Silversea Unveils Details of New Galapagos Cruise Ship
Silversea has unveils new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will sail the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020.
The 100-passenger, all-suite vessel claims the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, at 1:12.5. Silver Origin also claims the highest crew-to-guest ratio (1:1.16) and the highest ratio of qualified guides per guest (1:10) in the Galapagos Islands. She will also be the only ship in the Galapagos Islands to offer butler service to all suites.
The interior design of Silver Origin is inspired by understated Italian elegance as well as taking influence from the Galapagos’ unique natural environment. Silver Origin’s public spaces were designed by HBA Miami, while GEM – Design for Cruise Ships, the team behind the interior design of Silver Muse, oversaw the interior design of the ship’s suites.
Basecamp, a lounge area will connect with the ship’s Zodiac embarkation area and host educational activities and will feature a large, interactive digital wall providing pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.
Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories, and, a first for Silversea, selected suite categories will incorporate an ocean-view bathtub and an ocean-view shower that is accessible from the balcony.
Silver Origin will feature a dynamic positioning system to maintain position and each suite will have a fresh water purification system to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles.
Silversea signed a contract with Dutch shipbuilder Shipyard De Hoop last year to construct the new expedition vessel. Silversea also signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two new vessels in a new “Evolution Class.” The first Evolution-class ship is expected to deliver in 2022.