FACTS: Located in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Despite my distaste for cruises, the Santa Cruz II was the best option, given our vacation dates, island preferences, and boat availability. But, in all fairness, it turned out to be the right choice, and my experience ended up being a positive one.
The Santa Cruz II is a ninety-person boat. Recently refurbished, it was clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated.
We really enjoyed the food, as well. Breakfast and lunch were served buffet style, and dinner was served as a three-course meal.
Furthermore, the crew did a wonderful job, the naturalist guides were extremely knowledgeable, and the tours were very well organized. So, for those of you who enjoy cruises, I highly recommend signing up for this one.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their website: http://www.santacruzgalapagoscruise.com/