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Evolution Overview

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.

16 Evolution Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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Magilla Gorilla
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The ship was well appointed and comfortable. The crew and staff were friendly and very helpful and kind. Both the naturalists were experts at all things Galapagos. Roberto shared some family adventures which was fun to listen to. The ... Read more
Swanr8536
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We traveled the Western Galápagos Islands with 26 other highly educated and well traveled guests. Most people were pretty fit seniors with one 12 year old and five under 35. The two Ecuadorian-naturalists, Gustavo and Alex, and ... Read more
ggirl23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Quasar Expeditions is the only way to see the Galapagos Islands! The Evolution is a lovely and luxurious yacht--and just the right size. Not too big, not too small. I always felt safe and well cared for. The staff and crew are second ... Read more

16 Evolution Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

Start your review of Evolution
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Magilla Gorilla
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The ship was well appointed and comfortable. The crew and staff were friendly and very helpful and kind. Both the naturalists were experts at all things Galapagos. Roberto shared some family adventures which was fun to listen to. The ... Read more
Swanr8536
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We traveled the Western Galápagos Islands with 26 other highly educated and well traveled guests. Most people were pretty fit seniors with one 12 year old and five under 35. The two Ecuadorian-naturalists, Gustavo and Alex, and ... Read more
ggirl23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Quasar Expeditions is the only way to see the Galapagos Islands! The Evolution is a lovely and luxurious yacht--and just the right size. Not too big, not too small. I always felt safe and well cared for. The staff and crew are second ... Read more
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