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    3-Night Land & 7-Night Cruise Galapagos CME AWAY Nov 22 - Dec 2, 2017

    November 22, 2017 • December 2, 2017

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3-Night Land & 7-Night Cruise Galapagos CME AWAY Nov 22 - Dec 2, 2017

Onboard the Silversea Silver Galapagos.

The Galapagos Islands are home to the only active volcanoes in the archipelago and are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands.

Go snorkeling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galapagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature.
Floreana has been luring visitors since the 18th century when whalers hunted the island for tortoises and pirates sought shelter in its caves. Sailors established a rustic mailing system here: a barrel nailed to a pole where they would drop letters hoping they would be delivered by other mariners sailing home. You can continue the tradition if you choose. Then take a walk along the lovely beach, or hike through fragrant forests of palo santo “Incense” trees.

Speakers

Dr. Paul Winston

Topic: Physical and Sports Medicine

Dr Winston graduated from the University of Western Ontario and completed his residency in Phy...

Dr. Jim Gray

GI Specialist

Topic: Rehab Medicine

Jim was born in North Vancouver and grew up in Vancouver. he graduated from UBC Faculty of Me...

Additional Noteworthy Features

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas. Our intimate, ultra-luxury ships can sail up narrow waterways into the heart of a city, or tie up right at the pier while others must anchor off shore. And for those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the further most boundaries of the planet. Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary onboard expenses. With a proven skill for navigating the waterways throughout the Galapagos Islands, Silver Galapagos is naturally suited for in-depth explorations. Make this elegant, intimate ship your home away from home as you discover this spectacular region.

The Galapagos Islands are home to the only active volcanoes in the archipelago and are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkelling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galápagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs and the rare endemic Flightless Cormorant. As you travel along the coast, you may find many other creatures that shelter amid the red and white mangroves: eagle rays, marine turtles, Brown Pelicans and resting Cattle Egrets. Kayaking through the turquoise waters here is a true pleasure, inviting a sense of peaceful solitude and an invigorating feeling of connection to nature. Floreana has been luring visitors since the 18th century when whalers hunted the island for tortoises and pirates sought shelter in its caves. Sailors established a rustic mailing system here: a barrel nailed to a pole where they would drop letters hoping they would be delivered by other mariners sailing home. You can continue the tradition if you choose. Then take a walk along the lovely beach, or hike through fragrant forests of palo santo “Incense” trees.

A Galápagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos.


Dining
When dining aboard Silversea ships, gastronomic excellence is a given, thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues. No matter where you dine, there will be great diversity and freshness in your selections. Dine amid sparkling crystal, silver and sweeping ocean views in our main dining room. Join friends or find a table for two, and enjoy Continental or regional specialities impeccably presented and graciously served. The Restaurant is an open-seating dining room, which means there are no assigned times, no assigned tables. You are free to arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever you choose. For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal at the Grill for soft breezes and ocean views, especially as the sun goes down. Cruise guests can gather at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events. Complimentary room service is also available for all guests.


Enriching Experiences
Imagine exploring the history and culture of captivating destinations before you ever step foot off your ship. Our knowledgeable team of onboard Destination Consultants is delighted to share their regional expertise to Silversea guests, with informal discussions throughout your voyage and commentaries from the bridge. Elevating your cruise travel adventure to more stimulating heights. Gain an insider’s perspective on your voyage’s destinations. From where to shop, to top-rated eateries, and the area’s must-see sights. Ensuring you will journey ashore like a true native. While on your luxury cruise, embark on a personal journey of wellness to complement your global adventures. Work out in the well-equipped Fitness Centre, take a class in circuit training or Pilates in the aerobics room, and let the sauna and steam rooms work their magic to soothe every muscle. Silversea offers seminars ranging from aromatherapy and nutrition to how to burn fat. A holistic approach to wellness fully integrates exercise, fitness and spa therapies with health lectures and nutritious dining to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, even while away from home.

