Princess Grace Kelly's Honeymoon Yacht Just Got a Stunning Renovation — Here's How to Get on Board
The yacht sails the Gálapagos Islands as part of the Quasar Expeditions fleet.
If you've ever dreamed of sailing in Princess Grace Kelly's former honeymoon yacht — in the Gálapagos, no less — that dream could very well come true.
The elegant yacht was gifted to Grace Kelly by Aristotle Onassis for her wedding to Prince Rainier III in 1956. Nearly 70 years later, the vessel is now named the M/V Grace, and it belongs to Travel + Leisure World's Best Award-winner Quasar Expeditions' two-vessel fleet. The boutique expedition company, named the best intimate-ship ocean cruise line in 2022, just completed a significant renovation on the yacht.
On the passenger side of the M/V Grace, Chilean design firm Enrique Concha & Co completely updated the eight cabins (which house a maximum of 16 passengers) and the bar. They also added a new coffee lounge, and throughout the ship, the design is now thoroughly modern, but warm. The vessel's earthy wood paneling and flooring add an organic touch, accented by design details like raw wood coffee tables in the lounge and rattan baskets in the en-suite baths. Enrique Concha & Co also expanded the outdoor deck space, providing additional space for guests to enjoy the sun and the views of the volcanic Gálapagos Islands.
But the renovation also included upgrades to the engines, generators, and propellers that allow the yacht to operate more efficiently — they speed the ship up to a maximum of 15 knots, providing the yacht with a greater range during its voyages, while also reducing fuel consumption overall. Stabilizers were also added to the yacht for an even more comfortable onboard experience, while the kitchen was also updated to elevate the ship's culinary offerings.
M/V Grace operates exclusively in the Gálapagos, sailing two eight-day itineraries, one eastern and one western, and one 15-day itinerary that combines both shorter voyages. Rates for the eight-day voyages start at $8,500 per person, and you can make your bookings at quasarex.com.
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