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Built in Italy for Renaissance Cruises in 1990, the vessel was bought by Conodros Cruises and renamed Galapagos Explorer II. Silversea launched it as the 100-passenger Silver Galapagos in 2013. As an ...
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35 Silversea Silver Galapagos Cruise Reviews

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photodadmjh
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Cliosophic
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
21 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
joelkmcw
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
13 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
3 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

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NEBirder
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 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
0 forum posts
5 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
f100
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
5 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

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craigchi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
0 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
nov girl
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Some of my thoughts on the Silver Galapagos: The ship was nice, certainly not off the charts 4+/5 star and I couldn't tell that the cabins were redone in last three months- especially the bathrooms. The service was thoughtful and there ... Read more
LBJ501
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from Voyage 8440 and although the Expedition Staff on and off the Silver Galapagos were 10 out of 10, we amongst many of the guests were appalled with the quality of the food and service. The breakfast buffet was of a ... Read more
flydc
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Was worried when I saw that only half (or so) of cruisers liked Silver Galapagos. Then after sailing I realized that's because this ship is not for everyone. Those who have sailed with Silversea need to recognize this is not a typical ... Read more
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57 varieties
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
408 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Silver Galapagos takes 100 guests and was not full either week of our b2b cruise. Guests fly from either Quito or Guayaquil (Ecuador) on a LAN flight to Baltra, Galapagos which is a five minute coach ride to the tiny pier where zodiacs ... Read more
Jenn101
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
I loved my trip to the Galapagos Islands with Silversea. The ship was comfortable with excellent service, food was delicious (fresh ceviche everyday) and our guides were super knowledgeable and friendly. But most importantly, the wildlife ... Read more
Mocamps
Member Since 2011
1 review
209 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first expedition cruise and our first cruise with Silverseas. We have previously cruised with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Star Clippers. Our favourite (before this one) was the one with Star Clippers. Now it's a ... Read more
llam
Member Since 2008
1 review
336 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband enjoyed our amazing vacation on the expedition ship, Silver Galapagos. This was not a relaxing luxury vacation and we knew this when we planned our adventure. Adventure is the key experience we were seeking and an adventure was ... Read more
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SMCruiseControl
Member Since 2011
1 review
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Visiting the Galapagos was at the top of my bucket list, and this cruise was a dream come true. We got a chance to see all the wildlife we'd hoped for, plus more. The onboard naturalists did an excellent job of letting us know what to ... Read more

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cruiselover220
Member Since 2012
1 review
102 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I read all of the reviews of this ship and i just don´t understand why the reviews aren´t higher than they are. The exhibition team was just fabulous. They were knowledgeable, patient, and really knew their stuff and made it ... Read more
AhoyLady
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wow, I disagree with a lot of the review below. We had a spectacular time and thought the service was first rate. The waiters were very responsive and polite - super professional. Juanito, one of our room stewards, made wonderful "towel ... Read more
findacruise
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
969 forum posts
1 helpful vote
EMBARKATION: best one we have ever experienced. Checked in with group. Person at Quito with luggage marked for Silversea. We did not have to deal withh our luggage again until it arrived at our cabins. Fantastic people and very organized ... Read more
helenhin
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed out of Baltra on the Silver Galapagos for the 7 night Western Itinerary on May 31 to June 7. Our hotel stay at the Marriott prior to the cruise was great, transfers and flights from Quito went smoothly. Silverseas staff was ... Read more
wisewoman15
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall, our Galapagos vacation was unforgettable - definitely a "MUST DO" experience. My review focuses on Silversea's claim to offer an ultra-luxury version of the Galapagos on its "new" ship, the Silver. The Silver welcomes you to ... Read more

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