M/V Santa Cruz Vessel information
Travel galapagos island on-board the 43 cabin M/V Santa Cruz, built exclusively for Galapagos Islands cruising was completely renovated in 1998, having been redesigned and refurbished inside and out. The Santa Cruz has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent standards, including superb service, expert crew, the most knowledgeable multilingual naturalist/guides and menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. Its capacity is for ninety guests.
Our Galapagos Travel Team consists of a Chief Naturalist and five Naturalists. All will delight guests with diverse natural history explanations, superb on-deck talks, and eye-catching lectures regarding natural history issues. Their multimedia presentations and recaps will complement the day's activities. Together with the Captain, they will plan the day's program. They are masters of Galapagos travel. Soon enough, our Naturalists will become the highlight of your voyage on santa cruz galapagos. At night, when pitch-dark starry skies are seen, stargazing is an amazing nocturnal activity. The southern skies are beautifully arranged with exuberant constellations.
On the M/V Santa Cruz Boat Deck, there are two master suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and a private balcony, and two junior suites with twin beds (plus a sofa bed for a child). Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds, that together with the remaining Standard Cabins on the Upper and Main decks offer a variety of accommodations, all meeting the same high standard for comfort and style. Family guests have ample choice among single, double and triple accommodations.
The M/V Santa Cruz Sun Deck features a bar and Jacuzzi, along with the observation platform for dolphin and whale watching. The dining room, lounge and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. As an alternative to snorkeling, the glass-bottom boat offers another opportunity to observe the marine life.
The entire ship is air-conditioned. A carefully planned santa cruz galapagos itinerary includes the Galapagos' main highlights plus a flexible program allowing guests to enjoy several alternatives for their daily activities. In essence, an expedition to the best National Park, aboard the only ship exclusively built for exploring the Galapagos.
The Santa Cruz is a small, 237 foot, 90 passenger deluxe cruise ship.
The 90 passengers can choose between suites, double or single cabins, magnificently appointed and equipped for their deluxe Galapagos cruise. Fully carpeted and air conditioned, it is the right size cruise ship for a comfortable and relaxed vacation in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Safety is our primary concern and the Santa Cruz has been certified with the highest International Classifications:ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), IMS (International Management System for the Safe operation of Ships and for pollution prevention) and SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea). Operations and services are maintained by a 48-person crew.
Itinerary, program, activities, flexibility, service... These have been also renovated and improved. An Excllent Itinerary will provide a most complete vision of the Galapagos main highlights within a flexible program that will allow passengers to choose between shorter or longer hikes, Zodiac cruises, glass-bottom boat, swimming activities, etc., often been able to do at least two activities on each location. The itineraries have been planned to offer the best of the archipelago in such a way to ensure the continued preservation of this unique ecosystem.