Beginning on July 16, 2019, travelers will be able to reserve their suites aboard Silversea’s new ship, Silver Origin. The ultra-luxury, 100-guest Silver Origin will sail around the area of the Galapagos Islands and embark on its maiden voyage in July 2020.
Silversea President and CEO Roberto Martinoli said guests aboard Silver Origin will experience regionally inspired cuisine, informative lectures, and various other enhancements with the guidance of local experts.
Like the retiring Silver Galapagos, the new vessel will alternate two seven-night itineraries between Baltra and San Cristobal.
Baltra to San Cristobal
Aboard Silver Origin for Silversea’s north central itinerary, guests will enjoy a circumnavigation of Isla Daphne Major and explorations of Darwin Bay and Prince Philip’s Steps in Genovesa; Galapaguera Cerro Colorado and Punta Pitt in San Cristobal; Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez in Espanola; El Eden, Charles Darwin Research Station and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; as well as Sullivan Bay, North Seymour, Rabida and South Plaza.
San Cristobal to Baltra
Silversea’s western itinerary encompasses such points of interest as Cerro Dragon and Las Bachas Beach in Santa Cruz and a circumnavigation of Kicker Rock. The itinerary also includes Punta Vicente Roca, Tagus Cove and Elizabeth Bay in Isabela; Post Office Bay, Champion Islet and Punta Cormorant in Floreana; Los Gemelos, Charles Darwin Research Station and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz; Playa Espumilla in Santiago, conditions permitting; Punta Espinoza in Fernandina; and Bartolome Island.
On both itineraries, Silver Origin’s guests will spend their days exploring Darwin's "Living Laboratory of Evolution" and expert local naturalists will share their knowledge as they lead complimentary excursions.
In 2020, two extended voyages are planned for the holiday season: departing December 19, 2020, guests will be able to travel deeper into the destination on an 11-day voyage from San Cristobal to Baltra, while a 12-day New Year’s Cruise will depart Baltra on December 29, 2020, concluding in San Cristobal.
Silver Origin's suites each have a private veranda or a Horizon Balcony to provide views of the island landscape. Amenities include a stocked minibar, in-suite water purification system, large flatscreen television, choice of pillows, eco-friendly bath amenities, plush robes and slippers, 24-hour room service and in-suite dining, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary expedition gear.
Silver Origin’s eight suite categories include one Owner's Suite that wraps around the ship's rear section on Deck 6. Directly below, on Deck 5, are the ship's one Grand Suite and one Royal Suite, which may be combined. Rounding out the most spacious accommodation options are two Silver Suites—located forward on Deck 5—each of which can be connected to an adjacent Classic Veranda Suite. All of these top-tier suites have a large veranda with comfortable outdoor furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A first for Silversea, the Owner's, Grand and Royal suites have an ocean-view whirlpool bath and separate shower.
The remaining four suite categories include one Medallion Suite, seven Deluxe Veranda Suites and 16 Superior Veranda Suites located on Deck 6. These accommodations are most notable for their Horizon Balcony, which converts into an indoor living space. On Deck 5, there are also 22 Classic Veranda Suites.
Silver Origin will have a dynamic positioning system, which will be used when the ship is positioned over a delicate seabed ecosystem to prevent the anchor from causing damage. Additionally, Silver Origin’s in-suite freshwater purification system will convert seawater into drinking water. The ship will also meet the highest standards of energy efficiency.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com