will become an interpretation corner with expositions of 14 different themes related to the Enchanted Islands; our guides will be available to answer any of your questions.
  • New video system in cabins to select the movie you want or next day's briefing.
  • New linens and pillows.

Cruise Line Special Meals: Cruise line is able to accommodate special diet requests if done in advance.
Gratuities: For good service, the recommended tipping amount is $12 USD per person per day for the crew, and $8 USD per person per day for the expedition team.
Medical care: There is a first aid kit on board and the expedition team/crew is trained to handle emergencies. Cruise line has a Dr. aboard the MV Legend which they will encounter twice during the itinerary. The M/V Galapagos Legend also has direct communication with the other cruise line ships and the shore in case of urgencies.
Keeping in Touch: Wednesdays and Sundays there is telephone and internet service available at the airport and Santa Cruz Island. Wireless mobile connection might be possible but hard from some of the areas. There is no satellite phone or internet connection on board the M/V Galapagos Legend.
Electrical Current: 110 and 220 volts available.
Expedition team: The 60-man crew includes 7 multilingual naturalist guides and 1 Cruise Manager. They will cover all the lectures on board and the different landings. They are all English Speaking with a wide level of experience on this destination.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What type of clothing should I wear on board?
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended aboard the ship. Jeans, shorts, T-shirts, or tennis shoes are not recommended for dinner. 

What can I pack for the excursions?
Comfortable clothing is a must (preferably shorts, bathing suits, head covering, walking shoes, tennis shoes, windbreaker type jacket) plus sun screen, binoculars, camera, and plenty of film. Good hiking shoes are required to walk over the lava rock paths.

How can I pay my expenses on board?
You can pay your expenses by Credit Card: Diners, Visa, Master Card, and American Express can be used

What does my cruise rate not include?
Tips, personal expenses, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

What is the dress code for dinner?
Casual attire is recommended (shorts, sandals and swimsuits are not allowed in the dining room).

What is the smoking policy on board the ship?
It is forbidden to smoke inside the yachts or the vessel. Smoking is allowed ONLY on the sun decks.

Balcony Suite

226 sq. ft. outside cabin located on the Moon Deck, private balcony, panoramic view, mini bar.

Standard Plus Cabin

118 sq. ft., featuring port hole windows with an ocean view, as well as easy access to the embarkment area and the restaurant.

Junior Suite

161 sq. ft., located next to the reception desk, library and boutique, and offer almost 10 feet of panoramic windows.

Legend Suite

215 sq. ft., located on the outer most part of the ship and contain a small living room next to 10-foot panoramic windows. Legend suites also feature a sofa bed and mini-bar.

Services & Amenities
  • FREE Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • Early riser breakfast available daily
  • Free coffee, tea & hot chocolate available 24 hours a day; cookies and snacks every afternoon
  • Fitness room with treadmill, stationary bicycle, free weights, plus walking/jogging track on Solaris deck
  • Souvenirs and sundries available
  • Reading room offering a selection of books and magazines. See our reading list
  • Playing cards and selection of games available
  • Cocktail lounge serving from noon until last guest retires
  • Nightly entertainment featuring onboard pianist, with local performers coming aboard in select ports
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown
  • Beauty Salon on board
  • Elevator between Navigator, Explorer, and Odyssey decks, plus hydraulic chairlift to the open-air Solaris deck