The 44-cabin M/V Santa Cruz was built exclusively for Galápagos Islands cruising and has gained recognition for excellent standards, including superb service, an expert crew, knowledgeable, multi-lingual naturalist guides and menus that feature international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes. For comfortable cruising, the entire ship is air conditioned. Staterooms vary by deck and size, but all have similar standards for amenities, comfort and style. On the Boat Deck, there are two master suites with double beds and a private balcony, as well as two junior suites with twin beds. Standard staterooms on the Boat, Upper and Main Decks offer a variety of accommodations, and average 125 sq. ft. The ship provides ample public spaces for your cruising enjoyment, including a Sun deck with a bar and Jacuzzi, along with an observation platform for dolphin and whale watching. A glass-bottom boat is on board for comfortable observation of marine life, and the adventurous will be pleased to learn that snorkeling equipment is available. The dining room, lounge and bar are nicely appointed, as is the natural history library / reading room.