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Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise

Grand Majestic Galápagos Cruise

This stunning megayacht is the fastest in the islands

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Grand Majestic


100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

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Grand Majestic is brand new for 2018 and is set to redefine luxury in the Galápagos cruise market. Designed and built in the USA in 2018, Grand Majestic is being hailed as the first MegaYacht in the Galápagos fleet. Constructed to the same exacting specifications as the best private luxury yachts in the world, Grand Majestic also has another trick up her sleeve - at 25kts, she's the fastest vessel in the Galápagos cruise fleet. That means you can spend more time experiencing what the Galápagos has to offer and less time traveling between visitor sites. All this while enjoying the highest standards of luxury and service.

  • Brand new Galápagos megayacht
  • Stunning cabins, including an opulent master suite
  • Luxury service and amenities
  • Excellent wildlife itineraries and experienced guides

The best of the best Accommodation on board Grand Majestic is nothing short of… majestic. With only 8 cabins in total, there are superb levels of space, light and luxury. Every cabin features panoramic windows for unparalleled views of the islands. Each has been luxuriously decorated with designer fabrics and the highest quality fittings.

Stunning bathrooms, climate control, luxury linens and the finest toiletries are just a few of the amenities enjoyed by all cabins. The grand master suite boasts an enormous 400 square feet of space, and is the perfect choice for that very special "trip of a lifetime".

Communal spaces onboard are no less spectacular. Our favorite is the luxurious al fresco dining area up on the sundeck, offering absolutely stunning views as you enjoy the finest Ecuadorian and international cuisine and wines.

The main deck houses the indoor dining area, extensively stocked bar, and a wonderfully comfortable saloon area featuring a stunning communal leather sofa. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink before dinner after your day's adventures, or to listen to your naturalist guide brief you about the wonders in store for you on your next excursion.

Another standout feature is the large jacuzzi hot tub on the sundeck. It's a remarkable place to enjoy the equatorial night sky as the stars come out on a warm evening.

From the champagne reception on your arrival to the complimentary fruit basket in your cabin, via exceptional service and memorable excursions, Grand Majestic is the current pinnacle of the Galápagos luxury cruise fleet.

If you would like to charter Grand Majestic for your own private use, we are able to facilitate this. Please speak to one of our Galápagos experts, and we can arrange this VIP service on your behalf.

Amazing wildlife encounters Grand Majestic is operated by Galápagos veterans, and they have put all their skills and experience to use in designing superb itineraries that allow you to see almost everything the Galápagos has to offer.

As well as standout 8-day cruises, Grand Majestic can also cater for those with less time available in the Galápagos but who still wish to see as much as possible. Special 4- and 5-day itineraries are available.

Excursions include wet and dry landings at some of the most stunning spots in the islands, as well as plenty of opportunity for snorkeling with exotic creatures like marine iguanas, Galápagos sharks and the friendly Galápagos Sea Lions. Of course, top of the range snorkeling equipment is available for you on a complimentary basis.

Her bi-lingual naturalist guides are the among the best in the Galápagos, and they will enhance your visit with their in-depth knowledge of the islands' flora and fauna, as well as their expertise in locating the iconic species that can't be found anywhere else.

Our comments With her speed, Grand Majestic allows you to enjoy more "contact time" with the Galápagos than any other vessel in the fleet. The fact that this speed is accompanied by standards of luxury never before seen in a boat of this type means that a Galápagos cruise on the Grand Majestic is an experience you will always remember. We have been working with the operator of this brand new ship for many years, and we know they have poured heart and soul into Grand Majestic to bring you the best Galápagos cruise you can experience.

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Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise
Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise
Grand Majestic Galapagos Cruise

Dates & Prices on board the Grand Majestic

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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 Grand Majestic

Master Suite
Master Suite

There is one master suite aboard the Grand Majestic with a King sized bed cabin, located on the main deck, with with private bathroom, hot water and air-conditioning.

Double Matrimonial
Standard Double

There are 6 Standard Staterooms on the lower deck and 1 on main deck. All cabins are with private bathrooms, hot water and air-conditioning.

