Silversea Cruises Galapagos Expeditions

Silversea Cruises Galapagos Expeditions

Arriving late September 2013, Silversea Cruises will launch a new expedition vessel in the Galapagos Islands. Currently cruise guests can book a luxury Silversea expedition cruise for its 2013 and 2014 Galapagos programs.

The destinations are the highlight

The 100-guest Silver Galapagos will offer two 7-day itineraries: one visiting the western, southern and eastern islands and the other visiting the northeast, central and southeast islands.

  • Western Itinerary: Sailing Saturday to Saturday roundtrip from Baltra Island, Silver Galapagos will trace a path across the western, southern and eastern islands, including  Santiago, Bartolomé, Isabela, Fernandina, Floreana, San Cristóbal, and Santa Cruz.
  • North Central Itinerary: Sailing Saturday to Saturday roundtrip from Baltra Island, this itinerary encompasses the northeast, central and southeast islands of Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Seymour Norte, San Cristóbal, Española, and Plazas Sur.

 

Wildlife and adventure cruising with Silver Galapagos. Photo by Silversea Cruises.
Wildlife and adventure cruising with Silver Galapagos. Photo by Silversea Cruises.

How will Silversea Cruises do Adventure Cruising in the Galapagos?

Silver Galapagos. Photo by Silversea Cruises.
Silver Galapagos. Photo by Silversea Cruises.

Currently the vessel is getting refurbished and will include:

  • Spacious ocean-view accommodations
  • Gourmet cuisine
  • Butler service
  • All-inclusive shipboard amenities, including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served throughout the ship, stocked in-suite beverage cabinet
  • Gratuities

In addition to the accommodations and shipboard amenities, the expedition will be lead by a team of experts who will guide guests through a variety of excursions. The Director Expedition Cruises is Conrad Combrink who has been with Silversea since 2007. Conrad Combrink is responsible for creating and coordinating many of the programs guests will enjoy during their expedition. Read more about the team here.

A Royal Partnership

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography

Silversea Cruises recently announced a partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to enhance Silversea voyages even further by providing detailed scientific and historical information to guests embarking on some of the greatest journeys around the globe.

The Society, based in London, and whose Royal Patron is Queen Elizabeth II, is partnering with leading luxury expedition cruise operator Silversea to share some of the world’s most important geographical research and archive material with guests traveling on Silversea expedition ships, including Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos.

There are more than two million items in the Society’s historic Collections, including over one million maps, 500,000 photographs, 250,000 books and journals, manuscripts, and iconic artifacts which date back as far as 1482.

The Society has always been a notable supporter and communicator of the work of geographical explorers and scientists, including that of Charles Darwin, Dr. David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary. Its support for geographical research to understand our changing world — its environments, peoples and places — continues actively today, informing issues that range from sea level change to migration.

Silversea guests will benefit from a wide range of specialist visual and written content from the Society, enabling guests to learn even more about their expeditions to destinations including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Galápagos, South America, Africa and Europe.

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