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  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos - The 100-guest Silver Galapagos was created for in-depth explorations of the spectacular Galapagos Islands.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_2 - Once the boat is anchored off of Santiago Island, guests can snorkel or sight-see along the beach.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_3 - Silver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_4 - Silver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_5 - Santa Cruz Island is one of the main attractions of the Galapagos region that guests will tour on a Silversea cruise.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_6 - Preparing for a land excursion aboard the 100-guest Silver Galapagos.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_7 - Silver Galapagos carries 100 passengers, and every suite has an ocean view.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_8 - Scout out more than 100 different species of birds in the Galapagos. Expeditions are included in a Silver Galapagos sailing.
  • Silver_Explorer_deck_area - There are multiple locations on board each Silversea ship for dining and lounging. This is the outdoor grill are on board Silver Explorer.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_7 - Silver Galapagos carries 100 passengers, and every suite has an ocean view.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise - You can see the Galapagos's famed giant tortoises up close on a visit to the breeding and rearing center.
  • Silver_Explorer_deck_area - There are multiple locations on board each Silversea ship for dining and lounging. This is the outdoor grill are on board Silver Explorer.
  • Galapagos_wild_flamingos - Wild flamingos, part of the Galapagos's enchanting landscape.
  • blue-footed-booby_Galapagos - The flat terrain allows guests a close view of the blue-footed booby. About half of all breeding pairs nest on the Galápagos.
  • Sally_Lightfoot_crab_Galapagos - A stunning red rock crab, commonly called a Sally Lightfoot, in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise_2 - Ready for his closeup: A Galapagos giant tortoise doing his best Mr. Burns imitation.
  • Galapagos_male_frigatebird - A male frigatebird, whose red pouch inflates during breeding season to attract a mate.
  • Galapagos_marine_iguana - Get up close and personal with a marine iguana basking in the sun on a Silversea sailing to the Galapagos.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_4 - Silver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos - The 100-guest Silver Galapagos was created for in-depth explorations of the spectacular Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos_lizard - The Galapagos lizard, one of the critters guests might spot when exploring the Galapagos Islands. Wildlife is a huge part of itineraries in the region.
  • Galapagos_sea_lion_2 - When exploring the Galapagos, you'll likely to see sea lions loll about the coast. Isolated from the mainland for millions of years, it's one of the rare wildernesses where animals have no instinctive fear of humans, making for great photo opps.
  • Galapagos_sea_lion_3 - A sea lion, with Silver Galapagos in the background. It's one of the few wildernesses where animals have no instinctive fear of humans, making for incredible photo opportunities.
  • Galapagos_tour - There is no place on earth like the Galapagos, created over the course of time by roaring volcanoes and titanic geothermic upheavals.
  • Galapagos_Santiago_Floras - Santiago Floras are one of the many beautiful plants that you will see while touring the Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos_land_iguana - Silversea guests are likely to see a land Iguana while adventuring the lands of Galapagos.
  • Fernandina_Island - You'll feel like an amateur geology buff after touring Fernandina Island in the Galapagos.
  • Sea_lions_Cerro_Brujo - Lichen-covered sea lions kick back on Cerro Brujo, a coral beach in the Galapagos.
  • Charles_Darwin_Research_Station - Silversea guests have the option of learning about conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  • Cerro_Brujo_Galapagos - You can swim, snorkel or kayak with sea lions and marine iguanas right from Cerro Brujo, a pristine white coral beach.
  • Sally_Lightfoot_crab_Galapagos - A stunning red rock crab, commonly called a Sally Lightfoot, in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos_land_iguana_2 - You'll likely see a land iguana while adventuring the lands of Galapagos.
  • Espanola_Island_Galapagos - Breathtaking sights await on your journey to Española Island in the Galapagos.
  • Espanola_Island_Galapagos_2 - Get inspired by nature on a Silversea journey to Española Island.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise - You can see the Galapagos's famed giant tortoises up close on a visit to the breeding and rearing center.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise_2 - Ready for his closeup: A Galapagos giant tortoise doing his best Mr. Burns imitation.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise_3 - See a Galapagos giant tortoise close up on a Silversea cruise.
  • Galapagos_wild_flamingos - Wild flamingos, part of the Galapagos's enchanting landscape.
  • Santiago_Island_Galapagos - Silversea guests explore a crevice on Santiago Island in the Galapagos.
  • Galapagos_wild_flamingo - A wild flamingo looks for a snack in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Galapagos_male_frigatebird - A male frigatebird, whose red pouch inflates during breeding season to attract a mate.
  • baby_bird_Genovosa_Island - A young bird on Genovosa Island during a Silversea expedition.
  • Galapagos_owl - An owl that's native to the Galapagos.
  • blue-footed-booby_Galapagos - The flat terrain allows guests a close view of the blue-footed booby. About half of all breeding pairs nest on the Galápagos.
  • Galapagos_sea_lion_and_pup - A sea lion and its pup, one of the close-up encounters possible when exploring the Galapagos.
  • Galapagos_sea_lion_4 - A Galapagos sea lion in repose.
  • Galapagos_giant_tortoise_4 - "Wanna race? Come on, I know you do!"
  • Bartolome-aerial - Bartolomé has some of the most magnificent landscapes in the Galapagos during your Silversea cruise.
  • Bartolome-aerial_2 - An aerial view of Bartolomé, one of the most scenic regions of the Galápagos.
  • Galapagos_sea_lion - When exploring the Galapagos Islands aboard Silver Galapagos, guests are likely to see sea lions loll about the coast.
  • Galapagos_marine_iguana - Get up close and personal with a marine iguana basking in the sun on a Silversea sailing to the Galapagos.
  • Silver_Galapagos_in_the_Galapagos_4 - Silver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.
  • Silver_Explorer_deck_area - There are multiple locations on board each Silversea ship for dining and lounging. This is the outdoor grill are on board Silver Explorer.

