Amazing Discoveries. Unrivalled Luxury.
A m a zing Discov er ies. Unrivalled Luxury. Silver Galapagos table of contents Destination Overview / 4 Expedition Highlights / 6 North Central Itinerary / 8 Western Itinerary / 10 Royal Geographical Society / 13 Silver Shore Land Adventures / 14 Silver Shore Hotels / 15 All-Inclusive Lifestyle / 16 Expedition Team / 19 Sustainable Tourism / 20 Suite Diagrams / 22 Deck Plans / 24 Terms and Conditions / 26 Dear Adventure Traveller, This year I am delighted to introduce a new species of adventure cruising in Darwin’s “Living Laboratory of Evolution:” Silver Galapagos. Our newest expedition ship combines the celebrated luxuries of Silversea with the most comprehensive Galapagos experience available. Every journey is meticulously crafted to showcase both the highlights and unexpected wonders that make each island unique. On a choice of two seven-day itineraries, you can hike through lava fields, swim in tidal lagoons, snorkel in volcanic craters and encounter a plethora of exotic flora and fauna in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. There are sea lions, fur sea lions, tiny, comical foot-high penguins, and of course, Darwin’s famous finches. But it is not only the abundance, but the fearlessness of the animals that make the Galapagos a nature lover’s dream. You can come unimaginably close to an impressive array of creatures — many of them endemic — including the giant tortoise, waved albatross, colourful land iguanas and the only flightless cormorant on earth. Then after a day of snorkelling with penguins and sunbathing with sea lions, you’ll return to the unrivalled comforts and all-inclusive lifestyle of our beautiful new expedition ship, including ocean-view suites with butler service, superb regional cuisine and naturalist guides of the highest calibre. We hope that you will join us aboard Silver Galapagos and discover the peaceful beauty and astonishing wildlife that have made the Galapagos the crown jewel of the natural world. Regards, Conrad Combrink Director, Silversea Expedition Cruises SilverseaExpeditions.com 3 4 BartolomĂŠ a world of evolutionar y enchantment It is one of the most amazing destinations in the world, a fascinating marriage of science and wonder where you can witness first-hand the forces that created the very planet we live on. The Galapagos Islands are a pristine sanctuary of unique and uniquely fearless animals, many that can be found nowhere else on earth. And now aboard Silver Galapagos, you can experience this wonderland of wildlife and natural history with a degree of luxury that is simply unmatched. Join us for a week as we step back in time to a land that remains much as it was millions of years ago. Set your shutter speed to S-L-O-W for the giant tortoises ambling by. Reclaim that feeling of wonder as you watch the exotic courtship of a blue-footed booby or a frigate bird feeding her downy white chick. Take a dip with a doe-eyed sea lion pup or admire a wandering albatross lifting its enormous wings to take flight. No where can Darwin’s laws of evolution be more keenly observed than in The Enchanted Islands — this year even more enchanting aboard Silversea’s newest expedition ship. wildlife encounters birds • Blue-footed Booby • Cactus Finch • Ground Finch • Warbler Finch • Galapagos Hawk • Galapagos Mockingbird • Galapagos Penguin • Great Frigate Bird • Magnificent Frigate Bird • Swallow-Tailed Gull • White Cheeked Pintail Duck • Yellow Warbler • Flightless Cormorant • Waved Albatross LAND ANIMALS • Giant Tortoise • Land Iguana • Lava Lizard • Marine Iguana • Sally Lightfoot Crab marine life • Galapagos Fur Seal • Galapagos Sea Lion • Green Sea Turtle • Spotted Ray • Mink Whale • Bottle-nose Dolphin Wildlife sightings may be seasonal and cannot be guaranteed. This is only a sampling of the wildlife species of the Galapagos. SilverseaExpeditions.com 5 6 journey back in time Ever since Charles Darwin’s momentous visit aboard the Beagle close to two centuries ago, this remote archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador has captured the imagination of adventure travellers. Over the millennia, the animals here evolved without any natural predators, and close-up encounters with wildlife is the supreme highlight of any Galapagos expedition. Every day is filled with moments of surprise and delight. You may have to give way as a bluefooted booby crosses your path, observe a Galapagos hawk perched just overhead or watch a waved albatross launch itself off a cliff to journey thousands of miles away. While a few feet from shore, there’s a world teeming with schools of angelfish, gliding manta rays, magenta octopuses and graceful turtles. Silversea Expeditions offers two seven-day itineraries, each meticulously crafted to showcase both the highlights and the unexpected treasures that make every island unique. For example, Isabela is known for its penguins and flightless cormorants, while colonies of the magnificent frigate bird nest on North Seymour. But no matter where you go, sea lions, iguanas or any number of endemic bird species will greet your arrival. Come be amazed. Land & Sea activities Zodiacs and Kayaks Test your paddling skills. Release your inner Lewis and Clark. Kayak the waters or explore caves and hidden lagoons by Zodiac. Get up close and personal with Galapagos sea lions, marine turtles, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants or other wildlife. Photography Are you a shutterbug? Join a photo walk led by our onboard photographer and click away! There are awesome lunar landscapes, breathtaking bird’s-eye panoramas, dazzling white-sand beaches, and spectacular shots of wildlife like nowhere else on earth. Birding Admire a waved albatross soaring overhead. Fall in love with clumsy, comical boobies. Ride in a Zodiac past sea cliffs alive with swallow-tailed gulls and Galapagos shearwaters. Birding is spectacular here, not only because so many species are endemic, but because they’re so relatively unafraid. Hiking Trek along lava trails. Hike around bird-filled lagoons. Walk in the path of Darwin and witness-first-hand how his theories of evolution were formed. Whether it’s for the wildlife or the geological wonders, come face to face with nature at its best. Snorkelling and Swimming Life underwater is as rich on land as in the islands. Swimming at flippers’ length from sea turtles and marine iguanas is an unforgettable experience. Or relax on a sandy stretch while a sea lion pup peaks out from the rocks. Non-snorkellers can enjoy the underwater view from a glass-bottom boat. SilverseaExpeditions.com 7 the north central route You’ll visit one of the most unusual islands in the Galapagos on the North Central Route: Genovesa with its collapsed caldera. The island is a birder’s paradise, one of the few places where you can see both red-footed and Nazca boobies nesting. Española is the most southerly island and one of the richest in terms of wildlife; it’s the only nesting place in the world for the waved albatross. And one of the few places to see the Galapagos tortoise in the wild is on Santa Cruz. north central highlights Cerro Dragon This site is named for the land iguanas that are now prevalent here. During the dry season (May to December), shrimp larvae in the lagoons attract flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other waders. As you climb the hill, you may see Darwin finches and yellow warblers, and from the top — a majestic view of the bay. El Barranco Red-billed tropicbirds screech overhead with the greedy frigate birds in pursuit on El Barranco, a.k.a. Bird Island. Climb the “steps”, named after the Duke of Edinburgh, a visitor in 1965, and look for a bounty of birds including all three boobies and the shorteared owl