Grace boat in Galapagos with white hull & 2 upper decks, wood finishes & many windows, sits beside golden cliffs in calm sea.
Two beige couches with multicolored pillows beneath a bank of windows arranged in two comfortable conversational spaces
Natural wood stools with beige backs facing a bar displaying a multitude of refined alcohols and wines located al fresco
White hot tub with jets on the bow with an expansive view of ocean with lounge seating around tub in Galapagos aboard Grace
Historic wooden cabin Grace Kelly suite with white sheets flanked by two bedside tables with two windows looking outside.
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year built
crew members
145 feet
22.1 feet
8.2 feet
cruising speed
15 knots

This 16-passenger Camper & Nicholsons yacht has traversed the waters of this world under many names, but has been rechristened with a name that takes her back to her history, to the very best of her times. Named after her late owner, Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, the name is a representation of her elegance, beauty and prestige. Grace is the ideal yacht for the traveler who seeks a true explorer experience, complemented with excellent service, superb accommodations and fine dining. All who travel aboard this yacht will be part of a unique mission: to bring to life the natural living legacy of the islands through an experience unlike any other in Galapagos.

Grace Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Grace review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our small ship cruise experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in the Galapagos Islands. Please read our Grace review below then contact us to compare the Grace with other Galapagos cruise ships and upscale yachts offering Galapagos luxury cruises and private Galapagos yacht charters.

The Galapagos is a competitive market for small ships, and it can be difficult for vessels to stand out. But the Grace does. Formerly owned by Princess Grace of Monaco, the ship is a historically significant and luxurious platform with outstanding service and guides. Motor Yacht Grace’s stellar past includes ownership of royalty, millionaire tycoons and a stint in the British Navy. Due to her small size and iconic elegance, we often recommend the Grace to clients seeking a high-end experience aboard a ship as unique as the Galapagos Islands. Book the Grace Kelly Suite aboard to stay in the same suite that Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier did on their honeymoon. This yacht was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to the Prince and Princess of Monaco. Read more details on the History of Motor Yacht Grace.

Choose the Grace if you are seeking a combination of luxury, history and exploration. Travelers comment that the service on board this ship, coupled with the true feeling of a safari experience, is unlike anything that is currently offered in Galapagos. Refit and reconstructed during several stages of her past, the ship has always maintained her graceful and stylish lines. The Grace has begun a new era in her rich history. The level of service on board, coupled with her beauty and luxury, are highlights. She has becom an icon in the Galapagos and her best years are surely yet to come.

Common Areas Aboard Grace

Grace features a main salon equipped with a bar, TV/video system, stereo system and plenty of electrical outlets. Passengers can choose to eat inside in the interior dining room, or outside in the al-fresco dining area. The sundeck has a bar and plenty of space to be in the open air. Guests can also relax in the front of the boat where the Jacuzzi and sun chairs are located. Guests can also enjoy a topnotch Ecuadorian coffee in the coffee lounge. Finally, the onboard boutique offers travel essentials and souvenirs.

Grace offers intimate and personal expedition experiences in the Galapagos, where guests can truly interact and gain a wealth of knowledge from a real Galapagos expert. Grace features a Jacuzzi, sea kayaks, snorkeling gear and wetsuits on board. A Kid’s Club with activities like stargazing and movie nights is available for special family-oriented departures. Child-oriented guides who organize learning activities and provide children with a kid’s expedition journal, are placed specifically for departures with children. A wide variety of books are available in the library as well as various board games and movies for children.

Dining Aboard Grace

All meals are served in either the inside dining room or the equally elegant al-fresco dining area at the stern of the yacht. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style and prepared by specially trained chefs. Meals are served in wholesome quantities and in a variety of menus with tropical exotic fruits always available. Children’s menus, vegetarian menus and other special menus are available upon request. Hors d’oeuvres are normally served along with local juices as a welcome treat twice a day upon return to Grace following your daily Galapagos Island visits and snorkeling outings. Water (sparkling or still), soft drinks and juices are available free of charge throughout the duration of your cruise. Wine and beer are offered with meals and added to your bar tab. There is a self-service coffee station that is open 18 hours per day. It opens at 6:30am with fresh-brewed coffee, tea or herbal teas and typically closes at 11:00pm. Cookies, crackers and chocolates are available at the coffee station 24 hours a day, as well as instant coffee.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Grace

M/Y Grace offers suites and staterooms of up to 200 square feet with private facilities, individual climate controls, safe boxes, USB ports, telephones and plenty of storage space for clothing and luggage. Bathrooms feature a walk-in shower, vanity, shampoo, conditioner, soap and hair dryers. During your visits to the islands, your cabin will be cleaned twice each day.

Large bed with white bedding and flanked by nightstands featuring two portholes and a large historic photograph of the Grace
Premium Staterooms

C1, C2, C3 and C5 are Premium Staterooms on the Carolina Deck with ocean-view portholes. C1 and C2 each features a queen bed; C3 features two twin beds that can convert to a queen bed; C5 has a single twin bed and a queen bed. Cabin C3 measures 140 square feet, C1 is 148 square feet, C2 is 160 square feet and C5 is 168 square feet.

Historic wooden Twin Suite with white sheets with a shared bedside table and two large windows looking out at the ocean

A2 and A3 Twin Suites are located on the Albert Deck with windows. Each has two twin beds that can convert to one queen bed and measure 138 square feet.

Large master suite with white bed linens surrounded by light wood finishes flanked by two windows and seating area
Master Suites

A1 and A4 are the two Master Suites, each with a queen bed and windows, located on the Albert Deck which is also home to the Captain’s bridge, the al-fresco lounge and al-fresco bar. Suite A1 is 178 square feet, while Suite A4 measures 194 square feet.

Historic wooden cabin Grace Kelly suite with white sheets flanked by two bedside tables with two windows looking outside.
Grace Kelly Suite

Located on the Monaco Deck, this is the same suite used by Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco on their honeymoon. Newly renovated, the suite features six windows, a separate seating area, larger bathroom and more closet space. The cabin is approx 175 square feet.

Small ship cruise the Grace 4 deck floor plan
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