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Isabella II

  • Isabella II

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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Useful Info.
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

Boat Deck
Boat Deck
Cabin Deck
Cabin Deck
Main Deck
Main Deck

Avalon makes mealtimes a wonderful part of the journey and frees your tastebuds from the ordinary, offering a variety and choice you will truly savour.

Avalon gives you choices. And because we always start with fresh, quality ingredients, delectable recipes, and expert chefs, you can look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.

Dining Room

Experience: complimentary

Food: fine

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served open seating at designated times in Isabella II’s dining room. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style while dinner is served course-by-course.

Comb Bar Lecture Room

Experience: snacks

Food: casual

The social hub of the yacht is the comb bar-lecture room, which is used for evening briefings, video presentations and as a destination before-and-after dinner drinks.

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.) 

Avalon Waterways know that no two travellers are alike so they don't assume all their guests will like the same activities and excursions. With more expertly led discovery options than any other river cruise line they make it possible for you to explore each port of call according to what intrigues you most.

Stargazing Program

Look to the stars and see the galaxy as you have never before. In the complete beauty of the Galápagos Islands at night learn all about the constellations and witness the abundance of shooting stars.

Glass-Bottom Boat & Sea Kayaks

And for those wanting to get out and about some more there is a glass-bottom boat, snorkel equipment and kayaks on board, giving the opportunity to observe the Galapagos’ rich marine life in more depth. As well as Hydrophone and 'splashcam' to get that little bit closer to the sealife.

Cultural Highlights & Lectures

Onboard cruisers enjoy lectures about nature and history supplied by the onboard naturalist crew.

Shore Excursions

Daily excursions to the islands, in small groups, are lead by the expert on-board bilingual guides who will share their passion for Galapagos with you whilst teaching you about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy an up close and personal experience with the wildlife as you dodge to avoid stepping on prehistoric looking iguanas lazing on the rocks in their hundreds, watch blue-footed boobies perform their comical mating dance and swim face to face with playful sea lions.

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program in the Fitness Centre on the Boat Deck.

Fitness Centre

An exercise room located on the contains a bike, elliptical and treadmill.


The Sun Deck is equipped with a Jacuzzi for some relaxation after a long day.

Children aged 8 years and over are welcome on board the Isabela II. A trip to the Galapagos is both fun and educational for children, who will enjoy the excitement of coming face to face with the local wildlife. During selected dates the Isabella II operates dedicated family departures, with specially designed excursions for children, competitions, games and educational materials.

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.


All gratuities onboard are included.

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