on this island. BahÍa Darwin Yellow-crowned night herons perch in the rocks, whitecheeked pintail ducks occupy the lagoon while lava gulls incubate their eggs on this spectacular island. Genovesa is home to over 200,000 Galapagos storm petrels, great frigate birds, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls and the largest red-footed booby colony in the Galapagos. North Seymour Discover a spectacular profusion of wildlife — above and below the sea. Follow the trail through large colonies of seabirds, but be careful — land iguanas are plentiful here. Observe the dramatic courtship of the magnificent frigate bird with his huge inflated red throat pouch or watch him stealing food from another bird. El Chato Reserve Giant tortoises roam freely around the lagoon in the lush, green highlands. The lava tunnels here are also impressive. On your way to the reserve, observe finches, egrets and occasionally the Galapagos rail. and Nazca boobies, as well as both the great and magnificent frigate bird. El Junco Lagoon The only freshwater lake in the archipelago is actually a rain-filled crater. Whitecheeked pintails and common gallinules are often seen here, as well as frigate birds, washing the salt from their feathers. Punta Pitt This site affords the chance to see both red-footed boobies 8 Bahía Darwin GENOVESA El Barranco 7 Days — north central itinerary Baltra to Baltra 1 Saturday AM: Flight to Galapagos; Embark Silver Galapagos in Baltra PM: Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz 2 Sunday AM: Bahía Darwin, Genovesa PM: El Barranco, Genovesa 3 Monday AM: North Seymour PM: El Chato Reserve, Santa Cruz 4 Tuesday AM: Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal PM: El Junco Lagoon, San Cristóbal 5 Wednesday AM: Centro de Interpretatión and town visit, San Cristóbal PM: Frigatebird Hill, San Cristóbal 6 Thursday AM: Bahia Gardner; or Islote Gardners; or Islote Osborn, Española PM: Punta Suárez, Española 7 Friday AM: Estación Charles Darwin and town visit, Santa Cruz PM: Plaza Sur 8 Saturday AM: Baltra Disembark PM: Baltra Airport for return flight Itineraries are subject to change without notice, however a comparable alternative will be offered. 2013 DEPARTURE DATES V8301 V8303 V8305 V8307 Sep 28 – Oct 5 Oct 12 –19 Oct 26 – Nov 2 Nov 9 –16 V8309 V8311 V8313 Nov 23 – 30 Dec 7 –14 Dec 21– 28 North Seymour Baltra Cerro Dragon El Chato Reserve Punta Pitt 2014 DEPARTURE DATES V8401 V8403 V8405 V8407 V8409 V8411 V8413 V8415 V8417 V8419 V8421 V8423 Jan 4 –11 Jan 18 – 25 Feb 1– 8 Feb 15 – 22 Mar 1– 8 Mar 15 – 22 Mar 29 – Apr 5 Apr 12 – 19 Apr 26 – May 3 May 10 – 17 May 24 – 31 Jun 7 – 14 V8425 V8427 V8429 V8431 V8433 V8435 V8437 V8439 V8441 V8443 V8445 V8447 Jun 21 – 28 Jul 5 – 12 Jul 19 – 26 Aug 2 – 9 Aug 16 – 23 Aug 30 – Sep 6 Oct 11 – 18 Oct 25 – Nov 1 Nov 8 – 15 Nov 22 – 29 Dec 6 – 13 Dec 20 – 27 SANTA CRUZ Estación Charles Darwin Plaza Sur Centro de Interpretatión SAN CRISTÓBAL El Junco Frigatebird Hill ESPAÑOLA Punta Suárez PACIFIC OCEAN silver privilege explorer suite fares FROM silver privilege veranda suite fares FROM silver sky air FROM Bahia Gardner Islote Gardners Islote Osborn $5,450 $7,450 $1,100 SILVER GALAPAGOS AIR PACKAGE: From $490 Guests are strongly recommended to purchase Silver Galapagos Air Package, which includes Economy Class air from Quito to Baltra and return to Guayaquil, plus airport/pier transfers in the Galapagos. A park entrance fee of $100 and immigration fee of $10 are additional. For your comfort and convenience, a Silversea host will meet you at the airport in Quito to help you through the check-in process. Upon arrival, our representatives will welcome you to the islands and guide you through airport procedures to waiting ground transportation to the ship. Centro de InterpretatiÓn and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Galapagos at the state-ofthe-art Interpretation Center. Then enjoy a stroll along the wharf of this sleepy little town with its small shops and restaurants. Frigatebird Hill An easy walk from town, Frigatebird Hill offers magnificent vistas of white beaches on one side, the roofs of Puerto Baquerizo on the other, and a chance to glimpse both species of frigate birds. After your climb, cool off with some snorkelling or swimming at the beach. Bahia Gardner, Islote Gardners or Islote Osborn Don’t miss a chance to swim with the sea lions from the gorgeous beach at Gardner Bay. Further out you can snorkel with large schools of colorful tropical fish and an occasional eagle ray, while a white-tipped reef shark naps on the bottom. Punta Suárez One of the highlights of the Galapagos, Punta Suarez is the only nesting area in the world for the waved albatross, and has the most diverse wildlife in all of the Galapagos. Marine iguanas lie motionless like sentinels upon the rocks while young sea lions surf and their parents bark a noisy welcome. Estación Charles Darwin and Puerto Ayora Our visit is to the Fausto Llerna breeding center where tortoises from different islands are on display. Puerto Ayora is the largest town in the Galapagos with a wide range of hotels, restaurants, shops and internet cafes. Plaza Sur Home to one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the islands, as well as a colony of sea lions. Along the sea cliffs, you can observe swallowtailed gulls, frigate birds, Galapagos shearwaters, redbilled tropicbirds, and both blue-footed and Nazca boobies are frequently seen. SilverseaExpeditions.com 9 the western route The Western Islands including Fernandina and Isabela are the youngest in the archipelago and host the only active volcanoes. Over 95% of Galapagos penguins live in these islands, and it’s the only area to see flightless cormorants. Other highlights include Floreana with its still-functioning post office and Santiago, home of a fur seal grotto. western itinerary highlights Bahia Sullivan Anyone interested in volcanology and geology will be delighted with the incredible geological formations of Sullivan Bay. Hike across spectacular lava fields or snorkel in the bay and look for sea turtles and the Galapagos penguin. Bartolomé For a panoramic view of the archipelago, climb to the top of the island. Admire the gorgeous, lunar landscape including Pinnacle Rock, or remain on the beach for snorkelling in clear, crystal waters. Playa Espumilla Discover an exotic landscape of incense trees where finches and mockingbirds flit, and button mangroves where sea turtles nest. Swim or snorkel from the beautiful red sand beach. Punta Vicente Roca One of the most fascinating marine sites in Galapagos. Swim with sea turtles, sea lions and rays. Then explore the majestic volcanic landscape by Zodiac, accompanied by penguins, flightless cormorants, green sea turtles, noddy terns, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, sea lions and fur sea lions. Punta Espinoza The youngest and one of the most volcanically active islands offers unique opportunities to observe the geological diversity of the Galapagos. Hike across different types of lava flows and admire the endemic flightless cormorant up close. Caleta Tagus Travel by Zodiac around the salt-lake crater in the beautiful “land of marine iguanas,” looking for yellow warblers, flightless cormorants, Galapagos mockingbirds, hawks, finches and more. Isabela was a favourite place for pirates and whalers who left inscriptions in the caves. 