Silver Origin

Silver Origin current position

Silver Origin current location is at South America West Coast (coordinates -0.93071 S / -80.72030 W) cruising en route to Manta. The AIS position was reported 35 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Silver Origin

Year built2020 new ship
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassGalapagos Islands expedition yacht
Building costEUR 68 million (USD 75 million)
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) & Lefebvre Family (Rome, Italy)
OperatorSilversea Cruises (Silversea Expeditions)
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)101 m / 331 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage5800 gt
Passengers102
Crew90
Decks8
Cabins51
Decks with cabins2
Christened bytba
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Silver Origin Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Dec 05 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11677
2020 Dec 12 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $11677
2020 Dec 19 10 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $18989
2020 Dec 29 11 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $20523
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands with Silver Origin San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Jan 16 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Jan 23 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Jan 30 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Feb 06 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Feb 20 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Feb 27 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Mar 06 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Mar 13 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13092
2021 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13092
2021 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13092
2021 May 01 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13092
2021 May 08 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13092
2021 May 15 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $14507
2021 May 22 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12974
2021 May 29 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12148
2021 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11795
2021 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12148
2021 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13092
2021 Jun 26 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13682
2021 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12620
2021 Jul 10 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12148
2021 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12148
2021 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13092
2021 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12148
2021 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $11912
2021 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11912
2021 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12266
2021 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12266
2021 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12030
2021 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12384
2021 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12974
2021 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12384
2021 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11795
2021 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $11795
2021 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11795
2021 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12384
2021 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $11795
2021 Nov 13 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $11441
2021 Nov 20 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Nov 27 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $11441
2021 Dec 04 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $12502
2021 Dec 11 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $12502
2021 Dec 18 11 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $20877
2021 Dec 29 10 days, round-trip Galapagos Islands with Silver Origin Baltra Island $19107
2022 Jan 08 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Jan 15 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Jan 22 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Jan 29 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Feb 05 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Feb 12 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Feb 19 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Feb 26 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Mar 05 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Mar 12 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Mar 19 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $13564
2022 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13918
2022 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $14036
2022 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13564
2022 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from San Cristobal Island to Baltra Island San Cristobal Island $14036
2022 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Baltra Island to San Cristobal Island Baltra Island $13918

Silver Origin Review

Review of Silver Origin

The 2020-built MS Silver Origin cruise ship is a Galapagos-based luxury superyacht. The newbuild vessel is owned by Silversea and operated by company's "Silversea Expeditions" division/brand. Origin's Silversea Expeditions fleetmates are Silver Galapagos (1990), Silver Clound (1994) and Silver Explorer (2008).

History - construction and ownership

Silversea Cruises is a Monaco-based privately-owned cruise company and top-luxury travel brand. It was established in 1994 as a joint venture of V-Ships Monaco (fka Vlasov Group) and Lefebvre Family of Rome Italy. In 2018, RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd acquired 2/3rd of the company. Silversea now has a fleet of smaller-sized boutique cruise vessels with passenger capacity between 100-700. Company's business model is to operate yacht-like vessels in the industry's ultra-luxury-all-suite ship category. Silversea's all-inclusive fares include beverages (also selected wines), gratuities (none are allowed), travel insurance, port charges, one or more shore excursions (per voyage).

Silver Origin cruise ship (Silversea Expeditions)

The 100-passenger cruise ship Silver Origin (scheduled for delivery in March 2020) is one of the most environmentally friendly vessels due to its top-notch maritime technologies and solutions specifically designed for cruising in the Galapagos Islands. Ship's dynamic positioning system allows it to maintain a stable position automatically and without anchors in order to protect the sea bed. The freshwater purification systems enable the vessel to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles. The wastewater treatment plant exceeds the industry's strictest regulations.

Ship's technological innovations complement Silversea's efforts to make a positive impact on the region's economic and natural environment. The company also contributes to Floreana Island Ecological Restoration Project - ecosystem restoration project aimed to remove invasive species thus protecting Floreana Island's endangered flora and fauna.

Cruise itinerary program

Silver Origin itinerary program is based on Galapagos cruises operated the whole year-round. This unique archipelago in South America also features cloudless skies throughout the year - the perfect destination to enjoy stargazing. Ship's professional crew provides nightly astronomy-themed lectures on the top deck and visual aids for enhancing the sightings. Silver Origin's inaugural cruise was scheduled for July 18, 2020.

Silver Origin cruises the exact Galapagos Islands itinerary served by Silver Galapagos (1990-built). The 7-day itinerary (Saturday to Saturday) is between the homeport islands Baltra and San Cristobal.

