Launched in 1998, the magnificent 237-foot Santa Cruz is the only Avalon Waterways cruise vessel to sail to the wondrous Galapagos Islands. Carrying just eighty-eight passengers, Santa Cruz offers an intimate, relaxed atmosphere for all passengers as she cruises around this fascinating and beautiful corner of the world.
Avalon Waterways Santa Cruz Entertainment
In order to fully appreciate your spectacular surroundings, head to the Observation Deck and keep an eye out for any passing dolphins or whales. The Sun Deck is another prime spot for enjoying the weather and the scenery. Santa Cruz offers the services of a handful of knowledgeable naturalists to provide further facts about these interesting islands, while a splendid reference library furnishes you with yet more nuggets of information regarding your next port.
For those passengers looking to relax during the day, the fantastic Jacuzzi offers the perfect haven of tranquility, while the bar serves a selection of fine spirits. A particularly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon is to make use of Santa Cruz’s snorkelling equipment and explore the islands in a fun, unique way.
Avalon Waterways Santa Cruz Dining
A prominent feature of any Avalon Waterways cruise is the superb dining experience afforded to guests. A succession of culinary delights await the passengers of Santa Cruz, with sumptuous dinners laid on every day, showcasing the finest local recipes and ingredients along with a selection of Western favourites. Guests will no doubt be particularly intrigued by the prospect of some authentic Ecuadorian cuisine. Dinner is served in an open seating plan at a set time each evening.
Avalon Waterways Santa Cruz Accommodation
At the end of a long day’s exploring, the thing guests will most likely be looking forward to is the prospect of a comfortable bed for the night. Avalon Waterways Santa Cruz offers a choice between forty luxury staterooms and four stunning suites, each offering a choice of twin or double beds.
All rooms come with a lovely picture window view, a splendid en suite bathroom with shower, flat screen satellite television, tempting mini bar, desk and easily adjustable air conditioning. Passengers can also make use of the spacious three-door wardrobe, while any further belongings can be easily stowed away under the bed.