Santa Cruz

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From: US $ 3,798
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From top to bottom, the Santa Cruz II features ample, welcoming spaces. Modern, generous social areas laid out with choice contemporary materials feature prominently on four of its five decks. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around. From dining areas indoors and out, the fitness room and hot tubs to the elegant bar and lounge, not to forget the well-stocked library, the ship is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity. Luxury ratios of crew and guides to passengers guarantee quality individual attention.

Itineraries & dates for Santa Cruz

Where will Santa Cruz take you on your Galapagos Islands visit and when can you go there? Here is a summary:

 

DAY 1 – Baltra – Bachas Beach
DAY 2 – Buccaneer Cove – Puerto Egas
DAY 3 – Red Beach – Bartolome
DAY 4 – Prince Phillip’s Steps – Darwin Bay
DAY 5 – Tortoise Reserve – Baltra Airport
Available Dates
START END PRICE
15 Oct 19 Oct US$ 3,798
29 Oct 02 Nov US$ 3,798
10 Dec 14 Dec US$ 3,798
DAY 1 – Baltra Airport – Mosquera Islet
DAY 2 – Tortoise Breeding Centre – Punta Pitt
DAY 3 – Santa Fe – South Plaza Island
DAY 4 – Charles Darwin Research Station (optional activities)
DAY 5 – Punta Suarez – Gardner Bay/Osborn Islet
DAY 6 – Eden Islet – North Seymour Island
DAY 7 – Baltra Airport
Available Dates
START END PRICE
19 Oct 25 Oct US$ 5,690
02 Nov 08 Nov US$ 5,690
14 Dec 20 Dec US$ 5,690
DAY 1 – Baltra Airport – Dragon Hill
DAY 2 – Punta Vicente Roca – Punta Espinoza
DAY 3 – Charles Darwin Research Station (optional activities)
DAY 4 – Baroness Tower – Punta Cormorant/Champion Islet
DAY 5 – Baltra Airport
Available Dates
START END PRICE
11 Oct 15 Oct US$ 3,798
25 Oct 29 Oct US$ 3,798
08 Nov 12 Nov US$ 3,798
20 Dec 24 Dec US$ 3,798

Aboard this cruise: Specifications & Amenities

Living aboard this cruise, at a glance: everything you wanted to know about the ship, accommodation aboard and its amenities.

  • Refurbishment: 2015
  • Construction: 2002
  • Gross Tonnage: 2664 tonnes
  • Passenger Space Ratio: 29.6:1
  • Type of Vessel: Expedition Vessel
  • Capacity: 90 guests / 50 cabins
  • Lengh: 71.8 metres / 235 feet
  • Beam: 13.4 metres / 43 feet
  • Speed: 10.5 knots
  • Electricity: 440V – 220V – 110V throughout ship
  • Engines: 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 – MO of 850 HP each
  • Fire Detector: Fire detectors throughout
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Life Rafts: 14 (27 passengers each)
  • Landing Boats: 6
  • Owner: ETICA (METROPOLITAN TOURING)
  • Decks: 5
  • Crew: 60
  • Naturalist Guides: 8 (Includes Expedition Leader)
  • Guest-Crew Ratio: 1:5 (3 guests per 2 crew members)
  • Medial Officer: Permanently on board
  • Certifications: ABS, SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL
  • Panorama Deck: 3 Darwin Suites, 3 Explorer Double Cabins
  • Expedition Deck: 17 Explorer Double Cabins
  • Horizon Deck: 2 Voyager Single Cabins, 2 Explorer Triple Cabins, 23 Explorer Double Cabins, infirmary
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  • Bar and Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace / BBQ
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Reading room and natural history library
  • Multiple purpose room
  • Hot tubs (2)
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Satellite telephone
  • PA system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (intermittent/ low bandwidth connection)
  • 24/7 coffee station (free coffee, tea, and water)
  • Safe deposit box (in cabin)
  • Hair dryer
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Kayaks
  • Pangas (inflatable dinghies for coastal exploration)
  • Exclusive island visits: 99% of visitor sites are not shared with other vessels
  • Small groups: On average, approximately 11 guests per guide versus 16 permitted by the National Park authorities
  • Since we have 7 naturalist guides + 1 Expedition Leader, you will have a variety of activities to choose from while travelling on board Santa Cruz II
  • Expedition expertise: Our itineraries, carefully planned by our on-staff specialists, provide the best opportunities to see Galapagos Big15 wildlife on each trip
  • All aquatic activities authorised by the National Park: Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkelling, swimming, and panga-based coastal exploration
  • Privacy: One of the top 5 Guest-Space Ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels (29.6:1) with numerous social areas for private contemplation, educational activities and socializing
  • Separate lecture rooms: Available for simultaneous presentations
  • Flexible accommodation arrangements: 90% of all cabins include convertible beds and 72% of cabins are interconnected
  • Service: A guest/crew ratio of 3:2 provides the basis for an impeccable journey
  • Fine dining: A Le Cordon Bleu-educated gastronomy director
  • Health care: A well-equipped infirmary with a Medical Officer (M.D.) on board (24/7) offering consultations free of charge
  • Onboard Expedition Photo Specialist available to support guests in their search for the best photographic memory of their journey.
  • Environmentally responsible: Modern engine technology for lower fuel consumption, on-board water production (desalination plant) and water treatment plant to reduce each guest’s environmental impact

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