Guests can choose from two dining venues onboard, both of which offer local Ecuadorian cuisine as well as international choices. The Grill offers outdoor dining, with the option of being undercover if desired, making for a romantic evening in idyllic surroundings. Here guests can also enjoy Silversea’s exciting cooking concept; 'Hot Rocks'. This uses hot lava rocks at the table for guests to cook their own meals to their liking. The other venue is simply known as The Restaurant which, although indoors, still boasts that brilliant Galapagos view thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.
Gracing shores in 2020, Silversea Cruises’ stunning Silver Origin is a truly magnificent vessel boasting innovative technology, classic Silversea style, and a wonderful nod to Ecuadorian culture. Designed specifically for cruising in the Galapagos Islands, it was felt the Silver Origin should enable guests to get closer to this part of the world in every way possible. This is achieved thanks to the accessibility of onboard expert guides from Ecuador, special details in the décor – from colourful features inspired by the islands’ vibrancy, to the use of lava stone – and delicious local dishes served onboard. Silver Origin has a capacity of 100 guests and 86 crew members, ensuring that that fantastic high level of service enjoyed on other Silversea Cruises ships is seen onboard this ship too. Accommodation is all-suite, and every one of those has attentive butler services as well – it’s the only ship in the Galapagos to offer this.
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With a true focus on expedition and enrichment, entertainment options onboard Silver Origin are subtle and simple. Find good conversation in the many public areas, and the atmospheric stylings of a resident pianist in the Explorer Lounge. This venue also boasts a welcoming fire pit and well-stocked bar, providing guests with a comfortable place to socialise and relax of an evening. During the day it’s here that presentations and briefings are held, and a large video wall often displays helpful and educational films relating to the cruise.
When not exploring the stunning islands on an excursion or onboard one of the eight zodiacs, time spent onboard offers the chance to learn more about this part of the world in other ways. One option is to head to Basecamp to become immersed in educational content using the large, interactive wall. With this you can watch videos, take a look at photos and see presentations about the Galapagos. Another popular spot is the Observation Lounge at the front of the ship. From here you can enjoy the amazing passing views while chatting with new friends, or relax getting lost in a book from the library.