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Article by Travel_Ninja posted over a year ago
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M/Y Grace
The yacht that Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainer used for their honeymoon is now available to royalty wannabees everywhere for week-long tours of the Galapagos Islands.

The 147-ft yacht has a history worthy of Hollywood. Given as a wedding gift to the royal couple in 1956 by Aristotle Onassis, the Deo Juvante II was captured in many newsreels as cameras and reporters followed Grace Kelly on her final voyage from the United States to her new home and what was dubbed at the time as “the wedding of the century.” The couple left the day after the ceremony to cruise the coasts of Corsica and Sardinia on their yacht.

The Deo Juvante was sold in 1958 and then held by a series of owners until Quito, Ecuador-based Quasar Expeditions purchased her in 2006. After an extensive renovation, Quasar Expeditions renamed the yacht the M/Y Grace in honor of her late owner and as a representation of the starlet-turned-princess’s elegance, beauty, and style.
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