Michael John Bazdrich: My name is Michael Jhon Bazdrich. I’m from La Cañada, California, which is just outside of Los Angeles. Before we went on this trip, really all I knew of the Galapagos was what I’d seen in a movie, Master and Commander, where was set in the early 1800s and they’re walking across these rocky islands and seeing all kinds of strange animals.
I guess that was my expectation. I thought we’d be walking around a lot of rocky islands a lot. I was surprised on the trip how much snorkeling there was. I wish I should have read the circular, I guess, earlier, I would have had an underwater camera. I thought that was really great.
I think we saw all the animals that I expected to see from the movie and I think it was great. I very much enjoyed it. I think it was about what I expected, I didn’t really have any clear idea. We’ve been on a couple of luxury cruises before, I knew it wouldn’t be quite– I thought the quarters were very fine. No problem for me with the seasickness, everything in the food is very good.
I was a little surprised how late the dinners were. I mentioned that on the questionnaire. We’re used to eating about 5:30 or 6:00, so getting up to eating at 8:00 and getting up at 6:00 morning was– that’s not a big deal for five or six days. The ship was great and I thought the crew, the service was tremendous. Everybody’s very friendly, so that was terrific.
I’d very much recommend it. You can’t do this anywhere else in the world, I don’t think. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I think everybody should come out here and see it for themselves while they still can. I very much would recommend this cruise to them.
The only suggestion I make is, well, I don’t know if it’s even a suggestion, it’s just, you’re almost five days here is not enough, but maybe it’s all you can do.
Santa Cruz II – Western Islands Itinerary