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Santa Cruz - Cruise Ship

The M/V Santa Cruz has 44 cabins, built exclusively for cruising in the Galapagos Islands she was completely renovated in 1998, having been redesigned and refurbished inside and out. The Santa Cruz has gained worldwide reputation for its standards, including luxury service, professional crew members, category III multilingual naturalist/guides and menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. Its capacity is for ninety guests.

Among the new features are two luxury master suites on the boat deck, each equipped with a double bed and a balcony, and two junior suites with twin beds that can be joined to form a large double, as well as six Santa Cruzsuperior class cabins with twin beds. All the cabins and bathrooms on deck have been renovated. Apart from that, the cabins now offer more choices among single, double, triple, and quadruple accomodation. Other new features include a lengthened sundeck, a new deck bar and a jacuzzi, as well as an observation deck for whale and dolphin watching.

The 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 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 motor vessel is offering a free air ticket to the Galapagos Islands when you purchase a 7 night cruise. This offer applies only until march 31, 2010. feel free to call a destination specilalist and ask for the last especials on this ship.

Photo Gallery Santa Cruz

Important Information

  • Category: Luxury Yacht (High-End Cruise)
  • Capacity: 90 Passengers
  • Accommodations: 44 cabins, all with private facilities and fully air-conditioned
  • On board: sun deck, bar, jacuzzi, observation deck
  • Crew: 52, including Captain, cook, resident physician and 6 multilingual naturalist guides
  • Speed: 13 knots
  • Length: 237 ft. (72m)
  • Electricity: 110 in all cabins

Please click on the itinerary to display day-by-day information

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS EASTERN ISLANDS

FROM FRIDAY TO WEDNESDAY
Day
Time
Friday
AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island)
PM:
Tortoise Reserve at Cerro Colorado (San Cristobal Island)
Saturday
AM: Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
PM: Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
Sunday
AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: South Plaza Island
Monday
AM: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station
PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Tuesday
AM: Punta Suárez (Española (Hood) Island)
PM: Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Wednesday
AM: Baltra Island

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS WESTERN ISLANDS

FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY
Day
Time
Wednesday
AM: Baltra Island
PM: North Seymour Island
Thursday
AM: Punta Vicente Roca (Albermarle Point, Isabela Island)
PM: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Friday
AM: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
PM: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
Saturday
AM: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station
PM: Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Sunday
AM: Post office Bay and Baroness's Tower (Floreana (Island)
PM: Punta Cormoran (Cormorant Point, Floreana Island)
Monday
AM: Baltra Island

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS NORTHERN ISLANDS

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Day
Time
Monday
AM: Baltra Island
PM: Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island)
Tuesday
AM: Espumilla Beach (James Island)
PM: Puerto Egas (James Island)
Wednesday
AM: Rábida Island (Jervis)
PM: Bartolomé Island
Thursday
AM: Prince Philip's Steps (Tower/Genovesa Island)
PM: Darwin Bay (Tower/Genovesa Island)
Friday
AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal (Chatham) Island)

Santa Cruz Deckplan


M/V SANTA CRUZ
NORTHERN
MON / FRI
5D/4N
WESTERN
WED / MON

6D/5N
EASTERN
SAT/WED

5D / 4N
Boat Deck Master Suite Double (2)
$3,672
$4,591
$3,672
Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin (2)
$3,216
$4,021
$3,216
Boat Deck Superior Twin/ Double (6)
$3,082
$3,851
$3,082
Boat Deck Single Standard* (1)
$4,162
$5,202
$4,162
Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin (2)
$2,962
$3,703
$2,962
Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double** (6)
$2,843
$3,555
$2,843
Upper Deck Twin Standard (12)
$2,618
$3,273
$2,618
Main Deck Twin Standard (12)
$2,495
$3,120
$2,495


It is possible to combine itineraries.

Discounts will be applied to all reservations that combine itineraries as follows:

  • For the M/V Santa Cruz we will apply a 10% discount on the Northern Islands 4Nights or the Eastern Islands 4Nights, when reserving a 5Night Western Islands itinerary.
  • A 50% discount will apply to the lower priced itinerary (Northern or Eastern 5Days/4Nights) when reserving  a 15Days/14Nights itinerary, if the first two itineraries are paid at full fare.
  • These discounts apply only to full rate bookings.
  • These discounts are not applicable for promotional rates.
  • During Peak Season dates, Metropolitan Touring reserves the right to prioritise reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
  • EQ Touring reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability.

During Peak Season: Apr 16 - 21 / Dec 24 - 29 / Dec 29 - Jan 02

  • There will be a GROSS surcharge of US$ 130 per adult and US$ 100 per child.
  • No discounts apply
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare).
  • Minimum age 6 years old

RATES INCLUDE:

Accommodations, all meals, island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish (guiding in other languages upon request for groups larger than 10 guests: German, French, Italian), snorkeling gear, taxes and transfers in the islands.

Transfer from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate US$ 15 + VAT per guest for 5- or 6-day expeditions
  • Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice)
  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice).
  • INGALA Migration Control Card (US$ 10 subject to change without previous notice).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage, gratuities, gifts and additional items.
  • Internet / Wi-Fi

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • EQ Touring guarantees air space.
  • Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, Galápagos Park regulations or operational reasons.
  • All rates are subject to change. If fuel prices increase, additional charges may apply.

(See POLICIES for booking, payment and cancellation policies for FITs and GROUPS)

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