Main deck #7: 12.3 square meters, large windows, matrimonial bed Lower deck #1 + #2: 15.8 square meters, small windows, matrimonial bed Lower deck #3: 16.9 square meters, small windows, matrimonial bed Lower deck #4: 16.3 square meters, small windows, matrimonial or twin beds Lower deck #5: 13.8 square meters, small windows, matrimonial bed Lower deck #6: 13.5 square meters, small windows, matrimonial bed

The sailing routes of Grand Majestic

Amenities on board the Grand Majestic


Transfers to and from ship


Snorkel gear (free of charge)


All meals throughout the cruise


100% CO2 carbon footprint offset

air conditioning

Air conditioning & private bathroom


Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices



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Sustainability on board the Grand Majestic

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 Grand Majestic


Luxury Ship


Small Yacht

Main Engines

MTU Series 2000


127' (39 m)


110V + 220 V

Cruising speed

25 kt.


24' (7.30 m)


5' 11" (1.80 m)



Food & Drinks on board the Grand Majestic

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 Grand Majestic



Vielen Dank übrigens für die Buchung.... usw. Es hat alles hervorragend geklappt!!. Es war wundervoll!!

Stacey M.


TRIP OF A LIFETIME We just returned from a 5-day cruise aboard the Grand Majestic, which we booked through Galapatours, and I can't even give it a high enough rating! If I could give higher than 5 stars I would! I was extremely pleased with the guidance we received from Thomas Richmond, who was very thorough and prompt answering my many questions at every step of the trip. It seemed like no matter what time of day I reached out, he responded within the hour. I know it's tricky business traveling during a pandemic, but let me say, this seems to be THE BEST TIME to go to the Galapagos... with hardly anyone else there. It was a magical experience for us... most of the places we went, we were the ONLY ship there. LOVED the size of our cruise... just 14 passengers on the Grand Majestic. PERFECT SIZE!!! The crew on the ship was remarkable... some of the hardest-working crew I've ever seen! The cruise was as luxurious as they promised... for example, you'd come back from snorkeling, step foot on the boat and they'd peel your wetsuit off of you, rinse your feet, hand you a towel and a hot chocolate and invite you up on deck for fresh-cooked snacks and fruit. INCREDIBLE FOOD, GORGEOUS ship (do you know you have a FULL-SIZE WALK IN SHOWER in your room? With a giant window so you can watch the scenery go by while you shower? DIVINE!). I truly cannot recommend this tour company or the Grand Majestic enough. We are so happy we decided to go and I will say that EVERYONE we encountered in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador was THRILLED to have our business. Source:



Grand and Majestic Galapagos From July 11 through July 22, 2019, my wife and I sailed aboard the Grand Majestic in the Galapagos Islands. We booked this trip through Galapatours and their agent, Thomas Richmond. In booking our trip, Mr. Richmond answered all of our questions and made sure our flights from Quito to Baltra and our return from San Cristobal to Quito were properly and timely booked. He made certain that we aware of the things we needed to do in preparation at our end. Someone met us at the Quito airport to help us through the check-in process and two people met us at Baltra to get us through the entry process onto the Galapagos and to our boat. The trip was aboard an eight cabin, 16 guest yacht that was almost brand new. The crew was always there to make sure we were safe and comfortable and got to see and do as much as possible. The food was excellent with numerous choices at every meal. It is hard to say whether the best part of the trip were our multiple snorkeling adventures (where we saw and swam with sea turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, multiple tropical fish, rays, star fish) or the information we received from our extremely knowledgeable naturalists (Gabi and James) on our many guided walks. We cannot recommend Galapatours, Mr. Richmond or The Grand Majestic any more highly. It was a great trip.



service from organization to implementation was impeccable, excellent! We finally had our cruise to Galapagos Island in July 2019 for 1 week. Organization by Galapatours (Andino Garcin) , and implementation by the crew of the Grand Majestic cruise (own by RoyalGalapagos) was simply impeccable, excellent! Andino was very supportive, patient and friendly, you won’t be disappointed with his service. The cruise 9 crew members + the guide were fantastic, smiling and friendly all the time. Food and service was excellent as well as the room service. I highly recommend the 2 companies.



What a beauty! Note: This is not a customer review but the manager of Galapatours writing. We have been working with the owners of the Grand Majestic for a long time now. Previosly, the same owners operated the Galaven (, which was one of our all-time bestselling cruise ships. Now, that Galaven is retiring and its successor, the stunning Grand Majestic, is ready to start operating in late 2018, we are all very excited. Not only, because this brand-new Mega-Yacht was purpose-built for Galapagos and offers fanastic amenities, but also because the itineraries remain the same, fantastic routes as previously operated by the Galaven. We are all very excited, welcome Grand Majestic!


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