Silver Galapagos

Silversea Cruises

A Galápagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos.

AT A GLANCE

All-Inclusive
Beauty Salon
Butler Service
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Library
Snorkel Area
Spa

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suite Accommodations

    Butler Service

    Onboard Meals and Entertainment

    Complimentary beverages served throughout the ship

    Gratuities Aboard Ship (except spa)

    Port charges, government fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Transfers

    Items or services of a personal nature

    Anything not noted as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
1990
Tonnage
4077 Tons
Public Decks
5
Passenger Capacity
100
Crew
70
Registry
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Silver Galapagos

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Great itinerary

By: Ritzy


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016

We found all the Silversea staff to be both friendly and professional. We appreciated the care that was given to make sure we were in the right place at the right time for luggage and transfers. Checking into the hotels was very smooth. The food aboard ship was only average but the servers tried their best to deliver it promptly and with a smile. We did not go hungry. Our stateroom was clean and the butler service was very good. The itinerary for the cruise was wonderful. We definitely liked the lectures and briefings to keep us informed of the next days activity. We would definitely sail with Silversea again with a different destination.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Whitworth

Exemplary expedition ship

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2016

Although offerings are understandable more limited than on full ship experiences, the quality of Silversea was still there.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

A Fantastic Family Vacation

By: Mom4


Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2017

It could not have been better. The organization of the expeditions, the food, the music, the incredible hospitality of the staff was 5 star! The highlight for our family of 8 was the snorkeling and the meals. Cruising with a group this size makes travel so enjoyable...no driving , no unpacking ..takes a lot of stress out of the vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Halpern

galapagos

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2017

all was great, no deficiencies
Travel Advisor:  Randie Rosenberg

Galápagos

By: None


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017

Perfectly well executed. Seamless from arrival to departure.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Dooling

Galapagos

By: S. American Fliers


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

We started with a four-day excursion to Machu Picchu. The itinerary we received was different from what actually happened. Going to Machu Picchu, the flight from Lima landed in Cusco and we went directly to the train, which was supposed to be the Hiram Bingham. It was the other train instead. The second day in Machu Picchu was supposed to end around noon-time for the train trip back to Cusco. Instead, we were on the Hiram Bingham at 6 p.m getting us to the hotel in Cusco at 1000 p.m. We had to meet at 5:30 a.m. the next morning for the flight back to Lima which meant zero time to see anything of Cusco. This was a big disappointment. Otherwise, the transfers and guides were superb. The only comment about the Silver Galapagos was the food. The fish was excellent, but meats frequently were low quality and not cooked to the desired temperature. However, everything else associated with a small ship (100 passengers) and this trip was terrific.

Galapagos

By: steve


Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

nice ship given the limited options available... good food and service... excellent staff...
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

great galapagos

By: andi


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

nice rooms, very good/fresh/local food, great staff and fabulous naturalists. experience was personal and active. directions were clear, pickups timely. only downside is waiting time in airports and very early departure from cabin 6:15am with a very long trek home. Should have had tour of Guayaquil set into the plan.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Galapagos

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Our experience was terrific. The naturalist were extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations were very nice and the food was delicious. Our teenage grandsons loved the experience.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Dischner

the way too go

By: sammy


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

the actual trip was fantastic. service, people , crew , naturalist top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Great trip.

By: Love to travel


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

The Galapagos is a special place on earth. We had a wonderful time with Silverseas. The state room was a good size and the service was excellent. There are not many lounge chairs to sit on outside so it would be nice to get a balcony room. Room service was great. They will do their best to bring you what you want even if it is not on the menu. The seating areas in the Expedition room could use some attention. Some of the seats are worn and need to be replaced. We would definitely travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Tara Hyland

Ship Review

By: Lance


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Expeditions to see wildlife were exceptional. The ship itself is a little worn due to years of wear and tear. However, service was exceptional & expedition staff are very knowledgeable & enthusiastic about their mission to identify wildlife. What a fun & active trip!
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Great time in the Galapagos

By: HCTech


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2018

The Silversea Galapagos is a great way to see these fantastic islands. At 100 guest size, it is just large enough to have many of the comforts of a cruise ship, but small enough to get around to the islands. The most notable were the tours and tour guides. The tours were run with Swiss watch precision and the guides were all great, with a special shout-out to Marcos. The snorkel gear provided was the best I've ever used. The food was also great, although because of the limited size of the ship, the venues and menus were understandably more limited than the usual Silversea offerings. Although the Silversea literature states that the Silver Galapagos was refurbished in 2017, I'm not sure what was refurbished because the ship seemed in need of some overall work. A broken water line resulted in the need to relocate us for a night in a cabin 2 tiers below our booked one until they got it fixed and the room dried out.

Great ship and experience

By: Chuck


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

This is our second Galapagos cruise in 10 years. Experience we had on Silversea was excellent.. The quality of their guides and overall delivery of services enhanced the natural wonders that the Galapagos islands have to offer. This is fun for all ages and interests, and the individual attention to each traveler is commendable. Just a sidenote: be prepared for a very active week every morning and afternoon are very busy with exposures to multi faceted events you will see and understand more about nature at its very best. Not to be missed!

