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The M/Y Grace was built in the UK and named after her last owner, Princess Grace of Monaco. The name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige. You can cruise the Galapagos like a royal.

She is the ideal small luxury yacht for the traveller seeking a grand nautical safari experience, complimented with excellent service and dining. It will feel like you are sailing in your own private yacht, with a a cruise director onboard to ensure the voyage and visits ashore all go perfectly. Newly fitted stabilisers ensure a smooth sailing. The yacht has spacious dining room, sitting room inside, as well as 'al fresco' dining areas, sun deck, library, bar-salon, kayaks and a jacuzzi.

She has only 9 spacious staterooms of up to 19 square meters (209 square feet) to accommodate up to 16 guests. All staterooms feature private bathrooms, individual climate controls, safe boxes, telephones and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Bathrooms have luxury amenities, hair dryers and ample space to store toiletries.

This year, the Grace has gone through a major renovation with the following impressive enhancements:

• Upgraded exterior design, including features that optimise the onboard experience regardless of weather.
• Elevated bar and lounge areas.
• A new coffee lounge where guests can enjoy the finest Ecuadorian coffee experience.
• A new onboard boutique for travel essentials and souvenirs.
• Upgraded staterooms and bathrooms designed to match practicality with modern decor.
• Newly equipped kitchen for an improved cuisine experience.
• New engines and generators for more efficient fuel consumption. This improvement enables Grace to travel at 15 knots, which in turn minimises travelling time and maximises the time spent enjoying wildlife encounters.• New propellers with high-skew technology to reduce noise and vibrations.
• Modern lighting allowing Guests to adjust mood settings in their staterooms.
• USB ports in staterooms and additional electrical plugs in social areas.

 

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  • Boat Description
  • Deck descriptions and staterooms
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Following Darwin's Trail

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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

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Boat Description

The Grace offers opulent accommodation to match her prestigious past. You'll be living in high style during your cruise, enjoying the facilities, fine food and shore excursions.

The 9 staterooms combine the style of a bygone era with modern comforts such as individual climate control, safe and telephone. 

You'll mix with fellow travellers in the dining room and lounge, as you relax into your elegant surroundings and start to feel at home. Grace has an attractive sun deck where you'll find inviting easy chairs beckoning and a barman at your beck and call for that refreshing drink. A separate deck area at the front of the boat has deck chairs and a jacuzzi.  Fine dining is served in the elegant dining room. You can choose to eat indoors or out, as you prefer.

The daily shore excursion programme is delivered by 2 on board expert naturalist guides, with a maximum of 9 guests to each guide.

What's included:

  • Full board accommodation in your chosen cabin.
  • All shore excursions.
  • Transfers to/from the ship in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Non alcoholic drinks throughout the cruise.
  • Complementary use of snorkelling gear, wet suits and sea kayaks.
  • Air conditioning throughout the ship.

Technical information:

  • Length - 44 metres.
  • Beam - 7 metres.
  • Engines - 8 cylinder, twin Duetz 500 bhp ea.
  • Generaters - 75kw ea.
  • Builder - Camper & Nicholson, England.
  • Cruising speed - 12 knots.
  • Crew - 9 crew members, plus 2 naturalist guides and a cruise director.
  • Navigation equipment - 72 mile Furuno Radar 19-53 CBB Navnet, Furuno GPS satellite navigator system, Furuno Depth Sounder, Simrad HS50 Electronic Girocompass, speed and distance log, compasses, barometers, forward looking echo sounder.
  • Safety equipment -EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), 2 x 16 person open sea life rafts, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishing system, and sprinkler system throughout the vessel. Safety Onboard equipment on board either meets or exceeds USA Coast Guard regulations.
  • Communications equipment - UHF, VHF radio, Satellite Phones.
  • Electricity - 110 volts AC / 60 Hz: 2 flat prongs.
  • Stabilisers for smooth sailing.
  • 6 kayaks and 2 dinghies.

 

Deck descriptions and staterooms

The M/Y Grace has only 9 spacious staterooms of up to 19 square meters (209 square feet) to accommodate up to 18 guests. All staterooms feature private bathrooms, individual climate controls, safe boxes, telephones and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Bathrooms have luxury amenities, hair dryers and ample space to store toiletries.

Sun Deck - this is the top-most deck of the yacht where you will find plenty of reclinable lounge chairs for sunbathing while on your Galapagos cruise or for reading in the open air.

Albert deck - on this deck you will find 2 Master Suites and 2 Twin Suites with ocean view windows. The captain’s bridge, the al-fresco lounge and al-fresco bar are also located on this deck. 

Monaco Deck - this is the main deck of the yacht where you will find the interior dining room, reception area, main lounge and the Grace Kelly Suite. On the outside of this deck you will also find the al-fresco dining area, stern resting area and the jacuzzi.

Carolina deck - on this deck you will find 4 Premium Staterooms (doubles and twins) with ocean-view port-holes.

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