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Isabela II

Isabela II

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Purpose-built for the exotic Galapagos Islands, Isabela II features an intimate design that accommodates just 84 guests. Originally built in 1979, she was recently refurbished in 2018 to bring you a modern cruising experience that brings you up close and personal with the area's natural beauty! Voyages on this river cruise ship include Cruising the Galapagos Islands, and Peru and the Galapagos Islands.


The cozy design of Isabela II means you’ll have a more personalized experience with the ship’s staff and fellow guests, and less crowds to worry about. One of the best features of Tauck cruises is their small ship size.. Yet, with so much space, you might even forget that you’re on a ship all together! Grab dinner with that couple you just met during an enrichment lecture, or set out on an exciting glass-bottomed boat excursion and witness native wildlife together. The possibilities are endless!

Isabela II boasts some of the nicest staterooms at sea. A single 170-sq. ft. Master Suite provides you with the most luxurious sleeping arrangements, while 19 139-sq. ft. oceanview staterooms provide you with everything you need to rest up for the next day's adventures!

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Large picture window (select staterooms may have partially obstructed views)
  • Hypoallergenic and memory foam pillows
  • High-quality beds and bedding
  • Expedition map and sports bottle for water
  • Biodegradable bath amenities
  • Easy under-the-bed storage, among more.

After a long day of exploring and going on exclusive Tauck excursions, you can fall into your soft mattress, covered by cotton and polyester sheets, and quickly fall asleep amongst your warm blanket and duvet.
These are just a few of the comforts you will find yourself surrounded in once aboard Isabela II, where keeping you satisfied and exceeding your expectations are the key focuses of Tauck's service.

As Isabela II sails the famed Galapagos Islands, you can enjoy the unparalleled experience of exploring desirable destinations such as Barolome Island, Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour Island, Eden Islet, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and more.


Depending on your itinerary, you can enjoy unique experiences such as wildlife watching (including giant tortoises), snorkeling on white coral beaches, hiking, snorkeling, and many other exciting adventures. Select itineraries also feature port stops in some of the most popular ports of Peru.

When dining onboard Isabela II, you can expect Michelin-quality dishes that are served professionally and beautifully presented. Tauck’s chefs create each meal from the freshest and finest of ingredients, and will deliver exceptional dishes from start to finish.

Your dream vacation is just one click or call away. Don’t miss out on the exclusive savings and limited-time deals you’ll get by booking with us. Contact us now to start instantly saving on your next voyage aboard Isabela II.

Isabela II Facts

Inaugural Year: 1979

Refurbished Year: 2018
Country of Registration: Ecuador
Guest Occupancy*: 40
Crew: 24
Length: 166 feet
Beam: 38 feet
Passenger Decks: 2

Total: 20
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 1
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 19
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy

Ship Highlights

All-Inclusive Pricing
Enjoy your vacation worry and cost free! Each journey with Isabela II is all-inclusive. This means that the cost of shore excursions, onboard and onshore dining, gratuities, transfers, and hotels. With Tauck Cruises, there are truly no hidden costs or options sold.

Off-Boat Dining Options
Every Isabela II cruise comes with the option of dining in many local restaurants or settings on any given night. Skip the main dining room for a romantic meal at a local restaurant and experience Latin America culture first-hand.

Unique Destinations
With ports right at the entrance to untouched lands and cities, Isabela II will be able to give you a taste of it all. Small ship cruises can go where most larger ships and land tours cannot. This creates a customized, unique experience for you.

Your ticket to relaxation and rejuvenation awaits, as does big savings and exclusive offers. Call us now - we’re ready to assist you today!

Isabela II Promotions

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Book any Isabela II cruise with us and you'll get the Best Value, along with our unparalleled level of customer service.

Contact us

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Toll Free Phone: 1-866-214-7447 (U.S. & Canada)

Local Phone: 732-970-9142

International Phone: 001-732-970-9142


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All-Inclusive Pricing on Tauck Cruises

All-Inclusive Amenities on Isabela II Cruises

When you cruise with Tauck, virtually every river cruise expense is included in one upfront price. All shore excursions and gratuities on board are included! There are no little extras to pay for, no hidden expenses, no options sold. You get what you pay for, and then some.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Isabela II cruise when booking with us!
Promotions on Isabela II cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.

Isabela II Destinations

Here are the destinations Isabela II sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 with any questions:
Central Europe Cruises on MS Grace
Galapagos cruises on Isabela II
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews
All staterooms aboard Isabela II include: large bed, cotton and polyester linens/white duvets and memory foam/hypoallergenic pillows, biodegradable toiletries (a Tauck Exclusive), plus a ceiling light, wall desk and chair, nightstand, easy under-bed luggage storage, telephone, teapot and extra blanket, as well as expedition maps, sports bottles, and stationary.
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Category 7 Suite

Master Suite (Category A)
Approximate size: 170 square feet
Located on: Main Deck

Master Suites on the Main Deck boast a double bed (with extra blanket and quality linens), two night desks, one corner desk, sofa, center table, and two armchairs. Private bathroom with shower + biodegradable bath amenities, hairdryer, mirror, towels. Sewing kit, shower, and vanity kits available upon request.



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Category 1 Stateroom Category B Stateroom
Approximate Size: 170 square feet
Located on: Cabin Deck

Category B staterooms each feature two twin beds (some with double), sofa bed, two night desks, one wall desk, armchair, center table, and picture window. Biodegradable bath amenities, hairdryer, mirror, towels. Sewing kit, shower cap, and vanity kit available upon request.
Category 1 Stateroom Category C Stateroom (Partially Obstructed)
Approximate Size: 170 square feet
Located on: Cabin Deck

Category C staterooms each feature a large bed, one night desk and chair , partially obstructed picture window. Biodegradable bath amenities, hairdryer, mirror, towels. Sewing kit, shower cap, and vanity kit available upon request.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Isabela II Deck Plans

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Category 5 Category A (Master Suite)
Category 4 Category B
Category 3 Category C

The deck plans of Isabela II provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Tauck Cruises directly.
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Isabela II Deck Plans
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