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Grace

Location

ex San Cristóbal and Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)

Description

Quick facts - Level: Luxury | Passengers: 16 | Duration: 7 nights | Length: 145 feet | Cruising speed: 12 knots | Operator: Quasar Expeditions

A classic motor yacht built in Southampton in 1928. She has a colourful history, previously owned by Aristotle Onassis and given to Princess Grace of Monaco as a wedding gift, and also used during WWII at Dunkirk (she even captured a German torpedo E-boat!). The yacht has an al fresco dining area, sun deck, library, bar-salon and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Departures

Saturdays

Capacity

16 passengers

Activities

Experienced naturalist guides lead daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. Grace carries kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear and wetsuits is included. Scuba diving is offered as an additional activity on the day the yacht visits Puerto Ayora (extra cost).

Accommodation

9 spacious double cabins (twin and double beds), with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. 4 lower (Carolina) deck Deluxe and Premium Staterooms have portholes, and 4 upper (Albert) deck Suites and Master Suites have picture windows. They are all very comfortable, but the Master Suites, cabins A1 and A4, are slightly larger with a small sitting area. There is also 1 double cabin, the Grace Kelly Suite, on the main (Monaco) deck, which is the largest cabin on the yacht.

Grace operates a 14 night programme which is a combination of two 7 night cruises, (itinerary A) and (itinerary B).

Itinerary A - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

Day 1 (Saturday): San Cristóbal (Kicker Rock, Isla Lobos)
Day 2: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay)
Day 3: Floreana (Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant)
Day 4: Santa Cruz (Cerro Dragón, Charles Darwin Research Centre)
Day 5: Santa Cruz (Bachas Beach), Santiago (Sombrero Chino)
Day 6: Rábida, Santiago (Sullivan Bay)
Day 7: Bartolomé (Pinnacle Rock), Seymour Norte
Day 8: Isla Mosquera, Baltra

Itinerary B - Following Darwin's Trail

Day 1 (Saturday): Baltra, Daphne
Day 2: Santa Fé, Plaza Sur
Day 3: Genovesa (Prince Philip's Steps, Darwin Bay)
Day 4: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Urvina Bay)
Day 5: Isabela (Tagus Cove, Punta Vicente Roca)
Day 6: Santiago (Espumilla Beach, James Bay)
Day 7: Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Centre, Highlands)
Day 8: San Cristóbal (Interpretation Centre)

 

Deluxe Stateroom

Lower (Carolina) deck cabin C3 with twin beds and port holes.

Grace Kelly Suite

The only, and largest, cabin on the main (Monaco) deck with picture windows and a double bed.

Master Suite

Upper (Albert) deck cabins A1 and A4 with a double bed and picture windows.

Premium Stateroom

Lower (Carolina) deck cabins C1, C2 and C5 with a double bed and port holes.

Suite

Upper (Albert) deck cabins A2 and A3 with twin beds and picture windows.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Grace 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020 7 Deluxe Stateroom $7,200
Grace Kelly Suite $9,600
Master Suite $8,500
Premium Stateroom $7,500
Suite $8,000

50-75% Single Supplement, depending on cabin type (not valid over Christmas and New Year).

15% discount for children 15 years and under (not applicable for low season).

Christmas and New Year weeks have a surcharge of US$700 per person.

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