Santa Cruz II – Decks

From top to bottom, the Santa Cruz II features ample, welcoming spaces. Modern, generous social areas laid out with choice contemporary materials feature prominently on four of its five decks. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around. From dining areas indoors and out, the fitness room and hot tubs to the elegant bar and lounge, not to forget the well-stocked library, the ship is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity. Luxury ratios of crew and guides to passengers guarantee quality individual attention.

Santa Cruz II - decks.

Enjoy the exceptional areas aboard the Santa Cruz II.

Cabin Distribution

Santa Cruz II cabins

Santa Cruz II cabins.


decks of santa cruz II

Explore the different decks of Santa Cruz II.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Bar & Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace for dining and BBQ
  • Reading room and natural history library
  • 24/7 Infirmary (medical doctor on board)
  • Multiple purpose room
  • Hot tub (2)
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • 24/7 Coffee station (coffee, tea, chocolates and chilled water)
  • Satellite telephone
  • PA system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (intermittent/low bandwidth)
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Safe-deposit box (in cabin)
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod/MP3 docking station Glass bottom boat
  • Sea kayaks
  • Coastal exploration boats (pangas)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Wetsuit rental

Lounges and Deck Spaces

Technical Specifications

Refurbishment 2015
Construction 2002
Gross Tonnage 2664 tonnes
Passenger Space Ratio 29.6
Type of Vessel Expedition Vessel
Capacity 90 guests / 50 cabins
Length 71.8 m / 235 ft
Beam 13.4 m / 43 ft
Speed 10.5 knots
Electricity 440 V – 220 V – 110 V throughout ship
Engines 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 – MO of 850 HP each
Fire Detector Fire detectors throughout
Life Jackets In each cabin
Life Rafts 14 (For 27 passengers each)
Landing Boats 6 + 1 Glass Bottom Boat
Decks 5
Crew 60
Naturalist Guides 8 (including Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio 3:2
Medical Officer Permanently on board
Certifications ABS, SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL
Panorama Deck 3 Darwin Suites, 3 Explorer Cabins
Expedition Deck 17 Explorer Cabins
Horizon Deck 2 Voyager Cabins, 2 Explorer Family Cabins, 23 Explorer Cabins, infirmary