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Silversea unveils the most elegant ship to sail the Galapagos

By Adrianna Johns on 29th April 2019

If you desire to set sail on an indulgent adventure, whilst experiencing the highest level of luxury, then look no further as Silver Origin grants your wish.

Recognised for its gold standard in luxury cruising, the award-winning Silversea Cruises recently unveiled its latest masterpiece, Silver Origin; the cruise line’s first destination-specific ship.

Aiming to offer guests a unique experience of the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020, the newly unveiled ship will combine Silversea’s local destination expertise with its trademark level of luxury in order to offer its guests an experience they will never forget.

Designed entirely to resemble the uniqueness of these legendary islands, Silver Origin is one of the most environmentally-friendly cruise ships to have ever existed and will offer 100 guests an extraordinary journey throughout the largest National Park in Ecuador.

Silver Origin is the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship

Silversea’s CEO, Roberto Martinoli, explains how Silver Origin will unlock “meaningful experiences for guests, as they travel in ultimate luxury”. He continues to emphasise that “ever since the early planning phases, every decision on Silver Origin has been made to strengthen the connection between our guests and this spectacular, unique destination”.

Becoming ‘the most elegant ship to ever sail the Galapagos’, Silver Origin offers an ‘extraordinary voyage for extraordinary people’ as you will be invited to experience a deep connection with this magical destination, as experiences onboard and ashore will immerse you into the Ecuadorian culture.

With the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, guests will be able to enjoy personalised experiences throughout the island, as their journey will be perfectly tailored to create a luxuriously close encounter with the beauty of the Galapagos.

Creating an impressive space, the Silver Origin’s interior design will echo opulence, as it takes inspiration from Italian elegance, which imbues the ships in the Silversea cruise line. Combining this exquisite style with the influence of the island’s natural environment, each space will enhance the experience, as guests will feel a close connection to nature.

Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories

The use of bright and colourful designs, along with the regional materials especially sourced for this unique encounter, was chosen by HBA Miami, whilst GEM, who designed the exquisite interior of Silversea’s Silver Muse, supervised the designs of the ship’s luxurious suites.

Guests will be spoilt for choice as the ship features eight distinct suites to choose from, including the most extravagant, the Owner’s Suite, which offers an unparalleled view of the destination. Each suite will provide its own private balcony for you to enjoy, however, those in certain suite categories will be presented with the innovative Horizon Balcony. This converts in order to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window in order to offer extra space as well as protecting guests from the elements.

Several selected suites will also offer their very own ocean-view bathtubs, as well as ocean-view showers that will be accessible from the balcony so that guests can comfortably indulge in the breathtaking views of the horizon.

Silver Origin will showcase authentic local cuisines, as expert Ecuadorian chefs will take you on a culinary journey, as you experience The Restaurant and The Grill. Fresh and local ingredients used in both venues will create mouthwatering recipes, whilst regional wines will complement the international cuisines in order to highlight the very best of Ecuadorian heritage.

Silver Origin will be a luxurious outpost from which guests will enjoy personalised experiences throughout the Galapagos Islands

Recognised as an innovator, Silversea Cruises proudly presents its highly environmentally-friendly ship, as it employs a state-of-the-art technology and solutions designed for sailing this legendary destination.

By utilising a dynamic positioning system, the ship will automatically remain in position so that it does not damage the seafloor. Purification systems for fresh water have been installed in each suite, which will reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles to help and protect the environment.

By incorporating technological innovation into the design of Silver Origin, Silversea Cruises continues to make significant efforts in creating a positive impact on the natural and economic environment of the idyllic Galapagos Islands, as well as the amazing contribution it gives to the Floreana Island Ecological Restoration Project.

For more than five years, Silversea Cruises have given guests the opportunity to witness the heavenly surroundings of the Galapagos Islands, and this experience will be enhanced by the introduction of the Silver Origin.

As the Silversea’s Vice President and General Manager, Fernando Delgado, says, “the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands makes it one of the world’s best cruise destinations” and guests will undoubtedly enjoy their time visiting these islands.

In The Restaurant, guests will enjoy an abundance of natural light and far-reaching views as they dine

Led by Silversea’s Expedition Team, who are certified by the National Park of the Galapagos, guests will be introduced to insightful Ecuadorian information through the display of lectures, videos and daily briefings in the Basecamp; the elegant and innovative lounge where guests can socialise and learn more before personally exploring the attractions. With the interactive wall that features in this exquisite lounge, along with the experienced team, you will certainly be prepared to join in the unforgettable excursions of the island.

Summer 2020 will be the perfect time to visit the Galapagos Islands as the Silver Origin will be setting sail to explore its idyllic surroundings. Choose to be a part of this extraordinary experience and you will definitely not regret it.

For further information on the latest addition of Silversea Cruises, visit silversea.com, call +44(0) 844 251 0837 or contact your travel agent.