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Santa Cruz II

Why cruise on this ship?

Designed to operate in remote areas, hosting just 90 guests in 48 staterooms, guests on Viking’s new Galápagos voyages will sail on board Santa Cruz II, a vessel chartered exclusively for Viking and renovated to reflect the clean, elegant Scandinavian design for which Viking is known.

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Dining

Creative Ecuadorian and international cuisine featuring freshly caught fish and seafood and locally grown organic fruit and vegetables is spotlighted on menus served in the colourful restaurant and al fresco on the outdoor terrace.

Dining

Creative Ecuadorian and international cuisine featuring freshly caught fish and seafood and locally grown organic fruit and vegetables is spotlighted on menus served in the colourful restaurant and al fresco on the outdoor terrace.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

Passengers can truly relax in the beautifully designed communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars and a well-stocked library.

Lounge & Library

Coming soon.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Library
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Outdoor Terrace

Coming soon.

Features

  • Lounge
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Bar & Lounge

Coming soon.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge

Sun Deck

Coming soon.

Features

  • Sun Deck

Enrichment

There will be a variety of onboard talks and enrichment opportunities, ranging from stargazing events to discussion of the flora and fauna encountered on shore to digital photography workshops, all presented by members of the expedition team including your expedition leader, the onboard naturalist, the onboard photographer and others.

With some of the most unique wildlife in the world and the presence of islands so young that they are still forming, the Galápagos Islands are an evolutionary time capsule. The absence of natural predators on the islands has led to a wealth of wildlife, which can be observed in its natural setting. The minimal presence of humans—97% of the archipelago is a national park—has led to a pristine and biologically isolated cluster of islands. They are also the conceptual birthplace of Darwin’s theory of natural selection and an equatorial crossroads for many other explorers.


Enrichment Activities

During your time in the Galápagos, you will have the opportunity to kayak, snorkel, ride a glass-bottom boat or go for long hikes. Equipment for all of these activities will be made available to you at no additional cost, including such items as kayaks, snorkeling equipment and walking sticks.

There are inflatable craft with outboard motors (zodicas) available on board Santa Cruz II. These are known as pangas in the region.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Zodiacs
  • Kayaks

Health and fitness

There are two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym.

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Gym

There is a state of the art gym on the top deck.

Features

  • Gym
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Hot Tubs

With indulgent ocean views, there are two hot tubs on board.

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

Travel to the Galápagos to explore Charles Darwin’s living laboratory on board Santa Cruz II. She sleeps 90 guests in 48 contemporary-designed staterooms across three decks; no staterooms are located at sea level or near engines or generators.

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Junior Suite

Ocean-view junior suite with large picture window & separated sitting room with comfortable sofa

Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); linens & pillows

110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

Safe, hair dryer & individual climate control

Private bathroom with glass-enclosed shower & separate toilet area

Premium eco-friendly toiletries

Fresh water replenished daily

Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Space under bed for storing suitcases

Wardrobe with wooden hangers

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Suite Benefits
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Deluxe

Ocean-view stateroom with large picture window and comfortable sofa

Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); linens & pillows

110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

Safe, hair dryer & individual climate control

Private bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower

Premium eco-friendly toiletries

Fresh water replenished daily

Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Space under bed for storing suitcases

Wardrobe with wooden hangers

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Oceanview

Ocean-view stateroom with large picture window

Hotel-style bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); linens & pillows

110/220 volt outlets & USB ports

Safe, hair dryer & individual climate control

Private bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower

Premium eco-friendly toiletries

Fresh water replenished daily

Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Space under bed for storing suitcases

Wardrobe with wooden hangers

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 4

  • Gym
  • Sun Deck
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Deck 3

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Bridge
  • Junior Suites
  • Ocean View Staterooms
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Deck 2

  • Hot Tubs
  • Lounge & Library
  • Ocean View Staterooms
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Deck 1

  • Medical Centre
  • Shop
  • Deluxe Staterooms
  • Oceanview Staterooms
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Deck 0

  • Restaurant