Silver Origin

Silversea Expeditions

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Name: Silver Origin

Year built: 2020

Crew: 90

Guests: 100

Length: 101 m / 331 feet

Width: 16 m / 52 feet

Speed: 14 knots

Gross tonnage: 5,800

Silver Origin

The new Silver Origin expedition cruise ship will sail to the Galápagos Islands when she is launched in 2020 for Silversea Expeditions.

Silversea signed a contract with Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop to construct the new expedition vessel, Silver Origin, that will serve the Galápagos Islands itinerary currently sailed by Silver Galápagos.

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

Silver Origin first-look video

Silver Origin Design

The interior design on board Silver Origin will be inspired by the Italian elegance that features on Silversea cruises fleet of luxury cruise ships and will be influenced by the natural environment of the Galápagos.

Bright, colourful motifs and regional materials will enhance the design. Silver Origin’s public spaces were designed by the team behind the interior design of Silver Muse.


Basecamp will be an elegant lounge in which guests can meet and socialise before and after Zodiac landings, and will be among the ships most innovative spaces. Connecting with Silver Origin's Zodiac embarkation area, it will host educational activities and talks about the rare wildlife, landscapes and captivating history of the Galápagos Islands. Basecamp will also feature a large, interactive digital wall displaying destination-related content, including videos, pictures, excursion details and scientific presentations.

Explorer Lounge

Silver Origin's Explorer Lounge will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and host daily briefings and lectures from the on board Expedition Team. The lounge will also feature a video wall and wide TV screens placed around the room to enhance the Silver Origin's guests experience. Travellers can also enjoy relaxing here and listening to the piano, enjoying a glass of champagne or pre-dinner cocktail.

Observation Lounge

Located forward at the front of the ship, the elegant Observation Lounge will offer incredible views of the Galápagos Islands, and will be the ideal place for guests to relax with a book from the library, which will be the most extensive destination-focused collection Silversea has ever had on one ship.

The Restaurant

Expert local chefs will take Silver Origin guests on a voyage of culinary exploration in the ship's two dining venues, The Restaurant and The Grill. Authentic local flavours and ingredients paired with regional wines will sit with international dishes to showcase the best of Ecuadorian culinary heritage. In The Restaurant, guests will enjoy natural light and far-reaching views as they dine. The Grill will be a sophisticated open-air venue that can be partially enclosed and Silversea’s signature Hot Rocks concept will be offered with an Ecuadorian twist enhancing the offering further still.

Suites on Silver Origin

Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories, the largest of which, the Owner’s Suite, will offer an unprecedented view on the Galápagos. Guests in every suite will enjoy the use of a private balcony, while certain suite categories will feature an innovative Horizon Balcony, which can convert to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for added space and better shelter from the elements. A first for Silversea, select suite categories will feature an ocean-view bath, as well as an ocean-view shower.

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