8 nights onboard Santa Cruz II

Nine of the Best Isles (Western and Northern Route)

Winners 2022 Favourite Specialist Cruise Line
Galápagos Islands Cruise | Nine of the Best Isles (Western and Northern Route)
Leaving from: Baltra Island, Galápagos
Cruise ship: Santa Cruz II
Departure date: 02nd October 2025
Leaving from: Baltra Island, Galápagos Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island Fernandina Island, Galápagos and 14 more stops
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Hurtigruten Expeditions offers more than 125 years of cruising experience, providing small-ship exploration of more than 250 destinations across 30-plus countries.

On Hurtigruten Expeditions cruise adventures, you will be accompanied by a highly skilled crew and expedition team on one of nine intimately-scaled expedition ships, taking you on breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world.

90
Passengers
2002
Launched
2021
Last refit
2664t
Tonnage
71.8m
Length
13.4m
Width
10kts
Speed
5
Decks
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Embark.
Day 1
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 2
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 2
Fernandina Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 3
Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Day 4
Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 4
Champion Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 4
Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 5
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 5
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 6
Buccaneer Archipelago, Western Australia, Australia
Day 6
Puerto Egas, Ecuador
Day 7
Rabida Island, Ecuador
Day 7
Bartolome Island, Ecuador
Day 8
El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 8
Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Day 9
At Sea
Day 9
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Disembark.
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 1
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Embark.
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 1
Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 2
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Fernandina Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 2
Fernandina Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador image
Day 3
Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 4
Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos, Ecuador
Champion Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 4
Champion Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 4
Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 5
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 5
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Buccaneer Archipelago, Western Australia, Australia image
Day 6
Buccaneer Archipelago, Western Australia, Australia
Roughly 800 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago surround and shelter the impressive spread of Yampi Sound (from the aboriginal word for water, “Yampee”). The area was named in 1821 by Captain Phillip Parker King, in commemoration of William Dampier’s visit in 1688. Pearlers began visiting the area in the late 1800s, and more recently mining operators established open-cut mines on Koolan Island on the east side of the Sound. Some of the richest iron ore in the world is extracted here to this day. The coastline of Yampi shows rock layers wildly twisted and contorted into great folds. White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Ospreys, Common Sandpipers and Eastern Reef Egrets inhabit the archipelago and the area is rich in fish life, which in turn is an attraction for bottlenose dolphins that come here to feed. Yampi Sound is also occassionaly a calving ground for humpback whales and mothers and calves can sometimes be spotted in the relatively shallow turquoise waters.
Puerto Egas, Ecuador image
Day 6
Puerto Egas, Ecuador
Rabida Island, Ecuador image
Day 7
Rabida Island, Ecuador
Bartolome Island, Ecuador image
Day 7
Bartolome Island, Ecuador
El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 8
El Barranco, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 8
Darwin Bay, Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
At Sea image
Day 9
At Sea
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador image
Day 9
Baltra Island, Galápagos, Ecuador
Disembark.
Ship Details
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Santa Cruz II

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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