10 Caleta Tagus Punta Vicente Roca Playa Espumilla 7 Days — Western itinerary Baltra to Baltra 1 Saturday AM: Flight to Galapagos; Embark Silver Galapagos in Baltra V8302 V8304 V8306 V8308 2013 DEPARTURE DATES Oct 5 – 12 Oct 19 – 26 Nov 2 – 9 Nov 16 – 23 V8310 V8312 V8314 Nov 30 – Dec 7 Dec 14 – 21 Dec 28 – Jan 4 SANTIAGO Punta Espinoza Bahía Sullivan Bartolomé Baltra Cerro Brujo Hill Galapaguera Cerro Colorado PM: Bahia Sullivan, Santiago 2 Sunday AM: Bartolomé PM: Playa Espumilla, Santiago 3 Monday AM: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela PM: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina 4 Tuesday AM: Caleta Tagus, Isabela V8402 V8404 V8406 V8408 V8410 V8412 V8414 V8416 V8418 V8420 V8422 V8424 2014 DEPARTURE DATES Jan 11 – 18 Jan 25 – Feb 1 Feb 8 – 15 Feb 22 – Mar 1 Mar 8 – 15 Mar 22 – 29 Apr 5 – 12 Apr 19 – 26 May 3 – 10 May 17 – 24 May 31 – Jun 7 Jun 14 – 21 V8426 V8428 V8430 V8432 V8434 V8436 V8438 V8440 V8442 V8444 V8446 V8448 Jun 28 – Jul 5 Jul 12 – 19 Jul 26 – Aug 2 Aug 9 – 16 Aug 23 – 30 Oct 4 – 11 Oct 18 – 25 Nov 1 – 8 Nov 15 – 22 Nov 29 – Dec 6 Dec 13 – 20 Dec 27 – Jan 3 FERNANDINA Los Gemelos Bahía Elizabeth Bachas SANTA CRUZ Puerto Ayora Estación Charles Darwin ISABELA Post Office Bay SAN CRISTÓBAL PM: Bahía Elizabeth, Isabela 5 Wednesday AM: Post Office Bay, Floreana PM: Punta Cormorant; or Corona del Diablo; or Champion, Floreana 6 Thursday AM: Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, San Cristóbal PM: Cerro Brujo Hill, San Cristóbal 7 Friday AM: Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz PM: Puerto Ayora and Estación Charles Darwin, Santa Cruz 8 Saturday Baltra Airport for return flight AM: Baltra Disembark Itineraries are subject to change without notice, however a comparable alternative will be offered. FLOREANA Punta Cormorant Corona del Diablo Champion silver privilege explorer suite fares FROM silver privilege veranda suite fares FROM silver sky air FROM $5,450 $7,450 $1,100 PACIFIC OCEAN SILVER GALAPAGOS AIR PACKAGE: From $490 Guests are strongly recommended to purchase Silver Galapagos Air Package, which includes Economy Class air from Quito to Baltra and return to Guayaquil, plus airport/pier transfers in the Galapagos. A park entrance fee of $100 and immigration fee of $10 are additional. For your comfort and convenience, a Silversea host will meet you at the airport in Quito to help you through the check-in process. Upon arrival, our representatives will welcome you to the islands and guide you through airport procedures to waiting ground transportation to the ship. BahÍa Elizabeth Elizabeth Bay is a fascinating place to observe marine life including Galapagos penguins. An enclosed cove hosts marine turtles, rays, flightless cormorants, sea lions, and Galapagos hawks. Learn about the five volcanoes that formed this island as you take a Zodiac around the bay with its high and colourful mangroves. Post Office Bay Since the 18th century, whalers would leave letters in a wooden barrel for other sailors returning home to take with them. Today, the tradition continues. You can leave a postcard or letter behind, which may be picked up by other travellers to mail. Punta Cormorant, Corona del Diablo or Champion Options include walking to the pond to see one of the largest colony of flamingos in the islands, or snorkelling in the centre of the submerged crater at Devil’s Crown or at Champion Islet, one of the top snorkelling sites in the Galapagos. Galapaguera Cerro Colorado Visit the breeding reserve for the endangered giant tortoise and learn about the origin, evolution and threats to this unique, long-living reptile. Los Gemelos This site with its twin (gemelos) craters is one of the few place in the Galapagos with a Scalesia forest. The striking vermilion flycatcher is found here as well as some species of Galapagos finches. Puerto Ayora and Estación Charles Darwin You can see tortoises from different islands at the Centro de Crianza Fausto Llerena, formerly the Charles Darwin Research Centre. Scientists from all over the globe work at the station and conduct biological research from anatomy to zoology. SilverseaExpeditions.com Cerro Brujo Hill Swim or snorkel with sea lions and marine iguanas right from the white coral beach of Cerro Brujo. 11 12 BartolomĂŠ exclusive partnership with Royal Geographical Society We are proud to announce that the renowned Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) and Silversea have started on a partnership journey together. Founded in 1830, this British institution, whose patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will share some of the world’s most important geographical material with expedition guests. Darwin, Livingstone, Shackleton, Scott of the Antarctic ... the most celebrated names in the history of exploration have set sail or have been supported under the Royal Geographical Society’s banner. Today the Society boasts an archive of over two million historical items including maps, photographs, books, artworks, artefacts and documents. This vast collection is considered a treasure-trove to historians and scientists alike. And now to the guests of Silversea Expeditions. Charles Darwin 1809-1882 Revolutionary Naturalist Born at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Darwin showed an early fascination with the natural world. Darwin was an enthusiastic amateur naturalist; collecting samples and carrying out geological fieldwork. “ Charles Darwin’s pocket sextant carried on the voyage of HMS Beagle, 1831-1836” © RGS-IBG [Finches from the Galapagos Archipelago]. Illustration from: ‘Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. “Beagle” round the world, under the command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R. N.’ by Charles Darwin, 1890. © RGS-IBG Charles Robert Darwin 1809-1882 — Portrait photograph by Elliot, 1880 © RGS-IBG SilverseaExpeditions.com 13 machu picchu, peru 14 silver shore land adventures Discover some of South America’s most spectacular scenery and historic sites on a pre- or post-cruise land adventure, a convenient, seamless way to extend your travels ashore. Each programme includes deluxe accommodations, transfers, most meals and expertly planned tours to the key highlights. Pre- & Post-Cruise Land Adventures a journey to Machu Picchu aboard the legendary Hiram Bingham, one of the top 10 rail journeys in the world. You’ll travel in opulent luxury in exquisite, meticulously restored Pullman cars, enjoying brunch with live music as you journey through the dramatic Andean scenery of the Urubamba Valley. And you’ll overnight at the famed Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu, which will allow you to spend additional time to explore the ancient Inca citadel with fewer tourists. 4 NIGHTs pre-cruise FROM $4,579 3 NIGHTs post-cruise FROM $4,299 Silver Shore Simply Hotels Overnight at a 4.5 – 5 star hotel before or after your cruise. Includes one night standard room accommodation only. Transfers, additional nights and upgrades available on request. Guayaquil, Ecuador Oro Verde Hotel | Fares from $89 Silver Shore Grande Hotel Extend your Silversea holiday with a onenight stay at a landmark hotel or boutique property. Includes full breakfast and one private transfer airport/hotel. Additional nights and upgrades available on request. Guayaquil, Ecuador Oro Verde Club Rooms | Fares from $229 you’ll also visit the Sillustani tombs, ingeniously designed chulpas (burial towers) of the ancient Colla civilization, before your overnight and flight to Quito. 4 NIGHTs pre-cruise FROM $3,469 Quito, Ecuador JW Marriott Hotel | Fares from $89 Quito, Ecuador Casa Gangotena | Fares from $299 Amazon Explorer Pygmy marmosets, howler monkeys, toucans — the lowland forests of Peru’s Amazon Basin offer some of the most exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities on the planet. Seize the opportunity to journey to a destination where few travellers have ever set foot. You’ll travel in all-suite luxury aboard m/v Aqua, dining on perhaps the finest Amazonian-Peruvian gourmet cuisine on the river. Learn more about this amazing and fragile ecosystem from expert naturalists as you cruise through wild lands of unsurpassed beauty. This spectacular adventure also includes an overnight and tour of Lima, Peru’s colonial capital. 