On a cruise ship
CruiseClout score: 95.0
Silver Galapagos offers up-close access to nature
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.
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.
Top dining choices
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you cruised on Silver Galapagos? What was the highlight? We'd love to hear about your experience or see your photos!
Help improve this article. See anything wrong? What did we overlook? Be a co-creator!
Interested in a cruise on this ship?
Top highlights on this ship
- 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