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Silver Galapagos

For our Galapagos adventure we have chartered the 100-passenger, Silver Galapagos. With sleek lines and a proven skill for navigating the waters of the Galapagos archipelago, she is the ideal vessel for the region. Experience the glories of the Galapagos with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkelling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galapagos.

 
  • Silver Galapagos
    Silver Galapagos
  • The Grill
    The Grill
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Reception
    Reception
  • Library
    Library
  • Explorer Lounge
    Explorer Lounge
  • Terrace Suite
    Terrace Suite
  • Explorer Suite
    Explorer Suite
  • Deluxe Veranda Suite
    Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Your Suite

    Accommodation onboard is arranged over five decks. Each suite affords considerable comfort with marble en-suite bathroom and outside views. The 50 ocean-view suites range in size from 210 to 361 square feet. All suites feature butler service and a refrigerator stocked with your preferred beverages including wines and spirits which your butler will replenish upon request. Amenities in the suites include luxury Pratesi bed linen, choice of pillow and bath amenities, iPod docking station, flat screen television, music and satellite news programming, direct dial telephone, sitting area with writing desk and personalised stationery, personal safe, plush robe and slippers, hairdryer and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). The beds in each suite can be configured as double or twin.

  • Suite Categories

     • Explorer Suites measure between 210 to 240 square feet on Deck 2 featuring three portholes or 235 to 250 square feet on Decks 3 & 4 with a view window.

    Terrace Suites measure 287 square feet and feature a large picture window with easy access to the public observation area with deck furniture.

    Veranda Suites measure 268 square feet and feature floor- to- ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with deck furniture.

    Deluxe Veranda Suites measure 303 square feet and features floor- to- ceiling glass doors that open onto a private balcony with deck furniture

    Silver Suites measure 361 square feet and features your own private balcony with deck furniture.

  • Your Space

    The spacious and luxuriously appointed public areas onboard include the Explorer Lounge which is an ideal place to relax and unwind and where you can attend informative lectures, recaps and briefings whilst enjoying views of the islands. Along with a sophisticated AV system, there is also a small photography station with an IMac where guests can download and edit their photographs during their time onboard. Relaxing in the ship’s library, you can read books about the natural sciences, human history and conservation of the islands, and find maps and charts of this remarkable archipelago that sprawls over 36,000 square miles around the Equator. Here you can also find a choice of contemporary literature and an extensive collection of the classics, test your knowledge with daily quizzes and crosswords, or challenge someone to a game of chess or a board game.

    Meet and mingle with fellow travellers and members of your expedition team in the Piano Bar, where cocktails are served and views of blue seas and lava-rock landscapes are always on display. The friendly bar staff will quickly learn your favourite drink, but do try one of t he local concoctions — a Blue Footed Boobie perhaps. Accompanied by the music of the resident pianist, you can enjoy afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails here before dinner with new-found friends.

    The Jacuzzi, beauty salon and massage room are located on Deck 6 where a full range of salon services are available including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made onboard the ship. The fitness centre also offers eye-opening panoramas with a treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine. Snorkelling equipment for guests is stowed and cleaned in the outdoor area on Deck 3. Guests who bring their own equipment can also stow their gear here to dry after our water activities.

  • Your Dining

    The Restaurant The menu in The Restaurant includes a wide range of international selections although the onboard chefs always include a choice of local Ecuadorean specialities to enrich your culinary journey. The Restaurant offers open-seating dining, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to dine when, where and with whom you please.

    The Grill Soft breezes and island views beckon at the Grill, especially as the sun goes down, when guests gather at the outdoor bar for cocktails and tapas and to discuss their day. Dining options at The Grill include a choice of lighter fare as well as grilled favourites and fresh-from-the-oven pizza. In the evening The Grill is transformed into an intimate, interactive eatery where diners can grill their own fresh seafood and prime cuts under a canopy of stars.

  • Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    We are delighted that you have chosen the Silver Galapagos for your upcoming voyage which we have chartered from Silverseas Expeditions. The 100-passenger vessel is ideal for exploring the Galapagos archipelago with included activities such as Zodiac tours, snorkelling, kayaking and guided nature walks. The public areas are luxurious and spacious and include the Explorer Lounge, where you can attend informative lectures, recaps and briefings, the Library and the Piano Bar, the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and enjoy the view of the islands with your fellow travellers and expedition team. The onboard dining options include the open-seating restaurant, with a range of both international cuisine and local specialities and the more intimate Grill where you can grill your own fresh seafood and prime cuts under the stars. The comfortable suites all have ocean views and include luxury amenities and butler service.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be shown in the daily Chronicle and also be announced by the expedition team.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and your Expedition team. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    A selection of fine wines, spirits, soft drinks and water are complimentary throughout the ship, and your in-room beverage cabinet will be replenished upon request with your preferences. (A selection of wines and spirits is available at an additional charge).

    CABIN DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    Accommodation on board is arranged over five decks. Each suite affords considerable comfort with marble en-suite bathroom and outside views. The 50 ocean-view suites range in size from 210 to 361 square feet. All suites feature butler service and a refrigerator stocked with your preferred beverages including wines and spirits which your butler will replenish upon request. Amenities in the suites include luxury Pratesi bed linen, choice of pillow and bath amenities, iPod docking station, flat screen television, music and satellite news programming, direct dial telephone, sitting area with writing desk and personalised stationery, personal safe, plush robe and slippers, hairdryer and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). The beds in each suite can be configured as double or twin.

    CURRENCY

    It is a good idea to exchange some of your funds at a bank before leaving home. The currency on board Silver Galapagos is the US dollar.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme, Chronicle, will be delivered to your suite.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress (smart/casual) is required only for the Welcome & Farewell dinners (black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Silver Galapagos has 110 AC power. Most modern electronic devices support dual voltages, but if you are uncertain, please verify your equipment prior to plugging it in. The electrical receptacles on the ship accept plugs of a type known as North American non-grounded or type A. In particular, please be advised that devices such as generators, lamps, electric motors, electric shavers, hairdryers, clocks and some video equipment may be incompatible with the 110v/60 Hz power. A hairdryer is provided in each suite/stateroom. If you wish to bring along other equipment, you should verify if a voltage transformer or other conversion device is necessary. Ordinarily, simple plug converters will suffice for laptop power supplies and many devices with rechargeable batteries such as cell phones, iPods, or digital cameras. We do advise that you read the labels on each particular device to determine the compatibility. Remember to bring an adequate supply of batteries for the voyage. Because of the environmental hazards inherent in the disposal of batteries, we recommend rechargeable batteries for most applications. To protect this fragile environment, we request that guests retain all their exhausted batteries and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner either after you return home or, for your convenience, there is a battery disposal box on board.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    It is mandatory that all guests participate in a safety drill, which is normally scheduled to take place prior to departure from the port of embarkation. Please note that emergency information is posted in your suite/stateroom.

    FITNESS ROOM

    Silver Galapagos is equipped with a Fitness Centre that is open daily, and offers various equipment such as an elliptical trainer, stationary bike and free weight equipment.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    There is a twice daily suite service.

    ITEMS TO PURCHASE

    Cabinets on board contain souvenirs, logo items and toiletries and ship staff will be able to assist with any purchases.

    KEYS TO SUITE

    Each suite will receive their own key card. This will be used as your key and also to swipe in and out of the ship.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is available on board (extra cost).

    LIBRARY

    The Library is well stocked with an extensive selection of reference books and magazines.

