Isabella II

Why cruise on this ship?

Specifically designed for Galápagos cruising, Isabela II is equipped with specialised, state of the art technology to provide you with an authentic, luxurious, expedition-styled cruise.

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Dining

Avalon makes mealtimes a wonderful part of the journey and frees your tastebuds from the ordinary, offering a variety and choice you will truly savour.

Avalon gives you choices. And because we always start with fresh, quality ingredients, delectable recipes, and expert chefs, you can look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.

Dining Room

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served open seating at designated times in Isabella II's dining room. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style while dinner is served course-by-course.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Fine

Comb Bar Lecture Room

The social hub of the yacht is the comb bar-lecture room, which is used for evening briefings, video presentations and as a destination before-and-after dinner drinks.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Entertaining

Avalon Waterways want your experience with them to be as rich as possible and have included everything that they know will be important to your cruise enjoyment.

With so many amenities on board, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the bar, or having a quiet moment in the Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family. They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences.

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Reading Room & Natural History Library

A mini-library houses a pair of Web-ready computers and a collection of books about South America, the Galapagos and wildlife. (Wi-Fi is available in the library and bar/lecture room.)

Features

  • Library

Enrichment

Avalon Waterways know that no two travellers are alike so they don't assume all their guests will like the same activities and excursions. With more expertly led discovery options than any other river cruise line they make it possible for you to explore each port of call according to what intrigues you most.

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Stargazing Program

Look to the stars and see the galaxy as you have never before. In the complete beauty of the Galápagos Islands at night learn all about the constellations and witness the abundance of shooting stars.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
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Glass-Bottom Boat & Sea Kayaks

And for those wanting to get out and about some more there is a glass-bottom boat, snorkel equipment and kayaks on board, giving the opportunity to observe the Galapagos’ rich marine life in more depth. As well as Hydrophone and 'splashcam' to get that little bit closer to the sealife.

Features

  • Kayaks
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Cultural Highlights & Lectures

Onboard cruisers enjoy lectures about nature and history supplied by the onboard naturalist crew.

Features

  • Lectures
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Shore Excursions

Daily excursions to the islands, in small groups, are lead by the expert on-board bilingual guides who will share their passion for Galapagos with you whilst teaching you about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy an up close and personal experience with the wildlife as you dodge to avoid stepping on prehistoric looking iguanas lazing on the rocks in their hundreds, watch blue-footed boobies perform their comical mating dance and swim face to face with playful sea lions.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program in the Fitness Centre on the Boat Deck.

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Fitness Centre

An exercise room located on the contains a bike, elliptical and treadmill.

Features

  • Gym

Jacuzzi

The Sun Deck is equipped with a Jacuzzi for some relaxation after a long day.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

Children aged 8 years and over are welcome on board the Isabela II. A trip to the Galapagos is both fun and educational for children, who will enjoy the excitement of coming face to face with the local wildlife. During selected dates the Isabella II operates dedicated family departures, with specially designed excursions for children, competitions, games and educational materials.

Accommodation

Voyage around the Galapagos in high comfort on board the M/V Isabela II, a very elegantly fitted yacht sleeping up to 40 passengers in 20 outward facing cabins, decorated in a smart modern style, with private bathrooms.

Category B

Cabin includes ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; teapot; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket, superior quality bed linen in all cabins. 2 pillows, one hypoallergenic and one with memory foam. Sheets are 60% cotton and 40% polyester of the best quality and duvet as a cover. Bathroom amenities include biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Category C

Cabin features superior quality bed linen in all cabins. 2 pillows, one hypoallergenic and one with memory foam. Sheets are 60% cotton and 40% polyester of the best quality and duvet as a cover, ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; teapot; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket

bathroom amenities include biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Category A (Master Suite)

Cabin includes ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); TV with DVD for videos only; telephone; teapot; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket, superior quality bed linen in all cabins. 2 pillows, one hypoallergenic and one with memory foam. Sheets are 60% cotton and 40% polyester of the best quality and duvet as a cover. Bathroom amenities include biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Features

  • Double
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Boat Deck

  • Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Observation Platform
  • Jacuzzi
  • Life Boats
  • Exercise Room


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Cabin Deck

  • Cabins 1 - 20
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Main Deck

  • Comb Bar
  • Library
  • Reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
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Ship facts
Passengers
40
Crew
24
Launched
1979
Last refit
2018
Tonnage
1025t
Length
50.59m
Width
11.58
Speed
10kts
Decks
3
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD