Seeing the Galapagos Islands on board the M/V Santa Cruz goes beyond the concept of traditional cruising, evolving into an expedition approach in order to authentically discover and explore the natural wonders of this region. The M/V Santa Cruz is built to luxurious standards and encourages an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. The 43-stateroom M/V Santa Cruz features a Jacuzzi and an observation platform for dolphin and whale watching on the top deck. The ship's dining room, lounge, and bar are elegantly appointed, as is the well-stocked library/reading room. All staterooms are outside and feature air-conditioning, private bathrooms, hairdryers, and safety deposit boxes. The M/V Santa Cruz accommodates 90 passengers. The M/V 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.

Ship Statistics

  • Refurbished: 1979
  • Decks: 4
  • Staterooms: 43
  • Passengers: 90
  • Crew members: 52

Ship Amenities

  • English-speaking crew
  • Cruise Director
  • Multilingual naturalists
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing program
  • Observation lounge
  • Bar/Lounge and Sun Deck Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library
  • Jacuzzi
  • Snorkeling equipment including wetsuits (used June to December)
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Resident physician
  • Cultural Highlights on board

Cabin Categories

Santa Cruz Cabins

Deck Plans

Santa Cruz Deck Plans