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90-Guest Deluxe Class Vessel

Santa Cruz II

The M/V Santa Cruz emerges revamped and ready to give its passengers an experience of the Galápagos Islands they’ll never forget. Taking up the baton from its legendary predecessor, the 90-guest Santa Cruz II introduces a chic new way to explore the wonders of the Galápagos Islands in style and comfort, offering guests the unrivaled guiding Metropolitan Touring is famous for while ensuring the utmost care is taken to preserve the islands’ delicate ecosystem via the latest in sustainable sailing technologies. In addition to the latest in safety systems, Santa Cruz II is ideal for families, small groups, couples or individuals.

Santa Cruz II boasts 5 spacious decks, modern interiors designed by renowned ship designer, Richard Nilsson, and stylishly-renewed décor throughout the ship’s social areas and cabins.

Fifty contemporary-designed cabins span 3 decks, giving guests the options of a luxuriously appointed single, double and triple cabins, or to opt for one of the 3 even more exclusive Darwin Suites, where elevated service and carefully-refined extras will be received.

While aboard, guests can relax in the beautifully-designed and spacious communal and viewing platforms, including superb indoor and outdoor dining options, 2 lounge bars, a well-stocked library, 2 indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym. Creative Ecuadorian and international cuisine will be prepared under the watchful eye of Cordon-Bleu trained gastronomic director, Byron Rivera, served in the colorful Beagle Dining Room as well as al fresco on the Panorama Deck.

In addition, Santa Cruz II offers various itineraries – giving guests flexibility as to how long they want to spend on board – and visits to the main highlights of the archipelago.

There are options for the active, fun for families, underwater explorations and expedition equipment…something for everyone. Combine these with the crew’s deep sense of service and every one of the M/V Santa Cruz II’s guests will return home enriched, revived and inspired.


Cabin amenities and features include: Air conditioning, picture windows, a hair dryer, numerous electrical outlets, a public address system, an in-room safe, iPod/MP3 docking station, and reading lights.

Dining Room

Creative Ecuadorian and international cuisine will be prepared under the watchful eye of the Santa Cruz II’s Cordon-Bleu trained gastronomic director, Byron Rivera. Freshly caught fish and seafood and locally grown organic fruit and vegetables will feature heavily on menus served in the colorful Beagle Dining Room as well as al fresco on the Panorama Deck.

Solarium / Sun Deck

Features a Fitness Room and an Observation Deck with sun loungers.

Panorama Deck

Features the Panorama Bar & Lounge and al fresco dining.

Expedition Deck

Features the Expedition Lounge & Library, Discovery Room and 2 hot tubs.

Technical Data

TYPE: Cruise Ship

LENGTH: 235.6 feet

BEAM: 44 feet

DRAFT: 10 feet

GROSS TONNAGE: 2,664 tons

CAPACITY: 90 guests

ACCOMMODATIONS: Panorama Deck , 3 Darwin Suites, 3 Explorer Double Cabins ,Expedition Deck, 17, Explorer Double Cabins, Horizon Deck, 2 Voyager Single Cabins, 23 Explorer Double Cabins, 2 Explorer Triple Cabins

CRUISING SPEED: 10.5 knots

ELECTRICITY: 220 V – 110 V throughout ship (A & B Plug Types)


  • Certifications: ABS, SOLAS, ISM by resolution IMO A.788(19)
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Life Rafts: 14 x 27 pax each
  • Landing boats: 6
  • There is a Medical Officer permanently on board.

Wi-Fi: available in some Public Areas

CREW: 52 + 9 Naturalist Guides (including Expedition Leader)


  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Shortie wetsuits (for rent; used between Jun & Dec)
  • Kayaks
  • Glass bottom boat


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