Santa Cruz

First Class
02 Dec 2017 – 06 Dec 2017
From: US $ 1,650
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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 – Santiago: Bucaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
DAY 3 – Rabida, Bartolome
DAY 4 – Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps, Darwin Bay
DAY 5 – San Cristobal: Tortoise breeding centre, Airport
EASTERN ISLANDS

5D/4N SATURDAY TO WEDNESDAY

START END
02-Dec 06-Dec
16-Dec 20-Dec
30-Dec 03-Jan
DAY 1 – San Cristobal: Punta Pitt
DAY 2 – Santa Fe, South Plazas
DAY 3 – Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, various activities on offer pm
DAY 4 – Española: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
DAY 5 – Baltra airport
NORTHERN ISLANDS

5D/4N MONDAY TO FRIDAY

START END
11-Dec 15-Dec
25-Dec 29-Dec
08-Jan 12-Jan
DAY 1 – Baltra, North Seymour
DAY 2 – Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca, Fernandina: Punta Espinosa
DAY 3 – Isabela: Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
DAY 4 – Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, various activities on offer pm
DAY 5 – Floreana: Post Office Bay, Champion Islet, Punta Cormorant
DAY 6 – Baltra Airport
WESTERN ISLANDS

6D/5N WEDNESDAY TO MONDAY

START END
06-Dec 11-Dec
20-Dec 25-Dec
03-Jan 08-Jan
DAY 1 – Baltra, Las Bachas
DAY 2 – Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
DAY 3 – Rabida Island (Jervis), Bartolome Island
DAY 4 – Genovesas Island: Prince Philip Steps, Darwin Bay
DAY 5 – Tortoise Reserve – Baltra airport
NORTHERN ISLANDS

5D/4N MONDAY TO FRIDAY

START END
08-Jan 12-Jan
22-Jan 26-Jan
05-Feb 09-Feb
19-Feb 23-Feb
DAY 1 – Baltra Island, Mosquera
DAY 2 – San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Punta Pitt
DAY 3 – Santa Fe Island, South Plaza Island
DAY 4 – Santa Cruz: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station
DAY 5 – Espanola: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay – Osborn Islet
DAY 6 – Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island), North Seymour Island
DAY 7 – Baltra Island
EASTERN ISLANDS

7D/6N FRIDAY TO THURSDAY

START END
12-Jan 18-Jan
26-Jan 01-Feb
09-Feb 15-Feb
23-Feb 01-Mar
DAY 1 – Baltra Island, Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
DAY 2 – Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela), Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)
DAY 3 – Santa Cruz: Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station
DAY 4 – Baroness Tower – Champion Islet – Punta Cormorant
DAY 5 – Baltra Island
WESTERN ISLANDS

5D/4N THURSDAY TO MONDAY

START END
18-Jan 22-Jan
01-Feb 05-Feb
15-Feb 19-Feb
01-Mar 05-Mar

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
Type of Vessel Expedition Vessel
Capacity 90 guests / 50 cabins
Length 71.8 m / 235 ft
Beam 13.4 m / 43 ft
Speed 10.5 knots
Electricity 440 V – 220 V – 110 V 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 (For 27 passengers each)
Landing Boats 6 + 1 Glass Bottom Boat
Owner ETICA (METROPOLITAN TOURING)
Decks 5
Crew 60
Naturalist Guides 8 (including Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio 3:2
Medical Officer Permanently on board
Certifications ABS, SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL
Panorama Deck 3 Darwin Suites, 3 Explorer Cabins
Expedition Deck 17 Explorer Cabins
Horizon Deck 2 Voyager Cabins, 2 Explorer Family Cabins, 23 Explorer Cabins, infirmary
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43 Explorer Cabins (163.2 sq ft / 15.2 m2)
2 Explorer Family Cabins (191.9 sq ft / 17.8 m2)
2 Voyager Cabins (127.0 sq ft / 11.8 m2)

 

  • Air conditioning
  • Picture window
  • Hair dryer
  • Numerous electrical outlets
  • Public address system
  • In-room safe
  • Reading lights
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace for dining and BBQ
  • Reading room and natural history library
  • 24/7 Infirmary (medical doctor on board)
  • Multiple purpose room
  • Hot tub (2)
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • 24/7 Coffee station (coffee, tea, chocolates and chilled water)
  • Satellite telephone
  • PA system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (intermittent/low bandwidth)
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Safe deposit box (in cabin)
  • Hair dryer
  • iPod/MP3 docking station Glass bottom boat
  • Sea kayaks
  • Coastal exploration boats (pangas)
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuit rental

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