My friend and I booked a last minute deal for a 6 day/5 night Galápagos cruise round the Western islands. Fantastic boat (Santa Cruz II) complete with large cabins, good hot showers, hot tubs on deck and excellent food. The scuba gear and wetsuits were also good. It was the staff, however, who made our trip as fantastic and memorable as it transpired to be. The nature guides were incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic, as well as speaking perfect English (a particular shout out to Mari!). The coordinator (Desiree) ensured that everything ran like clockwork, and Felix the photographer ensured we had some brilliant mementos. We were genuinely close to tears when we had to depart, as we had enjoyed such a great trip and met some fantastic people.