6 NIGHTs post-cruise FROM $6,259 Lima, Peru Machu Picchu Explorer Begin your Galapagos expedition with the unmatched splendour of Machu Picchu, the glorious “Lost City of the Incas” and one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”. Set high in the Peruvian Andes amidst craggy peaks and billowing clouds, this spectacular monument of human achievement lay undiscovered for centuries until 1911. Tours, overnights and flights from Lima to beautiful Cusco and stunning Quito, plus a scenic round-trip journey in Peru’s Vistadome train is included in this unforgettable land programme. 4 NIGHTs pre-cruise FROM $3,599 3 NIGHTs post-cruise FROM $3,299 Puno & Lake Titicaca Journey high into the Andes to Lake Titicaca, known as the “Sacred Waters of the Inca Empire” and the highest navigable lake in the world. You will cruise to the floating reed islands of the Uros people with their centuries-old way of life, and then visit Taquile Island to admire the ancient weaving traditions of the Quechua-speaking Taquileños. “Taquile and Its Textile Art” has been proclaimed a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO”. In Puno, Machu Picchu Grande Explorer Similar to Machu Picchu Explorer, however this land program features lake titicaca, peru SilverseaExpeditions.com 15 16 luxury arrives in the Galapagos The newest addition to Silversea’s fleet of ultra-luxury ships, the 100-guest Silver Galapagos offers the intimate conviviality and elegant sophistication that have made Silversea the preferred choice for discerning travellers. Accommodations are all ocean-view suites, many feature private balconies and all offer the personalised services of a professional butler. After your long flight, why not relax and let him or her unpack for you as you sail away on your unforgettable adventure. Enjoy a cocktail at the Grill Bar or Piano Bar where the ambience is as warm and inviting as a private club. Here open bars spur congenial conversation and you are invariably in good company among like-minded travellers from around the globe. all-inclusive lifestyle • Intimate, 100-guest expedition ship • Onboard gratuities • Onboard expedition team certified by the Galapagos National Park Service • Complimentary shore excursions led by the expedition team • Fleet of zodiacs for adventures ashore • All ocean-view suites • In-suite bar setup and refrigerator stocked to your preference • Butler service for all suites • Fine dining • Complimentary wines and spirits served throughout the ship • Casual/informal attire — no formal nights SilverseaExpeditions.com 17 18 spirit of adventure aboard Silver Galapagos Literally every moment can take your breath away. A may see a pod of dolphins jumping just off the bow. A spouting whale breaching the surf off in the distance. A flock of frigate birds following in the wake of the ship. And with an expedition team of the highest calibre, you will not only visit this unique region, but experience a more profound appreciation of its natural wonders. There are seminars, daily briefings and previews of the next dayâ€™s outings. You can join a guide on deck to identify the seabirds or chat awhile with the navigational officers. Enhance your skills with a photography workshop or participate in informal discussions led by the expedition team. Complimentary open bars nurture a convivial, club-like atmosphere, while the open-seating restaurant is perfect for impromptu dining with new-found friends. onboard expedition team Robin L. Aiello, Marine Biologist & Ecotourism Specialist Robin Aiello graduated Harvard University with highest honours in evolutionary biology (palaeontology) and geological sciences. Always the adventurer, she has camped in a tent alongside thousands of penguins while diving and studying jellyfish under the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. sue flood, Wildlife Filmmaker Sue Flood is a photographer and wildlife filmmaker, whose speciality is polar ÂŠ Martin Hartley and marine environments. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Zoology, Sue spent 11 years working for the BBCs world-renowned Natural History Unit. Her career highlight was meeting Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2011 as a result of her photography. Our Expedition Team has many notable members, and specific team members are subject to change. SilverseaExpeditions.com 19 a leader in responsible tourism The fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos was finally brought under protection when the islands became part of Ecuadorâ€™s national park system in 1959. Silversea Expeditions is committed to preserving the archipelago as a unique and priceless UNESCO World Heritage Site. Social and Environmental Conservation Silver Galapagos has received ISO 14001 certification. ISO is an international action plan designed to promote more effective and efficient environmental management. In addition, Silversea Expeditions participates in programmes sponsored by the Galapagos National Park. We also support the local communities with recycling campaigns and other environmentallyfriendly practices. Eco-Tourism Tourism has a pivotal role to play in preserving the Galapagos Islands while simultaneously providing employment and economic stability. We believe that by educating our passengers and by adhering to responsible practices we can assist in the long term preservation of this unique region. Every itinerary includes a visit to the Charles Darwin Foundation so that guests are further educated about conservation issues and the importance of protecting the diversity of this rare ecosystem. 20 Punta Suárez, Española SilverseaExpeditions.com 21 silver galapagos – SUITES All suites feature: Butler service, refrigerator and bar setup stocked with your preferences, eco-friendly bath amenities, Pratesi fine bed linens and down duvets, premium mattresses, plush robes and slippers, binoculars, beach towels, rain coats and WiFi Internet access (fee applies). 361 SQ. FT. / 34 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (74 SQ. FT. / 7 M2) silver SUITE — Deck 6 Silver Suite can accommodate three guests. −− Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors −− Sitting area −− Twin beds or queen-sized bed −− Marbled bathroom with hair dryer −− Large wardrobe −− Vanity table −− Mini-bar with local snacks and drinks −− Wireless internet −− Flat screen television −− Direct-dial telephone(s) −− Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapés upon request −− Illy Espresso machine −− Radio alarm with iPod docking station 22 303 SQ. FT. / 28 M2 INCLUDING VERANDA (68 SQ. FT. / 6 M2) 287 SQ. FT. / 26.38 M2 deluxe veranda SUITE — Deck 4 Deluxe Veranda Suites can accommodate three guests. −− Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors −− Sitting area −− Twin beds or queen-sized bed −− Marbled bathroom with hair dryer −− Large wardrobe −− Vanity table −− Mini-bar with local snacks and drinks −− Wireless internet −− Flat screen television −− Direct-dial telephone(s) −− Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapés upon request −− Illy Espresso machine −− Radio alarm with iPod docking station TERRACE SUITE — deck 5 Terrace Suites can accommodate three guests. −− Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views −− Large teak terrace with patio furniture −− Sitting area −− Twin beds or queen-sized bed −− Marbled bathroom with hair dryer −− Large wardrobe −− Vanity table −− Mini-bar with local snacks and drinks −− Wireless internet −− Flat screen television −− Direct-dial telephone(s) −− Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapés