With simple cabins and tasteful décor, the Monserrat offers both a great experience as well as exceptional value for money. Well organised, the boat and its friendly crew run carefully considered itineraries taking in the best the Galapagos has to offer. The bright upper deck cabins are worth paying a little bit more for as they have large windows rather than portholes. There is also a spacious sundeck and bar area, which is a great place to relax before and after excursions. Another huge potential advantage is that the maximum group size per naturalist guide in the Galapagos is 16. When the boat exceeds this amount there will be two guides on board, so there is a much better guide to passenger ratio.