Preview: Silversea’s Silver Origin

At a presentation at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Miami Beach, Silversea Cruises unveiled new details about the Silver Origin, the 100-passenger ship it is building at a Dutch shipyard for use in the Galapagos Islands. Silversea said it is the cruise line’s first ever destination-specific ship. It is scheduled to start sailing in 2020. Many interior spaces were detailed for the first time at the convention. Bright, colourful motifs and regional materials will accentuate the design. Silver Origin’s public spaces were designed by HBA Miami, while GEM — Design for Cruise Ships, the team behind the interior design of Silver Muse, oversaw the interior design of the ship’s suites.

The Basecamp area will be a lounge positioned between the Zodiac embark area and the rest of the ship. It will host educational activities through which guests will be able to interact with the onboard Expedition Team to learn more about the rare wildlife, amazing landscapes and captivating history of the Galapagos Islands.

Basecamp will feature a large, interactive digital wall — through which guests will be able to access destination-related content, including pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.

With floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the destination, Silver Origin’s Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s Expedition Team. The elegant venue will feature a large video wall and wide HD screens, along with a bar and piano to facilitate guest relaxation.

Located at the very front of the ship, the Observation Lounge will be a place for guests to relax with a book from the library, which will be carefully curated by Silversea’s destination experts and will be the most extensive destination-focused collection the cruise line has ever had on one ship.

Silver Origin will feature eight different suite categories — the largest of which, the Owner’s Suite, will offer an unprecedented view on the destination. In a first for Silversea, selected suite categories will incorporate an ocean-view bathtub, as well as an ocean-view shower that is accessible from the balcony.

In The Restaurant, guests will enjoy an abundance of natural light and far-reaching views as they dine on the best of Ecuadorian culinary heritage along with international cuisine.

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