Silver Galapagos

Silver Galapagos Review and Specifications

Specifications of Silver Galapagos

Year built1990  /  Age : 28
Flag state Ecuador
BuilderCNF Cantiere Navale Ferrari SpA (La Spezia, Italy)
Classexpedition ship
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) & Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy)
OperatorSilversea Cruises (Silversea Expeditions)
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)88 m / 289 ft
Beam (width)15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage4077 gt
Passengers100 - 120
Crew75
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks6
Cabins50
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2014
Former namesGalapagos Explorer II (Renaissance Cruises)
Christened byCostanza Lefebvre d'Ovidio

Review of Silver Galapagos

Launched in 1990 as Galapagos Explorer 2, MS Silver Galapagos cruise ship is owned by Silversea Cruises and operated by the company's “Silversea Expeditions” division. The ship's fleetmates in Silversea Expeditions are Silver Clound (1994), Silver Discoverer (2014) and Silver Explorer (2008).

History - construction & ownership

Silversea Cruises is a Monaco-based privately owned luxury cruise line. It was established in 1994 by a joint venture of V-Ships, Monaco (known previously as Vlasov Group) and the Lefebvre family of Italy (Rome). Silversea pioneered all-inclusive cruising with the launch of its first ship, Silver Cloud. As of early 2014, Silversea Cruises owns eight boutique cruise vessels, each carrying only 100 to 540 guests. The business model of Silversea is to operate cruise ships in the small, ultra-luxury, all-suite category. The new all inclusive fares of the line offer such features as beverages (including selected wines), gratuities (none are allowed), travel insurance, port charges and one or more complimentary shore excursions in every itinerary.

Silver Galapagos cruise ship (Silversea)

The 4,077-ton, 100-passenger cruise ship Silver Galapagos was previously sailing as Galapagos Explorer II for Renaissance Cruises fleet. The Galapagos ship joined the Silversea Cruises fleet in fall 2013 after an interior makeover. In June 2012 the line announced it had acquired the vessel and Canodros S.A tour operator running sailings to Galapagos aboard the expedition ship. This acquisition signaled for the first time that Silversea Cruises will offer Galapagos cruises to the Pacific islands’ group off Ecuador coast, famous for their unique wildlife. On September 28, 2013, the fully-refurbished cruise ship started its inaugural Galapagos cruise.

Cruise itinerary program

Silver Galapagos itinerary program is based on life-enriching, guided discovering of the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos has cloudless skies throughout the year, and astronomy is a delight. Silver Galapagos crew provides nightly lectures on top deck and visual aids for enhancing the sightings.

Cabins

Silver Galapagos features 50 suites in 5 grades, ranging 210-287 sq.feet. All have ocean view, and 24 offer private balconies which is rarity in Galapagos. Every stateroom and suite includes bar setup and refrigerator stocked with your preferences, down duvets, marble bathroom with local bath amenities, slippers and spa robes, on-demand music and movies. After the refurbishment, Silver Galapagos suites include rainforest walk-in showers, mirrors, new vanities, flat screen TVs, wood flooring, mattresses that are custom-made and covered with Pratesi linens.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Restaurant offers contemporary, international cuisine with impeccable service and sophisticated elegance. Menus feature regional specialities that are unique to the cruise destination. The Grill is a favorite dining spot – an excellent outdoor dining venue. 24 hours tea and coffee station is also a plus.

Follows the complete list of Silver Galapagos restaurants and food bars.

  • "The Restaurant" MDR (open-seating)
  • The Grill (outdoor dining venue).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Wi-Fi access is throughout the ship (additional fee applied). The new complimentary service provides live television broadcasts and streaming movies. The fitness center is also new, including a massage room, solarium and beauty salon. Silver Galapagos features main restaurant, main lounge, piano and outdoor bars, library with Internet, two outdoor whirlpools, observation deck. Fares, just like on other luxury lines include complimentary beverages, butler service, all gratuities.

Silver Galapagos cruise ship (Silversea)

Naturalist Room is designed for ecotourists interested in research programs. Passengers are able to work together with Silversea guides who monitor the biological and physical process of Galapagos islands. Daily briefings, natural history and culture conferences are also offered.

