In 2007 Quasar Expeditions acquired the M/Y Zein and rechristened her the M/Y Grace: a name that would take her back into her history, to her most elegant times. Over the course of the next 2 years the yacht was rebuilt completely from the ground up. She was outfitted with the latest equipment to meet the needs of modern times. Today, she is the most elegant and tasteful Galapagos cruise yacht to sail the enchanted Galapagos Islands.
Although M/Y Grace looks as young and chic today as the princess who honeymooned aboard her in the 1950s, she is nonetheless what the French call “une femme d’un certain age.” She’s surrendered none of her youth’s glamour to the scars and wrinkles of a gallant life, including a stint chasing submarines during World War II. Combat aged on her, but benefactors like Aristotle Onassis, John Issa, and Prince Rainier ensured she was kept in the style to which she was accustomed. Now, as the M/Y Grace, she plies the waters of the Galapagos Islands, once again the elegant hostess to carefree, adventurous, perfect parties.
Technical characteristics Category: Firts Class Type: Motor Yacht / Expeditions Vessel Length: 145 feet / 44 meters Beam : 22.1 feet / 7 meters Speed : 10-12 knots Capacity: 18 Number of cabins: 9
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS DELUXE
8 DAYS / 7 PREMIUM
8 DAYS / 7 SUITE
8 DAYS / 7 MASTER SUITE
DAYS POINT OF INTERES SUNDAY Española (Hood) Island: Punta Suarez A.M Española Island: Gardner Bay, Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet P.M MONDAY Floreana (Charles) Island: Post Office Bay, Asylum of Peace A.M Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet P.M TUESDAY Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island: Dragon Hill A.M Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) P.M WEDNESDAY Santa Cruz (Indefatigable) Island: Bachas Beach A.M Santiago (James) Island: Chinese Hat P.M THUSRDAY Rabida Island: Jervis A.M Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay P.M FRIDAY Bartholome: Pinnacle Rock & Overlook A.M North Seymour Island P.M SATURDAY Santa Cruz Island: Back Turtle Cove A.M Daphne Island P.M SUNDAY Santa Fe (Barrington) Island A.M South Plazas Island P.M MONDAY Genovesa (Tower) Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps A.M Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay Beach P.M TUESDAY Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza A.M Isabela (Albermarle) Island: Urbina Bay P.M WEDNESDAY Isabela Island: Tagus Cove A.M Isabela Island: Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Albermarle P.M THURSDAY Santiago (James) Island: Espumilla Beach or Buccaneer’s Cove A.M Santiago Island: James Bay P.M FRIDAY Santa Cruz Island: Breeding Center (Charles Darwin Research Station) A.M Santa Cruz Island: Pit Craters, Wild land Tortoises Reserve (Highlands) P.M SATURDAY San Cristobal Island: Interpretation Center A.M San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock (SN) / Lobos Islet P.M