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Silversea Silver Galapagos Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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99 reviews
18 Awards
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1-10 of 7 Silversea Silver Galapagos Cruise Reviews

The cruise to Galapagos Islands, disappointing, below our expectations.

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Booked cruise to Galapagos, always on my bucket list, expecting in depth exploration of the islands. I did not investigate land geography, volcanic islands with little or no vegetation and very limited animal life. Hikes on the islands was treacherous at the best of times especially in our age bracket, over 70. Nowhere in cruise literature did I find that the tours are at least 50% water sports, ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Suite

Expedition part great; food and room so so

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

It was part of a Tauck organized tour to Peru as well as Galapagos. Ship on outside looks worn. Handrails needed some tlc as well as other outside areas. Inside decor looked very dated and was not very inviting. Our room 423 was ok. It had nice balcony. Carpet needs replacing though. Rusty areas in bathroom. At times no water pressure so couldn’t flush toilet. Gaskets around hall door as well as ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Suite

A cruise of two halves....

Review for Silver Galapagos to Galapagos

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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 and efficiently man the zodiac boats that take you ashore. They sensibly split snorkelers from non-snorkelers and this part of the experience has been thought ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Amazing expeditions, but not up to Silverseas reputation in all areas.

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

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nov girl

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was a clear language barrier at times. Most of the 7 guides were great - really knowledgable and personable and the best part of the trip besides the flora and ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Traveled with children

5 star cruise activities on a 3 star ship

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

helenhin avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 gracious and efficient in handling our luggage and getting us where we needed to be. The Silver Galapagos is an older ship that has been partially updated by ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Galapagos: awesome...Silversea: apologetic

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

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First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 your cabin with an apology letter. This emphasizes that Silversea usually employs Filipinos, but is required by the Galapagos National Park to hire only ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Traveled with children

Galapagos beautiful despite disappointment from cruise line.

Review for Silver Galapagos to South America

rikitee avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 into dry dock for a good overhaul. Throughout the voyage washrooms were unavailable and locked in public areas, with a smell emanating from them, air ...
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Sail Date: February 2014

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