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Tauck Santa Cruz II

Get ready to embark on a ship built with Galápagos Island cruising in mind! Conceived for operations in remote areas like the Galápagos Archipelago, the…

About Tauck Santa Cruz II

Get ready to embark on a ship built with Galápagos Island cruising in mind! Conceived for operations in remote areas like the Galápagos Archipelago, the new Santa Cruz II boasts five spacious decks with modern interiors designed by renowned Swedish ship designer Richard Nilsson. Just over 70 meters long, the new vessel sleeps 90 guests in 50 contemporary designed staterooms – 36 of which can be interconnected, offering flexibility for families and single travellers. Guests can choose from luxuriously appointed double and triple Explorer cabins, or opt for the more exclusive Darwin Suite, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck. All staterooms are equipped with air conditioning, a large picture window, hair dryer, iPod / MP3 docking station, numerous electrical outlets, in-room safe, reading lights and more. Santa Cruz II features ample, indulgent spaces crafted from choice materials, including wide hallways and broad stairwells. Passengers can truly relax in the beautifully designed communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a well-stocked library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym. Dining in the colourful Beagle Dining Room or al fresco on the Panorama Deck is a delight for all ages on board Santa Cruz II; shipboard menus include creative Ecuadorian dishes and international cuisine featuring freshly caught seafood and locally grown produce that everyone in your party is sure to enjoy. Bon voyage!

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityCrew countDeck countCabin countLarge cabin countElectrical plugs
20022021en266470 meters13.4 metersUSD11 knots90505502 types:
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Accommodation

Guests can choose from luxuriously appointed double and triple Explorer cabins, or opt for the more exclusive Darwin Suite, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck. All staterooms are equipped with air conditioning, a large picture window, hair dryer, iPod / MP3 docking station, numerous electrical outlets, in-room safe, reading lights and more.

Darwin Suite

Suite Dimensions:

30 sq. m. (323 sq. ft.)

Private Balcony:

No

Beds:

2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2

Stateroom Furnishings:

2 night desks, 2 chairs, 1 corner desk, 1 sofa, 2 small armchairs, 1 center table, 1 high table

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Stateroom Amenities:

Walk-in closet and space under bed (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket; inset tablet with free WiFi in each suite available for use during trip upon request; in-cabin national and international magazines.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Telephone

Explorer Double Cabin

Suite Dimensions:

15.2 sq. m. (163.2 sq. ft.)

Private Balcony:

No

Beds:

2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2

Stateroom Furnishings:

2 night desks, 1 chair, 1 corner desk

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Stateroom Amenities:

Ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Telephone

Explorer Triple Cabin

Suite Dimensions:

17.8 sq. m. (192 sq. ft.)

Private Balcony:

No

Beds:

2 large twin beds convert to double (105 cm x 91 cm) x 2, plus a sofa bed (105 cm x 91 cm)

Stateroom Furnishings:

2 night desks, 1 chair, 1 corner desk, 1 sofa bed

Private Bathroom:

Yes, with shower

Bathroom Amenities:

Biodegradable shampoo & soap, hairdryer, mirror, facial tissue, towels. Under request at reception we have available for guests: sewing kit, shower cap and vanity kits.

Stateroom Amenities:

Ceiling light; under-the-bed closet (space for suitcases); telephone; iron (upon request); pen & memo pad; expedition map; sports bottle; extra blanket

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Telephone

Entertainment

Embark on a ship built with Galápagos Island cruising in mind! From your first briefing, boat drill and launch… to the excitement of your first wet landing… the Santa Cruz II provides all that is needed for you to explore these islands that time forgot in total comfort. Your first night aboard begins with an official welcome briefing and introduction of the ship's officers, followed by a Captain's Welcome Cocktail Reception and dinner. Meet and mingle with fellow guests as you enjoy creative Ecuadorian dishes and internationally prepared cuisine under the leadership of a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. Retire to your comfortable and contemporarily designed stateroom as you fall asleep dreaming of all that lies ahead for you this week. Awake early in the morning to scout for sea life and birds on the top deck if you choose, followed by a hearty breakfast that will perfectly fuel you for the day ahead. After a safety briefing, you will board your first panga for a coastal ride with an opportunity to swim, snorkel or walk to discover all that your first landing has to offer. Head back onboard for lunch, rest, and replenishment before an afternoon of further exploring. Once back onboard the ship at days' end, a recap and briefing will take place before dinner, by one of the seven onboard naturalists, to talk about the days' wildlife encounters and observations. Later that evening… if the skies are clear… head up to the top deck to star gaze before retiring for the evening and resting up for the adventures that lie ahead.

Panorama Deck

Enjoy spending time outdoors on the Panorama or Sky decks.

You'll enjoy the beautiful - and varied - Galápagos landscapes from the Terrace on the Panorama, home to a "Happy Hour" where snacks are served each afternoon - and you have an opportunity to visit the state-of-the-art bridge. On the Sky Deck, you'll find space to relax and enjoy your Galápagos cruise, taking in the sunshine at the very top of the vessel; the solarium / sun deck and fitness room are located here.

Panorama Lounge & Bar

You can enjoy a delicious cocktail while relaxing in the Panorama Bar and Lounge - the perfect mix of casual and comfortable after a day of exploring.

Dining

Beagle Dining Rooom

Sourcing as much of its food as locally as possible, the kitchen staff aboard Santa Cruz II, led by a Cordon Bleu chef, use only the freshest of fish and seafood available to them as well as organic fruits and vegetables to provide diners with delectable delights of both Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

Health & Fitness

Gym

There is a state of the art gym on the sky deck.

Hot Tubs

With indulgent ocean views, there are two hot tubs on the sky deck.

Deckplans

Sky Deck

  • Solarium/Sky Deck
  • Gym

Panorama Deck

  • Panorama Bar & Lounge
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Bridge
  • Darwin Suites
  • Explorer Double Cabins

Expedition Deck

  • Hot Tub
  • Discovery Room
  • Expedition Lounge & Library
  • Explorer Double Cabins
  • Explorer Triple Cabins

Horizon Deck

  • Reception
  • Medical Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Explorer Double Cabins
  • Explorer Triple Cabins

Ocean Deck

  • Beagle Dining Room
  • Crew Quarters

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