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Grace Galapagos Cruise

Grace Galápagos Cruise

A small piece of history on this beautiful cruise ship

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Grace

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

children

-15% for children ≤ 15

EN guide

English guide

  • A vintage ship steeped in history
  • Walk the same decks as Grace Kelly once did!
  • Wonderful food and service
  • Superb wildlife itineraries

Built as a luxury plaything for the super-rich in the 1920s, used by the British as part of the war effort in the 1940s, bought by the world's most famous shipping magnate in the 1950s, host to Winston Churchill twice, then given as a wedding gift to the most glamorous couple of the century who honeymooned on board. This boat truly is a remarkable slice of history. Acquired by the current owners in 2007, they then spent 2 years completely refurbishing her into what is now the most beautiful and elegant way to see the wonders of Galápagos.

Timeless luxury As befits the boat that was owned and honeymooned on by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, Motor Yacht Grace is simply stunning.

For the ultimate Galápagos experience of a lifetime for that special occasion, why not book the Grace Kelly Suite? Featuring decor by award-winning designer Adriana Hoyos, the suite is the exact same location where Grace Kelly's suite was located in the 1950's. This is the most spacious accommodation in the yacht and features sumptuous fitting and the latest mood lighting to enable you to set your perfect ambiance.

Two further master suites are available, each with queen bed, gorgeous teak decking, and wonderful panoramic windows. There are also twin suites, and premium twin staterooms available. All accommodation is decorated and furnished to the highest standards, with plenty of storage, luxury cosmetics, and individual air conditioning for your comfort.

Relax in oppulance With a maximum of only 18 guests on board at any time, the Grace delivers a truly boutique experience. Her public areas are just as stunning as her staterooms, and feature original features restored to the highest standards. On the stern resting deck you will even see the original brass ship's wheel from 1927, inscribed with the yacht's original name.

The main saloon features period-style luxury leather seating and hand-crafted wooden fittings, delivering perfectly that bygone feeling and offering a cozy and snug place to relax, and to listen to the briefings delivered by your bilingual naturalist guides.

The outside saloon is the perfect place to enjoy the sea breeze and sip cocktails from its bar at the end of a busy day exploring all that Galápagos has to offer. If you need to soak up some of the equatorial sun then the upper sun lounge is the perfect place to unwind.

Fine dining Al Fresco Grace features an Al Fresco dining room at the stern of the vessel which offers simply the best view with dinner in the Galápagos! Reviews of a cruise on Grace consistently rate the dining experience as one of the best in the fleet. Her chefs are among the best in the islands, and the variety and quality of the cuisine is astonishing.

For guests with specific dietary restrictions, allergies or any other requirements, just make sure to advise your Galápagos expert when you call us and we will make sure that the Grace caters to your every need, ensuring you of a true luxury experience that meets your requirements perfectly.

An intimate view of the Galápagos wildlife Because the Grace accommodates 18 passenger, and the National Park limits groups to 16 per guide, you are able to enjoy a truly intimate naturalist experience as you will be in small groups of only 9 people per guide - one of the best ratios in the Galápagos cruise fleet.

The Grace's operators believe in showing you the best of the Galápagos, including some of the more remote islands. They don't believe that avoiding these longer trips to save fuel will give you the most of your experience in the archipelago. To this end, Grace offers two remarkable itineraries to choose from - one focusing on the western islands departing from Baltra, and one for the eastern islands, departing from San Cristobal.

These itineraries have been designed to get you up close and personal with the most iconic species and habitats that the islands have to offer. Your naturalist guides are experts in all aspects of the islands' fauna, flora and geology, and they will bring the Galápagos to life for you. If you have particular islands or species that you simply must see, talk to one of our Galápagos experts today and we can advise you on the best Grace itinerary to fit your goals.

Our comments What more can we say? A truly historic yacht, award-winning interior designer, stunning food, choice of two wonderful itineraries… If you are planning your Galápagos adventure as part of a special celebration, or as your "trip of a lifetime", we really can't think of any better ship to book than the honeymoon yacht of Grace Kelly. Captain Jacinto and his crew are consistently rated amongst the best in the Galápagos fleet. If you can find any space on this popular ship then we really recommend a voyage on Grace. You won't be disappointed!

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Grace Galapagos Cruise
Grace Galapagos Cruise
Grace Galapagos Cruise

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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?

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Cabins categories on board the Grace

Bathroom
Grace Kelly Suite

Located on the main deck the Grace Kelly Suite with 1 king bed, private bathrooms, individual AC controls, safe boxes, and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. These cabins have windows.

Master Suite
Master Suite

There are 2 full beam master suites (A1 & A4) on the Albert Deck, both with 1 queen bed, private bathrooms, individual AC controls, safe boxes, and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Telephones are also available for internal communications only. These cabins have windows.

