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Galápagos Islands – In Darwin’s Footsteps Plus Mac

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FREE Starlink Wi-Fi & Included Gratuities*

Daily Expeditions & Activities Included*

Soft Drinks, Wine, Beer & Spirits Included All Day*

Use of the ship's Science Center*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 16 Nov 2024
  • Sails from Lima, Peru
  • Ship MS Santa Cruz II
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2059449
  • Voyage code ‍GPS-GPS-0-SCGAL2425EMAC

Your Itinerary

Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru Sat 16 Nov 2024

Lima, Peru

The colourful capital of Peru, Lima has long been renowned for its rich history.

Cusco, Peru

Cusco Mon 18 Nov 2024

Cusco, Peru

Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

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Ollantaytambo Tue 19 Nov 2024

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Quito (Manta), Ecuador

Quito Wed 20 Nov 2024

Quito (Manta), Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles. These include the cathedral, in the Plaza Grande square, and ultra-ornate Compañia de Jesús Jesuit church.

Galapágos Islands

Galapágos Islands Fri 22 Nov 2024

Galapágos Islands

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution.

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island Sat 23 Nov 2024

Galapagos Islands

More than 560 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity. Discover some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna on a cruise here.

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island Sun 24 Nov 2024

Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island, also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small island of 24 square kilometres which lies in the centre of the Galápagos archipelago, to the south-east of Santa Cruz Island. Visitor access is by a wet landing in Barrington Bay on the north-eastern side of the island.

El Chato Reserve, Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Santa Cruz Island Mon 25 Nov 2024

El Chato Reserve, Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Santa Cruz Island is the largest of the Channel Islands, off the coast of Southern California. Its many sea caves include the vast Painted Cave, on the northwestern side. The island has many trails, including around Scorpion Canyon, with opportunities to see the island scrub jays. Scorpion Beach features kelp forests. Smugglers Cove has tide pools. Cavern Point offers Pacific Ocean views and seasonal whale sightings.

Espanola Island, Ecuador

Espanola Tue 26 Nov 2024

Espanola Island, Ecuador

Española is a city primarily in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. A portion of the central and eastern section of the city is in Santa Fe County.

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Eden Islet Wed 27 Nov 2024

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Galapagos Islands

Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island Thu 28 Nov 2024

Galapagos Islands

More than 560 miles from the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biodiversity. Discover some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna on a cruise here.

What's included *

  • All-inclusive Expedition Cruising aboard the HX fleet, Including:
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday
  • Soft drinks, wine, beer and spirits throughout the day and evening
  • FREE Starlink Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • Daily expeditions and activities
  • Sauna, hot tubs and more
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Professional photos from the onboard photographer
  • Trekking poles, head lamps and walking poles available if necessary
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • Coffee & tea included throughout the day
  • A rich programme of daily activities including exploration and lectures on board and ashore
  • Use of the ship's Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
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Explorer Cabin

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With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 17 Explorer cabins located as on the Expedition deck.

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Voyager Single Cabin

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With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer single bed, and plenty of space for solo travelers. There are 2 Voyager cabins located on the Horizon deck.

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Explorer Family Cabin

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With comfortable spaces and large picture windows to illuminate the interior spaces and allow guests to take in the views, these cabins offer elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. There are 2 Explorer family cabins located on the Horizon deck. Cabins are equipped with twin beds and a sofa bed (ideal for children under 12).

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Darwin Suite

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Our three Darwin suites on the Panorama deck, featuring double picture windows, will provide superb comfort and deluxe amenities for more discerning guests. Available in twin or double bed and if more space is desired, they can be interconnected with an Explorer cabin.

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The Ship - MS Santa Cruz II

  • Occupancy90
  • Tonnage2,664 tons
  • Length232 ft (70.71 m)
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With carbon-neutral operations, MS Santa Cruz II offers an environmentally sustainable way to discover the Galápagos Islands. Her sleek, spacious layout allows you to enjoy your cruise from start to finish.

What’s onboard: Beagle Restaurant, Discovery Room, Expedition Launch, Expedition Lounge & Bar, Fitness Room, Hot Tubs, Library, Medical Center, Observation Deck, Panorama Lounge & Bar, Reception, Science Corner, Shop and much, much more.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
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HX Hurtigruten Expeditions FAQs

Do Hurtigruten offer a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Hurtigruten Expeditions requires proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. This policy applies to all Hurtigruten Expeditions sailings with a departure date in 2022.   For all Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises in 2022, we require all guests, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of a WHO authorized vaccine. All guests who were fully vaccinated more than 270 days ago must present proof of a booster shot. For guests aged 5 - 11, they must either have at least one vaccine or proof of recovery of COVID-19 in 2022. Types of proof accepted included a green pass, certificate, a doctor's note, or a positive test result with the name and date

Please note COVID entry requirements differ on Hurtigruten Coastal voyages.  


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Hurtigruten ship?

Hurtigruten Expeditions requires proof of full vaccination for COVID-19. This policy applies to all Hurtigruten Expeditions sailings with a departure date in 2022.   For all Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises in 2022, Hurtigruten Expeditions require all guests (including children under the age of 18), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-approved vaccine.  You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final dose of a WHO authorized vaccine. All guests who were fully vaccinated more than 270 days ago must present proof of a booster shot. 

Please note COVID entry requirements differ on Hurtigruten Coastal voyages.  


When can I book shore excursions?

Please note: Pre-booked excursions on Expedition sailings is temporarily unavailable due to COVID regulations. 


Last Updated: 01/07/2022

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Not Included in your expedition cruise: 

Some specialist excursions and experiences with limited availability. Fine dining in the Lindstrom restaurant (extra expense). Personal spa treatments. Premium drinks (top shelf spirits, vintage wines, champagne etc).

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