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WLCVacations Showcases Stimulating Cruises to the Galapagos Islands

The intrigue of Galapagos’ natural wonder is heightened by the addition of two special travelers

San Antonio, TX, March 21, 2010 --( World Luxury Cruise Vacations proudly highlights two unique programs aboard Isabela II this 2010. Across five sailing dates, two special onboard guests will make cruises to the Galapagos Islands even more engaging.

On April 4th and July 11th, the 40-passenger Isabela II will host acclaimed nature photographer Jonathan Green on a trip dedicated to travelers with a penchant for photography. This special photographer’s cruise will not only allow passengers to capture the majestic environment of the Galapagos region, but equip them with modern photo techniques during presentations and workshops throughout the cruise’s duration. Passengers will learn different approaches to landscape and wide angle portraiture, macro and portrait photography, and how to utilize the unique lighting of the Galapagos Islands.

Those interested in nature without a keen sense on how to photograph it may also consider booking a cruise on board Isabela II for June 13th, August 22nd, or December 5th. On these three special departures, Dr. Theofilos Toulkeridis, a prominent Ecuadorian geologist, will lead special excursions to discuss Galapagos’ young and active volcanism and how it affects the islands’ wildlife. When not experiencing the islands first-hand, guests will have the opportunity to hear Dr. Toulkeridis expound upon the geology of Ecuador and Galapagos in stimulating onboard lectures.

Both packages feature extended stays before and after the cruise, making the entire trip an 11-day/10-night enrichment program, which includes two nights in Quito – a UNESCO World Heritage site – before the cruise, and one night in Guayaquil after. The cost for each package starts at $4,209 per person.

The vessel Isabela II is a motor yacht fitted with comfortable accommodations, private en suite bathrooms, and spacious public areas. Completely refurbished in 2000, Isabela II is fully equipped to provide comfort to guests while making minimal impact on the fragile environment of the Galapagos Islands.

In addition to promoting the beauty and allure of the Galapagos Islands through unique departures and special guests, WLCVacations also features early booking specials on board Isabela II during the month of March to encourage travelers to experience the unspoiled Islands. When travelers book and deposit prior to March 31, 2010, they will receive 20% off cruise fares starting as low as $1,500 per person. The offer is valid on any departure in March, April, May, September, and the first two weeks of December.

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About World Luxury Cruise Vacations

World Luxury Cruise Vacations, LLC specializes in small-ship river cruises. As an off-shoot of the highly successful France Cruises, WLCVacations offers the same value, style, and service as its sister company in promoting a fleet of vessels whose destinations span the globe. Its collection of vessels, consisting of more than 80 small-ships, set sail in a wide range of popular destinations such as French Polynesia, South America, Europe, and Asia.


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