A wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis, Princess Grace of Monaco's honeymoon yacht, re-named "MY Grace" after her late owner, reflects Grace Kelly's own elegance and beauty. The indulgent onboard service, coupled with a remarkable nature and wildlife experience, is unlike anything currently offered in the Galapagos. This cruise is the ideal holiday option for couples, families and private charters (see prices below for couples and families).
As well as an awe inspiring array of wildlife ranging from blue-footed boobies to marine iguanas and giant tortoises, these extraordinary islands boast ever-changing environments from barren lava fields and twisted mangroves to white sand beaches, lagoons and giant ferns.
Being 145 feet and smaller than most yachts in the area, "MY Grace" will visit sites along the Galapagos archipelago normally out of bounds to larger ships. Highlights include the Tower of Genovesa, a giant collapsed crater, Floreana Island, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina and North Seymour Island.
After a day's hiking, snorkeling and sea kayaking in and around the 100 islands that make up the Galapagos, guests return to five-star service, luxurious accommodation and fine dining.
The yacht offers nine spacious staterooms with private bathrooms accommodating up to 18 guests. Other facilities include inside and alfresco dining areas, a sun deck, library, bar and Jacuzzi. One naturalist guide for every nine guests (on a full capacity ship) will bring to life the natural legacy of the islands.
The yacht's fascinating history began in 1928 when it was originally commissioned, serving for the British navy during World War II and playing an important role at Dunkirk. Since then owners have included millionaire tycoons whose guest lists have boasted the likes of Sir Winston Churchill.
MY Grace departs weekly and can be booked all year round.
Visit website: https://www.quasarex.com/galapagos/my-grace