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Santa Cruz II Review

4.5 / 5.0
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7 reviews

Fabulous cruise!

Review for Santa Cruz II to Galapagos
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Sarahy
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2017
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Traveled with children

I highly recommend this cruise. The staff and naturalists are outstanding. The food is top notch all 3 meals per day and some of the dinners were truly works of art--coconut fish and crab stuffed fish, for example. The desserts were not at the same level and way too heavy on the mouses, but the meals were so satisfying, it didn't matter.

The Galapagos are a treasure and seeing the wildlife was unforgettable.

The excursions are well organized and there are often several options (panga ride vs kayak vs snorkel). You really can't get the most out of the trip if you can't walk on uneven ground (including climbing large stone steps, hopping over lava crevices, and dealing with loose gravel) and/or snorkel. This is not a criticism of the cruise, just a warning for those with mobility issues that this might not be the optimal choice. For those of us lucky enough to still have 2 good knees, it was a blast. We saw birds and animals present nowhere else right up close and had plenty of time to take it all in. I hope to come back someday!

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