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Trip Report Galapagos Legend cruise ship put me in the hospital

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Galapagos Legend cruise ship put me in the hospital for one week and then two more weeks in a hotel for recovery.
Lack of hygiene was a big issue at the Galapagos legend cruise. They simply didn’t have it. The Seafood was not properly taken care of. It was rotten and full of bugs. They reused it from one day to the next one, and so to catch an entercolitis mix (bacterium-amoeba) infection became quite easy. I got a very serious one that almost killed me. Water is another issue. You received a water bottle that you needed to keep refilling from the public water dispenser that has a gooseneck, so each time you put your bottle to refill it, saliva from the many bottles of the other passengers would be transferred to your own. Toilet paper was another issue seeing you had to throw it into a trash can beside the WC, so you can imagine how the smell stayed all night long.
The doctor on board is also of big concern since he does not keep any confidentiality, on any consultation you make with him. He quite willingly passes your records and consultation matters to the company (Klein tours and Gala Tours) completely disregarding any doctor/patient confidentially you are entitled to. In my case, my daughter was treated of an infection before we took the cruise and she visited the doctor to ensure she had recovered completely, from this visit the doctor passed the information to the administration of the boat and they made a medical diagnosis that I too was ill and when I was not even the patient that the doctor saw!
As a consequence of the infection received due to the poor hygiene of Klein Tours, at the airport I lost consciousness, and even though I was still under the care of Klein Tours, they offered no assistance and did not attempt any type of action to help me.
You will put yourself in a very risky situation if you decide to make a Galapagos cruise with the Galapagos legend line.

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