Silver Origin accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Silver Origin cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 102-passenger vessel owned by Silversea Expeditions (Silversea Cruises). Our Silver Origin accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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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).
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.
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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