MS Santa Cruz II

When you are exploring the Galápagos islands with us onboard the MS Santa Cruz II, you will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in high quality surroundings. The small size - with a guest capacity of maximum of 90 allows for a cozy yet classy environment. You´ll easily feel at home on board.

2 people kayaking in front of the ship Santa Cruz II.

About the Ship

  • Year built 2002
  • Year of refurbishment 2021
  • Shipyard ASENAV Shipyard (CHL)
  • Passenger capacity 90
  • Gross tonnage 2664 T
  • Length 71,8 m
  • Beam 13,4 m
  • Speed 10.5 knots

 

This sleek, spacious ship has a layout that allows you to enjoy your sailing in all aspects. Enjoy delicious food in the nice restaurant, learn with fellow travellers in the Science Centre or maybe mingle out on the many decks?

While exploring the Galápagos, you´ll have the ability to actively engage in activities and encounters. After a day in Darwin´s footsteps, you will enjoy coming home to a casual atmosphere with the best service there is. The MS Santa Cruz II´s amenities easily appeal to all world explorers.

MS Santa Cruz II is environmentally sustainable and socially conscious with the local community, the operation is carbon neutral.

Facilities on board

Beagle Restaurant - Incredible Dining Experience

On the lowest level is the magnificent and large Beagle Restaurant – a space to pamper your senses and delight your palate with all of the exquisite culinary offerings.

The MS Santa Cruz II has a team of trained staff members that utilize locally-sourced organic food to prepare every dish. This ship provides a Le Cordon Bleu (a trained Gastronomy Director) and a wide variety of culinary experiences that encompass all diets and preferences. Each and every meal served onboard is exquisite.

Expedition lounge  with Science Corner and library

Facing the front of the ship, the Expedition Lounge – complete with a refreshment station and library – is a fantastic place to admire the beauty of the Galápagos’ Islands from inside. The Science Corner includes a glass cabinet, a microscope and a bone clone collection, a perfect learning zone about our science activities.

Panorama bar & lounge

This large and well-lit area is not only the main bar, but also the place where most ship events will take place (welcome and farewell cocktail), and doubles as an ideal place for lectures. It’s the ideal site to chill and relax with Wi-Fi hot spot and direct access to our al fresco terrace.

Social Spaces

The social areas located across the MS Santa Cruz II allow travellers to converse about their passion for travel. There are multiple decks, including the Ocean, Horizon, Panorama, Expedition, and Sky Decks. Each space offers guests a comfortable seating area and an immaculate view of the nearby islands. Every social space is exquisite.

Reception area

Located at the main intersection on the ship, the reception is the place where you will find the central bulletin board with daily program and other valuable information on the expedition experience. 

Sky deck

The Sky deck offers spaces where guests can relax and enjoy their Galápagos expeditions basking in the sun at the very top of the ship. The sun deck and fitness room are located here.

Panorama deck

Guests can relish the Galápagos Islands landscapes at the terrace, which also doubles as an area for enjoying Happy Hour specials or freshly barbecued snacks. On the same deck, guests are also welcome to hang out at the indoor Expedition lounge & bar or visit our state-of-the-art bridge.

Cabins and suites

On board the ship, there are fifty cruise cabins that provide ample space for each and every guest. Each cabin has a private bathroom. There are options available for single travelers, couples, groups and families.

Hot tubs

For a nice relaxing time our two hot tubs with capacity for 5 guests each. Located on the Expedition deck are ideal.

Fitness room

Our fitness center is equipped with yoga mats, set of weights, 2 treadmills, 2 stationary bikes, and an elliptical trainer for those guests who do not want to let their routine slide.

 

Sustainability, conservation, & preservation

 
Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises to Galapagos are carbon neutral. With every Galapagos expedition cruise, guests will contribute directly to the protection of biodiverse forests in northwestern Ecuador, named a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2018.
 

Contact

Email: [email protected]

Cabins

  • Darwin suites

    • Darwin suite, Panorama deck

      Our three Darwin suites on the Panorama deck, featuring double picture windows, will provide superb comfort and deluxe amenities for more discerning guests. Available in twin or double bed and if more space is desired, they can be interconnected with an Explorer cabin.

      Cabin code: DS

      • 30 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Double bed
  • Explorer cabins

    • Explorer cabin, Panorama deck

      With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 3 Explorer cabins located as on the Panorama deck.

      Cabin code: EP

      • 15 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
    • Explorer cabin, Expedition deck

      With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 17 Explorer cabins located as on the Expedition deck.

      Cabin code: EE

      • 15 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
    • Explorer cabin, Horizon deck

      With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 23 Explorer cabins located as on the Horizon deck.

      Cabin code: EH

      • 15 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
  • Explorer family cabins

    • Explorer family cabin, Horizon deck

      With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 2 Explorer family cabins located on the Horizon deck. Cabins are equipped with twin beds and a sofa bed (ideal for children under 12).

      Cabin code: FH

      • 18 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Varied bed types
  • Voyager single cabins

    • Voyager single cabin, Horizon deck

      With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer single bed, and plenty of space for solo travelers. There are 2 Voyager cabins located on the Horizon deck.

      Cabin code: VH

      • 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch

Decks

  • 5 Deck 5
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 3 Deck 3
  • 2 Deck 2
  • 1 Deck 1
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