Bathroom
Deluxe Staterooms

There is one Premium twin/queen stateroom (C3) located on the Carolina Deck. Features 2 twin beds that can convert to 1 queen bed, private bathrooms, individual AC controls, safe boxes, and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Telephones are also available for internal communications only. This cabin has portholes.

Bathroom
Premium Stateroom

There are 2 premium staterooms (C1 & C2), both with 1 queen bed, and one premium stateroom (C5) with a twin bed and a queen bed all located on the Carolina Deck. Each cabin has private bathrooms, individual AC controls, safe boxes, and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Telephones are also available for internal communications only. These cabins have portholes.

Bathroom
Suites

There are 2 suites (A2 & A3) on the Albert Deck, both with 2 twin beds that can convert to 1 queen bed, private bathrooms, individual AC controls, safe boxes, and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Telephones are also available for internal communications only. These cabins have windows.

The sailing routes of Grace

Amenities on board the Grace

transfer

Transfers to and from ship

snorkeling

Snorkel gear (free of charge)

meal

All meals throughout the cruise

footprint

100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

kayak

Kayaks on board

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom

shared bedroom

Single travellers can share cabin

drinks

Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices

children

-15% for children ≤ 15

wetsuit

Wetsuits

EN guide

English guide

jacuzzi

Sundeck with jacuzzi

Sustainability on board the Grace

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.

The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.

But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Technical details of Grace

Category

Luxury Ship

Type

Small Yacht

Main Engines

8 cylinder Twin -500 bhp

Length

147 ft / 45m

Gross tonnage

298 t

Electricity

110 V

Cruising speed

12 kt.

Beam

22.1 feet / 7 m

Draft

23 ft / 4 m

Capacity

18

Food & Drinks on board the Grace

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Reviews of Grace

Cindy Wendel

5/5

Just amazing! As I'm sitting here watching the snow fall, I am wishing it was Thursday night three weeks ago when we had finished the most delicious dinner and were laughing and frolicking onboard MY GRACE. It now feels like a dream! It was the most outstanding trip for many reasons. First, the beauty of the Galápagos Islands is indescribable as is the beauty of MY GRACE! My husband and I LOVED everything about our trip. Words cannot describe how we especially LOVED LOVED the crew! From our outstanding guides Rafa and Walter, Captain Jacinto, lovely Melissa and Nelly, fabulous chefs Vicente and Walter, charming Sau'l, the bartender, engineers Edgar, Luis Miguel and Pedro and panga drivers Miguel and Pablo...let me put it this way...I choked up as we departed at the thought of never seeing them again!! Thank you so much all of you for showing us all the time of our lives!!!! PS And wow! Everyone of them really knows how to "shake a tail feather!" Xoxoxo


Robert Munson

5/5

Unsere Galapagos Cruise auf der Grace Die Kreuzfahrt auf der M/Y Grace war erstklassig. Die Yacht war umwerfend, unsere Kabine war sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und alles war einfach perfekt. Jedes einzelne Crew-Mitglied war super freundlich und tat sein Bestes, um es allen Gästen gut ergehen zu lassen. Unsere Naturführer Raphael und Walter waren sehr gebildet und versorgten uns mit vielen Informationen. Unsere Abschiedsfeier dauerte die ganze Nacht und zeigt, was für eine enge Bindung die Passagiere und die Crew Mitglieder zueinander hatten. Diese Kreuzfahrt war wirklich etwas ganz Besonderes.


Robert Munson

5/5

The Galapagos excursion on M/Y Grace…2/10 - 2/17/18 The Galapagos excursion on M/Y Grace was everything we could have hoped for. The yacht, complete with it's rich history, was delightful. Our cabin (C2) was extremely comfortable and well appointed. Every member of the crew was friendly and went out of their way to make sure every need or request was promptly addressed. Our guides, Raphael and Walter, were knowledgeable about every aspect of our daily snorkels, hikes and history of the Galapagos' world treasure. The 3 hour farewell celebration and dance party between the crew and our traveling friends speaks to the bond created during our week together.


Allison Warren

5/5

Best of the best: Grace Galapagos Best of the best: Outstanding activities Elegant vessel Luxury cabin Gourmet foot Skilled and passionate staff Brilliant guide Flawless service I would return in a heartbeat


Allison Warren

5/5

Die Beste unter den Besten! Die Beste unter den Besten! Tolle Ausflüge, elegantes Schiff, luxuriöse Kabinen, Essen wie im Gourmet-Restaurant, geschultes und motiviertes Personal, brillianter Naturführer, hervorragender Service! Wenn ich könnte, würde ich sofort wieder an Bord der Grace sein.


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