Metropolitan Touring has announced the launch of its newest expedition vessel in the Galápagos Islands, the Santa Cruz II.
Scheduled to take its maiden voyage on October 10, 2015, the 50-cabin Santa Cruz II will bring with it a "chic new way" to explore the wonders of the Galápagos Islands in style and comfort.
The Santa Cruz II offers five decks, with modern interiors designed by designer, Richard Nilsson.
The new ship will sleep 90 guests in 50 contemporary designed cabins across three decks.
Guests can choose from single, double and triple cabins, or opt for one of the three Darwin Elite suites, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck, where guests will receive elevated service and extras such as a take-home Galápagos coffee table book, a tablet loan for each cabin, complimentary drinks and VIP lounge access at the Galápagos Islands airport.
While aboard the new Santa Cruz II, guests can relax in the communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a well-stocked library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym.
The Santa Cruz II will take guests on four, five and nine night itineraries in the Northern, Eastern and Western Galápagos Islands and each expedition will be accompanied by seven of Metropolitan Touring’s exceptionally knowledgeable guides plus an expedition leader in charge of each day's outings.
Paulina Burbano de Lara, Metropolitan Touring’s executive president, commented, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Galápagos Islands expedition boat. Our company has a long history working to preserve, maintain and showcase the fascinating ecosystem of these islands to sustainably conscious travelers from all over the world. The Santa Cruz II signifies the start of a new era of cruising in the Galápagos Islands and allows us to continue evolving the standard of accommodation, service and expert guiding that we offer our customers.”