Santa Cruz Cruise Ship

90 passengers

From: $2,381 (5d/4n)
From: $2,975 (6d/5n)

Key Features:

  • Built exclusively for Galapagos cruising
  • Completely redesigned and renovated with new areas
  • Fully air-conditioned private suites and cabins
  • Glass bottom boat in addition to swimming and snorkeling
  • Six multilingual naturalist guides

Overview:

The Santa Cruz has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent standards, including superb service, expert crew, knowledgeable multilingual naturalist guides, and menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes.

Built exclusively for Galapagos Islands tours, the Santa Cruz was completely redesigned in 1998, adding to the ship’s high standard of accommodation. Santa Cruz guests may choose from luxury master suites with private balconies, junior suites, and superior class cabins, all of which have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

 

SANTA CRUZ – 2013 ITINERARIES

5 DAY CRUISE – EASTERN ISLANDS

Sat.

AM

Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat

PM

San Cristobal: Pitt Point

Sun.

AM

Santa Fe Island

PM

South Plazas Island

Mon.

AM

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station

PM

Santa Cruz: Twin Craters

Tue.

AM

Española: Suarez Point

PM

Española: Gardner Bay

Wed.

AM

Transfer to the Baltra airport

 

5 DAY CRUISE – NORTHERN ISLANDS

Mon.

AM

Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat

PM

Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach

Tue.

AM

Santiago: Buccaneer Cove

PM

Santiago: Egas Port

Wed.

AM

Rabida: Read Beach

PM

Bartholomew Island

Thu.

AM

Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps

PM

Genovesa: Darwin Bay

Fri.

AM

Transfer to the San Cristobal airport

6 DAY CRUISE – WESTERN ISLANDS

Wed.

AM

Arrival in Baltra and transfer to boat

PM

North Seymour Island

Thu.

AM

Isabela: Vicente Roca Point

PM

Fernandina: Espinoza Point

Fri.

AM

Isabela: Tagus Cove

PM

Isabela: Urbina Bay

Sat.

AM

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station

PM

Santa Cruz: El Chato / Tortoise Reserve

Sun.

AM

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Baroness Viewing Point

PM

Floreana: Cormorant Pöint / Devil’s Crown

Mon.

AM

Transfer to the Baltra airport

 

 

Please note: Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the time or nature of visits. Your guide will always endeavor to select the best itinerary within these limits.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Year of construction: 1979, rebuilt in 1998
Type: Luxury Cruise Ship (High-End Cruise)
Length: 237 feet (72m)
Beam: 38.9 feet (11.9m)
Capacity: 90 passengers
Accommodation: 48 cabins, all with private facilities and fully air-conditioned
On Board: sun deck, bar, Jacuzzi, observation deck
Main engines: 2 Sulzer engines, 1620 BHP each
Max speed: 12 – 14 knots
Crew: 52, including captain, cook, resident physician and 6 multilingual naturalist guides
Safety & Navigation: Gyrocompass, auto pilot, radar, echo-sounders, GPS and Radio Director Finder, ABS classification +A1E +  AMS #7907 853 SOLAS (safety of life at sea) ISM certificate Complying

SANTA CRUZ CRUISE PRICES 2013

Description 6 Days 5 Days
Boat Deck Master Suite Double $4,381 $3,504
Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin $3,835 $3,065
Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double $3,675 $2,941
Boat Deck Single Standard $4,964 $3,971
Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin $3,533 $2,825
Boat Deck Twin Standard $3,392 $2,713
Upper Deck Twin Standard $3,123 $2,495
Main Deck Twin Standard $2,975 $2,381

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* All prices are per person in US dollars.
* Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Information:

  • Single supplement: 50%, only 2 cabins areas available for single use
  • High season supplements
    • There will be a gross surcharge of US$ 130.00 per adult and US$ 100.00 per child
    • Twin / double cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100% of the price.

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 sharing cabin with parents, 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 slands.
Not included:

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