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  1. Another option on the ship is to make a special request for the dish. We’ve done that and it worked out great. As I recall the sea bass special order needed to be made at least 2 days in advance.
  2. Thanks dreamercruise. Just checked Viking Expeditions website. They now say the ship is “chartered exclusively for Viking” and will be refurbished in Dec 2020. So I suspect Viking Has chartered them for perhaps half of their voyages. Refurbishment might be only paint and adding Viking signage. The following copied from Viking website. Designed to operate in remote areas, hosting just 90 guests in 45 staterooms, guests on Viking’s new Galápagos voyages will sail on board Santa Cruz II, a vessel chartered exclusively for Viking and renovated to reflect the clean, elegant Scan
  3. Just received brochure from Viking Expeditions announcing their new land/sea cruises to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu. Their website shows the Galapagos ship as “Santa Cruz II built in 2001 and refurbished November 2020.” The first cruise is scheduled for January 2021. The interesting point is that Metropolitan Touring also is scheduling Galapagos cruises for January 2021 (and throughout the year) and sails the Santa Cruz II. Photos of the ship from both company’s websites look the same so I’m speculating that Viking perhaps purchased Metropolitan or has contracted with them to oper
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