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Designed for operations in remote areas, the new Santa Cruz II, our state-of-the-art expedition vessel, evinces the perfect infrastructure for Galápagos exploration. Carrying its crew’s heritage of decades of experience working in the islands, guests onboard can enjoy a multi-guide experience with various excursions departing each day and a nightly programme of lectures and entertainment.
The new boat measures just over 70 metres long, and comprises 50 cabins accommodating 90 guests. It boasts luxurious, well-sized social areas indoors and out that allow guests to make the most of their Galápagos cruise experience. The ship also benefits from a well-planned layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells. Created with the ethos of stylish simplicity at its heart, the new boat ensures a comfortable and relaxed environment from which to experience the archipelago.
- A vessel designed and built for wildlife exploration in remote areas
- Small groups – average just 11 guests per guide
- 99% of visitor sites are not shared with other vessels
- Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkelling, swimming, panga ride (all aquatic activities permitted by the national park)
- A 58% increase in Passenger Space Ratio when compared to the former Santa Cruz (29.6)
- Barbecue and al-fresco dining
- Separate lecture areas for simultaneous presentations
- 90% of all cabins include convertible beds and 72% (36) are interconnected cabins
- No cabins at sea level, near engines or generators
- A Cordon-Bleu gastronomy director
- A Medical Officer on board, with a fully equipped infirmary, free of charge
- Sustainable cruise technology, including a wastewater treatment plant
- 31% reduction in fuel consumption compared with its predecessor, resulting in a lower environmental footprint per guest