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38 Silversea Expedition Cruise Reviews

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Cliosophic
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
26 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
lilpfef
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Silversea is one class act. All possible categories to review were excellent, so no need to spend time with details. The Captain, his crew and the Expedition team exceeded every expectation that I had for the adventure. Chef Pia ... Read more
PaulMCO
Member Since 2008
10 reviews
1,984 forum post
2 helpful votes
General Overall Impression: We were deeply disappointed in the expedition portion of the cruise. We missed 50% of the cruise due to excessive ice in Scoresbysund. Silversea’s answer was to do more in Iceland. We did not pay to ... Read more
Somerset17
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
The Explorer is we feel the best of the 3 Silversea Expedition Ships Having said that I think it is important to say that some passengers/guests expect the Expedition Fleet of Silversea to mirror in terms of service and food and ... Read more
craigch
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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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herky
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We went with Celebrity Expeditions to the Galapagos about 8 years ago and thought that experience could not be topped. We were wrong. I did extensive research on all the different Antarctic cruises. Most cost the same, all have zodiacs ... Read more
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Otis
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
89 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We selected the Explorer for our Classic Antarctica cruise, a bit apprehensively, as our only previous SS experience was a disappointing cruise on the Shadow. Still, we were looking for that sweet spot of comfort, education and adventure ... Read more
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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
4 helpful votes
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
412 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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

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Mocamps
Member Since 2011
1 review
209 forum posts
3 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
340 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
cruiselover220
Member Since 2012
1 review
103 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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helenhin
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
kinggas
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
Just returned from a week in the Galapogas and we think it was probably 4 or 5 days to long. We are pretty seasoned travelers with about 200 cruises under our belts and a number of land trips also. This destination was on our bucket list ... Read more
Byron99
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After a week on the Silver Galapagos I’ve hours to spend travelling so might as well write a review. Overall the visit to the Galapagos was fantastic and most of the Silverseas Experience was also very good. So let’s start ... Read more
rikitee
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 6th journey on Silversea and although we expected an 'expedition' type vacation, we were disappointed with the quality of the ship and the service. We did expect more from this stellar company. The 25 year old vessel badly needs to go ... Read more

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Capcityman
Member Since 2004
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am writing this as we pull into the harbor at Baltra, after a glorious week traveling 435 miles around the Galapagos aboard Silver Galapagos. We came to the Galapagos to see pristine beaches and exotic wildlife, to snorkel and kayak, to ... Read more
ajgeb
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my third cruise on a Silversea ship, and the second on the Explorer. The itinerary was fabulous, and the expedition staff was utterly superb; many of them were PhDs. There were frequent lectures, and many of the lecturers were at ... Read more
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Keen Sailor
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
The Silver Galapagos is a sad old vessel fit only for low budget travellers or the breakers. Neither it nor the service and quality on it lived up to any of Silversea’s descriptions. To avoid serious disappointment do not consider ... Read more
radbob48
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The good part: The Galapagos expedition team was superb w excellent lectures and informative land tours. They were extremely solicitous of everyone and enthusiastic. Wildlife was amazing. There are multiple expeditions each day w varying ... Read more
fudge
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
264 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Day 1 After a very long journey from Cyprus (Europe) we arrived at BA EZE international airport. We may have been unlucky, but the queues for passport control were very long, one hour to get through (eye and fingerprint recognition). ... Read more
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