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!
|pm||Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach|
|Wed||am||Genovesa Island: El Barranco/Prince Phillip’s Steps|
|pm||Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay|
|Thu||am||Santiago Island: James Bay|
|pm||Santiago Island: Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer Cove|
|Fri||am||Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point|
|pm||Isabela Island: Tagus Cove|
|Sat||am||Fernadina Island: Espinosa Point|
|pm||Isabela Island: Urbina Bay|
|Sun||am||Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay|
|pm||Isabela Island: Moreno Point|
|Mon||am||Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Station / Fausto Llerena Breeding Center|
|pm||Santa Cruz Island: Highlands|
|Tue||am||Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters and Baltra Airport|
|pm||Santa Cruz Island: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station / Fausto Llerena Breeding Center|
|Wed||am||Floreana Island: Asilo de la Paz|
|pm||Floreana Island: Cormorant Point and Devil’s Crown|
|Thu||am||Española Island: Suarez Point|
|pm||Española Island: Gardner Bay/Islet|
|Fri||am||San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point|
|pm||San Cristobal Island: Lobos Island and Kicker Rock/Leon Dormido|
|Sat||am||Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe|
|pm||South Plaza Island: South Plaza|
|Sun||am||North Seymour Island: North Seymour|
|pm||Bartholomew Island: Bartholomew|
|Mon||am||Santiago Island: Chinese Hat/Sombrero Chino|
|pm||Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill|
|Tue||am||Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove and Baltra Airport|