Registered Owner: Canodros SA.- Ecuador - Beneficial owner: Canodros - Ecuador - Operator: Silversea Expeditions -USA
Entered service: 1990 Refits: 1998/2013/14 - Gross tonnage: 4.203 - Pass. lower beds: 100.- All berths: 111 - Passengerdecks: 5.- Length: 88.30 m.- Beam: 15.30 m.- Propulsion: 2xMAN-B&W diesel engines each 3.514 kW. - 2 Controllable Pitch Propellers - Speed: Max. 15 knots - Service speed 10 knots - Built: Cantieri Navale Ferrari - Italy - Refit to Silversea standard MEC shipyard, Balboa, Panama City, Panama - Flag: Ecuador - Classification: Rina.
Former names: Original built for Renaissance Cruises as Renaissance Three (1990)-Galapagos Explorer II - Silver Galapagos since 2013 - until present
Sister ships: Renaissance One (now Dubawi Yacht) - Renaissance Two (now Cruise One laid-up).- Renaissance Four (now Corinthian)
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 37.86|
June 2012 - The Silversea Group announced that it has
purchased Canodros S.A., the premier Ecuadorian tourism company that
operates in the Galapagos Islands, and their upmarket expedition ship,
Galapagos Explorer II.
Silversea plans to add Galapagos Explorer II to its ultra-luxury fleet of six ships next year, after the all-suite, 100-guest vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013 and is given a new name, steps that will ensure consistency with the standards of the Silversea fleet.
|Okt. 2012 Silver Galápagos is the new name for Silversea Cruises’ second expedition ship, currently sailing as Galápagos Explorer II. Announced at an event in New York on Monday, the new name signals the company's intent to maintain a consistent level of elegance throughout its fleet, and will take effect after the all-suite, 100-passenger vessel undergoes a major refurbishment in September 2013. In a related move, the hull of the Galápagos Explorer II has already been painted the same dark blue as Silver Explorer, the company's other expedition ship. Silver Galápagos will be positioned as the only luxury expedition ship offering socially and environmentally responsible ecotourism to the Galápagos archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.|
| Oct.2014 The
all-suite Silver Galapagos is currently sailing on its first expedition
voyage following completion of a second phase of renovations undertaken
in September during a month-long drydock in Panama.
All the ship's suites, corridors and the Explorer Lounge were completely refurbished. An elegant blue and beige color palette was used to create an interior décor echoing that of the recently refurbished Silver Discoverer.
Galapagos Explorer II.
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