SILVER  ORIGIN

IMO 9837937

 

Registered Owner: Silversea Cruises Ltd.- USA - Beneficial owner:Royal Caribbean International - USA - Operator: Silversea Cruises -USA

Entered service: 2020 - Gross tonnage: 6.366 - Pass. cap. based on two: 100. - All berths: 102 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 101,50 m. - Beam: 17,00 m.- Draft: 4,50 m. - Drive: diesel/electric The power supply for two rudder propellers and two bow thrusters is supplied by four Caterpillar C32 diesel generator sets. Total power 4x 994 kW. The diesel engines are equipped with an selective catalytic reduction installation, whereby NOx emissions are greatly reduced. Propulsion: two contra-rotating rudder propellers, type 20 CRP of 1450kW each,  supplied by Steerprop from Finland. The two 400-kW bow thrusters are provided by Veth from the Netherlands. - Service speed:12  knots - Max. speed: 14 knots -  Built  de Hoop Shipyards  - The Netherlands - Yard no. 489 - Flag: Ecuador  - Classification: Lloyd's Register.

       Passenger space ratio all berths: 62.41
 
Short Description:
As befits Silversea’s first destination-specific newbuild, the 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Origin will feature the culture, cuisine, history and design elements from Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. First newbuild under RCL umbrella. Due out in summer 2020, Silver Origin is the first ship design undertaken since Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. acquired a 66.7% equity stake in the luxury line, Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli said.“It’s more yacht-like than a ship, it’s really beautiful and very much in line with the rest of our fleet.” The ship was built at Dutch Shipyard De Hoop, which also built the Galápagos ship Celebrity Flora for sister brand Celebrity Cruises. Silver Origin will boast a high crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.16, with one expedition guide per 10 passengers. In addition, the ship will have one Zodiac for every 12.5 passengers. All suites will have butler service.The expedition team—certified by the National Park of the Galápagos—will present daily briefings, lectures, videos, and scientific information.The destination immersion continues in authentic local cuisine, prepared by Ecuadorian chefs, and the understated Italian décor will be influenced by the natural environment with bright, colorful motifs and regional materials. Public areas will include Basecamp, an elegant lounge that connects with the ship’s Zodiac embarkation area. It will have a large, interactive digital wall—through which travelers can access destination-related pictures, videos, excursion previews and scientific presentations.The Explorer Lounge will host daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s expedition team. It will have floor-to-ceiling windows, a large video wall, wide HD screens and a bar and piano.
Silver Origin will have eight suite categories, all with private balcony. Certain suite categories will feature a “Horizon Balcony,” which can convert to enclose the balcony with a floor-to-ceiling window for added space and shelter from the elements. Plus, a first for Silversea, select suite categories will have windows in some bathtubs and showers for views while bathing. All suites will also have a mineral water station to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.The two dining venues, The Restaurant and The Grill, will both be capable of accommodating all guests at full capacity. The menu will feature fresh, local ingredients and regional wines. The Grill is an open-air venue that can be partially enclosed; it will also host Silversea’s Hot Rocks concept that lets guests cook their steak or seafood on hot lava rocks.
Silver Originwill have a dynamic positioning system that will let the ship automatically maintain position to protect the sea floor. It also will have an advanced wastewater treatment system to meet or exceed the strictest regulations in the market. Silver Origin is to be one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever built when she debuts in summer 2020, according to operator Silversea Cruises.The 100-passenger vessel, which is the first in Silversea’s fleet to have ever been purpose-built to sail in the Galapagos Islands, will have green technologies to minimise her environmental impact.
Highlights will include the Observation Lounge at the front of the ship; a library with an extensive destination-focused book collection curated by Silversea’s destination experts; and an Explorer Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar, and a large video wall and wide HD screens in different seating areas. The latter venue will be used for daily briefings and lectures from the ship’s expedition team, which comprise experts certified by the National Park of the Galapagos.

“We usually have a large team that participates in the sea trials, but this year was different because of the extraordinary Corona situation,” said Vesa Uuttu, director of newbuilds and site office for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Silversea’s parent company. “Hence, a limited team participated – enough to comply with regulations. It was a proud moment to see the ship perform as she did – for all involved, especially the team at the De Hoop Shipyard who have worked tirelessly to complete the project in these tough circumstances.”
“We are so grateful to the professionals at the De Hoop shipyard,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO. “In the face of such adversity, their efforts were extraordinary and represent the resilience of European industry. Silver Origin looks magnificent.
 

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