Silver Galapagos offers up-close access to nature

Have you sailed on Silver Galapagos? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Adventure travelers will enjoy cruising on Silversea's Silver Galapagos, the cruise line's expedition ship sailing throughout the Galápagos Islands. The 100-guest Silver Galapagos offers intimate conviviality and comfort for today's discerning travelers.

With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, Silver Galapagos is suited for in-depth explorations of this region. She offers all the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication for which Silversea is known by today's cruise passengers.

Who will like sailing on Silver Galapagos

Adventure travelers who have the time to take an expedition trip in South America and the Pacific will appreciate the experience on board Silver Galapagos. The ship will take you to the isolated Galápagos Islands, where cruise passengers can experience activities such as Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos.

Where Silver Galapagos sails

Silver Galapagos sails in and around the Galápagos Islands. The cruise ship features week-long cruise itineraries that leave from Baltra Island in Ecuador. 

Ratings & awards

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  • Best 12 Ships for 2012, Frommer's (2012)

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Newly refurbished

Silversea Expeditions' all-suite Silver Galapagos recently finished a second-phase of refurbishment in October 2014 during a month-long dry dock in Panama. The renovations entail a complete refurbishment of all suites, corridors and the Explorer Lounge. An elegant blue and beige color palette creates an interior décor echoing that of the recently refurbished Silver Discoverer.

These enhancements achieve a consistency of interior design within the expedition fleet. The 100-guest Silver Galapagos underwent an initial partial refurbishment, highlighted by the installation of new in-suite bathrooms featuring rich marble detailing, plus a new fitness center, massage room, beauty salon, outdoor Jacuzzi and Silversea's signature outdoor dining venue, The Grill.

There are multiple locations on board each Silversea ship for dining and lounging. This is the outdoor grill are on board Silver Explorer.
/ Photo courtesy of Silversea CruisesThere are multiple locations on board each Silversea ship for dining and lounging. This is the outdoor grill are on board Silver Explorer.

Top dining choices

The Restaurant

The menu in The Restaurant includes a wide range of international selections to accommodate the global palate of the ship’s guests. The chefs always include a choice of local Ecuadorean specialties to enrich your culinary journey. Whether you choose Galapagos Lobster à la Galapaguera or filet mignon with truffles, your selections will be artfully presented and served. The Restaurant offers open-seating dining, which means there are no assigned times and no assigned tables. You are free to dine when, where and with whom you please.

The Grill

Soft breezes and island views beckon at the Grill, especially as the sun goes down, when guests gather at the outdoor bar for cocktails and tapas, and talk about their day. Dining options include a choice of lighter fare as well as grilled favorites and fresh-from-the-oven pizzas. In the evening, The Grill is transformed into an intimate, interactive eatery where diners can grill their own fresh seafood and prime cuts under a canopy of stars. This alternative dining venue is always a favorite with Silversea guests, and dinner reservations are recommended.

Galapagos tours

A Galapagos cruise with Silversea Expeditions offers adventurous travelers, who want to experience the life-enriching chance to discover a wild, pristine paradise that has long been regarded as a natural laboratory of evolution. On Silversea's Galapagos tours, enjoy up-close encounters with an abundance of Galapagos wildlife, including sun-basking land iguanas, giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, colorful marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins and Darwin's famous finches.

Join complimentary expeditions ashore guided by Silversea's experienced Expedition Team. Observe unique highland ecosystems, hike through lush mangrove forests and across volcanic fields, explore natural lava tunnels, watch for wild flamingos (in season), read cave inscriptions from the 1800s and learn about conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Plus, there will be many opportunities to swim and snorkel while learning more about the sealife found in the tranquil clear waters that surround the Galápagos Islands.

Silver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.
Courtesy of Silversea CruisesSilver Galapagos's crew is renowned for navigating shallow waterways throughout the Galápagos Islands.

Accommodations

All accommodations are ocean-view suites, and most feature private balconies where you can relax completely and sail away on your unforgettable adventure.  Every suite and stateroom includes a refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your beverage preferences, down duvets, Pratesi linens, your choice of a firm or soft mattress, a marble bathroom with a shower and local bath amenities, spa robes and slippers, on-demand movies and music.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Silver Galapagos
  • Where: Galápagos

  • What: The Galápagos tortoise, from which the archipelago takes its name.
  • Where: Galápagos

  • What: Blue-footed Booby
  • Where: Galápagos
  • Experienced guides lead hiking expeditions.
  • Due to their remote location, the Galápagos Islands are home to a variety of wildlife – species found nowhere else on earth.
  • Silver Galapagos offers two distinct 7-day itineraries in the Galápagos islands.
  • Complimentary activities including Zodiac cruises, snorkelling and nature hikes led by Silversea's experienced guides

Fast facts

100 Passengers [?]
70 Crew
2013 Maiden voyage
4,077 Tonnage [?]

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