Atlanta (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Every year, approximately 2.5 million weddings take place and virtually all newlyweds, close to 99%, will embark on a honeymoon. While traditional honeymoon locales like the Caribbean and Mexico are perennially popular, many of today’s travel-savvy couples are seeking new destinations, like Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, which offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. As a guide for these romantic journeys, VIP Tour Group has released its Top 5 List of Romantic Galapagos Honeymoon Cruises for 2014.
“We are clearly seeing a trend towards more upscale Yachts in the Galapagos yet keeping to the exploration themes of getting the most of an eco adventure. Our Top 5 List includes Galapagos Yachts that accommodate only 16 to 50 passengers’, offer romantic settings and distant off-the-beaten-path destinations,” explains Michael Eiseman, CEO of VIP Tour Group and planner of over 800 honeymoons over the past 12 years. “Some couples simply want to go somewhere their friends have never been, while others are motivated by the desire for personal enrichment.”
This growing interest in honeymoon travel beyond the norm can be traced to a number of influential factors: the increase in average age of brides and grooms means couples have more travel experience and greater disposable income prior to marriage; a wealth of information on the Internet has brought distant locations closer to home; and the surge in new, luxury-level life experiences in faraway places has made these lesser-known spots more alluring.
To assist progressive couples on their quest to find up-and-coming honeymoon destinations, VIP Tour Group presents its Top 5 List of Romantic Galapagos Honeymoon Cruises for 2014:
#1 - Cormorant
The brand new Cormorant incorporates the very best of Galapagos Catamaran design. The modern and ample accommodation includes jacuzzi, huge sun deck and a private balcony for each of the spacious staterooms. Kayaks are also available for use. Cormorant combines high quality with excellent pricing making your Galapagos experience an affordable luxury. It has 2 suites and 4 interconnected cabins. The Cormorant has 10 trained and friendly staff members, plus a bilingual naturalist guide. 4 day, 5 day & 8 day itineraries are available.
#2 - Ocean Spray
For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Ocean Spray provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations and personalized service. The only Galapagos mega-catamaran built exclusively for cruising the Galapagos. All staterooms with private balconies and boosts ample social areas and a Jacuzzi. 5 day, 6 day & 8 day itineraries are available.
#3 - La Pinta
The Galapagos Islands are special and you want a special yacht in which to explore these islands, a ‘living laboratory of evolution’. Yacht La Pinta is the result of the company’s four decades of experience in the Galápagos: it’s a distillation of the wish lists generated by captains, expedition leaders, hotel managers and customers over our company’s four decades of experience in the archipelago. The La Pinta accommodates 48 guests, ideal for travelers looking for a luxury experience of the islands that inspired Charles Darwin more than 170 years ago. 4 day, 5 day & 8 day itineraries are available.
#4 - Athala II
For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Athala II provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, personalized service, a dedicated cruise director, and more. This Motor Catamaran was specifically designed and built to cruise the Islands providing comfort and excellent stability for those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style. The Athala II offers spacious and comfortable, fully-air conditioned accommodations and personalized attention like only Athala's cruise directors can offer. 6 day & 8 day itineraries are available.
#5 - Eclipse
The Eclipse offers small excursion groups, unparalleled levels of personalized service and the amenities of a larger boat while still preserving the relaxed exclusivity of a smaller vessel. This expedition Vessel was converted specifically for cruising in the islands, and was designed to meet the exacting demands of upscale travel. The Eclipse is the perfect base for any Galapagos experience; a generously proportioned ship with a small yacht atmosphere. M.V. Eclipse is a Conde Nast Top Small Cruise Ship and a 2012 Andrew Harper Signature Tour of the Galapagos Islands! 4 day, 5 day, 6 day & 8 Day itineraries are available.
About VIP Tour Group
VIP Tour Group is a USA-based luxury tour operator specializing in life experiences and unique Honeymoons to South & Central America. We storyboard and customize each trip to your unique needs. Our experienced team of trip designers has personal knowledge of all the areas featured. From our extensive ground research we have become experts in fine-tuning itineraries so that wherever you go suits you perfectly. We believe that we can offer the best advice and service because we specialize only in South & Central America and our team is equipped with the language, cultural, and local knowledge of each destination. Contact our Trip Designers to customize your journey at (800) 772-9188.