The relaxed Italian luxury combined with the incredible experience of the expedition will redefine the luxury in the destination.
Silversea presents new details of the Silver Origin, the first specific destination ship of the cruise company, which will offer trips through the Galápagos starting in the summer of 2020. One of the most environmentally friendly boats and completely designed to navigate these Islands, the Silver Origin will combine the experience at local Silversea destinations with the luxury level of the cruise company to offer guests the best experience.
From the summer of 2020, the Silver Origin will build on the accumulated knowledge of Silversea in the Galapagos Islands to have a deeper connection between passengers and destination. In addition to the pioneer design of the ship and the unique experiences of the guests on land, led by the Silversea Expedition Team, certified by the Galapagos National Park, this enveloping concept will make guests enjoy the Ecuadorian culture on board, Through subtle content, including daily information sessions, lectures, videos and scientific information or authentic local cuisine, prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs. With the highest zodiac rate per guest in the region, at 1: 12.5 the Silver Origin will be a luxury place from which guests will enjoy personalized experiences throughout the Galapagos Islands. Every aspect of the guests’ cruise experiences will be adapted to bring them closer to the authentic beauty of the Galapagos Islands in every luxury.
Perfectly designed and with the greatest attention to the comfort of guests, the interior design of the Silver Origin will emanate luxury, inspired by the discreet Italian elegance that permeates Silversea’s fleet of intimate boats. However, it will also take influence from the unique natural environment of the Galapagos to strengthen guests’ commitment to the destination. Bright, colorful patterns and regional materials will accentuate the design. The public spaces of the Silver Origin were designed by HBA Miami, while GEM-Design for Cruise Ships, the team behind the interior design of the Silver Muse, supervised the interior design of the ship’s suites.
Basecamp, an elegant lounge in which guests can socialize before and after excursions, will be among the most innovative spaces of the Silver Origin. Connecting with the boarding area of the zodiacs to represent the synergy between the destination and the ship, will host educational activities, through which guests can interact with the expedition team on board to learn more about the unusual wildlife, Amazing landscapes and the fascinating history of Galapagos Islands, before and after experiencing these attractions first-hand. Basecamp will have a large interactive digital wall, through which guests can access content related to the destination, which includes photos, videos, previews of excursions and scientific presentations.
With windows that go from ceiling to floor to enjoy panoramic views of the destination, the Silver Origin Explorer Lounge will have information sessions and daily conferences of the ship’s Expedition Team. The elegant venue will feature a large video screen and large HD screens in different seating areas to optimize the guest experience. It will also be a sophisticated space in which guests can relax, with a bar and a piano. With Silversea’s all-inclusive approach, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the ship, including liquors, champagne and many varieties of wines.
Located at the front of the ship, the beautiful Observation Lounge will offer guests an elegant retreat, which will benefit from the incredible views of the destination. It will be the ideal place for guests to relax with a book from the library, which will be carefully stocked by Silversea’s destination experts and will be the most extensive collection focused on the destination that the cruise line has had on a single ship.
The Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories to offer guests superior comfort, the largest of which, the Owner’s Suite, will offer an unprecedented view over the landscape. Guests of all suites will enjoy a private balcony, while some suite categories will feature an innovative Horizon balcony, which can be converted to close the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for more space and better shelter from the elements. In addition, for the first time in Silversea, the selected suite categories will incorporate an ocean view bathtub that can be accessed from the balcony for the comfort and convenience of guests.