Top-of-the-range cruise liner combining the amenities and comforts of a large ship with the exclusivity and exploratory spirit of a smaller vessel.
The Isabela II is a top-of-the-range cruise liner designed for clients who wish to experience the exploratory spirit of a Galápagos cruise in an atmosphere of exclusivity and relative luxury. She has capacity for just 40 passengers (extremely well looked after by the crew of 26, including three English-speaking naturalist guides), with the amenities and public areas normally found only on larger ships.
Accommodation is in 20 lower berth cabins in four room types, all of which have air-conditioning and an outside view. The décor is extremely smart: rooms are decorated in unfussy cream and chestnut enhanced with a generous use of polished wood. All cabins have seats, dressing tables and cupboards, while four cabins have double beds for either single or double occupancy. There is a bar, dining room, spacious sun deck, Jacuzzi and well-stocked library. Kayaks, snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available but there is also glass-bottom for those who wish to enjoy the colourful underwater scenery without snorkelling.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Comfortable and excellent
"The ship was very comfortable, the food excellent and the itinery well planned giving us a wide range of experiences and activities without leaving us exhausted. The naturalists were amazingly knowledgeable and dedicated."PT, Peterborough
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.