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Tauck Santa Cruz II

Why cruise on this ship?

Operating for Tauck in the Galápagos, the recently refurbished Santa Cruz II sleeps 90 guests in 50 staterooms, offering flexibility for families and solo travellers.

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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 Beagle Dining Room and al fresco on the Panorama Deck.

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 Beagle Dining Room and al fresco on the Panorama Deck.

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.

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Expedition Lounge & Library

The Expedition Lounge & Library is located on the Expedition Deck.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Library

Enrichment

Santa Cruz II offers a refined small ship cruising experience, with a maximum capacity of just 90 passengers. Aboard Santa Cruz II, the Tauck group may share the ship with non-Tauck guests. On all departures, the Tauck group will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests. Your cruise will be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions, while your time on board Santa Cruz II will provide opportunities for you to interact with the ship's other non-Tauck guests.

We have an excellent staff camera with an underwater housing so that we can record guests’ thrilling adventures while in the ocean water. Expedition photos are displayed on the last night of the trip and are uploaded online so that visitors can view and share them as they please.

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 sky deck.

Features

  • Gym
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Hot Tubs

With indulgent ocean views, there are two hot tubs on the sky deck.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

Please note: There are no children's facilities available.

Accommodation

Guests can choose from luxuriously appointed double and triple Explorer cabins, or opt for the more exclusive Darwin Suite, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck. All staterooms are equipped with air conditioning, a large picture window, hair dryer, iPod / MP3 docking station, numerous electrical outlets, in-room safe, reading lights and more.

Darwin Suite

The Darwin Suite, located on the Panorama Deck, measures 325 square feet (30 square meters), with double picture windows, providing superb comfort and deluxe amenities for more discerning guests. Additionally, the suite can be interconnected with an Explorer double cabin to increase space by another 163 square feet (15 square meters

Beds: 2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2

Bedding: 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. Panorama deck cabins have 2 extra pillows of same type.

Windows: 2 (138 cm x 90 cm)

Balconies: None

Cabin Furnishings: 2 night desks, 2 chairs, 1 corner desk, 1 sofa, 2 small armchairs, 1 center table, 1 high table

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities: Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Cabin Amenities: Walk-in closet and space under bed (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket; inset tablet with free WiFi in each suite available for use during trip upon request; in-cabin national and international magazines.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer Double Cabin

Santa Cruz II’s Swedish-designed cabins reflect the latest in cruise trends. Comfortable spaces and large picture windows illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, offering elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. Guests will enjoy 64% more cabin space than on the vessel’s predecessor. Explorer Cabins are located on the Expedition, Horizon, and Panorama Decks.

Beds: 2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2

Bedding: 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.

Windows: 1 (138 cm x 90 cm)

Balconies: None

Cabin Furnishings: 2 night desks, 1 chair, 1 corner desk

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities: Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Cabin Amenities: Ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Explorer Triple Cabin

Santa Cruz II’s Swedish-designed cabins reflect the latest in cruise trends. Comfortable spaces and large picture windows illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, offering elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. Guests will enjoy 64% more cabin space than on the vessel’s predecessor. Explorer Cabins are located on the Expedition, Horizon, and Panorama Decks.

Beds: 2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2, plus a sofa bed (105 cm x 91 cm)

Bedding: 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.

Windows: 1 (138 cm x 90 cm)

Balconies: None

Cabin Furnishings: 2 night desks, 1 chair, 1 corner desk, 1 sofa bed

Private Bathroom: Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities: Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Cabin Amenities: Ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Sky Deck

  • Solarium/Sky Deck
  • Gym
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Panorama Deck

  • Panorama Bar & Lounge
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Bridge
  • Darwin Suites
  • Explorer Double Cabins
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Expedition Deck

  • Hot Tub
  • Discovery Room
  • Expedition Lounge & Library
  • Explorer Double Cabins
  • Explorer Triple Cabins
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Horizon Deck

  • Reception
  • Medical Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Explorer Double Cabins
  • Explorer Triple Cabins
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Ocean Deck

  • Beagle Dining Room
  • Crew Quarters
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Ship facts
Passengers
90
Crew
50
Launched
2002
Last refit
2015
Tonnage
2664t
Length
70m
Width
13.4
Speed
11kts
Decks
5
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD