Ecuador Cruise Vacations

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    • Cruises to Ecuador often visit the Galapagos Islands, as well as ports along the coastpelican image by Alexander from Fotolia.com

      Located on South America's northwest coast, Ecuador borders both Peru and Columbia. Cruises visiting the Ecuador often visit the Galapagos Islands, which are part of the country, as well as the ports of Guayaquil, Manta and Isla de la Plata. Sunny beaches, the Amazon rainforest, plentiful wildlife and ancient Incan ruins are just some of the attractions Ecuador provides to passengers. Cruises are offered in one-way and round-trip itineraries that depart from Central America, the eastern and western coasts of the United States and Quito, Ecuador.

    Celebrity Cruise Lines

    • Sailing out of Quito, Ecuador with 13-night, one-way cruises that end in Lima, Peru, passengers on Celebrity Xpedition visit the ports of Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands, as well as port stops in Peru. Celebrity Xpedition, launched in 2001, received four of five stars on the consumer-rated website Cruise Reviews Online, and is a small cruise ship with four decks and a capacity of 60 passengers. Features include gourmet dining and intimate lounges.

      Celebrity Cruise Lines
      1080 Caribbean Way
      Miami, FL 33132
      800-647-2251
      celebritycruises.com

    Cruise West Cruise Lines

    • The Spirit of Oceanus offers the one-way, 10-night 'Voyages of the Great Explorers 17' cruise, which departs from Panama City, Panama to a final destination in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Additional port stops include Manta, Ecuador, as well as Panama, Costa Rica, and the Cocos and Keeling Islands. A five-deck cruise ship, the Spirit of Oceanus has a capacity of 120 passengers, and features staterooms with private bathrooms and writing areas.

      Cruise West Cruise Lines
      2301 Fifth Ave. Ste. 401
      Seattle, WA 98121
      888-851-8133
      cruisewest.com

    Crystal Cruise Lines

    • Departing out of Los Angeles, the Crystal Symphony sails on a one-way, 15-night 'Aztec and Inca Treasures' cruise with a final destination in Valparaiso, Chile. Passengers visit the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador, as well Panama, Peru, Mexico and Costa Rica. The Crystal Symphony, which received five of five stars on the website Cruise Reviews Online, was launched in 1995 and is a medium-sized, 922-passenger capacity ship with 12 decks. Features include swim-up pool bars and Wimbledon-style tennis court.

      Crystal Cruise Lines
      2049 Century Park E. Ste. 1400
      Los Angeles, CA 90067
      866-446-6625
      crystalcruises.com

    Holland America Cruise Lines

    • The ms Rotterdam and ms Veendam sail on 'Incan Empire,' 'Secret Civilizations' and 'Inca Discovery' offer round-trip and one-way cruises of 15, 19, 20, 23, 30, 32 and 35 days. Cruises depart from San Diego, New York City, Fort Lauderdale and Callao, Peru.

      Passengers will visit Manta and Guayaquil in Ecuador, as well as the Bahamas, Central America and the coast of South America. Both the 1997-launched ms Rotterdam and the 1996-launched ms Veendam are medium-sized, 10- and 11-deck ships with respective capacities of 1,316 and 1,266 passengers. Features include gourmet cuisine and the teens-only Oasis pool area on the uppermost Sky Deck.

      Holland America Cruise Lines
      300 Elliott Ave. West
      Seattle, WA 98119
      877-932-4259
      hollandamerica.com

    Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines

    • The Seven Seas Mariner sails on 14-night, one-way cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Lima, Peru. Port visits include Ecuador's Manta and Guayaquil, as well as port stops in the Caribbean, Peru and Panama. The Seven Seas Mariner was launched in 2001 and is a small- to medium-sized ship with 12 decks and a 445-passenger capacity. The ship, which earned four of five stars on Cruise Reviews Online, features balconies in all staterooms.

      Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines
      1000 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
      800-477-7500
      rssc.com

    Silversea Cruise Lines

    • Departing out of Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica, the Prince Albert II sails on one-way, 12- and 17-night cruises that end in Valparaiso, Chile and Callao, Peru. Passengers visit Ecuador's Guayaquil and Isla de la Plata, as well as Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina and Panama. The Prince Albert II is a small ship, launched in 1989, with a capacity of 132 guests. Designed for sailing to remote locations, the Prince Albert II features two hot-tubs on the upper deck, a fitness center and a spa.

      Silversea Cruise Lines
      110 E Broward Blvd.
      Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
      800-722-9955
      silversea.com

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