Silversea Expeditions Silver Galapagos Cruise Reviews

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lfatum
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband I had been looking for a Silversea cruise to South Africa or the Galapagos during the periods when I have a break from my work as a high school administrator. The Galapagos trip fit perfectly, and we booked it in the fall of ... Read more
Lasvegasgirls
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Always wanted to visit the Galápagos and surprisingly, with an offer they had on, this was the best deal (don't get me wrong it was still expensive). Due to the location only small ships can go there, but that was part of the ... Read more
egodowsky
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Since many friends have taken these cruises other places, we decided to trust their opinion. We were not disappointed. Everything was extremely well organized. There were quite a few naturalists who were very specialized especially ... Read more
gburdett
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were looking for a cruise around the Galapagos Islands, and one crucial factor was that I have celiac disease and therefore must have a true gluten free diet. That was handled perfectly by all staff, especially Carlo (head chef) and ... Read more
NanciEA
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
153 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We really enjoyed our recent cruise on the Silver Galapagos. We were on the North/Central itinerary. Just for background, we are around 60, and while we have done larger, luxury cruises in the past, we now find we enjoy expedition style ... Read more
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Jacqueline
Member Since 2000
1 review
2,717 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Despite the fact that I have been cruising since 2000, I don't write reviews. But I felt it was important for me to do so here, as this ship has such a low overall rating which is undeserved. The ship- we originally booked, an ocean ... Read more
sugar333
Member Since 2012
1 review
27 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first expedition cruise after many years of cruising(Regent and Crystal). Our travel agent recommended Silversea and we thoroughly enjoyed the ship,crew,fellow passengers,guides,and the wonders of the Galápagos. This is ... Read more
deerhilly
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed October 2016
This was a fortieth wedding anniversary and we wanted the best cruise to celebrate our event. The Galapagos Islands did not disappoint and we felt privileged to have access to the islands and the wildlife. Any assessment of the ... Read more
rlj0101
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
We had a full day in Quito prior to our flight to Baltra, and we wished we had added another day or two to explore the city. The Silversea agents were all very friendly, organized, and thorough, and we enjoyed the city tour that was ... Read more
andrewjsl
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 helpful votes
After carefully considering all options for visiting the Galapagos, including reading some of the not-so-stellar reviews of this cruise, I decided to give Silversea a try. I took my mom in July 2016 as a retirement gift. I must say that ... Read more
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bruce.gustin@rrps.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our cruise was the "Western Itinerary" (Voyage 8618). Let me start by praising the expedition team and their leader. We rated them a "10" in every respect. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. The variety ... Read more
photodadmjh
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We just got back from the Galapagos with Silversea and had an amazing time. It exceeded our expectations which were very high. I read many of the reviews on CC before the trip who were not happy with the service on the ship, our ... Read more
daveahl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This is a Silversea "Expeditions" cruise, so a smaller ship and not quite the same level of luxury as the bigger Silversea ships. But a fabulous cruise with two "ports" most days, one early morning for 3 hours or so, ... Read more
AKgrand2009
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I had researched this trip 2 years ago. There were not a lot of reviews at the time for Silverseas in Galapagos however, I came across one blog and he had listed day by day their activities with pictures of his trip with great reviews. ... Read more
Cliosophic
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
37 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I believe other reviewers miss the point in comparing their experience on Silver Galapagos with other cruises. The Galapagos is a closed, tightly regulated market; only ships exclusively dedicated to the Galapagos can operate there. So ... Read more
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joelkmcw
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
18 helpful votes
First of all this was an "Expedition" cruise on a 100 passenger ship, the Silversea Galapagos. So I understand that the cruise can't be like what you would experience on a medium-to-large sized all-inclusive cruise ship. ... Read more
cruisingbabyboomer
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is a cruise with two very contrasting levels of experience. Firstly (on the plus side) the organisation of the wildlife watching daily tours is excellent, led by a first rate team of guides / naturalists who keep you fully informed ... Read more
zakpack4
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We are four adults who sailed with the Silver Galaagos in October. We were looking for wildlife, comfortable beds, good food, and comraderie. We found all that plus an excellent crew and National Park Guides. None of us had sailed with ... Read more
NEBirder
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
A short review as I have little to add to the previous few reviews. I booked this cruise as a retirement treat. Traveling with me was my wife and 11year old son. We are all very much into anything to do with nature so this destination was ... Read more
cclark922
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I read the previous reviews with a sinking feeling in my stomach. To have a 50% overall good rating on a cruise that is certainly not cheap made me anxious. However, now that I've returned from that cruise I have to say that some people ... Read more
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f100
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Looking at all the previous reviews it looks like there is an upward movement in ratings for this cruise. Reading the 2014 ones I have to disagree on a lot of things mentioned and looking through the 2015 ones I have to agree on most of ... Read more
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pkloe
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and I were a bit concerned after we read some of the previous reviews for the Silver Galapagos and its cruising the Galapagos Islands. I am now very sorry we even read the reviews; not sure what those passengers expected or how ... Read more
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wwwoman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
We just came back from the Galapagos Islands on Silver Galapagos and had a great time! The ship was perfect for this expedition though some suites did experience AC problems. The staff was very attentive. We were travelling with ... Read more
craigchi
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
I have been on more than 20 cruises, about half just my wife and the rest with my children (all under 16 now.) All in all, I have been very satisfied with the crusies we have taken. After reading reviews about the Silver Galapogos, I went ... Read more
craigch
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My family and I have been on many cruises and had reasonable expectations for the Silver Galapagos given the many negative reviews. The air conditioning on the ship did not work well most nights. We were informed by the staff that this ... Read more
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