THE LUX LIFE (RELAIS & CHATEAUX)

First Photos of MV ORIGIN’s Inaugural Cruise!

AUTHOR Caroline Eaton

Welcome Aboard MV ORIGIN!

The ORIGIN arrived at her home port of Wreck Bay on the Island of San Cristobal on Thursday evening, February 25th. She was able to reach a maximum speed of 15 knots fully loaded with fuel, water and supplies, with an average sailing speed of 12.5 knots.

ORIGIN left the shipyard in Guayaquil on Feb 24 with a full moon 21 months after Ecoventura began construction on this premium class 20-passenger luxury vessel.

Our President, Santiago Dunn, and CFO, Daniel Plaza, were on hand Sunday to personally greet our first  guests as they arrived for the inaugural cruise February 28th!

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ORIGIN was designed as one of the most environmentally friendly vessels in Galapagos, reducing fossil fuel consumption by over 30 percent from similar yachts in the archipelago.

Also, In addition to being 50 percent more spacious than the existing fleet of first class vessels, the curved bow shape was designed to cut through the waves for smoother sailing, allowing the cruising speed to be 30 percent faster than the rest of the fleet.

We have some of the first photos of MV ORIGIN’s inaugural cruise and couldn’t wait to share them with you!

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You will find numerous hideaways around ORIGIN for you to either enjoy quiet time alone, or gather as a small group to discuss the wildlife and adventures you had earlier that day. The hammocks are especially popular during the afternoon, between your land excursions, to take a quick nap with the island breeze blowing to keep you refreshed. An owning will be installed this week for more shade!

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Our elegant dining room offers table configurations accommodating two up to ten guests together, or chose to have lunch al fresco on the sundeck. Executive Chef Torres has designed gourmet style menus using locally sourced ingredients from sustainable providers. Your meals will be creatively prepared by our culinary school trained chefs.

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On the main Beagle deck, your Deluxe stateroom awaits, ten cabins with one large king bed or two twin beds, large windows for panoramic views of the ocean and archipelago. Cabin amenities include: ample sectional closet, nightstand, seating area, modern décor with local art work, fine linens and towels, climate controls, Apple TV with pre-loaded movies, universal docking station and safe deposit box.  The private bathroom includes a modern shower, two-flush toilet, sink, hair dryer, waffle bathrobes, biodegradable soaps and shampoo.

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You will sleep soundly thanks to the luxurious linens, memory-foam mattress and soft pillows that wait for you on your bed. Spend an evening in admiring the Galapagos horizon from your window, while you watch any of the pre-loaded movies on Apple TV. Your cabin will be cleaned twice daily ensuring your stateroom stays fresh and tidy. A light laundry service is available.

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We won’t let you miss your routine workout. Our fitness center is equipped with a treadmill, elliptical, free weights, yoga mats and more.

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At the end of the day, relax and enjoy an open bar policy with a drink of your choice and cozy up in one of the multiple lounge areas or climb into the Jacuzzi hot tub while you watch the Galapagos sunset.

Our 13 experienced crew members, high level captain, two expert naturalist guides and a full-time concierge are prepared to assist you throughout your trip. ORIGIN offers the lowest crew to guest ratio which best enables our team to be available and attentive to your every need.

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Adventure awaits onboard ORIGIN!

We look forward to sharing the Galapagos with more guests on ORIGIN as she continues to explore the islands. Email us if you are interested in learning how you can join us onboard ORIGIN!