upon request −− Radio alarm with iPod docking station decks 3, 4: 250 – 235 SQ. FT. / 23 – 22 M2 WITH VIEW WINDOW 268 SQ. FT. / 25 M2 INCLUDING LARGE VERANDA (53 SQ. FT. / 5 M2) Deck 2: 240 – 210 SQ. FT. / 22 – 20 M2 WITH three portholes VERANDA suite — deck 5 Veranda Suites can accommodate three guests. −− Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors −− Sitting area −− Twin beds or queen-sized bed −− Marbled bathroom with hair dryer −− Large wardrobe −− Vanity table −− Mini-bar with local snacks and drinks −− Wireless internet −− Flat screen television −− Direct-dial telephone(s) −− Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapés upon request −− Radio alarm with iPod docking station explorer SUITE — decks 2, 3, 4 Explorer Suites can accommodate three guests. Suites 334 and 335 only accommodate two guests. −− View window (Decks 3 and 4) −− Three portholes (Deck 2) −− Sitting area −− Twin beds or queen-sized bed −− Marbled bathroom with hair dryer −− Large wardrobe (Suites 248, 249, 250, 251 have walk-in closets) −− Vanity table −− Mini-bar with local snacks and drinks −− Wireless internet −− Flat screen television −− Direct-dial telephone(s) −− Special chocolate welcome and afternoon canapés upon request −− Radio alarm with iPod docking station Deck 2 Diagram with Walk-in Closets Suite diagrams and deck plans are for illustration purposes only. Decks 3, 4 SilverseaExpeditions.com 23 silver galapagos â€” DECK PLAN 6 5 4 3 2 335 334 421 420 suite categories Silver Suite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deluxe Veranda Suite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veranda Suite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terrace Suite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Explorer Suite.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 246 337 336 specifications 249 248 339 338 423 422 Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecuadorian Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Tonnage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,077 Length. . . . . . . . 289.24 Feet/88.16 Metres Width. . . . . . . . . . . . 50.20 Feet/15.3 Metres Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/17 Knots Passenger Decks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting Suites. . . . . 601/603, 602/604, 249/251, 248/250 3rd Guest Capacity can be accommodated in most suites Built. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in La Spezia (Italy) Registry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecuador 251 250 341 340 425 424 252 343 345 342 344 427 429 426 428 Medical Centre Restaurant Reception/ Expedition Desk 431 430 E E 433 Boutique/ Library E Piano Bar Main Lounge Snorkelling Area DECK 2 The Restaurant Medical Centre DECK 3 Boutique/Library Main Lounge Reception/Expedition Desk Snorkelling Area DECK 4 Piano Bar 24 E E 505 506 507 508 Jacuzzi 509 511 510 512 Fitness Centre Massage Room Beauty Salon 515 517 514 516 601 602 519 518 603 604 E The Grill DECK 5 The Grill E DECK 6 Beauty Salon Fitness Centre Massage Room Jacuzzi E BahĂa Darwin, Genovesa SilverseaExpeditions.com 25 IMPORTANT NOTICE Terms and Conditions apply to Silver Galapagos only. Any and all information contained herein is in effect at the time of printing and is subject to change at any time. Information contained in this brochure does not form part of any offer or contract. The transportation of guests and baggage on Silversea vessels is provided solely by Silversea and is governed by the terms and conditions printed on the Passage Contract. The Passage Contract will be included with your travel documents, is available upon request, or can be accessed through our website at Silversea.com, and contains complete and important information regarding cancellations, itineraries, Silversea’s liability, health and immigration requirements, and other relevant terms and conditions. The terms and conditions of the Passage Contract will apply to persons who have booked a cruise regardless of whether or not they have embarked the vessel. Please read your Passage Contract carefully. To the extent that any of the information in the brochure conflicts with the terms of the Passage Contract, the terms and conditions contained in the Passage Contract shall control. Itinerary arrival and departure times are always subject to change without notice. Silversea reserves the right to cancel, alter, advance, postpone or substitute any scheduled sailing or itinerary, substitute another vessel for the scheduled ship, or substitute or cancel scheduled island visits, which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reason, and to do so without liability for any loss whatsoever to guests as a result of said change(s). Additionally, Silversea reserves the right to cancel reservations and bookings in the event of a full-ship charter, whether or not a deposit or full payment has been received, and in such event, Silversea’s only liability will be to refund to the guest the amount it has received. Silversea makes arrangements for transportation, other than ocean passage, only as a booking agent. Silversea’s responsibility does not extend beyond the vessel. In arranging for the transportation of guests to and from the ship, Silversea does so with independent contractors. Silversea is not responsible for incidents such as airline cancellations, re-routings or any disruption of scheduled services or accommodation, or lost luggage. All schedules, fares, and terms and conditions listed in this brochure are effective as of February 2013 and supersede any schedules, prices, and terms and conditions previously published. All fares indicated in this brochure including land, air and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice and do not guarantee availability. Special savings programmes are all subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Travel documents will not be dispatched until full and final payment and guest Contact Information has been received by Silversea and cleared. For purposes of this Agreement, Contact Information shall mean a guest’s full name as it appears on their passport, passport number, address, telephone number (land and mobile), electronic mail address and emergency contact information and any other information as requested by Silversea. Silversea must be able to reach each guest’s emergency contact at any time of day. Silversea must, therefore, be provided with all information to allow Silversea to do so (such information should include the name, address, electronic mail address (if available) and phone number (including a mobile phone number if available) of a parent, guardian, spouse, domestic partner, or other person to contact in the event of an emergency. No guest will be allowed to embark a Silversea vessel unless Silversea has received all of the Contact Information. Should Silversea determine that any of the Contact Information provided is incorrect, guest may be asked to disembark the voyage. Silversea will not make a refund or otherwise be liable to guests who are denied boarding or disembarked. CRUISE FARE 2013 cruise fares cover certain shipboard services including: suite accommodations, shore excursions detailed on itinerary, on board meals, gratuities aboard ship, complimentary beverages aboard ship (including select sparkling wines, wines, spirits, soda, water and coffee). All fares are quoted in US dollars, are per guest and based on double occupancy. Not included in your cruise fare are: air, hotel accommodations, transfers and luggage handling, park entrance fees, immigration fees, meals ashore, fuel surcharges, accommodations whilst ashore, laundry or valet services, purchases from the ship boutiques or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, spa