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Are you ready to set sail for adventure? Originally named GAP Adventures (short for ‘great adventure people’), G Adventures is one of the world’s leading independent tour companies, with a Marine division taking travellers to exciting destinations off the beaten path. It’s all about the excursions with a G Adventures cruise, whether you find yourself navigating the desert by camel or Norwegian fjords by kayak. And with an eco-friendly, socially conscious slant, you can take part in tours that benefit the local communities visited!
Onboard The MS Expedition you will explore islands that are not frequently visited and see a great variety of wildlife as you sailMS Expedition Cruises
Discover South America & the Pacific onboard the Monserrat which features a sun deck and naturalist guide to explore the GalapagosMonserrat Cruises
Made for both great value and great service, the Xaiver III provides daily luxurious gourmet food and picturesque views.Xavier III Cruises
The newest vessel to the Galapagos fleet, the Estrella de Mar has room for 16 travellers, a naturalist guide and wraparound deck.Estrella del Mar Cruises
Designed with the Amazon Jungle in mind, the MV Amatista offers all the comforts needed for adventures through South America.MV Amatista Cruises
A ship exclusively for the Cuban waters, the Cuba Catamaran is both spacious and cosy and perfect for relaxing.Cuba Catamaran Cruises
Most trips with G Adventures do not have a single supplement. If you are travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another guest of the same sex.
Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.
Why Travel With G Adventures?
The G Expedition
G Adventures cruises cover a range of exciting itineraries, whether you fancy getting up close and personal with exotic wildlife in the Galapagos or following in the wake of explorers in the Antarctic. Thailand, the Maldives, and Norway are also on the docket, along with the idyllic landscapes of Greek Islands and the historic rivers of mainland Europe. You’ll access remote regions onboard the main ship, the G Adventures Expedition, or go further afield in smaller catamarans, yachts and riverboats. Navigate the lush waterways of the Peruvian Amazon by riverboat, or make your way through the pristine powdery beaches of the British Virgin Islands by chartered sailboat. Onshore, you’ll spend your days kayaking, camping and learning more about each destination.
Dining is an immersive experience on any G Adventures cruise, particularly its main Expedition ship. The ship’s Albatross Dining Room is spacious enough to seat all onboard guests at a single dinner sitting, fostering camaraderie as you enjoy four courses of gourmet dishes. Breakfasts and lunches are served in a buffet setting, with vegetarian options on hand. Chefs can accommodation additional dietary requirements as well with advanced notice. Meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local ports, whether you’re travelling on a small yacht or larger ship. Expect fresh fruit and Ecuadorian influences on Galapagos itineraries, and plenty of freshly caught seafood when venturing through the North Sea! The Expedition ship also allows you to dine al fresco when the weather’s cooperating, boasting a barbecue on the sun deck.
While all meals and excursions are included in the price of a G Adventures Cruise, you’ll have to shell out separately for beverages. There aren’t any standard drinks packages available, so budget for the amount you’ll plan to drink. The main ship includes the Polar Bear Pub, a laid-back venue for enjoying a glass of beer or wine with your fellow passengers.
Don’t expect glitzy Vegas-style entertainment onboard the Expedition - this type of small cruise is designed for adventure, so entertainment is heavily focused on the excursions! However, G Adventures makes sure your downtime will be filled to the brim with new experiences, so there’s no need to worry about ever becoming bored.
Days tend to start relatively early, with at least one Zodiac or shore excursion planned each day. You might go visit colonies of penguins in Antarctica, go scuba diving with giant sea turtles in the Galapagos, or enjoy live cooking demonstrations from onboard chefs. Cruise itineraries in the Amazon are staffed with onboard naturalists who have extensive local knowledge, so you can enjoy both formal lectures and informal conversations to learn more about local cultures and the ecosystem. For expedition cruises, you’ll reconvene in the evening for happy hour in the Discovery Lounge before enjoying an informative guest lecture or preview of what to expect with excursions to come before enjoying a multicourse dinner. In the evening, the Polar Bear Pub hosts live musical entertainment if you want to unwind before bed.
Shipboard amenities will vary depending on the type of cruise you’ve chosen. Smaller cruises through the Galapagos are kept fairly intimate, for example, but you can still expect well-appointed cabins with access to a sun deck, lounge and dining room. G Adventures’ largest ship is the Expedition, which hosts the majority of their arctic-based cruises. No matter the ships, within your cabin you can expect a high standard of comfort, including outside views through a scenic porthole and a private en suite bathroom. Accommodation includes twin, triple, and quad rooms as well as more spacious suites for those who want a higher level of luxury.
Head to the Top Observation Deck to enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of the spectacular scenery; or unwind in the heated Mud Room and sauna to relax after a day out exploring the shore. There’s a well-stocked library on hand, and all passengers can enjoy use of specialty equipment depending on the destination. For icy arctic itineraries, this could include complimentary Wellington boots and an expedition parka, while tropical yacht tours might include use of beach towels, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits. Naturally, guests are all given a destination guide to kick off the adventures. A medical clinic, computer room, and gym are also on hand to keep you entertained during downtime at sea. And if you want to pick up a few souvenirs to remember your journey, hit up the gift shop before you disembark!
The standard currency used onboard a G Adventures cruise is USD, and the cruise line accepts both cash and all major credit cards. While meals and excursions are included in the price of your cruise, gratuities are tallied separately so you’ll need to pop these in your budget! The cruise line recommends budgeting roughly $10-$15 per passenger, per day to cover service charges.
This travel company is all about experiencing each destination to the max, so you can do away with any notions of stuffy dress codes onboard their ships! From small riverboats to the largest Expedition cruiser, the dress code is designed for comfort. G Adventures recommends packing practical, casual clothing that won’t restrict movement during your stay. Ships are climate-controlled, so you don’t need to worry about bundling up within your cabin, but you should still pack plenty of layers for colder destinations. Wellies and parkas are available to borrow during your journey, but if you have your own gear you’re welcome to bring it!