Date / TimePort
Day 1Departing from San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
Day 2Santiago Island, Galapagos
Day 2Bartolome Island, Galapagos
Day 3Fernandina Island, Galapagos
Days 3-4 (overnight)Isabela Island, Galapagos
Day 5Floreana Island, Galapagos
Days 6-7 (overnight)Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Day 8Arriving in Baltra Island, Galapagos

The modified north-central cruise tour itinerary departs Baltra for San Cristobal with a newly added circumnavigation of Isla Daphne Grande (Daphne Major). The voyage explores Darwin Bay and El Barranco (on Genovesa Island), Galapaguera Cerro Colorado and Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island), Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez (Espanola Island), El Eden, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island), as well as Seymour Norte, Rabida and Plaza Sur.

Departing from San Cristobal for Baltra, the enhanced western cruisetour itinerary has new points - Cerro Dragon and Playa Las Bachas (Santa Cruz Island) and circumnavigation of Roca Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock / San Cristobal). The itinerary also includes Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus and Elizabeth Bay (on Isabela Island), Post Office Bay, Islote Champion and Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island), Los Gemelos, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island), Bartolome, Playa Espumilla and Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island).

Silver Origin circumnavigates Kicker Rock and Daphne Major - both best-rated for exotic birds viewing. Flamingos can be seen at Las Bachas Beach. Wildlife viewing opportunities also include land- and marine iguanas, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, sea lions, penguins, finches.

All Silversea Galapagos shore tours/expeditions are complimentary and guided by an experienced team, On the ship, passengers enjoy premium butler service, gourmet cuisine, complimentary wines and premium spirits (served throughout) and free Wi-Fi (shipwide coverage).

Cabins

Silver Origin staterooms (a total of 50 suites) are in 8 cabin grades, with the largest being Owner's Suites. All cabins are with private step-out balcony (a rarity in Galapagos). Some categories feature the new Horizon Balcony that can be easily converted to a patio (enclosing the balcony via floor-ceiling windows) for better shelter and more space. Silversea fleet's first is that some cabin categories offer oceanview bathtub and shower (also accessible from the balcony).

Every stateroom as amenities offers complimentary minibar (refrigerator fully-stocked with snacks and beverages), down duvets, en-suite marble bathroom (with locally sourced bath products), premium slippers and spa robes, on-demand movies and music library. Cruise suites amenities also include rainforest walk-in showers, large mirrors, luxury vanities, flat HDTVs, wood flooring, premium mattresses (custom-made) and bedding (Pratesi linens).

Silver Origin is the only Galapagos cruise liner to offer butler service to all staterooms, as well as the highest crew-to-passenger ratio (1:1,16) and the highest ratio of qualified guides per passenger (1:10) in the Galapagos, which enables an unparalleled level of personalized top-quality service.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

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 an open-air, sophisticated dining venue. Also provided is a 24-hour tea-coffee station.

Silver Origin cruise ship (Silversea Expeditions)

Both dining venues are able to accommodate all passengers at full capacity. Fresh (locally sourced) ingredients, regional wines and authentic regional dishes complement the gourmet international cuisine to showcase the best of Ecuador's culinary heritage. In The Restaurant (complimentary MDR / open-seating main dining room) passengers enjoy floor-ceiling window views and an abundance of natural light. In The Grill (outdoor dining venue that can be partially enclosed) is presented Silversea's signature "Hot Rocks" BBQ dining concept with an Ecuadorian twist.

Wi-Fi access is available throughout the ship (an additional fee is applied). The complimentary service provides live television broadcasts and streaming movies. The fitness centre includes a massage room, solarium and beauty salon. Silver Origin features a main restaurant, Basecamp, Explorer Lounge, Observation Lounge, piano and outdoor bars, library with the Internet, two outdoor whirlpools, observation deck. Fares, just like on other luxury lines include complimentary beverages, butler service, all gratuities.

The public spaces on Silver Origin were designed by HBA Miami. GEM - Design for Cruise Ships, which is the team behind the interior design of the line's Silver Muse, oversaw the interior design of the cabins.

Basecamp is one of the most innovative spaces on Silver Origin. It is a stylish lounge in which vacationers can socialize before or after excursions. Connecting with the Zodiac embarkation area, it hosts educational activities, through which passengers can interact with the Expedition Team and learn about the region's rare wildlife and captivating history. Basecamp features a large, interactive digital wall displaying itinerary-related media content, such as scientific lectures, media presentations, land tour previews.

