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International Expeditions Waives Single Supplement Fee on Select 2011 Galapagos Vacations

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In another welcome announcement for single travelers, solo travelers will save $1,250 on select International Expeditions cruises to the Galapagos Islands.  The company distributed a press release today with details of the promotion.

M/V Evolution

“International Expeditions is waiving the single supplement fee on its January 7, May 27 and September 30, 2011 Galapagos Islands cruises.  On the 10-day Galapagos cruise, International Expeditions’ 32-guest yacht M/V Evolution navigates to nine captivating islands, and unlike larger vessels, is small enough to access outlying Genovesa (Tower) Island.  Genovesa features thousands of red-footed boobies, short-eared owls and storm petrels.  The ship’s pangas (landing craft) are used several times a day to go easily ashore.  Onboard, guests sail in comfort with spacious accommodations, fine cuisine and a host of amenities including an observation deck (perfect for whale watching) and canopied bar, plus complimentary snorkeling equipment, wetsuits and kayaks.

While touring, travelers visit Fernandina Island and Tagus Cove on Isabela Island.  Here, guests snorkel in crystal waters with green sea turtles, see marine iguanas and hike uphill for a stunning view of volcanic craters.  Guests also enjoy leisure time in Puerto Ayora, the largest human settlement, with ample time to browse in colorful art galleries and boutiques.

In addition to daily snorkeling and hiking through deserts, rainforests and volcanic terrain, other highlights include visiting the Charles Darwin Research Center, famous for its tortoise breeding programs; an exploration of Santiago Island, a haven for finches, doves and Galapagos hawks; and a sailing to iconic Kicker Rock.

Highly trained Galapagos naturalist guides enhance travelers’ experiences by sharing their in-depth knowledge and bringing them within inches of giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins and other animals.

Prices for the Galapagos Islands vacations start at $4,998, and include accommodations, Galapagos tax and transit fees, all excursions, 23 meals, transfers and tips to porters and waiters for included meals.”

For information or a Galapagos Islands Cruise brochure, contact International Expeditions at 1-800-633-4734 or

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