CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Monday January 11, 2021
2021 Samba Galapagos Reactivation Cruises: A Deal not to be Missed
The highly-reputed 14 passenger Samba, the ship we have been regularly chartering for 15 years, is getting back into business after a COVID-19 related hiatus. It has been hard for ship owners in Galapagos - but they are emerging renewed and eager to get back to business.
The Samba actually ran its first post lock-down cruises in December. It took advantage of the COVID hiatus by going through an extensive maintenance and re-fit on the mainland in September. The ship diligently implements rigorous COVID-safe measures to reduce the risk of transmission while on board.
The Samba owners recognize that the market for Galapagos cruises is not yet what it was pre-COVID. But in an effort to attract those willing to travel in these complicated times, it is offering its 7 night / 8 day cruise for only US$2,450 / person (double occupancy) or $2,850 (solo). This is over 40% off the 2021 rate that had been set pre-COVID. This is an excellent price - equivalent to the going rate back in 2008. But the owners have indicated that it may be increased at any time - booking now for a cruise starting no later than 14 December 2021 will guarantee that price. Please note, the domestic flight, transit card and park entrance are extra - estimate about $650.
While CNH Tours generally recommends that we stay home and wait until COVID-19 is in our rear-view mirror before contemplating international travel again, we do recognize that people are now getting getting access to vaccines, and that those who are younger and fitter are already starting to travel again.
If you fall in one of those categories, and if you are willing to assume all the risks related to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, then we would be happy to help you organize your Galapagos trip of a lifetime on the Samba.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Samba is a very well-managed "tourist superior" 14 passenger ship.
A small ship like the Samba offers a lot more versatility when it comes to wildlife encounters.
It hires top quality naturalist guides who will take you to the ends of the trails, and get
you snorkeling as often and as long as possible.
The ship has 6 cabins below decks and one above. The crew is very engaged in the whole