Specifically designed for Galápagos cruising, Isabela II is equipped with specialised, state of the art technology to provide you with an authentic, luxurious, expedition-styled cruise. Offering wide, spacious deck areas, ideal for island viewing, a good variety of on board amenities, and air-conditioning throughout, Isabela II offers just 21 elegant, well-appointed staterooms; a perfect environment in which to relax and cruise in comfort amidst the world’s most unique, natural and stunning landscapes.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Expedition
  • Decks3
  • Cabins21
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members27
  • Refurbished2012
  • CurrencyUSD
Disabled Facilities

Passengers must report any disability to Avalon before any reservation is made so that Avalon may advise whether they and/or their suppliers for any particular holiday are able to accommodate the passengers. Avalon may rely on the information provided to them by the passengers regarding the details of any disability in order to make a decision as to whether the passengers can be accommodated. Avalon will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled passengers, in accordance with the applicable laws.Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking. Avalon is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to participate within a group.All of the ships have lifts, however they do not service the SkyDeck. Additionally most stateroom doors and bathrooms are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings.For safety reasons passengers cannot be carried on ramps in ports when the ship is docked. In certain circumstances, they may ask that a disabled person or person with reduced mobility be accompanied by another person capable of providing any assistance required.

Dietary Requirements

Avalon Waterways will try their best to accommodate dietary requirements if they are mentioned at the time of booking.

Dress Code

The dress code for dinner is casual and comfortable. The Welcome and Farewell Dinners give you a chance to dress up but are not formal.

Age Restrictions

Avalon Waterways do not accept bookings for children under 8. There are no special arrangements or activities on board for children and they cannot accept bookings from unaccompanied children under 18 years of age and any travellers under this age must share the adult’s accommodation.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted on transportation that is exclusively provided by Avalon. On European river cruise ships smoking is allowed only in specific outside areas where ash trays are available.

Deck Plans
Boat Deck

  • Outdoor Lounge & Bar
  • Observation Platform
  • Jacuzzi
  • Life Boats
  • Exercise Room

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Cabin Deck

  • Cabins 1 - 20

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Main Deck

  • Comb Bar
  • Library
  • Reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre

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Classic Outside Cabin

The Classic cabins feature either fixed twin(ish) beds that run parallel or fixed twin(ish) and singles that form an "L." 

  • Tables with reading lamps,
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Individual climate control
  • Internal communication system
  • Shower
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Large mirror in bathroom


Avalon Waterways want your experience with them to be as rich as possible and have included everything that they know will be important to your cruise enjoyment.

With so many amenities on board, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine or a gin and tonic in the bar, or having a quiet moment in the Lounge with a cappuccino, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and free use of computers or laptops is available to help you stay in touch with friends and family. They've designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things...but still leaves room for your own preferences. 

Reading Room & Natural History Library

A mini-library houses a pair of Web-ready computers and a collection of books about South America, the Galapagos and wildlife. (Wi-Fi is available in the library and bar/lecture room.)