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43% of cruisers loved it
  • 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

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 14 Reviews

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 fun, ...continue


   Wonderful trip on Silver Galapagos
June 2014

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 animals" ...continue


   Amazing Galapagos, Silverseas not as amazing
June 2014

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 at the ...continue


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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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