July 17, 2019

Silver Origin Announcement

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Nick Cabugos

Creative Director, Montecito Village Travel

Silversea Cruises unveils the most elegant ship ever to sail the Galapagos.

Italian whispered luxury combined with amazing expedition experiences redefines luxury in the Galapagos Islands

Silversea - Silver Origin

Silversea unveiled new details regarding Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which unlocks deep travel experiences in Galapagos Islands for the summer of 2020. An environmentally friendly cruise ship designed entirely with these unique islands in mind, Silver Origin combines Silversea’s local destination expertise with their trademark level of luxury to offer the ultimate destination experience. 

From summer 2020, the 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Origin will help to form deeper connections between guests and the Galapagos Islands. Unique experiences ashore will be led by Silversea’s Expedition Team, who are certified by the National Park of the Galapagos – enjoy Ecuadorian culture on board, through insightful content, including daily briefings, lectures, videos, and scientific information; authentic local cuisine, prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs; and various other luxurious enhancements. Every aspect of the cruise experience will be tailored to take you closer to the authentic beauty of the Galapagos Islands in luxury. 

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The Lounges

Perfectly crafted and with the utmost attention to the comfort, the interior design of Silver Origin will whisper luxury, inspired by the understated Italian elegance that pervades Silversea’s fleet of intimate ships. Bright, colorful motifs and regional materials will accentuate the design. 

Basecamp, an elegant lounge to socialize with fellow guests before and after excursions, will be among Silver Origin’s most innovative spaces. Connecting with the ship’s Zodiac embarkation area to represent the synergy between destination and ship, it will host educational activities with the onboard Expedition Team to learn more about the rare wildlife, amazing landscapes and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands. Basecamp features a large, interactive digital wall—which provides access to destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.


With floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination, Silver Origin’s Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s Expedition Team. The elegant venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas to optimize your destination experience. With Silversea’s all-inclusive approach, enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the ship, including spirits, champagne, and a variety of wine. 

"Silver Origin will elevate our industry-leading offering in the Galapagos Islands, unlocking meaningful experiences for guests, as they travel in ultimate luxury” 

-Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO

A Focus on the Environment

Silver Origin will be one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever built, thanks to state-of-the-art technology and solutions designed specifically for sailing the Galapagos Islands. The technological innovation of Silver Origin will complement Silversea’s significant efforts to make a positive impact on the natural and economic environment of the Galapagos Islands, including the cruise line’s contribution to the Floreana Island Ecological Restoration Project. 

Environmental considerations aboard Silver Origin:
  • Protection of the sea floor with the ship's dynamic positioning system
  • Fresh water purification systems in each suite to reduce single-use plastic bottles
  • An advanced Waste Water Treatment System 
  • High energy efficiency standards

For more than five years, Silversea has taken guests closer to the authentic beauty of the Galapagos Islands with the best luxury cruise product in the archipelago; the cruise line’s Silver Galapagos, which will be replaced by Silver Origin, recently garnered the top spot among small ships in four award categories at the 2019 Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards, including ‘Best Overall Ship,’ ‘Best Shore Excursions,’ and ‘Best Value’ for the second consecutive year. 

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