treatments, hair styling and manicures. Some sparkling wines, premium wine and spirit selections, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare and may not be available at all times. SILVER GALAPAGOS AIR PACKAGE Guests are strongly recommended to purchase Silversea’s Silver Galapagos Air Package for an additional charge of $490 per person. The Silver Galapagos Air Package includes Economy Class air service (business class is not available) from Quito to Baltra and return to Guayaquil, plus transfers in Galapagos between the airport/ pier. A park entrance fee of $100 and immigration fee of $10 are additional. A Silversea host will meet guests in Quito airport to assist them with the airline check-in process, and upon arrival in Galapagos our hosts will welcome guests and guide them through the immigration and park entrance process and direct to waiting ground transportation. SILVER SKY® AIR PROGRAMME The Silver Sky® Air Programme is offered from select US and Canadian gateways to/from Quito, Guayaquil or other city in conjunction with a Silversea Land Programme. Silversea’s ability to offer air service from specific gateway cities is limited to airline scheduling and the availability of negotiated airfares. Airfares negotiated by Silversea limit your ability to exchange, endorse or make changes to air tickets. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and layover city if necessary and reserves the right to substitute charter flights for scheduled service and scheduled service for charter flights. Airfares may be revised upwards or downwards at any time prior to flight confirmation, are limited to certain booking classes of service as specified by each airline partner contract, are subject to availability, do not include airline baggage fees and may not apply during holiday periods. Business and First Class upgrades are guaranteed on the international/transoceanic flights only and subject to availability of select carriers. In providing air arrangements, Silversea acts only as an agent on the guest’s behalf and does not operate, control or supervise any airline and will not be held responsible for carriers failing to meet schedules whether or not air schedules/tickets were issued by Silversea. Silversea reserves the right to change inclusive items as needed including private versus group transfer, and any other item that may be designated as part of a Silver Sky Air Programme package. Final payment is due prior to ticket issuance and release of documents. Silversea reserves the right to modify the Silver Sky® Air Programme procedures and fees at any time without notice. Guests are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance. Silversea’s standard air package is referred to as the Air/Sea Package and includes roundtrip Economy Class air. It is highly recommended that guests purchase the pre and post cruise Silver Shore Simply Hotel packages which include round trip group transfers between the airport and hotel. Guests opting to independently purchase hotel arrangements will be required to confirm their own transfer arrangements. After deposit has been applied to the booking (or final payment if booking is made inside 120 days), any additional air cost associated with confirmed changes to travel dates, flight schedules and/ or airlines will be the responsibility of the guest and relevant fees will be applied to guest’s booking (the “Deviation Charge(s)”). In addition, for each confirmed change, guest will be charged a nonrefundable Administrative Fee of $100. Deviation Charges are, at all times, in addition to Administrative Fees. Guests are required to send their detailed deviation request in writing to Silver Sky Concierge at SilverSky@Silversea.com. Responses are generated within approximately 72 business hours. Administrative Fees and Deviation Charges are non-commissionable. In accordance with TSA regulations, air flights cannot be booked until Silversea is in receipt of full passport details including but not limited to: passport number, expiration date, gender, date of birth, nationality, residential address, destination address and guest’s name as it appears on their passport. This information is required at the time of booking the Air/Sea Package. Name changes are not allowed after initial confirmation without forfeiting the air schedule, the airline tickets if issued, and any seats if pre-assigned. Payment of additional costs incurred for changing a name on an airline reservation/ticket will be the sole responsibility of the guest, regardless of Air/Sea Package booked. Failure to provide this information as required may result in complete cancellation of air schedules. Silversea cannot guarantee the re-booking of the original air schedule if cancelled, and additional airline fees/penalties may be assessed. Airline tickets and cruise documents will not be released until required information and additional payment is provided in full to Silversea. As a courtesy, Silver Sky Concierge will send a generic request to the airline(s) for pre-assigned seats. This is strictly a courtesy and Silversea is not responsible for changes or cancellation of pre-assigned seats prior to flight departure, for any reason. Guests are advised to contact the airline(s) directly to confirm and/or change pre-assigned seating. Other requests such as adding frequent flyer numbers and requesting special meals or wheelchair assistance must be requested directly with the airline(s). Guests are, at all times, responsible for paying all service fees imposed by the airline(s). Airline service charges are, at all times, non-refundable. Some airlines restrict the accumulation and/or use of frequent flyer miles in conjunction with fares used by Silversea. Guests are required to review their Silversea invoice in detail to ensure accuracy of all items including guest names, confirmed class of service and fare, and any other information that may affect guest’s airline reservation. Discrepancies must be brought to Silversea’s attention immediately and prior to ticket issuance. Discrepancies brought to Silversea’s attention after ticket issuance will result in full forfeiture of the original airfare paid and guest(s) will be required to pay applicable penalties prior to Silversea issuing replacement ticket(s). Silversea issues airline tickets within 60 days of sailing and only after final payment has been received. Due to the fact that airlines change their schedules often, guests are urged to review their flight details upon receiving their electronic ticket receipt, and should also contact the airline(s) directly at least 72 hours in advance to reconfirm flight schedules and baggage allowance/fees. Guests are, at all times, responsible for paying baggage fees directly to the airline(s). From time to time, Silversea will contract for charter air service via its local ground operator, Air Consolidator or with the airline(s) directly. The ground operator acts on Silversea’s behalf with regard to flight confirmation, ticket purchase, and advance seat assignments. If offered, upgrades may be requested for an additional charge, but are not guaranteed. Waitlists for upgrades will not be accepted. Full flight details may not be available in advance of final documentation. Advance seat assignments for charter flights are pre-assigned prior to flight departure and many times, due to capacity/system constraints, changes cannot be accommodated at the airport. Luggage restrictions apply. SILVER SHORE SIMPLY HOTEL, GRANDE HOTEL AND LAND ADVENTURES Silver Shore Simply Hotel Programme and the Silver Shore Grande Hotel Programme (the “Hotel Programme(s)”) and/or Land Adventures include accommodation at a deluxe hotel unless otherwise noted. The Silver Shore Simply Hotel Programme includes one-night, standard room accommodation and breakfast only; transfers are not included. The Silver Shore Grande Hotel Programme includes one night accommodation, a full breakfast and private transfer between airport and hotel. All fares listed for the Hotel Programmes and Land Adventures are per guest, based on double occupancy. Single accommodation is available for an additional charge. Silversea reserves the right to substitute hotel selection and provide transfers and porterage as applicable. