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MIAMI — Silversea is celebrating the float-out of its first-ever destination-specific ship, Silver Origin.
The all-suite, 100-guest ship touched water for the first time on Dec. 30, 2019 at the De Hoop shipyard in Lobith, the Netherlands, officially commencing the countdown to its inaugural voyage in the Galapagos Islands on July 18, 2020.
“This is an important milestone for our cruise line, it takes us one step closer to strengthening our industry-leading offering in the Galapagos further still,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s President and CEO. “When Silver Origin welcomes guests in July 2020, the ship will be the most elegant vessel to ever sail in the Galapagos region.”
Guests onboard the ship will enjoy the highest crew-to-guest ration in the Galapagos. In addition to guided Zodiac excursions, hikes and nature walks ashore (all of which are included in the fare), passengers also benefit from an Expedition Team of knowledgeable professionals who will offer onboard lectures, discussions and recaps.
Onboard amenities include oceanview suites, personalized butler service, complimentary select wines, premium spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship, in-suite minibar stocked with local snacks, 24-hour room service and in-suite dining, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary expedition gear.
Travellers who reserve a Galapagos voyage with Silversea will receive roundtrip flights between Ecuador and the Galapagos, a two-night, pre-cruise hotel stay in Quito, transfers between airport, hotel and ship, and an immersive ‘Quito by Night’ tour. Those who book by Jan. 31, 2020 can take advantage of free roundtrip economy air from select U.S. and Canadian gateways for travel to Ecuador on select Galapagos expeditions.
Silver Origin will continue the award-winning legacy of the retiring Silver Galapagos by alternating two Saturday-to-Saturday, seven-day itineraries between Baltra and San Cristóbal. On both itineraries, guests will spend their days exploring Darwin’s ‘Living Laboratory of Evolution’ where they may spot rare giant tortoises, marine iguanas and Blue-footed Boobies.