The Islands of the Galapagos
Rating: Luxury Price from: £3,500pp for 8 days
- Accommodates 32 passengers
- Spacious yacht with lots of areas for relaxation
- Kayaks, snorkelling gear and wetsuits for passenger use
- Indoor and outdoor dining areas
- 2 resident naturalist guides
- Comfortable cabins with modern bathrooms
Evolution is a luxury cruise boat with cabins on 3 decks providing accommodation for up to 32 passengers. On board facilities are impressive and include a hot tub, bar, 2 sundecks and an infirmary. She has the classic lines and styling of a 1920s yacht combined with modern levels of comfort and safety and an intimate smaller boat atmosphere.
The public areas comprise a lounge bar with facilities for lectures, slide shows and films, a library housing a large selection of books, films and games plus inside and outside dining areas. Meals are served buffet-style and feature a wide range of dishes. Special meals can be prepared for vegetarians on request. Outside Evolution has ample space for relaxation. There is a sundeck with rattan furniture and a small jacuzzi on the bow, where there are also sun chairs.
The cabins and 3 suites are spacious, and have private bathroom facilities and plenty of room to store toiletries. The cabins themselves vary in design and size, but all have ample room to hang and store clothing.
Evolution has sea kayaks, snorkelling gear and wetsuits for passengers to use. There is also a small boutique selling a range of souvenirs. There is a Kids Club with organised events for children and special guides for children on special family cruises.
Operates: All year.
Specifications: Evolution is a 192 foot cruise ship built in a 1920s style. She has a cruising speed of 10-12 knots.
Cabins: Evolution has 3 suites, 8 premium staterooms and 5 deluxe staterooms, accommodating a maximum of 32 passengers. These are spacious and air conditioned. All have private bathrooms.
Facilities & Crew: Evolution has a lounge with a bar and facilities for lectures, slide shows and films. There are reference books, DVDs, a playstation and board games. There is an indoor dining room and an al fresco eating deck. There is an additional sky lounge on the upper deck with a bar. At the bow there is a jacuzzi and sun loungers and ample deck space. Evolution has a boutique. She carries sea kayaks, snorkelling equipment and wet suits, free for passengers to use. Evolution is air conditioned throughout. There is a ship’s crew of 18 plus 2 naturalist guides and a cruise director.
Itineraries: Evolution offers 8-day itineraries.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There are special family cruise departures with a kids’ club.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
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Place of Interest
UNESCO heritage site
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