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Smart Deals: Save $1,350 with A&K in the Galapagos

THE DEAL:Save $1,350 per person on select 2010 Abercrombie & Kent’s departures aboard MV Eclipse in the Galapagos.

WHAT’S THE DEAL: Wonders of the Galapagos is A&K’s 11-day land/cruise program with 7 nights aboard MV Eclipse. The normal price is $6,695 per person, double occupancy. But on departures on November 4,11, 18 and 25, you can save $1,350 per person and pay just $5,345 per person for the cruise.

WHAT’S THE SHIP: The MV Eclipse offers expedition-style cruising, aimed at those who prefer the intimate, comfortable atmosphere and attentive service of a private yacht to a large cruise ship. Eclipse hosts a maximum of 48 guests in 27 spacious, air-conditioned cabins, all with outside views. The dining room can accommodate every guest in a single seating and extends onto the Boat Deck for al fresco dining and stargazing. A fleet of inflatable pangas — rubber boats that are quick to launch, stable and able to land almost anywhere — make even the smallest islands and their extraordinary wildlife accessible.  Easy walks and more challenging hikes are led by expert guides with Level III certification. Complimentary snorkeling equipment is provided. Eclipse is one of the few ships to include Fernandina, one of the youngest and most pristine islands, which has one of the largest colonies of marine iguanas in the islands.

CAVEAT: This is truly a last-minute deal.

BOOKING:Abercrombie & Kent

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