Silver Origin pictured during her move to De Hoop's outfitting quay (Image: Silversea Cruises)
Silversea’s first destination-specific ship, Silver Origin, is now undergoing interior outfitting at De Hoop’s shipyard in Lobith, Netherlands after floating out of dry dock.
The 100-guest vessel, which has been purpose-built to operate in the Galapagos Islands, is on schedule for welcoming guests from 18 July 2020.
“This is an important milestone for our cruise line; it takes us one step closer to strengthening our industry-leading offering in the Galapagos further still,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea. “When Silver Origin welcomes guests in July 2020, the ship will be the most elegant vessel to ever sail in the Galapagos region. While completing the final stages of Silver Origin's construction, ensuring that the ship surpasses Silversea’s trademark level of comfort, we are also readying our expedition team, who will deliver an enriching and memorable expedition experience for our guests.”
Billed by Silversea as one of the world’s greenest cruise ships, Silver Origin will use a dynamic positioning system to prevent damage to the delicate seabed ecosystems, as well as in-suite freshwater purification systems that will significantly cut plastic use.
Silver Origin’s public spaces have been designed by HBA Miami and include an Observation Lounge; a Basecamp lounge with a large, interactive digital wall; and an Explorer Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar, a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas. Other onboard highlights will include a library, The Restaurant, an open-air eatery named The Grill, and a Zodiac embarkation area for shore excursions.
Guest accommodation has been designed by GEM – Design for Cruise Ships and comprises eight categories of the all-suite, all-balcony rooms.
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