On 25th February 2022, Silversea Cruises officially christened their first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin, which offers luxury experiential travel to the Galápagos. Johanna Carrión, a highly regarded conservationist and permanent resident of the islands, was announced as the ship’s godmother, indicating that alongside offering exceptional cruise experiences, Silver Origin was developed with environmental and sustainability goals in mind.
So, what makes Silver Origin different, and what can you expect when holidaying on Silversea’s most recent addition to its fleet?
An immersive Galápagos holiday
Silversea Cruises has designed its destination-specific ship so that whether you’re off exploring on a fascinating excursion or travelling onboard, their Galápagos experience is elegantly seamless. The crew consists of a team of Ecuadorian national expert guides, who are hugely knowledgeable in the magnificent wonder of this archipelago.
And when onboard, the stunning views of these islands can be enjoyed throughout the ship from its floor-to-ceiling windows or appreciated to their absolute best from the Observation & Stargazing Platform.
The island’s influence is also clearly reflected in dining and décor. You can enjoy authentic, Ecuadorian culinary experiences, where local recipes and freshly sourced ingredients are used to recreate this area’s traditional flavours. Meanwhile, features such as the glass horizon balcony or private ocean-view showers offer more opportunities to soak up every remarkable moment of the archipelago.
Silversea’s renowned level of luxury
Silversea upholds its reputation for providing next-level, all-inclusive luxury when you step onboard Silver Origin. With the all-suite accommodation, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the area and butler service for every suite, you can enjoy the personal touches that make these cruises so special.
Protecting the Galápagos for future generations
Silver Origin has been designed to be Silversea’s most environmentally conscious ship to date, using state-of-the-art technology to lower its carbon footprint and reduce the impact of its travel. Initiatives include using dynamic positioning to better protect the seabed’s fragile ecosystem, offering a freshwater purification system and metallic reusable bottles in all suites to significantly reduce the use of plastic bottles, and creating the Silversea Fund for the Galápagos, which is dedicated to safeguarding the future of the area.
Silversea Cruises has further demonstrated its commitment to the conversation and sustainability of the Galápagos by unveiling Johanna Carrión as Silver Origin’s godmother. Johanna Carrión is the Executive Director and CEO of the Scalesia Foundation, which is also supported by Silversea Cruises. This educational foundation champions the long-term conservation of the Galápagos.
Upholding Johanna Carrión’s ethos that education is the key to protecting the Galápagos, Silver Origin offers you the opportunity to learn all about the environment you’re exploring via top specialists and its innovative, highly resourced information HQ.
The expedition guides have extensive knowledge of the area and are certified by the National Park of the Galápagos, while the elegant lounge, referred to as ‘Basecamp’, provides an amazing information hub, featuring an interactive wall with bespoke content, enabling you to gain even more insider information for your next adventure.
Silver Origin’s itineraries take in the most amazing sights and sounds of the Galápagos Islands, where close-up encounters reveal the unique evolution of this area. Discover colonies of sea lions, green turtles, rays and dolphins. Or hike the lava mountains, where the volcanic landscape provides a home for lava lizards, Galápagos Hawks, and Blue-footed Boobies, and offers you panoramic views of one of the most breathtaking places in the world.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip, one that can be enjoyed in luxury onboard Silver Origin, yet still with the knowledge that the sustainability of this incredible environment has been considered.
To find out more about Silver Origin’s Galápagos cruises, please get in touch with our cruise specialists.// END - About the Author ?>