The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos Ship succeeds its predecessor with the highest standards in sustainability and comfort. Leading with decades of experience, exceptional guided expeditions and the utmost care for the delicate Galapagos ecosystem guarantees unrivaled experiences for guests aboard the Santa Cruz. Chic interiors and 5 spacious decks with a unique approach of stylish simplicity, the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship emanates a luxurious ambience; whilst showcasing breathtaking views of the surroundings. Hosting up to 90 guests, Santa Cruz 2 features a variety of cabin layouts which include singles, twins, doubles, and triples. Interconnected cabins are available for families, and Darwin Suites offer the highest standard of comfort. With an incredible three to two guest to crew ratio and veteran Galapagos guides, you’ll experience an incredible level of service on board.
Beautifully appointed living areas of the Sants Cruz 2 ship
Previous guests of the Santa Cruz II are constantly providing positive feedback on the design and features of the Santa Cruz. The contemporary decor marries Scandinavian design –clean lines, light-coloured woodwork, and neutral fabrics – with modern and state of the art technology and facilities. With only 90 guests dispersed across five decks, the Santa Cruz II provides an intimate atmosphere with the amenities of a full-size cruise liner.
This includes the Panorama Bar and Lounge, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides affording guests the perfect spot to wind down with a delicious cocktail, witness stunning wildlife, and enjoy breathtaking views. a pre-dinner drink in comfort and still see everything the Islands offer. Head down to the expedition lounge and curated library for a moment of peace and quiet, a cozy spot with leather sofas and stylish decor. The stunning upper deck solarium features two hot Jacuzzis, along with breathtaking views and a place to relax in the sun or witness the cosmos at the fullest. Got a little extra energy? Check out the ship’s fitness center and get some exercise with the ocean in the background!
Traveling as a family to the Galapagos is one of the best decisions to make, and the Santa Cruise 2 Galapagos ship aspires to make family vacations in the Galapagos unforgettable. Every excursion includes children’s events in an open multi-purpose room and young travelers get to partake in the special “Pirates Aboard” program which provides each child with their very own kit with various family-friendly activity ideas. Moreover, enjoy the board games, puzzles, within the library. As for dining, child-sized meals are available and are served with a child-friendly program. Going a step further, the Santa Cruz 2 cruise ship affords youngsters the chance to get fully immersed in the adventure. Children have the chance to learn snorkel techniques with the extra naturalist guides, and special pangas ride just for the kids.
Wining and Dining like royalty
The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship culinary experience is truly unforgettable. The dedicated Director of Gastronomy Byron Rivera, who graduated within the Cordon-Bleu culinary art school, crafted a world-class menu that expertly combined international and Ecuadorian cuisine. The menus regularly include fresh local seafood, along with locally grown fruit and vegetables. The grand majority of the dishes are sourced locally, and organic. More than just the delicious flavor is the magnificent presentation, with plates that will have you taking your phone out for a picture. One of the best parts about the dining experience is the choice for eating either indoors in the Beagle dining room or Alfresco on the panorama deck.
Unlimited adventure on the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship
During your stay, enjoy multiple daily excursions taking you through the very best visit points of the Galapagos islands. The dedicated team of naturalist guides take you safely to each point, providing entertaining and fascinating commentary along the way about the flora, fauna, and history. Additionally, snorkeling and sea kayaking are available, along with glass-bottomed dingy rides. Uniquely, the land excursions of the Santa Cruz 2 has exclusive destinations not available to 99% of the other boats in the Galapagos fleet!
Home Sweet Home
Each cabin of the Santa Cruz 2 includes bountiful storage space for belongings, a safety box, an ensuite bathroom with a hot shower and toiletries, reading lights, and hotel-quality linens. There is a wide array of rooming options, perfect for any traveler. Design is based on Scandinavian-inspired decor, and large picture windows afford the best views. Family cabins are available, keeping everyone together with triple accommodation. Upgrade to the generous suites offering extra space, double windows, additional furnishing, bathrobes, and slippers.
Extras of the Santa Cruz 2
The Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship holds many amenities and services not found among other vessels of Galapagos. One of the best perks, the availability of wifi for $46 per device, with the service included with premium cabins. Additionally, the ship has two cloth dryers for guest use. Guides of the Santa Cruz 2 Galapagos ship are bilingual, and briefings of the following day’s activities are held in different languages at different times. This means no waiting your turn to hear the briefing as which occurs on other ships. Lastly, excursion groups are smaller, with 11 to 12 guests per guide as opposed to the normal 16. This affords guests a less crowded tour with more time to ask questions!