I've been searching for a thread about cruiseships reviews but strangely none can be found - just the occational recommendation or warning from a few travellers.
Would it be a good idea to have a thread just dedicated to this topic? I think it would be soooo helpful for newcomers who don't know what to expect and what to ask for, and then perhaps get trapped on some horrible cruise (cf the reviews of Lonesome George and Princess of Galapagos).
It would also be very helpful to indicate whether your cruise was booked last minute and through which agent, and what their policy was for single travellers. It seems there is no common rule - some charge 50% surcharge for single occupancy, and say upfront that they don't pair people up to share a cabin - others however do it.
Other info that would be useful : safety on board (life jackets, info on procedures), crew attitude with exception of nature guides, who I believe get hired in and do not stay with any one boat); availability of safe (free) drinking water; money safety; cleanliness, motor noise/ smell etc.
I'd be very grateful for anyone to share their Galapagos cruise experiences (recommendations/ warnings...)