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INFORMATION ABOUT THE M/V SANTA CRUZ

Travel  Galapagos islands 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.

Its 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.
 

Technical specifications

•Construction : Bilbao, Spain, 1979
•Reconstruction : Talcahuano, Chile, 1998
•Category : First Class
•Gross Tonnage : 1675
•Capacity : 90 guests
•Length : 72.35 meters (237.3 feet)
•Beam : 11.85 meters (38.86 feet)
•Speed : 13 knots
•Electricity : 110 Volts in the cabins with 220 Volt sockets available in Reception and Dining area.
•Engines : 2 Sulzer engines, 1620 BHP each
•Navigation : Gyrocompass, auto pilot, radar, echo-sounders,
•Equipment : GPS and Radio Director Finder
•Safety Classification : ABS classification +A1E + AMS #7907 853 SOLAS (safety of life at sea) ISM certificate Complying with the IMO resolution A.788(19) Automatic fire controls
•Life Jackets : In each cabin
•Lifeboats : Two 66-man, two 25-man,
•Life Rafts : Two 16-man, two 10-man
•Zodiacs : 5 for ship to shore transportation
•Boston Whaler : 1 with glass-bottom with for underwater observation
•Owner : ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
•Decks : 4 (Sun deck, Boat deck, Upper deck, Main deck)
•Crew : 52
•Naturalist : 6 multilingual (includes Chief Naturalist)
•Medical Officer : Permanently on board


Other services

•Bar - Lounge, Boutique
•Gift Shop
•Email, radio, telephone, and Fax communications.
•PA system.
•Snorkeling Equipment
•Shortie wet suits (used between June and December)
•Multimedia natural history lectures
•Stargazing Program
•Glass bottom boat
•Jacuzzi
•Reading Room and Natural History Library
•Air conditioned throughout
•Safety boxes
•Hair dryers

 

 

 

Boat Deck Master Suite Cabin  
Boat Deck Junior Suite Cabin  
Boat Deck Superior Twin Cabin  
Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Cabin  
Boat Deck Standard Double Cabin  
Boat Deck Standard Cabin  

 

Upper Deck Standard Twin Cabin
Main Deck Standard Twin cabin

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