Ultra-luxury line Silversea has announced they’ll be sending their second expedition ship, Silver Galapagos, in to drydock this September for a month-long enhancement program that will see the refurbishment of all suites, corridors and the Explorer Lounge onboard.

The ex-Renaissance Three seems perfectly suited to her new role as Silversea's adventurous Silver Galapagos. Photo courtesy of SIlversea

Silversea’s adventurous Silver Galapagos is headed for a refurbishment this September to more closely align her with her luxury expedition fleetmates. Photo courtesy of SIlversea

Silversea made the decision to drydock Silver Galapagos in order to better align her with their third expedition vessel, the recently-launched Silver Discoverer. As such, Silver Galapagos will feature a new elegant blue-and-beige colour scheme that was developed for the Silver Discoverer. It also helps to act as a differentiator from Silversea’s classic fleet of ultra-luxury cruise ships, many of which feature hues of red accented with Art Deco shades of green, brown and beige.

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Before entering service last fall, Silver Galapagos underwent an initial partial refurbishment program that added new in-suite marble bathrooms, a new fitness centre, outdoor Jacuzzi, and Silversea’s popular outdoor dining venue, The Grill.

Silversea's Silver Discoverer is the line's new luxury expedition ship. She's seen here off Raft Point, The Kimberley, Australia. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Silversea’s Silver Discoverer is the line’s new luxury expedition ship. She’s seen here off Raft Point, The Kimberley, Australia. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Here’s why this is good news: the Galapagos is not the easiest part of the world to operate in, due to strict environmental and local regulations. Performing a drydock, much less a substantial one like this, is also a much more involved process than your average drydock performed in, say, Italy or the Bahamas. Silversea has listened to passenger comments regarding Silver Galapagos, and is clearly keen to brand their expedition fleet consistently and to improve the onboard passenger experience.

Silver Galapagos sails both Western (pictured) and Northern Itineraries. Did you know that, due to Galapagos regulations, ships cannot call on the same port twice in 14 days, hence the two itineraries? Illustration courtesy of Silversea.

Silver Galapagos sails both Western (pictured) and Northern Itineraries. Did you know that, due to Galapagos regulations, ships cannot call on the same port twice in 14 days, hence the two itineraries? Illustration courtesy of Silversea.

Silver Galapagos sails on Saturdays on alternating Western and North Central itineraries through the Galapagos Islands. One of the most important and unique ecosystems on the planet, the Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination for many cruisers, and onboard Silver Galapagos, an Expedition Team certified by the Galapagos National Park Service ensures that guests get the full experience from this one-of-a-kind voyage. Doing so also ensures that Silversea’s guests respect this delicate ecosystem, and gain a better understanding and appreciation for it.

The Galapagos Islands are as diverse as they are ethereal. Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises

The Galapagos Islands are as diverse as they are ethereal. Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Full details on Silversea’s itineraries onboard Silver Galapagos can be found by visiting their website.

 

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