Let alone a high priority “bucket list” item — has to meet the highest possible expectations for excellence. From start to finish, our MV Origin cruise of The Galapagos Archipelago did that and so much more. An exceptionally clean and comfortable ship; a first-rate and highly professional and attentive crew, from captain and two very knowledgeable and amicable naturalists on through all 13 crew members; exceptional kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and “vegging-out” opportunities; exquisite dining; well-organized “back office” professional support; every courtesy and service one could want…You get the picture. A most memorable, informative, and entertaining experience. Which is just what we got on our August 2016 Itinerary A cruise with unsurpassed service and camaraderie from start to finish. Whoever said, after all, that it need be just “once” in a lifetime? Hogwash.