Silversea Cruises has announced its return to service in the Galápagos Islands aboard new ship Silver Origin, which arrived in San Cristóbal on April 30.
With Silver Origin departing on her inaugural season from June 19, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line will welcome guests on all-new itineraries.
Full vaccinations will be mandatory for guests and crew embarking Silver Origin from June 19, forming part of a set of science-backed protocols that will help to safeguard the health and safety of guests, crew, and visited communities.
“Having worked exceptionally hard on our healthy return to service plan, we are delighted to be nearing the moment in which our extended family is reunited aboard our two new ships, Silver Origin and Silver Moon,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO.
The two new itineraries, crafted by destination experts, promise to provide guests with more opportunities to admire the archipelago’s iconic wildlife species, including the Galápagos Penguin, green sea turtles, endemic land and marine iguanas, whitetip reef sharks, Galápagos sea lions, and many bird species, said Fernando Delgado, VP and general manager of Silversea Cruises Ecuador.
“And with Silver Origin offering the highest expert guide-to-guest ratio (1:10) and the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio (1:12.5) in the region, travellers will enjoy the most iconic experiences on offer with unprecedented insight and access,” he said.
Silver Origin will sail on two alternating itineraries that incorporate five maiden calls, including the beautiful island of Santa Fe.
Each itinerary will include calls in the iconic islands of Fernandina and Isabela—regularly described as the region’s must-visit destinations—and will each include enriched programs ashore.
Itineraries include sailings from San Cristóbal to Baltra and Baltra to San Cristóbal.
(Click here to view all Silversea voyages in the Galápagos).
The all-suite, all-balcony, 100-guest Silver Origin will welcome travellers year-round in the unique Galápagos Archipelago.
Additionally, Silversea’s all-inclusive offering in the Galápagos Archipelago includes international roundtrip flights; roundtrip flight between Ecuador and the Galápagos; two pre-cruise hotel nights in Quito and one post-cruise day-use hotel in Guayaquil; Quito by night tour
transfers and luggage handling; National Park and immigration fees; care of an Expedition Team, land and sea tours, shore-side activities and much more.
Click here to learn more about Silversea's health and safety protocols.
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