year built
crew members
157 feet
32 feet
9 feet
cruising speed
11 knots

The 157-foot, 49-guest Galileo is a classic steel-hull motor sailor cruising the Greek Isles, offering the best of the Mediterranean: sun, sea, sand and history. This stunning vessel was built with the most stringent safety regulations. First launched in 1992, she was fully rebuilt in 2007 and most recently renovated in 2016. Significant upgrades to the guest accommodations, indoor and outdoor public areas make her a delightful motor sailor for cruising the Mediterranean.

M/S Galileo Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Galileo review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Please read our Galileo review below then contact our European cruise experts to compare the Galileo with other small cruise ships that offer small ship Mediterranean cruises.   

The Galileo has the charm and feel of a historic Mediterranean sailing vessel. Although she is a motor sailor she primarily cruises under power with sails raised occasionally when weather and route allow. The Greek crew of 16-18 ensure excellent customer service. The indoor lounge is air conditioned for hot days and the outdoor lounge provides excellent views, especially when under sail. The Galileo is one of our most popular small ships cruising the Mediterranean.

Common Areas Aboard Galileo

During the day, life on board centers around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas at the Main, Upper and Sun Decks. Renovated in 2016, the Main Deck lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and carpet flooring, and beautiful soft fabrics. Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor area with an outdoor bar where they can relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views. In the evening, guests watch the sunset and enjoy a drink under the stars. 

Dining Aboard Galileo

The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and allows for spectacular views while dining in an elegant environment. Food is served at the table or presented on the state-of-the-art hot & cold buffet, which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section. Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice.

Activities Aboard Galileo

The captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests may enjoy swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The stern’s classic wooden ladder invites a dip at regular intervals. Back on the ship, board games help entertain between exciting activity stops.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Galileo

The M/S Galileo’s 24 outside guest cabins are located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either two twin or one double bed and bathrooms with showers en suite. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and offer storage space, mini safes, mini fridges, hair dryers, radio music controls and telephones (for internal use). Limited laundry service is available.