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Why cruise on this ship?

When you are exploring the Galápagos islands with us onboard the MS Santa Cruz II, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in high quality surroundings. The small size - with a guest capacity of maximum of 90 allows for a cozy yet classy environment. You´ll easily feel at home on board.

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Beagle Restaurant

On the lowest level is the magnificent and large Beagle Restaurant – a space to pamper your senses and delight your palate with all of the exquisite culinary offerings.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Gastro Restaurant

The MS Santa Cruz II has a team of trained staff members that utilize locally-sourced organic food to prepare every dish. This ship provides a Le Cordon Bleu (a trained Gastronomy Director) and a wide variety of culinary experiences that encompass all diets and preferences. Each and every meal served onboard is exquisite.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

The social areas located across the MS Santa Cruz II allow travellers to converse about their passion for travel. There are multiple decks, including the Ocean, Horizon, Panorama, Expedition, and Sky Decks. Each space offers guests a comfortable seating area and an immaculate view of the nearby islands. Every social space is exquisite.

Expedition lounge with Science Corner and library

Facing the front of the ship, the Expedition Lounge – complete with a refreshment station and library – is a fantastic place to admire the beauty of the Galápagos’ Islands from inside. The Science Corner includes a glass cabinet, a microscope and a bone clone collection, a perfect learning zone about our science activities.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Library

Panorama Bar & Lounge

This large and well-lit area is not only the main bar, but also the place where most ship events will take place (welcome and farewell cocktail), and doubles as an ideal place for lectures. It’s the ideal site to chill and relax with Wi-Fi hot spot and direct access to our al fresco terrace.

Features

  • Lounge
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Sky Deck

The Sky deck offers spaces where guests can relax and enjoy their Galápagos expeditions basking in the sun at the very top of the ship. The sun deck and fitness room are located here.

Features

  • Sun Deck
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Panorama Deck

Guests can relish the Galápagos Islands landscapes at the rear terrace, which also doubles as an area for enjoying Happy Hour specials or freshly barbecued snacks. On the same deck, guests are also welcome to hang out at the indoor Expedition lounge & bar or visit our state-of-the-art bridge.

Features

  • Observation Point

Reception

Located at the main intersection on the ship, the reception is the place where you will find the central bulletin board with daily program and other valuable information on the expedition experience.

Features

  • Reception

Outdoor Terrace

Located on Deck Three.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Observation Point

Library

Located on Deck Three.

Features

  • Library

Evolution Hall

Located on Deck Three.

Features

  • Art Gallery

Discovery Room

Located on Deck Three.

Features

  • Lounge
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Gift Shop

Located on Deck Two.

Features

  • Shop
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Sky Deck

The Sky deck offers spaces where guests can relax and enjoy their Galápagos expeditions basking in the sun at the very top of the ship. The sun deck and fitness room are located here.

Features

  • Sun Deck
  • Observation Point
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Shore Excursions

We offer every day, in addition to the core activity (generally, a hike), a variety of activity options approved by the national park:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Coastal explorations (aboard our inflatable dinghies, otherwise known as pangas)
  • Glass-bottom boat rides
  • Biking (on Santa Cruz island only)

These activities will be explained in advance by the Expedition Leader and guides. A sign-up sheet is placed in the expedition room, Expedition deck. These activities cannot be booked in advance and are all free of charge. Please note the number of the participants per activity is limited.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Bikes
  • Zodiacs
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle Boarding
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Science Corner

Located on Deck 3.

Features

  • Education
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Lecture Library

Located on Deck 3.

Features

  • Lectures
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Fitness Room

Our fitness center is equipped with yoga mats, set of weights, 2 treadmills, 2 stationary bikes, and an elliptical trainer for those guests who do not want to let their routine slide.

Features

  • Gym
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Hot Tubs

For a nice relaxing time our two hot tubs with capacity for 5 guests each. Located on the Expedition deck are ideal.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

All guests must be 18 years old on or before the day they are scheduled to embark on their cruise; we do not maintain facilities or services on board for younger individuals.

Accommodation

On board the ship, there are fifty cruise cabins that provide ample space for each and every guest. Each cabin has a private bathroom. There are options available for single travellers, couples, groups and families.

Darwin Suite, Panorama Deck

Our three Darwin suites on the Panorama deck, featuring double picture windows, will provide superb comfort and deluxe amenities for more discerning guests. Available in twin or double bed and if more space is desired, they can be interconnected with an Explorer cabin.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Suite Benefits
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer cabin, Panorama deck

With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 3 Explorer cabins located as on the Panorama deck.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer cabin, Expedition deck

With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 17 Explorer cabins located as on the Expedition deck.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer Cabin, Horizon Deck

With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 23 Explorer cabins located as on the Horizon deck.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer family cabin, Horizon deck

With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 2 Explorer family cabins located on the Horizon deck. Cabins are equipped with twin beds and a sofa bed (ideal for children under 12).

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Voyager single cabin, Horizon deck

With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer single bed, and plenty of space for solo travelers. There are 2 Voyager cabins located on the Horizon deck.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 5

  • Observation Deck
  • Fitness Room
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Deck 4

  • Observation Deck
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar
  • Toilets
  • Cabins
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Deck 3

  • Hot Tubs
  • Observation Deck
  • Science Corner
  • Discovery Room
  • Expedition Lounge & Bar
  • Library
  • Toilets
  • Cabins
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Deck 2

  • Reception
  • Medical Center
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Cabins
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Deck 1

  • Beagle Restaurant
  • Expedition Launch