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Quasar Cruises

84 Reviews

About Quasar Cruises

Quasar Expeditions offers high-end expedition cruises in the Galapagos on small ships offering personal service and exploration in small groups.

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  • Who goes on Quasar cruise ships?

  • Do I have to dress up on a Quasar cruise?


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Quasar Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Quasar cruise ships?

Quasar draws adventurous types aged mainly between 35 and 65, mostly from English-speaking countries, although you could encounter a passenger or two from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Brazil and Russia as well. The line's fleet is family-friendly, with special activities laid out for kids like stargazing and journal-keeping.

Do I have to dress up on a Quasar cruise?

No. Comfortable expedition gear is most important and a detailed kit list is suggested, including, among other things, long sleeves, neutral colors, shoes suitable for wet landings from Zodiacs and rash vests for snorkeling. In the evenings, the dress code remains casual, although everybody certainly changes for dinner.

Is everything free on Quasar cruises?

No. All activities are included, except scuba diving which carries an additional cost. You'll also need to budget extra for airfare from the mainland, park fees, gratuities and bar drinks.

What are Quasar’s most popular activities?

The Galapagos is all about what happens off the ship, and snorkeling, guided hikes, Zodiac safaris and kayaking are all popular. All of these take place in small groups, with all activities accompanied by the ship's guides. Onboard, life centers around the bar, lounge or hot tub, and expedition leaders give well-attended talks about the islands and their wildlife, as well as detailed briefings for the following day's activities.

Why go with Quasar?

  • Intimate, immersive expeditions with highly experienced naturalists.
  • Strong commitment to sustainability.
  • Overland extensions available in mainland Ecuador, Peru and Patagonia.

Best for: Well-heeled adventurous who also want luxurious surroundings and attentive service

Not for: Budget travelers or anyone looking for lots of ship-based activities

Quasar Expeditions Cruises Cruiser Reviews


They made us feel like we were the only passengers.We had 2 birthdays on the same day and the gave us a party !!Read More

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 75s


I was extremely fortunate that my husband gifted me a Galapagos trip on the Grace for my 70th birthday.The scenic beauty, adventurous excursions on land and at sea, and the convivial company of 14 other guests (who became family day two), made for a ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience that I will always treasure.Read More
Ann Goforth

few6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

An Amazing Experience in the Galapagos!

I set up a call with Paul Schicke, one of their US representatives, and he was super informative on how they operated, and that their goal was combining luxury and adventure with a smaller guest count than others, making for a more intimate experience.The cost on Silversea to bring three of us in two staterooms was in the stratosphere!Read More

few6-10 Cruises

Age 62s

Truly incredible, exceeded ALL my expectations!!

The cruise staff and tour guides were exceptional.Our cruise director (Andrea) and main tour guide (Alex) were the best!Read More

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 35s

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