The Explorer Lounge hosts daily briefings (port talks) and lectures. The venue has floor-ceiling windows, a large video wall and HD screens in several areas. Explorer Lounge also doubles as a piano bar offering live music performances in the evenings. Complimentary drinks throughout the ship include champagne, spirits, wines.

With its scenic bow location, the Observation Lounge offers incredible sea views. It is also the best place to relax with a book from the Library, carefully curated by the company's destination experts and fitted with Silversea's most extensive destination-focused collection.

Silver Origin's crew regularly offers a ship tour to show the latest marine technologies implemented in the engine room. Nearly every day, Silversea provides Marine Reserve activities, swimming, snorkelling (provided by trained guides). Snorkelling gear is offered onboard and is complimentary. Also complimentary, on landings is provided expedition gear (raincoat, waterproof backpack, Silversea-branded metallic water bottle). The ship features the Galapagos region's highest Zodiac-to-passenger ratio (1:12,5). Additional amenities include Medical Center (24-hour Infirmary), Reception (24-hour Information Desk), complimentary Room Service (24-hour in-cabin dining), Butler Service, Internet/WiFi Access.

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

  • "The Restaurant" (single-seating capacity dining room, complimentary)
  • The Grill (outdoor dining venue)
  • Explorer Lounge (lectures and briefings; piano, bar, modern AV system, small IMac station for downloading/editing photos)
  • Observation Lounge and The Library (with audio listening stations and on-demand movies)
  • Basecamp (lounge/meeting room for educational activities)
  • Expedition Boutique (Silversea-logoed merchandise, brand jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, hand-made souvenirs)
  • The Spa at Silversea (features spa therapies including body wraps, massages, facials, sauna room, steam room)
  • Beauty Salon (provides a full range of hairdresser and barber services, including hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, grooming)
  • Fitness Centre (has a treadmill, stationary bike, weight machine, elliptical trainer, free weights)
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor whirlpool)
  • Marina Platform (Snorkeling Area)
  • Sun Deck

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Vessel's construction (hull number 489) started on October 8, 2018, with the steel-cutting ceremony held at Shipyard De Hoop (in Tolkamer, Lobith, Netherlands). The vessel was launched (floated out from drydock) on December 30, 2019.

 

Due to the Coronavirus 2020 crisis, the boat's delivery was delayed and a total of 22 originally planned for Silver Origin voyages were cancelled (CruiseMinus). The cruise ship was officially delivered to Silversea on June 3, 2020, in Port Rotterdam (Pernis). The ceremony was attended by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio (Silversea's Chairman), Roberto Martinoli (President and CEO), Damien O’Connor (Hotel Operations Director), Barbara Muckermann (Chief Marketing Officer) and Patrick Janssens (De Hoop Shipyard's CEO).

 

Silver Origin is advertised as "luxury expedition cruise ship" offering environmentally-responsible ecotourism in the Galapagos archipelago (UNESCO Site). Vessel's Expedition Team are experts certified by the Galapagos National Park's service personnel. The vessel is Bahamas-flagged (MMSI number 311000946) and its officers are Ecuadorian. Bookings on Silversea Silver Origin cruises were opened on July 16, 2019, with maiden voyage scheduled for July 18, 2020. The ship left the outfitting quay (Schiedam, Holland) on April 27, 2020, for the 3-day long series of performance trials in the North Sea.

Silver Origin cruise ship (Silversea Expeditions)

Cruise ship's Expedition Team includes Aura Banda (Ecuadorian, Environmental Manager), Paulina Aguirre (Ecuadorian, biologist), Leandro Vaca (Ecuadorian, biologist), Jeffo Marquez (Ecuadorian, professional photographer, Galapagos-certified naturalist guide), Nicolai Bolling (Norwegian, biologist), Bernardo Galvez (Ecuadorian, architect), Jason Heilmann (American, Galapagos-certified naturalist guide).

Silversea's "flight and cruise" package deals (by the company's Silver Sky program) 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).

Next table shows the rescheduled maiden voyage (from August 22, September 5 and November 7 to December 5) 7-day Galapagos itinerary as ports and dates. Prices started from ~USD 11680 pp (double occupancy).

Date / TimePort
05 DecDeparting from San Cristobal Island
06 DecBartolome Island
06 Dec 12:00Santiago Island
07 DecIsabela Island
07 Dec 12:00Fernandina Island
08 DecIsabela Island
09 Dec 06:00Floreana Island
10 Dec - 11 Dec (overnight)Santa Cruz Island
12 DecArriving in Baltra Island

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