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea’s published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Hotel Programme and Land Adventure fares are subject to change and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. SILVER PRIVILEGE FARES All Silver Privilege Fares are cruise-only, in US dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy. Fares are capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all suite categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. SILVERSEA FARE GUARANTEE PROGRAM Silversea Fare Guarantee Programme applies only to guests booking Silver Privilege Fares. Guests will be eligible for reimbursement if the Silver Privilege Fare for their particular voyage and suite category is reduced after they have made a booking and deposit with Silversea and Silversea has received their written request for a fare adjustment prior to their sailing date. Requests for reimbursement received on or after the sailing date will be denied. Reimbursement provided under this guarantee will be in the form of a shipboard credit, suite upgrade, future cruise credit, fare reduction or other method. Silversea reserves the sole right to determine the method of reimbursement made to guests. The amount of reimbursement the guests receive will be determined by the difference between the Silver Privilege Fare actually paid by the guest and the Silver Privilege Fare displayed on Silversea. com the day the request is received is by Silversea. SAVINGS AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMMES VENETIAN SOCIETY (VS) SAVINGS On select voyages, past guests of Silversea save an additional percentage as indicated by voyage. Savings are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. EXTENDED VOYAGE SAVINGS (EVS) Combine two or more consecutive voyages and save up to an additional 5% on each voyage selected. Savings may vary by voyage and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Savings are applicable to full published voyages, but not to segments of the same voyage. Extended Voyage Savings are in addition to special savings and Venetian Society Savings, if applicable, but may not be combined with other promotional offers. Contact your travel professional or Silversea for applicable savings. Other restrictions apply. ONBOARD SAVINGS Guests on board save up to 5% off future voyages when booked whilst sailing. Extended Voyage Savings, Venetian Society Savings and Onboard Savings are applied sequentially to Silver Privilege Fares. Savings programmes do not apply to Silver Sky® Air Programme fares, Hotel Programmes or Land Adventures. TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS Travel agents are considered to be the agent of guest and not of Silversea. Silversea is not liable for any representation, act or omission 26 of guest’s travel agent. Guest’s cruise fare is not considered paid until Silversea receives full payment, and the amount thereof is subject to change at any time prior to Silversea’s receipt of payment. Guest shall at all times remain liable to Silversea for the price of passage. Silversea reserves the right to refuse embarkation if all charges and surcharges have not been paid in advance of departure. VOYAGE SEGMENTS A limited number of suites are available on published segmented voyages. Segments are capacity controlled. UNSCHEDULED EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION Guests may only embark or disembark their voyage in the main scheduled embarkation location and disembarkation location. You will be denied boarding or denied disembarkation if attempted in any other location than the main scheduled embarkation and disembarkation locations. PAYMENT SCHEDULE To reserve your Silversea cruise, a 25% deposit of the total cruise fare is required within seven days of booking or sooner, depending on voyage and time of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Guests will not be permitted to change travel agents once final payment has been received by Silversea. Final documentation will be issued after receipt of final payment and approximately 30 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date, and are guaranteed only when paid in full 120 days prior to sailing. Reservations made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. Payments may be made by bank transfer, VISA®, MasterCard® or American Express® credit cards. CRUISE CANCELLATIONS If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation or any component thereof, you or your travel professional are required to contact the Silversea Reservations Department by telephone as well as submit your cancellation in writing. If your cancellation request is received more than 120 days prior to your initial sailing date, a $200 nonrefundable administrative fee will be charged per booking. This administrative fee may be converted to a future cruise credit valid for travel within 12 months from the date of the cancelled voyage. Cruise cancellation requests received within 120 days of the initial sailing date will be subject to the following charges, regardless of suite resale: 120 – 91 days prior to the initial sailing date: 15% of the total cruise fare per person 90 – 46 days prior to the initial sailing date: 50% of the total cruise fare per person 45 – 31 days prior to the initial sailing date: 75% of the total cruise fare per person 30 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date or nonappearance at the time of sailing: 100% of the total cruise fare per person Cruise tickets must be returned to Silversea before refunds (if owed) can be processed. Penalties apply to changes and cancellations to the following optional package programmes as follows: SILVER SKY® AIR PROGRAMME CANCELLATION FEES The following cancellation fees are in addition to the applicable cruise penalty and any Fees previously incurred: 90 – 61 days prior to the initial sailing date: US$100 per person processing fee 60 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: US$100 per person processing fee and 100% of the Air Package fare paid. SILVER SHORE SIMPLY HOTEL AND GRANDE HOTEL PROGRAMME CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS 90 – 61 days prior to the initial sailing date: US$100 per person 60 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person SILVER SHORE LAND ADVENTURES CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS (Unless otherwise advised) 90 – 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person TRANSFER-ONLY OPTION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS (Unless otherwise advised) 5 – 0 days prior to initial sailing date or non-appearance at the time of transfer: 100% of the total transfer price per person Silversea’s cancellation penalties as mentioned above are strictly enforced. No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation of the cruise holiday after the commencement of same. Silversea reserves the right to re-invoice in the event of errors. HEALTH AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS All guests are required to report in writing to Silversea at the time their reservation is made: 1. A ny physical or mental condition that may require medical or professional treatment or attention during the