The spectacular Galapagos Islands in Ecuador deserve a spectacular cruise ship. That’s why Silversea Cruises have built their first ship created entirely for a specific destination – Silver Origin. The natural beauty of the Galapagos is reflected through every detail of the ship and it has been designed with the environment in mind, being the most environmentally conscious ship Silversea has ever built. From the interactive basecamp to the sweeping views through floor-to-ceiling windows to the Observation and Stargazing Platform, no detail has been left to chance on this luxury cruise ship.
SILVER ORIGIN AND SUSTAINABILITY
As the largest National Park in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most important protected national areas in the world. Silversea is committed to a low carbon footprint, so to protect the delicate sea floor, Silver Origin won’t have an anchor. She will also be plastic free – with reusable metallic bottles for guests and reverse osmosis refilling stations where sea water will be turned into drinking water saving at least 17,000 plastic bottles. The Silversea Fund for the Galapagos will feature innovative educational projects and will be dedicated to safeguarding the archipelago for years to come.
BECOME AN EXPERT ON THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Step into the “knowledge lounge”, otherwise known as Basecamp, and brush up on your knowledge of the region before heading on a Zodiac adventure or on-shore expedition. Basecamp provides a wealth of knowledge for the discerning traveller from materials on the region to expert Ecuadorian guides who have spent their entire lives in the Galapagos. Opening out onto the marina, Basecamp provides seamless access to a plethora of Zodiacs – the most Zodiacs per guest in the entire region, creating the most personalised on-shore experience possible on your Galapagos cruise.
AUTHENTIC ECUADORIAN DINING EXPERIENCES
Dining is second-to-none onboard Silver Origin with two restaurants, one indoor and one outdoor, featuring only the best authentic Ecuadorian cuisine. Recipes feature the freshest local ingredients accompanied by the best regional wines. Learn how to re-create the flavours of the region at gourmet preparation sessions and seminars, such as Silversea’s world-famous ceviche.
STYLISH ONBOARD FACILITIES
Experience the elegance of the islands from the Explorer Lounge. Cosy up with a book from the carefully curated library, share stories of your Galapagos adventures or enjoy a cool cocktail whilst listening to the sweet sounds of the live pianist. When night falls, head to the exterior fire pit for a glass of wine under the stars (did we mention that beverages are all-inclusive?). Other onboard facilities include a modern fitness centre, beauty salon and indulgent day spa.
SWEETEN YOUR STAY IN A SILVER ORIGIN SUITE
Silver Origin’s beautifully designed suites include oceanview baths, balcony showers and a private horizon veranda so that you can soak up even more of the stunning surroundings. Enjoy luxurious modern furnishings, a pillow menu, expedition gear and local amenities in every suite. But of course your luxury cruise wouldn’t be complete without 24-hour room service, in-suite dining and a personalised butler service.