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M/V Santa Cruz II- Galapagos Islands

The Santa Cruz offers a wide selection of Galapagos Cruises and carries 90 passengers

Ship Profile - Santa Cruz II, Galapagos Islands Cruise

The M/V Santa Cruz II,Galapagos based, has undergone extensive renovation with enlarged decks to increase cabin size. Capable of carrying up to 90 passengers in suites, or double and single cabins, the MV Santa Cruz is well appointed and designed for cruising the Galapagos Islands. Fully air conditioned, and carpeted throughout, it is the optimum cruise ship for a great vacation in the Galapagos Islands.
Ship Type: Motor Vessel Category: First Class
Ship Length: 237.3 feet Capacity: 90 Passengers
Ship Width: 38.86 feet Speed in knots: 13 knots
Equipment: Gyrocompass, automatic pilot, radar, echo sound, GPS and radio direction finder
Crew: 52 crew members plus 6 bilingual naturalist guides (English, German, Spanish)
Ship Description: The M/V Santa Cruz was remodeled specifically to enhance your cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Additions to the boat deck include two luxurious master suites with private balconies in addition to junior suites and superior cabins. This first class ship built extensively for cruising the Galapagos waters, offers a wide range of cabins for 3,4, and 7- night cruises for the optimum Galapagos vacation. The Santa Cruz offers large common areas as you relax aboard, all in a friendly and informal setting. Remodeled extensively in 1997 inside and out.
Facilities on Board:
An on-deck bar, observation decks and jacuzzi, as well as air conditioning, fax, 110V, internal telephone, Snorkeling gear, environmental music, life vests and boats, dinghy, television, video, public restrooms, 220 volt adaptors, email, and onboard medical facilities
Cabin Facilities:
110V, Air Conditioning, cabin amenities, hot and cold water , private bathroom with shower

M/V Santa Cruz Pricing
Special prices available: Save $400 per person -- Call for available dates.

Year Round: Price Per Person
5 days/
4 nights
5 days/
4 nights
6 days/
5 nights
Boat deck, see master suite double
Boat deck, see junior suite twin
Boat deck, see superior twin/double
Boat deck, see single estándar
Boat deck, see twin estándar
Upper deck, see twin standard
Main deck, see twin standard
Inside single, see upper deck
Inside double, see upper deck
* High season: April 2 to 8 and December 24 to December 31
Please Note: Prices listed per person. These prices are subject to change without notice. Prices shown in U.S. dollars. There is a $100.00 per person surcharge for high season departures. Children under 12 pay a $75.00 surcharge for high season departures. Children between the ages of 6 and 11, receive a 25% discount off the adult rate (based on one child per cabin). The single supplement is 100%

Cruise Itinerary for the M/V Santa Cruz II

Eastern Galapagos Cruise - 4 nights - Saturday to Wednesday
Saturday
AM
Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to San Cristobal and board the ship
PM
Visit to Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island
Sunday
AM
Visit to Santa Fe Island
PM
Visit to South Plaza Island
Monday
AM
PM
Visit to the Charles Darwin Research Center on Santa Cruz
Visit to Santa Cruz Island with Optional Activities
Tuesday
AM
PM
Visit to Punta Suarez on Espanola Island -
Visit to Gardener Bay on Espanola Island
Wednesday
AM
Departure for the mainland at Baltra
Northern Cruise - 4 nights - Monday to Friday
Monday
AM
Fly from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island and board the ship
PM
Visit to Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz Island
Tuesday
AM
Visit to Buccaneer Cove on Santiago Island
PM
Visit to Puerto Egas on Santiago Island
Wednesday
AM
Visit to the Island of Rabida and Red Beach
PM
Visit to Bartolome Island
Thursday
AM
Visit to Prince Philip's Steps on Genovesa Island
PM
Visit to Darwin Bay on the Island of Genovesa
Friday
AM
Visit to San Cristobal Island
PM
Air transfer to the mainland
Eastern Island Cruise - 5 nights - Wednesday to Sunday
Combine the two 4 night cruises together
*Note: when cruising on the MV Santa Cruz,
no site is visited twice in a fourteen day period.
Departure Dates
Year-Round Departures
4 Night - Saturday to Wednesday
4 Night - Monday to Friday
5 Night - Wednesday to Sunday
Galapagos Cruising is a Year Round Destination
The Galapagos Islands enjoy a mild sub-tropical climate, allowing Galapagos cruise ships to operate on year round. Temperatures are defined almost entirely by ocean currents and the trade winds. In general. From December to May will be warm and sunny; and from June to November will be cool with a breeze in the afternoon. The temperature chart below is useful to plan your Galapagos vacation! * Temperature values are given in Fahrenheit.
Temperatures
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Max. Air Temp
84
86
88
86
82
78
76
74
76
77
78
80
Min Air Temp
70
74
74
72
72
68
66
64
62
64
66
68
Avg.Sea Temp
74
76
76
76
74
74
72
66
68
70
72
74
Avg. Rainfall
1
1
2.0
1.5
0.75
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.25
0.5
0.5
Deck plan of the MV Santa Cruz with main deck cabins, upper deck cabins, junior suite and master suite sailing in the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos cruise
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