The most elegant ship ever to sail the Galapagos.
The first destination specific ship built by Silversea, Silver Origin is the height of experiential travel in the Galapagos. Never before have the islands been so superbly presented: a team of Ecuadorian national expert guides, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos, 8 Zodiacs, seamless hybrid spaces that offer an extraordinary voyage – for extraordinary people. All-suite accommodation, Horizon Balconies, butler service, sophisticated interiors, interactive basecamp, Ecuadorian inspired cuisine … no aspect of Silver Origin has been left to chance. The most environmentally conscious ship we have ever built, take a vertical leap and transform your idea of travel with Silver Origin.
TRULY BUILT AROUND YOU
Not only is Silver Origin built around you, but we have kept mindful travel at the forefront of her design. To see our Five Pillars, see below.
PROTECTING THE GALAPAGOS, TODAY AND TOMORROW
We also know that our guests are more aware of the impact their travel has on the planet. In order for Silver Origin to have the lowest possible carbon footprint, we designed her to include state-of-the-art technology, a dynamic positioning system that protects the delicate seabed and an advanced propulsion system. We also made sure all suites feature a fresh water purification system that will significantly reduce plastic bottle usage. Finally, we created the Silversea Fund for the Galápagos; a fund dedicated to safeguarding the archipelago for generations to come.
YOUR DESTINATION BEGINS ON BOARD
No matter where you are on Silver Origin, you will feel like the Galápagos is right there with you. The natural beauty of the archipelago makes it one of the best destinations in the world and Silver Origin makes sure that no view is left unseen. The ship features 24-hour sweeping views over the Galápagos, thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows that extend throughout the ship, while the Observation & Stargazing Platform offers uninterrupted views, which follow you to your suite. And you might spot a sea lion relaxing on shore through the glass horizon balcony or private ocean-view shower!
BECOME AN EXPEDITION EXPERT
Preparation is key to enjoying the archipelago, and we know our guests are hungry for as much information as possible. This is why we ensure all our guides - more per guest than any other ship - are not only experts in their field but are certified by the National Park of the Galápagos. For the same reason, we are also proud to introduce Basecamp. A welcoming and innovative “knowledge lounge”, Basecamp features materials and tools that provide a wealth of inside knowledge. Opening out directly onto the Marina, Basecamp gives easy access to the Zodiac® deck. In fact, with the highest number of Zodiacs® per guest in the region, Silver Origin provides the most personalized on-shore experience possible.
Authentic Local Culture
AUTHENTICITY IS EVERYTHING
Throughout our many years of sailing the Galápagos, one thing has remained constant: the love our guests feel for local customs and cuisine. What are the ingredients that make up our signature dishes? How to prepare local recipes like our world-famous ceviche at home? Which is why we made sure Silver Origin provides only the most authentic culinary experience possible. In the kitchen, we bring them truly authentic Ecuadorian recipes using only the freshest local ingredients, accompanied by the best regional wine. And in our live gourmet preparation sessions and seminars, why not experience for yourself how to create and recreate all the flavours Ecuador and the Galápagos have to offer.
Comfort And Service
THE LUXURY YOU EXPECT, THE SERVICE YOU DESERVE
After a busy day of discovery, Silver Origin’s careful and attentive crew is more welcome than ever. Sink back into the unparalleled luxury and industry-leading personalised service that Silversea is famous for. And did you know that Silver Origin is the only ship in the entire Galápagos region to offer butler service in every suite? In fact, with the highest ratio of crew per guest in the area, we are happy to give our guests that personal touch that makes their stay on board as enjoyable as their visit to the islands themselves.
Italian whispered luxury combined with amazing expedition experience will redefine luxury in the Galapagos. Led by our team of expert interior architects, Hirsch Bedner Associates, detailed destination awareness and state-of-the-art technology. From getting ready in the basecamp for a day of Zodiac exploration to cosying up with friends around the fire pit in the Explorer Lounge at the end of the day, Silver Origin offers immersion far beyond excursion. Hungry for more? Silver Origin’s two restaurants offer delicious local, national and international dishes to make your mouth water. Even better, it's all-inclusive.
AN EVENING HAVEN AFTER A DAY OF EXPLORING
EXPLORER LOUNGE - INTERIOR
Continue your exploration of the Galapagos in the Explorer Lounge, undeniably the most elegant way to experience the islands. Choose a book from our expert curated library, share stories from the day’s adventures or simply enjoy the sounds of the live pianist over a cocktail.
ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE GALAPAGOS IN STYLE
EXPLORER LOUNGE – EXTERIOR
With islands as beautiful as these, we know you want to spend as much time as possible experiencing them! When night falls, cosy up around the fire pit and contemplate the beauty of your destination – seamlessly taking you from day to night, the Explorer Lounge does it all!
THE IDEAL LINK BETWEEN DESTINATION AND SHIP
The perfect meeting point for Zodiac excursions, the Basecamp has been specially designed to offer guest a chance to prepare for their next adventure. Featuring an interactive wall, the Basecamp doubles as an information HQ where guests access information on the fascinating flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands.
Imagine taking a bath with a sea lion. Or transforming your suite at the touch of a button. With Silver Origin’s ocean-view bathtub, balcony showers and pioneering Horizon Balcony, seeing the Galapagos up close has never been easier. Designed by Giacomo Mortola and his firm GEM, the team behind Silver Muse, Silver Origin’s all-suite accommodation has been conceived with the unicity of the islands in mind. Not forgetting our superb butler service for every suite, regardless of category, Silver Origin is the definition of travelling deeper in luxury.
The Galapagos Islands are the largest National Park in Ecuador and one of the most important protected natural areas in the world, so we want to be sure our carbon footprint is well below standard. Silver Origin will be one of only two ships sailing in the Galapagos to feature dynamic positioning – ensuring heightened protection of the sea bed’s delicate ecosystem. She will also be plastic free – guests will be gifted a metallic reusable bottle and reverse osmosis (whereby sea water is turned into drinking water) refilling stations will save at least 17,000 plastic bottles.
Images representing Silver Origin® reflect current design concepts and may include artistic renderings and/or images of other Silversea Ships. All ship features, experiences, and itineraries are subject to change without notice.
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