    LIFT

    There is a lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MEALS

    Silver Galapagos features a variety of onboard dining options including The Restaurant, Outdoor Grill and complimentary Room Service. The Restaurant serves breakfast buffet style, lunch and dinner are a la carte. The open-seating policy allows you to dine when and with whom you wish. The menu features Mediterranean flair on local cuisine. Low calorie, low carb, vegetarian and vegan options are also available. The Outdoor Grill is a casual bar and grill offers a range of lunch favourites including fresh-from-the-oven pizza and lighter fare. Service is a la carte on the open deck.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    Silver Galapagos is equipped with a Medical Centre. A doctor is on call 24-hours. Guests may be charged for medical services and for medications used for their medical treatment.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Newspapers are not available on board.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Itineraries are unstructured by design. Following only a tentative schedule allows for moment-by-moment flexibility to stay longer at sites of particular interest, or make slight detours whenever weather, nature or mere curiosity dictate. Guests will be notified of any required deviation as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    Before debarking, guests will be asked to settle their account with a VISA, Master Card, American Express credit card number and expiration date, which must be valid through the final day of their voyage. All charges for services provided and products purchased on board must be settled in cash (US Dollars Only) or above listed credit card at the end of each voyage segment and before final disembarkation from the ship.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire shall be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    ROOM SERVICE

    You may order from the Room Service menu between the hours of 6am and 11pm. A selection of light dishes and gourmet bites are offered. SAFE Your suite/stateroom is equipped with a safe. Please take great care with your money, jewellery, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control or keep in your suite/stateroom.

    SMOKING

    Most areas on Silver Galapagos are non-smoking, however, in order to promote an onboard atmosphere that satisfies all guests, there are designated areas on Decks 4 aft for cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking. We kindly request that all of our guests observe the non-smoking areas. There is no smoking on the Galapagos Islands.

    SNORKELLING

    The Marine Reserve offers a spectacular world worth exploring. We offer snorkelling nearly every day. Snorkelling requires a certain degree of preparation, which will be provided by your guide, but should not be attempted by people who cannot swim. Snorkelling gear is available on board including a safety jacket. Guests who require prescription masks are encouraged to bring their own. Snorkelling does require a certain amount of preparation, mentally as well as physically. Please listen carefully to your guide’s instructions, and keep in mind that currents are treacherous in the Galapagos, especially in open water situations.

    SPA & SALON SERVICES

    Spa, beauty salon and hair styling services are available on board including manicures, pedicures, massages and other spa treatments. Appointments for these services may be made on board the ship. To ensure the dates and times you prefer, we suggest you book your appointments early in your voyage. Customary charges will apply.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is available within your cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any persons.

    WATER

    A complimentary water bottle is available in your suite and is refilled each day by your butler.

    WETSUITS

    There is a selection of complimentary short and long sleeve wetsuits for adults and children.

    WHIRLPOOL

    There is a whirlpool on deck 6

    WIFI

    Onboard internet services are available with a range of pricing plans. Guests may use their own laptop with wireless card to conveniently access the internet and personal e-mail in the privacy of their own suite/stateroom, and at wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) locations throughout the ship. E-mail and internet access are also available on board, for a nominal fee. E-mail and Internet access is available after 2pm on embarkation day, continues to operate 24 hours a day throughout the voyage, and is closed at 11pm on the final night of the cruise. Users may experience some delays in service when sailing. Charges apply, with package rates available, and are subject to change.

    ZODIAC LANDING CRAFT

    Silver Galapagos carries a fleet of inflatable Zodiac boats, allowing you to explore the remote and rugged islands of the Galapagos. These rigid boats are specifically designed for nature study, and are very rugged, as well as safe, and durable. They are easy to board, whether at the ship or ashore, and are operated by highly trained crew. A Zodiac is an exceptionally buoyant rubber boat with an inflatable hull of multiple air-filled compartments, a feature that allows the Zodiac to float even should a compartment become deflated. A low centre of gravity makes Zodiacs very stable. Zodiacs are also agile, allowing them to easily come alongside Silver Galapagos, and to manoeuvre over reefs and between narrow passages. All guests will participate in a complete Zodiac familiarisation session upon embarkation.

    PLEASE NOTE :

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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