Galapagos cruise Grace – Motor yacht Grace’s stellar past includes ownership by royalty, millionaire tycoons and stint in the British Navy. The 18-passenger vessel Grace was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, and it was on board this vessel where they spent their honeymoon getaway. Renovated and reconstructed during several stages of her past, the ship has always maintained graceful and stylish lines. Lie back in luxury as you enjoy one of the finest cruises available in the Galapagos Islands. The Grace boasts a high crew-to-passenger ratio and spacious cabins. The carefully selected professional and friendly naturalists aboard are the most knowledgeable in the region, with an average of 15 years of experience guiding on the Islands. Travelers comment that the service aboard this ship, coupled with the feeling of a safari experience, is unlike anything that is currently offered in Galapagos.
This cruise offers four exciting routes which bring you to the most exciting islands in the Galapagos Islands where you will meet many endemic animal species and plants. The luxury yacht have 4 suites and 5 premium cabins for guests to choose from. Besides snorkeling, lounging on the sun deck, and exploring the islands by foot, the yacht also provides kayaks for guests who would like to explore the waters of the Galapagos archipelago.
Grace at a glance
- capacity: 18 passengers, 9 cabins
- 1-2 multilingual naturalist guides on board
- built in 1928, renovated and modified in 2009
- 9 crew members
- length: 44 m/145 ft.
- speed: 12 knots
- 2 master suites (18.5 m², queen-sized bed) with windows
- 2 ocean view suites (13 m², 2 single beds) with windows
- 5 premium cabins (14.12 m², 2 with a queen-size bed, 3 with twin beds) with portholes
- air conditioning
- toiletries and towels
- telephone for internal calls
Amenities on board
- TV, video and stereo system
- natural history library
- restaurants (indoor and outdoor)
- lounge and bar
- sun deck and observation deck
- snorkeling equipment
- 3mm “shorty” wetsuits
- 2 dinghies for offshore excursions
Grace Galapagos cruise
What is included?
- excursions and activities as per itinerary
- all meals on board
- bilingual naturalist guides
- conferences and lectures
- return transfers to the hotel to the airport in Galápagos
- snorkeling equipment and wetsuit rental
- use of sea kayaks
What is NOT included?
- return flights to Galapagos
- airport transfers and hotel accommodation on mainland of Ecuador
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100) and Transit Control Card ($20)
- alcohol, personal expenses and tips