Silver Galapagos

By: sisters


Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

great time and saw so much of the islands
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Dietz Galapagos trip

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

Excellent. All of the expedition activities were excellent and very well managed with very knowledgeable naturalists. The food was great, as was the wine selections and accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff

Fabulous Crew on the Silver Galapagos

By: Chris S


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

The Silver Galapagos was an active, quiet , beautiful, luxurious and personable cruise. This was my first time on a cruise liner and I was very impressed with the level of service, quality of guides and attention given by crew and staff to all on board. The dinning was creative and flavorful with daily local dishes added to the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Chef David's ceviche cooking class was superb. Our naturalist provided a local and extensive biological understanding of the environment, each with their own humor and style. Every activity was well orchastrated down to our zodiac drivers deftly maneuvering us to every hike, kayak, snorkel or landing. The flora and fauna is, of course, the highlight and it does not disappoint. A few more activities were added during our cruise which we enjoyed and the only improvement I would ask is to add even more 'power team" or longer excursion options to the daily itinerary or even a scuba option.
Travel Advisor:  Nanci Cain

Great Trip

By: Dave R


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018

Excellent balance of luxury and adventure. The ship is very well designed for how they use it on the trip, the people were outstanding, knowledgeable, professional and very friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Petros

Ship review

By: J & J


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018

Comfortable room, great food, amazing service and knowledgeable guides.
Travel Advisor:  Jean Pickard

Galapagos In Style

By: Horseahorse


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

When on the brand new Silver Muse last year, we saw a promotion about Silver Galapagos and decided that even though we are big time SCUBA divers, we really wanted to see land and if we were going to go, we should go in style. Great decision! It was a dress-down but very much elegant Silversea experience with everything included. From pickup at Quito airport to drop-off two weeks later in Guayaquil, everything was first class and extremely well handled. Hotels in the mainland cities were 5 star wonderful hotels in fascinating cities. We did a back-to-back for 2 weeks to see the Eastern and Western routes which are very different. Very few do this but, IMHO, it is the only way to go. We had Silver Suites which were roomy and elegant. Leader Xavier and his Expedition staff are charming and knowledgeable and they run "summer camp" in an engaging and fascinating way. Food was excellent and Hotel Director Lizardo and Maitre d' Melissa were exceptional. Highly recommended!
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Silversea Galapagos

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

The experience with the Silver Galapagos was everything we had hoped for in our first trip to the Galapagos. The ship and our cabin was exceptionally comfortable and well furnished. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. When my husband came down with a cold and stayed in bed, our steward took care that he was getting meals brought to our room, and looked in several times to ensure he had everything he needed. The expedition leaders and speakers were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The excursions were tailored to appeal to a broad range of physical abilities and expectations were set accordingly.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Silve Galapagos review

By: Taid


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

Great trip. All connections were flawless. Ship crew excellent, particularly the Naruralists. Take Silver Sea at its word when they say some of the walks are strenuous. We recommend hiking shoes for several walks. Our chef was first rate with nice combination of Equadorian dishes and more traditional dishs.
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Great trip

By: Deano


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Highly recommend this trip to any0ne. The ship is great well appointed and clean and the people on it amazing. I really liked the way the National Park scheduled the ship to be alone at any stop. We never saw crowds of people only lots of birds and sea animals.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi
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Busy trip.

By: john


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

This is a expedition ship. Be aware that announcements occur in your cabin through out the day. Early morning 0600 to late in the day. You will get wet, on wet or dry landings . Water spray driven by the wind when tendering by zodiacs. Rough terrain for walking with falls possible. ( We had ten people in our group--one lady fell--then another fell scrapped knees. Then a man fell with more extensive injuries . All part of the experience! He was able to walk on his own back to the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Turpin Marcos
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Galapagos on Silver Cloud

By: the blox


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2019

An adventure cruise - not for those seeking a relaxing vacation
Travel Advisor:  Tessie Young
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Galapagos trip on Silversea

By: Dabs


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2019

Mostly very good. They could have suggested or provided boots for one excursion due to wet conditions. Food and service was excellent. The Silversea ship needed some attention.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen
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Galapagos

By: Salmon


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2019

Great crew and service
Travel Advisor:  Pascale LeJeune
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Silver Galapagos

By: Denniese


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Silversea excels in every area! This was our first expedition experience and it was exceptional! The naturalists were the best!
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem
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Fabulous experience

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

From the moment we boarded to the moment we parted ways with our guides - an unbelievable experience. Truly unbelievable. This was truly a once in a lifetime trip!
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Lynch
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Best trip

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

Excellent. Staff knew me by name and greeted me every time they saw me. Food was fresh, well prepared and well presented. Tours were very well organized and Naturalists very knowledgeable. Evening follow-ups very interesting and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Walsh
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Old ship but beautifully maintained

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

We loved our week on the Silver Galapagos. The rooms were comfortable and always clean and made up whenever we wanted to rest after an excursion. The food was delicious -- our grandchildren made it a point to try every Ecuadorian on offer, from octopus to scorpion fish. The entire staff was superb, from the steward and the butler to the ship's doctor and the maitre d'. The guides and naturalists could not have been better or more helpful. We'll miss this classic ship when she is replaced next year.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Silversea Galapagos

