Silver Origin is Silversea's first destination-specific ship. Additionally, its name offers a clue to the place where it has cruised year-round since its June 2021 debut: The Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin researched his theory of evolution as outlined in his 1859 book, On the Origin of the Species.
This 100-passenger luxury vessel, a super yacht of sorts, is designed for environmentally conscious exploration with eight onboard Zodiacs and a staff of Ecuadorian naturalist guides. Floor-to-ceiling windows and the cruise line's signature Horizon Balconies allow for excellent views from the all-suite accommodations, two restaurants feature both locally sourced Ecuadorian dishes (there’s daily ceviche) and international cuisine, and the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos (nearly 1:1!) ensures Silversea’s five-star service meets passengers’ every need even in an expedition setting. There’s an observation and stargazing deck for prime views day or night and a firepit on the deck of the Explorer Lounge, where you can sip cocktails with new-found friends. Inside, outside, and while ashore, guests will experience the natural wonders of the Galapagos while enjoying the all-inclusive, door-to-door pampering that Silversea is known for.