Silversea has taken delivery of Silver Origin, a ship specifically designed for the delicate but beautiful environment of the Galapagos Islands.
The luxury line has also announced an exciting lineup of 86 new voyages in 2021 and 2022 – including two ships sailing 12 deeper and more immersive Australasian itineraries. Journeys in Asia are also being stepped up.
In a ceremony in keeping with the times, Silversea’s top management team including Silversea’s president and CEO Roberto Martinoli presided over a low key launch of the 100-guest vessel, which features all-suite accommodation with butler service.
The delivery of Silver Origin, follows the remotely-operated sea trial of the ship last month. In a world-first, the line managed to test Silver Origin’s “dynamic positioning” without dropping anchor which was remotely tuned and calibrated by a third party in St Petersburg, Russia about 1800 km away.
The ship has two restaurants with Ecuadorian inspired cuisine, a fire-pit in the Explorer Lounge, an interactive basecamp and eight zodiacs. She will also be plastic-free with each guest supplied with a metallic reusable bottle.
Prices of a seven-day itinerary on Silver Origin from Baltra to San Cristobal and vice versa departing on 5 September this year start from $15,120 per person with free economy flights and 10 per cent early booking bonus.
Meanwhile, for the first time, two of the line’s luxury ships, Silver Shadow and Silver Muse will cruise in Australian waters from October 2021 to April 2022.
The line announced that 12 voyages have been scheduled to take guests deeper into Australasia calling at iconic destinations including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Auckland, Wellington, Milford Sound, Melanesia and Indonesia’s Java Sea. There will be maiden calls to Phillip Island, Kingstown and Geelong in Victoria.
Three ships including Silver Moon, Silver Muse and Silver Shadow will cruise to Asia calling at Japan, Vietnam and Southeast Asia with unique experiences in Indonesia’s Komodo, Makassar and Bali during the 2021/2022 season.
New ship, Silver Dawn to be launched next year will offer a 74-night circumnavigation of South America visiting Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Highlight of this journey is exploring the Amazon River.
A total of 30 voyages have been scheduled for Silver Origin’s 2021/2022 season taking guests to the Galapagos Archipelago including an 11-day New Year’s voyage departing on 28 December 2021.
The voyages are part of Silversea’s total of 86 new itineraries for the season which will call at 222 destinations across 67 countries.
A pre-sale for members of Silversea’s Venetian Society loyalty program is now open and go on general sale from 17 June 2020.
New bookings made before 30 June will receive Silversea’s new double bonus offer including deposits of $1500 per suite and US$1000 onboard credit.