Silver Origin

Customer Ratings
This is a Satisfaction Rating based on our own customer feedback

  • Silver Origin
  • Bedroom, Delux Veranda Suite.
  • Grand Suite, Silver Origin
  • Explorer Lounge, Silver Origin
  • The Restaurant, Silver Origin
  • Explorer Lounge, Silver Origin
  • Upper Deck Jacuzzi, Silver Origin.
  • Upper Deck Silver Origin
  • Explorer Lounge, Silver Origin.
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State-of-the-art cruise vessel offering stability, a wide range of facilities and the highest crew to guest ratio in the Galapagos.

The sleek and gleaming Silver Origin's design, ambiance and on and offshore activities reflect the trend towards experiential travel and take it to the Galápagos Islands. She offers a team of Ecuadorian expert guides, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Galápagos (90 crew for 100 guests), and eight Zodiacs - again, the highest zodiac to guest ratio in the region - so that you can easily explore on and off shore. Back on board you can expect spacious luxury suites with butler service, complimentary minibar and a veranda. Some suites feature ocean-view bathtubs or walk in showers. Dine in style and with panoramic views, choosing from a menu of top-quality Ecuadorian-inspired gourmet cuisine.

This is the most environmentally conscious ship in Silversea's fleet and one of only two ships sailing in the Galápagos to feature dynamic positioning - there's no anchor to damage the delicate ecosystem of the seabed. Silver Origin is also plastic free - guests will be gifted a metallic reusable bottle and reverse osmosis (whereby sea water is turned into drinking water) refilling stations will save at least 17,000 plastic bottles.

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What our clients say

  • Most Memorable Moment?: Drving up Mt. Cotopaxi and watching a Gaucho chase a cow riding a horse at the gallop whilst trying to lassoe it on a cobbled road,...some rider!  The Papallacto hot baths.The basket ride across the canyion south of Banos.

    NBH, Watchet
  • Ecuador was a fantastic adventure: welcoming friendly people, beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. To fit in two cities, the Andes, the Amazon, the cloud forest and the Galapagos Islands into a 16 day trip on a seamless itinerary was a fantastic solution provided by Sophie at JLA and we enjoyed every aspect.

    GE, Glasgow
  • Waking up at Hacienda Porvenir and being able to see the sun rising near Cotopaxi. Being in the Galapagos once again and seeing all the wildlife - such a unique experience.

    JB, Edinburgh
  • Most memorable experience: "Where to start? Huge evening skies on the Napo river, pulling out of Chimbacalle station on the Tren Crucero in a cacophony of whistling and hooting; the Devil's nose, swimming with penguins, sharks and sea lions. The moment on the Tren Crucero when our guide wanted to reassure us, You may have heard that Cotopaxi has been erupting recently, don't worry, it's all under control. The library in the Hacienda Zuleta; Firefly larvae in the dark on Limoncocha; smoking a cigar in the garden of Hacienda La Cienega - its's hard to keep a cigar alight in the thin Andean air, but you can pretend to be Alaxander von Humbolt."

    DH, Portsmouth
  • Ecuador Highlights: Seeing hummingbirds & humpback whales, summiting the Pasochoa peak with Kristian, Quilotoa Volcano Lake, Quito cable car ride, the Las Cajas Park walks with Wilson. 

  • Probably the Tren Crucero (was the top experience) but too many highlights to mention.

    SB, Cambourne
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Our expert's view

Evie Oswald
Evie Oswald - Former Travel Expert

It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

So much about Silver Origin is innovative, for example some suites have a Horizon Balcony, which converts to enclose your balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window if you prefer to have more indoor space.


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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Millie Davies Mono
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Charlotte Daubeney (2)
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • CarrieGallagher2
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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