Silver Origin accidents and incidents

Silver Origin cruise ship


Length (LOA)
101 m / 331 ft

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  • 2020 - delayed delivery (due to Coronavirus)
  • 2020-2021 - a total of 39 originally planned for Silver Origin Galapagos voyages were canceled.

January 2021Other Incidents

In January 2021, Silversea canceled 12x more Silver Origin Galapagos voyages (departures between February 6 and/including April 24). The ship's Maiden Voyage was rescheduled for May 1 (7-day from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island).

In early-March were canceled 5 more departures (May 1 through May 9) and the Maiden Voyage was rescheduled for June 5 (7-day from San Cristobal Island).

August 2020Other Incidents

Due to Coronavirus-related travel restrictions worldwide, the boat's Inaugural Cruise (August 22, 2020) was cancelled and rescheduled for November 7. A total of 11 departures were cancelled.

Next table shows the cancelled Maiden Voyage (7-day Galapagos itinerary) as port dates. Prices started from ~USD 11600 pp (double-occupancy cabin rates).

Date / TimePort
22 AugDeparting from Baltra Island
22 AugDaphne Island
23 AugGenovesa Island
24 AugNorth Seymour Island
24 AugSantiago Island
25 AugRabida Island
25 AugSanta Cruz Island
26 AugSan Cristobal Island
27 AugEspanola Island
28 AugSanta Cruz Island
29 AugArriving in San Cristobal Island

In October was cancelled the ship's entire 2020 program (8 more departures) with voyages planned for November (7, 14, 21, 28) and December (5, 12, 19, 29). The maiden voyage was rescheduled for January 9, 2021.

In early-December 2020 were cancelled all scheduled itineraries through February 6, 2021 (Inaugural Cruise date). The cancellation included departures Jan January 9, 16, 23 and 30.

During the no-sail period, the new vessel remained docked in Manta Ecuador.

May 2020Structural and Technical Issues

in mid-May 2020, Silversea Cruises announced that due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic (shipbuilding yard closure), the vessel's delivery from Shipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland) will be delayed. The delay was mainly due to the EU's country lockdowns (border closures) and suspended outfitting.

Most of the customized for the cruise ship items (furniture, carpets, artworks) became stuck in customs for ~3 months. Most of these items were produced in Italy (indoor furniture); the USA and China (outdoor furniture, fixtures) and the UK (artworks).

As result, 7 itineraries were cancelled and Silver Origin's Inaugural Cruise was rescheduled from July 8 to August 22 (later to Sept 5). Next table shows the originally planned maiden voyage (8-day Galapagos itinerary) as port dates. Prices started from ~USD 12800 per person.

Date / TimePort
18 JulDeparting from San Cristobal Island
19 JulBartolome Island
19 JulSantiago Island
20 JulIsabela Island
20 JulFernandina Island
21 JulIsabela Island
22 JulFloreana Island
23-24 JulSanta Cruz Island
25 JulArriving in Baltra Island

Due to the closure of Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente Shipyard (near Genoa, Italy) also was delayed the delivery of the fleetmate Silver Moon.

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