GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR
In Galapagos Islands: M/V Santa Cruz II. The Santa Cruz II has five spacious decks, with modern interiors designed by renowned ship designer, Richard Nilsson. Created with stylish simplicity at its heart, while ensuring for sumptuous surroundings from which to take in the magnificent vistas of the enchanted islands.
The boat will sleep 90 guests in 50 contemporary designed cabins across three decks. Guests can choose from luxuriously appointed single, double and triple cabins, or opt for one of the three even more exclusive Darwin Suites, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck, where guests will receive elevated service and carefully refined extras such as a take-home Galápagos coffee table book, a tablet loan for each cabin.
While aboard the new Santa Cruz II, guests can relax in the beautifully designed communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a well-stocked library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym.
Sky Deck: Guests have the opportunity to unwind and take in the sun on the Sun Deck / Solarium, or exercise in the gym equipped with treadmills.
Panorama Deck: Here, guests can delight in the fresh outdoors of the aft terrace, which serves as an area for grilling and in the open air. The spacious bar/lounge provides guests with an area to relax, while enjoying the renowned hospitable atmosphere of the Santa Cruz. Our modern bridge is also located on this level of the vessel. We invite guests to visit and learn about the advanced navigation equipment, which is controlled by our highly experienced captain.
Expedition Deck: Here, guests can take a break from physical exploration and delve into the fully-stocked natural history library and reading room. This room also includes modern technology for viewing presentations on the geology, biology and history of the famed laboratory where Darwin studied the theory of evolution. Furthermore, as it faces the prow of the boat, the reading room offers a marvelous and soothing area to admire the marvels of the archipelago, but without the heat. We also hold children’s programs and other events in a multi-purpose room on the starboard side of the deck. Along the aft of the boat are two twin hot tubs.
Horizon Deck: In addition to Explorer cabins, the Horizon Deck includes a gift shop, reception area and the infirmary. Consultations are free of charge and we have a Medical Doctor on call 24/7.