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Grace Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Galapagos perfection on the Quasar Grace

Review for Grace to Galapagos
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Chasing the orcas
Booby mating dance
The elegant grace, 45 meters long, 16 guests and 10 crew
A beautiful beach visit, followed by a long swim

Quasar Grace Galapagos 1 week tour (originating in San Cristobal, ending in Baltra) exceeded my expectations in every way.

The boat was elegant, well-appointed and very comfortable. I didn’t see a single boat in the Galapagos that was as beautiful as Grace. Her age (built in 1928, later gifted to Princess Grace and Prince Rainier by Ari Onassis) was not an issue at all - she is fast, nimble and beautifully maintained.

The itinerary and activities were perfectly planned, with several excursions a day on land and sea. Land visits were timed to capture the animals in their most dramatic moments (e.g., the mating dance of the blue-footed boobies), while also avoiding other tourists. We snorkeled almost every day, and it was the best I've experienced, swimming with sea lions, turtles, reef sharks, and many schools of beautiful fish. I am physically fit and a long-distance swimmer, but the activities were structured in a way that even older and less able guests could fully enjoy them. Late January was a perfect time to visit because the water was warm enough to swim without a wetsuit.

Cabin Review

Cabin queen

Spacious queen cabin in the bow with very comfortable mattress and soft linens. Private bath large enough for 2 people to use at the same time. Abundant hot water for showers. Wood paneling and tasteful decor.

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