Silver Galapagos regularly represents displays of the latest marine technologiies with visit to the engine room. Nearly every day Silversea also provides Marine Reserve activities with spectacular world to explore. Swimming abilities and certain degree of preparation are required for snorkeling that is provided by trained guides. Snorkeling gear is offered onboard.

Additional amenities include a Medical center, complimentary 24-hour Room Service, Butler Service, Internet/WiFi Access, Library.

Silver Galapagos cruise ship (Silversea)

Follows the complete list of Silver Galapagos lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Main Lounge / Explorer Lounge (featuring informative lectures and briefings; with a sophisticated AV system and small IMac photography station - guests can download/edit their photos)
  • Piano Bar
  • The Library (with audio listening stations and on-demand movies)
  • Expedition Boutique (offers the highest quality products: logo items, jewellery, perfumes, souvenirs)
  • The Spa at Silversea (features spa therapies including body wraps, massages and facials; sauna and steam rooms)
  • Beauty Salon (provides a full range of services: hairstyling, manicures, pedicures)
  • Fitness Centre (offers a treadmill, stationary bike, weight machine, elliptical trainer)
  • Jacizzi; Snorkelling Area; Sun Deck.

Silver Galapagos wiki

  • Silver Galapagos cruise ship sailed previously as Galapagos Explorer II, part of the Renaissance Cruises fleet (now-defunct). The ship joined Silversea Cruises in 2013 after an expansive interior makeover at the Muggiano yards (La Spezia, Italy), including new marble bathrooms, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Silversea’s Grill.
  • On September 28, 2013, Silversea christened their second luxury expedition cruise ship Galapagos. The other vessels in the Silversea Expeditions fleet are Silver CloudSilver Explorer and Silver Discoverer.
  • In September 2014, the Galapagos ship went into dry-dock for a month-long refurbishment program. 2014 refit and refurbishment was done by Fincantieri (Muggiano, Italy). It was positioned as the one and only luxury expedition cruise ship to offer environmentally responsible ecotourism in the South America's Galapagos Islands archipelago (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Expedition Team experts on board are certified by Galapagos National Park Service.
  • Silversea's "flight and cruise" package deals (by the line's Silver Sky programme) are inclusive of the luxury cruise fare, discount round-trip airfare (Economy Class) and airport-pier-airport transfers.
  • Silversea's "hotel and cruise" package "Silver Shore Simply Hotel" offers overnight 5-star luxury hotel stays with the option of adding transfers or upgrades. The upgraded cruise and hotel package ("Silver Shore Grande Hotel") offers 1-3-nights landmark hotel stays (or at a boutique property), and is inclusive of private transfers (airport-hotel and hotel-pier).

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Silver Galapagos Itineraries

The below listed Silver Galapagos cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Silversea fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$7510
2018 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$7210
2018 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$7110
2018 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$7110
2018 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$7110
2018 Dec 22 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$11310
2018 Dec 29 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$4455
2019 Jan 05 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Jan 12 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Jan 19 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Jan 26 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Feb 02 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Feb 09 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Feb 16 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Feb 23 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Mar 02 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Mar 09 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Mar 16 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Mar 23 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5445
2019 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5445
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 May 11 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 May 18 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 May 25 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2019 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4362
2019 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5262
2019 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4569
2019 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$4985
2019 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4569
2019 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$4846
2019 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$4846
2019 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$4846
2019 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$4846
2019 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5054
2019 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5054
2019 Dec 21 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$6992
2019 Dec 28 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$6162
2020 Jan 04 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5088
2020 Jan 11 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5088
2020 Jan 25 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5088
2020 Feb 01 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5331
2020 Feb 08 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2020 Feb 15 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5331
2020 Feb 22 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2020 Feb 29 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5331
2020 Mar 07 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5573
2020 Mar 14 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5573
2020 Mar 21 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5573
2020 Mar 28 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5573
2020 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2020 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5331
2020 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5331
2020 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5331
2020 May 02 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5088
2020 May 09 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5088
2020 May 16 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5088
2020 May 23 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5088
2020 May 30 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5088
2020 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5815
2020 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5815
2020 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5815
2020 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5815
2020 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5677
2020 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5677
2020 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5677
2020 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5677
2020 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5677
2020 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5677
2020 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5677
2020 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5677
2020 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5677
2020 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5400
2020 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5400
2020 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Quito to San Cristobal Island Quito$5400
2020 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island$5400