Quasar Expeditions - M/V Evolution Photo Gallery

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    M/V Evolution at Anchor at Genovesa

    M/V Evolution at Anchor at Genovesa
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises M/V Evolution at Anchor at Genovesa. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    The 32-passenger Evolution of Quasar Expeditions is a small expedition yacht perfectly designed for sailing the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. The cabins are larger than normal for a yacht-like ship, and the common areas are comfortable and casual. A small ship like the Quasar Expeditions' Evolution is the best way to tour the Galapagos since each island can be very different. Many of the islands are small and do not have hotels. Therefore, unless travelers are sleeping on a ship, they might spend a large part of each day on a boat traveling from one of the larger islands to each of several small ones.

    These photos provide an overview of the M/V Evolution.

    Be sure to check out my 13-page detailed Galapagos cruise travel log from the Evolution.

    More Image Galleries from Galapagos Islands Cruise Tour

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    Sunrise View of the M/V Evolution

    Sunrise View of the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruise Sunrise View of the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    Galapagos days are book-ended by amazing sunrises and sunsets. Guests on the M/V Evolution get up early to see as much wildlife as possible. 

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    Cabin D1

    Cabin D1 on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Cabin D1 on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    Some of the cabins on the M/V Evolution are large enough for two beds. 

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    Window in Cabin D1

    Window in Cabin D1 on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Window in Cabin D1 on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    This tiny window shows one of the reasons why most people stay outside as much as possible. 

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    Closet and Stool in Cabin D1

    Closet and Stool in Cabin D1 on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Closet and Stool in Cabin D1 on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Closet and Desk in Cabin D3

    Closet and Desk in Cabin D3 on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Closet and Desk in Cabin D3 on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Bathroom in Cabin D3

    Bathroom in Cabin D3 on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Bathroom in Cabin D3 on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    The bathrooms on the Evolution cabins have a good-sized counter top and lots of storage.

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    Lounge Chairs

    Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

     Some guests on the M/V Evolution liked to sit in the sun. Others, like me, preferred the Sky Deck, which was covered and shady. Both decks had nice breezes.

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    View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle

    View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises View of Beagle Deck and Forecastle on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    The hot tube was always filled with hot water when we returned from snorkeling or hiking and could be filled at other times when we were onboard.

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    Lounge Chairs

    Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lounge Chairs on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Clothes Hanging Out to Dry

    Clothes Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Clothes Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle Deck

    Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle Deck of the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lounge Chairs and Hot Tub on the Beagle Deck of the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    M/V Evolution and Genovesa

    M/V Evolution and Genovesa
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruise M/V Evolution and Genovesa. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry

    Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Wetsuits Hanging Out to Dry on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

     We rinsed and hung out the wet suits every time we used them.

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    Boarding from the Panga

    Boarding the M/V Evolution from the Panga
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Boarding the M/V Evolution from the Panga. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    You have to be nimble-footed and have good balance to get into and out of a panga. 

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    Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking

    Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Returning to the Evolution after Kayaking. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    Sometimes guests kayaked directly from the Evolution; other times they rode the panga into a quiet harbor before boarding the kayaks. This group is returning to the ship after a kayaking expedition.

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    Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe

    Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Kayaking near Isla Santa Fe. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    Kayaking is only one of the activities guests can enjoy from the Evolution. This group is kayaking off the island of Santa Fe.

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    Sky Lounge Bar

    Sky Lounge Bar on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Sky Lounge Bar on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Sky Lounge

    M/V Evolution Sky Lounge
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises M/V Evolution Sky Lounge. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    I loved sitting in the shade on the top deck of the M/V Evolution. The drinks were good, too.  

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    Sky Lounge

    M/V Evolution Sky Lounge
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises M/V Evolution Sky Lounge. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    Doesn't this look like a great place to sit and watch the birds and the Galapagos Islands? 

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    Reception Desk

    Reception Desk on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Reception Desk on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lounge

    Lounge on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lounge on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    This indoor (air-conditioned) lounge on the M/V Evolution was used for daily briefings and educational lectures. 

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    Charles Darwin Statue

    Charles Darwin Statue on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Charles Darwin Statue on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    This statue of famous scientist Charles Darwin is in the lounge of the Evolution.

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    Library

    Library on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Library on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

     This nice reference library was used a lot to check out the wildlife we were seeing in the Galapagos Islands.

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    Boutique Gift Shop

    Boutique Shop on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Boutique Shop on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Evolution

    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises
    Quasar Expedition - Galapagos Cruises Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    This photo shows the covered outdoor Sky Lounge on the top deck and the al fresco dining area on the middle deck of the M/V Evolution.

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    Dining Room

    Dining Room on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Dining Room on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Tuna Salad Lunch Dish

    Tuna Salad Lunch Dish on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Tuna Salad Lunch Dish. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Ceviche for Lunch

    Ceviche for Lunch on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Ceviche for Lunch on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lobster Night on the Evolution

    Lobster Night on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lobster Night on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

     We enjoyed delicious lobster tails at our farewell dinner on our Quasar Galapagos cruise.

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    Cheese Tray and Lunch Salads

    Cheese Tray and Lunch Salads on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Cheese Tray and Lunch Salads on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable Decoration

    Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable Decoration on the Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Cheese Tray and Fruit/Vegetable Decoration on the Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lunch

    Lunch on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Lunch on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Coffee Corner

    Coffee Corner on the M/V Evolution
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Coffee Corner on the M/V Evolution. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

    This nice coffee/tea/snacks set up is in a corner of the Evolution dining room. It has coffee, tea, drinking water, and pre-packeaged snacks like cookies and candy bars.

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    Cabin D2

    Quasar Expedition - Cabin on the M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Quasar Expedition - Cabin on the M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison
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    Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby

    Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby
    Quasar Expedition - M/V Evolution - Galapagos Cruises Human Version of Blue-Footed Booby. Evolution of Quasar Expeditions (c) Linda Garrison

     Wish I had thought of this! Blue-footed boobies are one of the most famous birds that live in the Galapagos. This guest on the ship decided to emulate them. Good idea for those planning a trip to the islands.