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2019

Great ship with amazing guides. All excursions were wonderful, beautiful and informative. Ship had great service, food was amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati
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Ecuador to Galapagos

By: Stu


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

The trip was beyond our expectations in every way. The on board folks were excellent at their roles in providing a pampered atmosphere and with such a small ship it became a personal connection very quickly. The on shore excursions and zodiac trips were very professionally managed by bright, passionate naturalists and geologists complete with a sense of humor. The islands and wildlife were of course the highlight of the trip topped off by the opportunity to share with new friends met on board. I would absolutely recommend this expedition.
Travel Advisor:  Steven Faehrmann

Galapagos trip

By: Rob and Joan Holinaty


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2019

We loved every minute, service was exemplary. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. Very organized. Food was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox

Gold stars for Silversea

By: Jimmy


Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2019

We were very pleased with all aspects of our Galapagos experience. The ship accommodations, service and food were very good. The entire staff was outstanding, and the off-ship activities were well planned. We were especially impressed by the staff of naturalists. It's a costly trp but we felt we got our money's worth.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Grubb

Galápagos islands

By: Wineman


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2019

Very nice—every detail was looked after and the staff were amazing
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Galapagos trip

By: Stout2013


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2019

Wonderful food, very efficient and friendly staff, knowledgeable guides and naturalists. We found the lectures very informative. All in all an excellent experience.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Great Time!

By: Keelin


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2020

My husband and I were happy we decided to spend our honeymoon seeing the Galapagos Islands. The Silversea crew was attentive throughout the journey and we definitely felt like we were on holiday the entire week as every day was well scheduled and executed by the crew. Our naturalists were knowledgeable and excited to share everything they knew about the islands. We especially enjoyed the evening learning sessions and eating dinner with a few of them to hear about their lives, Ecuadorian culture and more about the Galapagos. We loved that the whole crew was Ecuadorian as it only enriched our experience on the boat and during our excursions. Thanks for a great time!
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Walker
Not Recommended

would not recommend

By: b


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2013

This was my first time on Silver Seas cruise. I was very disappointed in the condition of the ship, the service and the food. I would not recommend this ship to anybody nor would I return.

Reccommend with reservation

By: Carolp


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

We have traveled on Silversea Cruise line many times and expected the same level of service as we have experienced in the past. This was not the case. The ship was not ready for service. The ship honored the passengers from the former owners who had scheduled short cruises. This made the schedule accommodate the off and on loading of 60 passengers and their baggage mid week. This changed the schedule for those of us who were there for the whole week.
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Bove
Not Recommended

Ship not ready for guests

By: Diesel


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2014

Not Recommended

Uneven

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2014

My family of four has 400-450 total days sailed on Silversea.  We love them for their destinations (certainly not for their dress up requirements) and small ship size.  Despite our many fine experiences, it seems the bean counters have caught up.  Every year additional amenities get cut out.  Then two trips ago they recarpeted the ship during our voyage, and our last trip on the Silver Galapagos revealed an appalling lack of quality, both ship and staff.  So long as you don't set your hopes on a five star experience you will have a fine time.

Highly recommended

By: Shelly


Reviewed on: 04 May 2014

it was an excellent cruise ship. Service was fabulous, good food, cabins nice size with plenty of closet space. Guides were amazing. An all around great experience. 
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Better than expected

By: Gramlyn


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2014

Crew and staff were knowledgeable and attentive. The programs were well organized . The ship was far more than expected on an expedition type ship.
Travel Advisor:  Nanci Cain

Silver fun!

By: Nance


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2015

A fantastic vacation! Loved the boat, staff, food, guides, all good. However, the post-cruise was hectic with only one day in each city. Never do that again. Should have spent 2 days in each. Also would have preferred to cruise at the end of trip instead of beginning, to relax.
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Incredibly Knowledgeable Guides

By: Fonda56


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2015

Cozy & clean. Great staff.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Shea

Excellent customer service....

By: rreza1984


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2015

Knowledgeable staff on board who strive to make your trip a memorable experience.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Luxury Adventure

By: Cinzia


Reviewed on: 14 Dec 2015

Silversea Galapagos expedition ship was absolutely amazing. From the moment we stepped on the ship every detail was taken care of for us. The ship was very clean, the food was outstanding, the crew went above and beyond to make sure you were well taken care of. There was not anything the crew missed, from the butler that took care of our suite to the chefs, Zodiac drivers, Captain, girls at the front desk, everyone was always smiling and courteous, and warm and approachable. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and accessible to answer all questions you had. I would highly recommend this adventure, a trip you won't forget.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Fairvalley

Great expedition ship experience

By: RBJB


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2016

We had been prepared for a level of service and cuisine that was supposedly characteristic for and 'expedition ship experience'. Silversea's Silver Galapagos disproved the notion that service and food quality is sometime compromised on these types of ships. The crew were outstanding, and the head chef, Emma was more personable than any we have had on other ships, as well as fully capable of preparing superb meals consistently.
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis