Silversea has unveiled new details of Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship, which will unlock deep travel experiences for guests in the Galapagos Islands from the summer of 2020.
The 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Origin offers the highest Zodiac-to-guest ratio in the region, at 1:12.5, meaning it will allow guests to enjoy personalized experiences throughout the Galapagos Islands.
The Silver Origin has a series of spaces that will cater to guests comfort and overall cruise experience.
Basecamp, an elegant lounge in which guests can socialize before and after excursions, will be among Silver Origin’s most innovative spaces.
Connecting with the ship’s Zodiac embarkation area to represent the synergy between destination and ship, it will host educational activities, through which guests will be able to interact with the onboard Expedition Team to learn more about the rare wildlife, amazing landscapes and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands, before and after experiencing these attractions first-hand.
Basecamp will feature a large, interactive digital wall—through which guests will be able to access destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.
With floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination, Silver Origin’s Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s Expedition Team.
The elegant venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas to optimise guests’ destination experience. It will also be a sophisticated space in which guests can relax, with a bar and piano. With Silversea’s all-inclusive approach, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the ship, including spirits, champagne, and many varieties of wines.
Located at the very front of the ship, the beautiful Observation Lounge will offer an elegant hideaway to guests, benefitting from incredible views on the destination.
Eight suite categories
Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories to offer guests superlative comfort—the largest of which, the Owner’s Suite, will offer an unprecedented view on the destination.
Guests in every suite will enjoy the use of a private balcony, while certain suite categories will feature an innovative Horizon Balcony, which can convert to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for added space and better shelter from the elements.
Plus, a first for Silversea, selected suite categories will incorporate an ocean-view bathtub, as well as an ocean-view shower that is accessible from the balcony for guests’ convenience and comfort.
Silver Origin will see the highest crew-to-guest ratio (1:1.16) and the highest ratio of qualified guides per guest (1:10) in the Galapagos Islands, enabling unparalleled levels of personalised service. This will extend to the in-suite experience, as Silver Origin will be the only ship in the Galapagos Islands to offer butler service to all suites.
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