Evolution Review

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Evolution Overview

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.

12 Evolution Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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Egret32
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
460 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We cruise several times a year and we also travel with friends on a private yacht. The Evolution had the luxury of cruise ship with elegant bed linens, amazing service and crew, but the intimacy and flexibility of a private yacht...at a ... Read more
mtndog
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had an incredible trip to the Galapagos on Quasar's MV Evolution. We received great service during all the pre-trip questions which helped me select the Evolution over other boat options that we considered. During the trip service was ... Read more
esoccer85
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I can't say enough about our Galapagos cruise onboard M/V EVOLUTION. We went on a 7 night, 8 day cruise in January 2016. My husband and I are younger (early 30's) and we were definitely on the younger end of the crowd, but everyone was ... Read more
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