We love the smell of a new ship in the morning. Or maybe that’s the stale glass of wine we left on our desk yesterday.
Either way, we’re overjoyed by this morning’s news that Silversea has unveiled details of its new Silver Origin, the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship built to explore the Galapagos Islands.
The ship, which is set to launch in the winter of 2020, is one of the line’s most environmentally friendly cruise ships, designed with its destination in mind.
From winter 2020, the 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Origin will see guests enjoy Ecuadorian culture on board, through insightful content, including daily briefings, lectures, videos, and scientific information; authentic local cuisine, prepared by expert Ecuadorian chefs; and various other luxurious enhancements.
The ship’s interiors will provide the feel of Italian elegance the cruise line is known for with a hint of the Galapagos’ unique natural environment to strengthen guests’ engagement with the destination.
Silver Origin’s public spaces were designed by HBA Miami, while GEM – Design for Cruise Ships, the team behind the interior design of Silver Muse, oversaw the interior design of the ship’s suites.
The public spaces include:
Basecamp – a lounge where guests can socialise before and after excursions. Connecting with the ship’s Zodiac® embarkation area to represent the synergy between destination and ship, it will host educational activities, through which guests will be able to interact with the onboard Expedition Team to learn more about the rare wildlife, amazing landscapes and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands, before and after experiencing these attractions first-hand. Basecamp will feature a large, interactive digital wall—through which guests will be able to access destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.
Explorer Lounge – with floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination this lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s Expedition Team. The venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas to optimise guests’ destination experience. With Silversea’s all-inclusive approach, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the ship, including spirits, champagne, and many varieties of wines.
Observation Lounge – will offer an elegant hideaway to guests, benefitting from incredible views on the destination. It will be the ideal place for guests to relax with a book from the library, which will be carefully curated by Silversea’s destination experts and will be the most extensive destination-focused collection the cruise line has ever had on one ship.
Not to mention two dining venues featuring local chefs: The Restaurant and The Grill—each of which will be able to accommodate all guests at full capacity.
In The Restaurant, guests will enjoy an abundance of natural light and far-reaching views as they dine; in The Grill, a sophisticated open-air venue that can be partially enclosed for comfort, Silversea’s signature Hot Rocks concept will enhance guests’ dining experiences, with Ecuadorian twists enhancing the offering further still.