The Santa Cruz replaced its predecessor, on October 10, 2015. This 50-cabin vessel provides guests with an elegant new way to experience the glories of the Galapagos Archipelago in both style and comfort. On top of Metropolitan Touring’s unrivalled expeditions, this ship guarantees that the utmost care will be given to the Galapagos Islands by implementing the newest sustainable advances in sailing, thus protecting their delicate ecosystem.
With five spacious desks and gorgeous chic interiors designed by the distinguished ship designer, Richard Nilsson, the Santa Cruz II offers tours that are better than ever. Based on the principle of stylish simplicity, our new vessel guarantees its guests a luxurious ambience from which they can appreciate the breath-taking views of the enchanted islands.
The three decks of Santa Cruz II host 90 guests throughout 50 modern cabins. Guests may choose from a variety of options, which include single, double and family cabins. However, if they desire something more lavish, we also offer the exclusive Darwin Suites, which meet an exceptional standard of accommodation on the boat’s Panorama Deck. These suites provide guests with enhanced service, as well as particularly selected details such as a take-home Galapagos coffee table book and a tablet loan for each cabin.
When they are not exploring the islands’ treasures, guests can kick back in the elegantly designed communal spaces or viewing platforms. These include indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge bar, complete library, two sumptuous hot tubs overlooking the ocean and a gym.
Gross Tonnage 2664 tonnes
Passenger Space Ratio 29.6
Type of Vessel Expedition Vessel
Capacity 90 guests / 50 cabins
Length 71.8 metres/235 feet
Beam 13.4 metres/43 feet
Speed 10.5 knots
Electricity 440 V – 220 V – 110 V throughout ship
Engines 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 – MO of 850 HP each
Fire Detector Fire detectors throughout
Life Jackets In each cabin
Life Rafts 14 (27 passengers each)
Landing Boats 6
Naturalist Guides 8 (Includes Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio 3 to 2
Medical Officer Permanently on board
ISM by resolution IMO A788 (19)
Panorama Deck 3 Darwin Suites, 3 Explorer Double Cabins
Expedition Deck 17 Explorer Double Cabins
Horizon Deck 2 Voyager Single Cabins, 2 Explorer Family Cabins, 23 Explorer Double Cabins, infirmary
The Santa Cruz II is a spacious ship, with four of its five decks containing a variety of roomy, contemporary areas detailed with carefully chosen modern elements. Guests will have no trouble finding their way around due to its clever layout, which includes wide hallways and broad stairwells. From dining spaces, both inside and outside, the gym and Hot Tubs, to the sophisticated bar and lounge, as well as the fully-stocked library, the vessel is designed to please using sophisticated simplicity.
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