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Royal Galapagos Issues?

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Royal Galapagos Issues?

Is anyone having difficulty contacting Royal Galapagos? We booked a cruise on the Grand Majestic for July, 2022, but once we paid our deposit, communication has gone silent. I have some questions, and I have sent two emails, called both the toll-free and the Ecuadorean phone numbers, reached out on Facebook to no avail. Is there something going on with the company?

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Washington, DC
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1. Re: Royal Galapagos Issues?

how long has it been since your first contact? i would reach out to your point of contact first, then try all manners of communication (instagram, webchat etc ) and give it 7-10 days.

it's not a uncommon trend among operators there apparently - do a search around the TA forum

it's unlikely they liquidated. they operate a couple of cruises. more likely thinking further time investment is not worthwhile since you have already have your money down and is a confirmed client (probably not something you want to hear....). they literally just have a FB and instagram post 24h ago.

Ottawa, Canada
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for Galapagos Islands
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2. Re: Royal Galapagos Issues?

Dear Krispy,

we have been in touch with Royal Galapagos today for other matters. We have copied this thread URL to our contact there just now. I hope you'll hear back from them soon. Rest assured, they are still a going concern.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

CNH Tours

Galapagos Islands...
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3. Re: Royal Galapagos Issues?

Hi Krispy

I hope you are having a great day.

One of our Trip Advisors will gladly do a follow-up on your questions regarding your booking.

Warmest regards,


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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4. Re: Royal Galapagos Issues?

I have a booking with Royal Galapagos in September and haven't had any issues with communication via e-mail to the lady I booked through.

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5. Re: Royal Galapagos Issues?

We just returned from an 8-day cruise with Royal Galapagos. We booked directly through them and yes, their customer service is slow (think "bureaucratic") and not always accurate. In hindsight, I wished I had booked through an Ecuadorian travel agent we used for another part of our trip, as they have more of an incentive to be responsive and helpful. Regardless, our cruise aboard the Cormorant I was fabulous. The crew, the ship and the itinerary were terrific!

Edited: 10 September 2021, 08:54
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