voyage 2. A ny condition that may render the guest unfit for travel, or that may require special care or assistance 3. A ny condition that may pose a risk or danger to the guest or anyone else on board the ship 4. Any condition that may require oxygen for medical reasons 5. A ny intention or need to use a wheelchair cart, other mobility device or a service or assistance animal aboard ship By booking passage and by boarding the ship, the guest represents and warrants that he/she is physically and otherwise fit to travel, and that the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers and medical staff. Silversea reserves the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of Silversea or the ship’s Master, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which Silversea is reasonably able to provide. Those guests requiring wheel-on and/ or wheel-off access must contact Silversea prior to making a booking. Silversea reserves the right to deny boarding to any guest who failed to notify Silversea of such requirement at the time of booking. Silversea is unable to accommodate service animals onboard as their entry into Galapagos National Park is prohibited. PREGNANCY AND CHILDREN At the time of booking, expectant mothers are required to supply a medical certificate establishing their fitness for travel at the time they are due to travel. Silversea is unable to accommodate women who have entered their twenty-fourth week of pregnancy and will not be responsible or liable for any complication relative to any pregnancy during the entire duration of the cruise or thereafter. Additionally, airlines may have restrictions that may differ from Silversea’s. Please contact your travel professional or airline. Silversea is unable to accommodate children less than six (6) years of age. BAGGAGE You may bring aboard the ship a reasonable amount of clothing and personal effects without charge. Baggage for Silversea guests or guests on Land Adventures must be handled in accordance with regulations and tariffs of airlines and/or ground operators. Baggage exceeding these limitations is subject to the charges as set forth by the individual operators. Airlines are strict with baggage limitations. Guests are encouraged to contact individual airlines for weight limitations. Guests are also encouraged to pack a smaller bag for all Land Adventures to avoid extra baggage charges. All baggage must be securely packed, and properly and clearly labeled. Liquid, fragile, perishable and other articles not suitably packed are transported at your own risk. For Galapagos flights the limit is 20 kilograms. Silversea is not responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any other personal item during air travel, Hotel Programmes, Land Adventures or shore excursions. Baggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon guest disembarkation. Under no circumstances will baggage be stored on board without the owner of such baggage being on the vessel. Silversea is not responsible for baggage stored in shoreside facilities. Under no circumstances may dangerous items (including but not limited to: explosives, firearms, combustible or illegal substances) be taken aboard the ship. We recommend that you hand-carry travel documents (passport, visa, cruise tickets), medications and valuables. These items are the full responsibility of the guest at all times. Silversea shall not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, such personal items. GALAPAGOS RESTRAINED PRODUCTS Local authorities manage the quarantine system of Galapagos National Park in order to avoid the arrival of foreign species to the islands. All cargo and luggage that arrives to Galapagos National Park or that is transferred from one island to another must be inspected. To preserve the human health and the native species of the Galapagos Islands, the following products may not be transferred to Galapagos: fresh vegetables and fruits, animal products and or its derivate or dairy products. Other live animals, pathological samples, dry coffee beans, genetically modified organisms, forest species or the disseminative parts, grass and its disseminative parts, fresh flowers medicinal plants and their disseminative parts, banana tree leafs, microorganisms (fungi, bacteria, etc.) soil and sand, and animal vaccines are strictly prohibited. LOST PROPERTY Silversea may levy a charge for the return of personal items left on board or lost and subsequently found. LECTURERS AND PERSONALITIES Independent contractors retained by Silversea (including but not limited to: lecturers, guest personalities, bridge instructors, guest hosts, chefs, enrichment specialists and entertainers) are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS All travel documents (air and cruise tickets, passport, medical card, inoculation verification) are the guest’s responsibility. It is also the guest’s responsibility to obtain any necessary visas and public health documents for all applicable ports and to comply with all customs requirements. Without the required documents, a guest may be denied boarding and accommodation by Silversea, or the guest may be disembarked during the voyage and Silversea will not make a refund or be otherwise liable to any guest for such denial of boarding or disembarkation. In the event that Silversea, as a courtesy, provides information or advice as to necessary travel documents, visas and medical inoculations, guests are still obligated to verify such information with the appropriate government authorities and Silversea does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information. Some countries require passports to be valid six months beyond intended stay. Please check with the appropriate consulate for specific requirements. Security measures imposed by governments may change from time to time and each guest will be required to comply with them. As a courtesy, we will endeavour to provide each guest with notice of measures that may affect them, but complying with any such requirements is the sole responsibility of each guest. Please consult your travel professional for advice on such requirements to avoid loss of boarding privileges. CRUISE CREDITS Silversea Cruise Credits have no cash value, are nontransferable, and may only be used in conjunction with the purchase of a Silversea cruise prior to the expiration date. These credits are valid toward the Silver Privilege fares and are applied to bookings after all other savings programmes, if applicable. Certain restrictions may apply. TAXES, GOVERNMENT FEES/QUASIGOVERNMENT FEES AND FUEL SUPPLEMENTS Silversea reserves the right to pass through to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and government fees/quasigovernment fees that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and Government fees/quasi-government fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees. Silversea reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement in the event that the price of fuel increases any time prior to sailing up to and including the day of embarkation. Silversea may collect any taxes, government fees/quasi government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly. All fares, savings, offers, programmes and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Visit Silversea.com for full offer details and complete Terms and Conditions. This brochure may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Silversea reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time without prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, programme, reward, savings, credit, amenity, etc. in the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability. Ship’s registry: Ecuador. 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