Silverseas new Silver Origin goes on sale to the Galapagos

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Silverseas new Silver Origin goes on sale to the Galapagos

On 16 July 2019, luxury cruise travellers will be able to reserve their suites aboard Silversea Cruises new ship, Silver Origin.

The new Silver Origin has been designed entirely with the Galapagos Islands in mind and will be the most elegant ship to ever sail the region when it launches in summer 2020.

The all-suite, 100-guest Silver Origin will embark on her maiden voyage on 18 July 2020, unlocking the authentic beauty of the Galapagos by connecting guests with the destination through immersive experiences - view Silver Origin inaugural cruise.

Silversea’s new ultra-luxury ship will offer alternating two seven-night itineraries between Baltra and San Cristobal, unlocking varying experiences for guests.

First look at Silver Origin

Silver Origin - Baltra to San Cristobal

North Central Galapagos Itinerary


Highlights of this seven-day itinerary include the chance to witness captivating wildlife species in their natural habitats, including and an abundance of marine life through various snorkelling opportunities – potentially near schools of tropical fish, turtles and impressive whitetip reef sharks; and the chance to explore unusual geological features, including lava flows at Sullivan Bay, among other experiences.

Silver Origin - San Cristobal to Baltra

Western Galapagos Itinerary


Guests travelling westbound with Silversea will witness magnificent geological features, including Kicker Rock and Pinnacle Rock; enjoy a Zodiac ride to Buccaneer’s Cove, which once provided a refuge for pirates; and various other unforgettable experiences.

On both itineraries, Silver Origin’s guests will spend their days exploring Darwin's "Living Laboratory of Evolution," where they might spot:

  • Giant tortoises
  • Marine iguanas
  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Sea lion pups
  • Flightless Cormorants
  • Galapagos Hawks
  • Galapagos Penguins

Expert local naturalists of the highest calibre—one for every ten guests, providing the highest ratio of guides-per-guest in the Galapagos—will share their knowledge and insights, as they lead complimentary excursions. A fleet of eight Zodiac crafts—the largest in the region on a per-guest basis—and kayaks will enhance the adventure with on-water exploration.

Silver Origin

  • 100 guests
  • 86 crew
  • 1 expedition guide per 10 guests
  • All-Suite accommodation with butler service
  • Pioneering design
  • Ecuadorian culture on board
  • Insightful educational content including daily briefings & lectures
  • Authentic local cuisine, prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs
  • The highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, at 1:12.5

With the environment in mind, Silver Origin will feature a dynamic positioning system, which will be used when the ship is positioned over a delicate seabed ecosystems to prevent the anchor from causing damage. Moreover, Silver Origin’s guests will be gifted a metallic reusable bottle that will leverage in-suite freshwater purifications system that convert seawater into drinking water, drastically reducing the use of plastic on board. The ship will also meet the highest standards of energy efficiency in the segment.

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