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  • Small ship sails to remote regions of Galapagos
  • Relaxing touches include outdoor Jacuzzis
  • Dine alfresco for any meal

Evolution Overview

By Brittany Chrusciel, Editorial Assistant

Editor's note: For the full ship review, please see Quasar-owned International Expeditions, which charters Evolution for about half the year.

Evolution, a cruise ship and expedition vessel, was built in Japan and sails seven-night itineraries in the Galapagos. The 32-passenger, 655-ton ship offers three suites, eight premium staterooms and five deluxe staterooms, all with private bathrooms.

With 18 crew members, two naturalist guides, one doctor and one cruise director, sailings are 54 people onboard at maximum.

Passengers can visit a common lounge with a bar and facilities for lectures, slideshows and films. A sky lounge on Albatross deck features another bar and plenty of room for relaxation with a view. The ship has four decks -- Albatross, Beagle (main deck), Comorant and Dolphin. You'll find a Jacuzzi with lounge chairs for sunbathing and plentiful outside deck space at the bow of the yacht.

Inside and alfresco dining areas are available onboard, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style.

For family cruises, Evolution's Kids Club organizes activities such as star-gazing and movie nights, and child-oriented guides provide tailored learning activities and keep kids' expedition journals. A PlayStation console is available in the library as well as a wide range of board games and movies for children. Children's menus are provided during family cruises.

Evolution Member Reviews

Wonderful trip. Great information, food was Equadorean and wonderful. The different exposures to the islands ( snorkeling with penguins ,sea lions, Rays, reef sharks, and of course, fish) hiking up peaks, across lava fields, seeing incredible ... Read more
Excellent quality belletravel
01/15
We took the M/V Evolution in January 2015 to the Galapagos Islands. The cruise was better than I expected. I knew that this was considered a luxury yacht, but was extremely please with the large & well laid out cabin, the crew, the excursions, ... Read more
I traveled on the M/V Evolution on a 7 day adventure cruise in the Galapagos Islands. I traveled with my spouse as part of a medium group. Our group was all people associated in some way with NIH. Most of us lived in the greater Washington DC metro ... Read more
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Evolution Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
5.0
Public Rooms
5.0
Cabins
4.3
Entertainment
4.4
Spa & Fitness
4.8
Shore Excursions
5.0
Enrichment
5.0
Service
5.0
Value-for-Money
4.9

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Ship Stats
Crew:
18
Launched:
2005
Decks:
4
Tonnage:
655
Passengers:
32
Registry:
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected

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