Galapagos Seaman Journey Cruises Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Latin Trails first class catamaran is honored as a Top Performing Galapagos Cruise Operator as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

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Galapagos Seaman Journey

Latin Trails first class catamaran is honored as a Top Performing Galapagos Cruise Operator as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY – EXPEDITION CRUISES by LATIN TRAILS ( today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, in this case honors expedition travel and hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying travel businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

The Galapagos Seaman Journey has been recognized as one of the best wildlife cruise experiences in the Enchanted Isles, staying in line with the excellence Latin Trails presents as an Ecuador incoming tour company in all its services.

“LATIN TRAILS is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said MARCEL PERKINS, GENERAL MANAGER. “Our efforts are focused on customer satisfaction and sharing the best wildlife experiences with our guests, this award is just recognition of all the efforts we have put into our operation, our hard work is translating into positive reviews of our catamaran GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Machu Picchu to Patagonia, Iguassu falls to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

An inbound tour operator (DMC) for Ecuador and Peru specialized in organizing custom trips for small groups and individual travelers. Latin Trails operates 4 yachts in the Galapagos Islands: Galapagos Grand Odyssey (Superior First Class), Galapagos Odyssey (First Class), Galapagos Seaman Journey (First Class) and the Galapagos Voyager (Tourist Superior Yacht). Other tours offered include Island Hopping programs in Galapagos, overland trips through Ecuador and Peru as well as Inca trail services from Cuzco.

About GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY – A beautiful first class catamaran that combines chic elegance and adventure, a spacious boat with all oceanview cabins each with private bathroom and fully air conditioned. Social areas on board offer great comfort and the possibility of al fresco dining as well as inside dining, a large sun deck with day beds, observation platforms. Amenities on board include snorkeling equipment, sea kayaks and a comprehensive library with books and videos.

CURRENT OFFERS: Special pricing for selected departures inquire at

  • 4 days Oct. 4 – 7 (Includes park entrance fees)
  • 8 days Oct. 11 – 18 (Includes 2 free hotel nights in Quito)

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands:

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013


NAME: Marcel Perkins
PHONE NUMBER: 1-800-747-0567
EMAIL: marcel(at)latintrails(dot)com

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