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Silver Galapagos
Silver Galapagos - Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises. Silver Galapagos - Sea Lions Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises. Silver Galapagos - Accommodations Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises. Silver Galapagos - Bartolome Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises.
55% of cruisers loved it
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  • Luxe Galapagos-based ship to sail for Silversea from '13
  • Top-flight naturalists bring destination alive
  • 24 of 50 cabins have balconies -- rare for the region
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Silver Galapagos Overview

By Jamey Bergman, U.K. Production Editor
The 4,077-ton, 100-passenger Silver Galapagos, which previously sailed as Galapagos Explorer II, joined Silversea Cruises in the fall of 2013 after an interior makeover.

The upscale line announced in June 2012 that it had acquired Galapagos Explorer II and with it Canodros S.A., a tour operator that runs sailings to the Galapagos aboard the upmarket expedition vessel. The acquisition signals the first time that Silversea will offer cruises to the Galapagos, a group of Pacific islands off the coast of Ecuador known for their abundant and unique wildlife. Silversea's fleet also includes Silver Explorer, an expedition vessel that visits both poles and almost everywhere in between.

Silver Galapagos will operate in the region year-round via two seven-day itineraries. Both departures, roundtrip from Baltra, will leave on Saturday. The first will visit the western, southern and eastern islands, including Santiago, Bartolome, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, San Cristóbal, and Santa Cruz. The other will explore the northeast, central and southeast islands of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, North Seymour, San Cristóbal, Española and South Plazas.

Originally part of the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises fleet, Silver Galapagos has 50 suites ranging from 210 to 287 square feet; all have ocean views and 24 have balconies (a rarity in the Galapagos). The ship features a main restaurant, piano bar, library with Internet access, main lounge, outdoor bar, two outdoor whirlpools and an observation deck.

As denotes a luxury line, fares will include butler service, complimentary beverages and all gratuities.

Silver Galapagos Member Reviews

Silver Galapagos cclark922
06/15
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 would ... Read more
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 them. So ... Read more
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 they could ... Read more
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Silver Galapagos Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
3.2
Public Rooms
3.5
Cabins
3.7
Entertainment
2.7
Spa & Fitness
3.8
Family & Children
0.8
Shore Excursions
4.6
Enrichment
4.4
Service
3.6
Value-for-Money
3.5

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Ship Stats
Crew:
Launched:
1990
Decks:
5
Tonnage:
4,077
Passengers:
100
Registry:
Ecuador
CDC Score:
Not Yet Inspected
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