The Santa Cruz II took up the baton from its legendary prodecessor, M/V Santa Cruz in 2015, and brought with it a chic new way to explore the wonders of the Galapagos Islands in style and comfort. On top of Metropolitan Touring’s unrivalled expeditions, this ship guarantees that the utmost care will be given to the Galapagos Islands by implementing the newest sustainable advances in sailing, thus protecting their delicate ecosystem.

With five spacious decks and gorgeous chic interiors designed by the distinguished ship designer, Richard Nilsson, the Santa Cruz II offers tours that are better than ever. Based on the principle of stylish simplicity, our new vessel guarantees its guests a luxurious ambience from which they can appreciate the breath-taking views of the enchanted islands.

The three decks of Santa Cruz II host 90 guests throughout 50 modern cabins. Guests may choose from a variety of options, which include single, double and family cabins. However, if they desire something more lavish, we also offer the exclusive Darwin Suites, which meet an exceptional standard of accommodation on the boat’s Panorama Deck. These suites provide guests with enhanced service, as well as particularly selected details such as a take-home Galapagos coffee table book and a tablet loan for each cabin.

When they are not exploring the islands’ treasures, guests can kick back in the elegantly designed communal spaces or viewing platforms. These include indoor and outdoor dining, a lounge bar, complete library, two sumptuous hot tubs overlooking the ocean and a gym.


  • Air conditioning
  • Picture window
  • Hair dryer
  • Numerous electrical outlets
  • Public address system
  • In-room safe
  • Reading lights
  • Internet available for an additional fee

Explorer Cabins

The cabins on the Santa Cruz II were designed with a Swedish touch and the most modern cruise styles. After a busy day of engaging exploring and learning, these offer a tasteful and comfortable area where visitors can unwind and appreciate the views from the sizeable windows, which illuminate the rooms. We have 43 Explorer Cabins: on the Horizon (23), Expedition (17) and Panorama Decks (3).

Darwin Suites

On the Panorama Deck, the Santa Cruz II has three Darwin Suites that measure 30 m2 or 325 sq. ft. Each has double picture windows, sumptuous comfort and luxurious facilities for more discerning guests.

These may also be interconnected with an Explorer Cabin, to provide an additional 15 m2 or 163 sq. ft. of space.

  • Numerous electrical outlets
  • Public address system
  • In-room safe
  • Reading lights
  • Wetsuit usage included
  • Turn-down service delicacy
  • In-cabin national & international magazines
  • Expedition photos and videos on CD
  • Inset tablet in each suite
  • L’Occitane-en-Provence amenities in bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Deluxe extre pillows
  • Special edition take-home coffee table book
  • Air conditioning
  • Large picture windows
  • Hair dryer
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