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Silversea charts new north central, western routes in the Galápagos

Flamingos in the Galápagos (Photo: Silversea Cruises)
Starting March 25, 2017, Silversea will alternate two new seven-night Galápagos itineraries aboard the 100-passenger, all-suite Silver Galapagos. The cruises sail Saturday to Saturday, with San Cristóbal as a new arrival or departure port.

'For the first time, Silver Galapagos will circumnavigate iconic Kicker Rock and Daphne Major, both spectacular settings for spotting an array of exotic birds. And nature lovers will appreciate the chance to witness beautiful flamingos and sea turtles at Las Bachas Beach, also a new destination,' said Mark Conroy, Silversea's managing director for the Americas.

The new north central itinerary departs Baltra for San Cristóbal with an added circumnavigation of Isla Daphne Grande (aka Daphne Major). The voyage also explores Bahía Darwin and El Barranco in Genovesa, Galapaguera Cerro Colorado and Punta Pitt in San Cristóbal, Bahía Gardner (aka Gardner Bay) and Punta Suarez in Española. Also in the charts: El Edén and Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz and Bahía Sullivan, Seymour Norte, Rábida and Plazas Sur.

Departing from San Cristóbal for Baltra, the new western itinerary is enhanced by such new points of interest as Cerro Dragón and Playa Las Bachas in Santa Cruz and a circumnavigation of Roca León Dormido (aka Kicker Rock). The balance of the itinerary includes Punta Vicente Roca, Caleta Tagus and Bahía Elizabeth in Isabela, Post Office Bay, Islote Champion and Punta Cormorant in Floreana and Los Gemelos, Fausto Llerena Breeding Center and Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz. Bartolomé, Playa Espumilla and Punta Espinoza round out the itinerary.