Over the years, our guests have asked us for only the most authentic Galápagos experience. Enter the Silver Origin, our very first ship created entirely for a specific destination. We took what we learned from our guests and the singular geography and character of the Galápagos, and designed an entirely new kind of ship, from the water up.
Our guests’ experiences have led directly to the mindful design and features of this unique class of vessel, including a new and innovative venue, Basecamp, where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the destination before you even leave the ship.
You will also be able to experience authentic Ecuadorian cuisine onboard as well as enjoy breathtaking views throughout, thanks to the ship’s floor-to-ceiling windows. And finally, Silver Origin features a brand new design that prizes efficiency and minimizes the ship’s impact on the delicate ecosystem of this incredible archipelago.
Fernando Delgado, Vice-President and General Manager, Silversea Cruises Ecuador
The natural beauty of the Galápagos Islands makes it one of the best cruise destinations in the world, and we have had the privilege of hosting numerous guests over the years. We learned they want to stay immersed in these magnificent islands, even while on the ship. As I have been in and around the archipelago for the past 20 years, I feel every moment aboard should allow all our guests to take in the wonder and magic of this singular destination.
Therefore we gave our design team the brief of making sure our guests could enjoy as many bright, open spaces aboard Silver Origin as possible. The ship features sweeping views over the Galápagos, thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows that extend throughout the ship, meaning the islands are with you while you eat, sleep and relax. The Observation & Stargazing Platform offers uninterrupted views, which follow you to your suite, from where you just might spot a sea lion relaxing on shore through the glass horizon balcony or private ocean-view shower.
No matter where you are on Silver Origin, you will feel like the Galápagos is right there with you.
Xavier Garcia, Expedition Leader, Silver Origin
We know you are interested in learning everything you can about the Galápagos, before and during your cruise. Our guests have told us the ship is their preferred starting point for the experience and that preparation is key to enjoying the archipelago, as they are hungry for as much knowledge as possible before they go ashore.
This is why we ensure all our guides are experts in their field and are certified by the National Park of the Galápagos. As a naturalist born on the archipelago, I am as keen as they are to show you all the wonders of our islands, so we are proud to launch a brand new type of space on Silver Origin: Basecamp.
A welcoming and innovative “knowledge lounge”, it features all the wonder and history of the archipelago, with materials and tools that provide you with a wealth of inside knowledge. Our qualified experts — more per guest than any ship in the area — are also here for you at any time during your stay, to prepare you for your magical adventures on shore. Basecamp opens out directly onto our marina, providing easy, seamless access to our numerous Zodiacs®. In fact, with the most Zodiacs per guest in the entire region, Silver Origin provides the most personalized on-shore experience possible. ¡Bienvenidos!
Gabriela Naranjo, Hotel Operations Director, Silversea Ecuador
There is so much to see in the Galápagos it can all become a little overwhelming, so our guests really appreciate being pampered by our world-class staff after an intense day exploring the islands. They seek out the most luxurious refinements on board and enjoy that human touch that comes with our careful and attentive staff, all to prepare them for another day of discovery.
We have taken what we have learned from our guests over the years and created the most elegant ship and most refined experience in the entire archipelago, only possible thanks to the history and legacy of Silversea in providing the best in luxury cruising. My team and I ensure every member of staff gives personal attention to each and every guest.
As part of the Silversea family, Silver Origin features unparalleled luxury and our industry-leading personalized service. It is the only ship in the entire Galápagos region to offer butler service to each suite. In fact, with the highest ratio of crew per guest in the area, we are happy to offer our guests that personal touch that makes their stay on the ship as enjoyable as their visit to the islands themselves.