Inclusive Amenities for All Guests

  • Select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks
  • Butler service for all suites
  • Complimentary room service
  • Gratuities
  • Open-seating dining options
  • Complimentary WIFI

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 talk about their day. Dining options 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. This alternative dining venue is always a favourite with Silversea guests, and dinner reservations are recommended.


The Restaurant
The menu in The Restaurant includes a wide range of international selections to accommodate the global palate of our guests. Our chefs always include a choice of local Ecuadorean specialities to enrich your culinary journey, as well, but whether you choose Galapagos Lobster à la Galapaguera or filet mignon with truffles, your selections will be artfully presented and served. 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.


Library
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.


Beauty Salon
A full range of salon services is available for both men and women including hairstyling, manicures and pedicures. Appointments for these chargeable services may be made on board the ship. Appointments for these chargeable services at the beauty salon may be made on board the ship, or in advance via My Silversea.


Massage Room

After an energetic day ashore, a soothing ministration may be the perfect accompaniment to the spiritual and physical renewal of travel.


Explorer Lounge

Attend informative lectures, recaps and briefings, and enjoy views of the islands in the Explorer Lounge on Deck 3. Along with a sophisticated AV system, there’s also a small photography station with an IMac where guests can download and edit their photographs during their time on board.


Fitness Lounge

Eye-opening panoramas inspire you ever onward in the Fitness Centre with its treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike and a weight machine.


Snorkel Area

Snorkelling equipment for guests is stowed and cleaned in this outdoor area on Deck 3. Guests who bring their own equipment can also stow their gear here to dry after our water activities.


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


Jacuzzi
What better way to cool off in the tropics than with a dip in the Jacuzzi, waiting for you up top on the sun deck of your luxury cruise ship.


Schedule

This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations.

  • Wed, Nov 22

    Arrive in Quito


    Sea Courses Private Welcome Reception 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

    Sea Courses Welcome Dinner 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

  • Thurs, Nov 23

    CME 8:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Fri, Nov 24

    CME 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Sat, Nov 25

    Embark

    San Cristobal/Roca Leon Dormido

    Free day!

  • Sun, Nov 26

    Bartolome/Playa Espumilla, Santiago

    CME 8:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Mon, Nov 27

    Punta Vincente Roca, Isabela/Punta Espinoza, Fernandina

    CME 8:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Tues. Nov 28

    Caleta Tagus, Isabela/Bahia Elizabeth Isabela

    CME 8:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Wed, Nov 29

    Post Office, Floreana/Islote Campeon, Floreana

    Free day!

  • Thurs, Nov 30

    Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz/Las Bachas, Santa Cruz

    CME 8:00 am - 9:15 am

  • Fri, Dec 1

    Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz/Estacion Darwin & Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

    Free day!

  • Sat, Dec 2

    Baltra Island

    Disembark

Our Group Will Be Visiting Many Exciting Stops

San Cristobal

Like so many of the islands in the Galapagos, San Cristobal is formed by dormant volcanoes. It lies to the east of the archipelago and is one of the oldest islands in the group. Approximately 6,...

Roca Leon Dormido

The Silver Galapagos will circumnavigate Kicker Rock, one of the most iconic features of the Galapagos Islands. The small landform is formed by two tall towers of lava rock and when viewed from ...

Bartolome

Our ship anchors in sight of the volcanic moonscape of Isla Bartolomé, at Sullivan Bay. Zodiacs bring guests ashore to ascend a boardwalk of 388 steps. Passing through the arid volcanic landscap...

Playa Espumilla, Santiago

Playa Espumilla is located on the northwestern side of Santiago Island and is home to a variety of wildlife including nesting green sea turtles, and plentiful birds such as flamingos, White-chee...

Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela

The agile Silver Galapagos can anchor in deep water right up against the cliffs of Punta Vicente Roca on the northwest side of Isabela Island. From our anchorage Zodiacs set out to cruise beneat...

Punta Espinoza, Fernandina

With the gentle slopes of La Cumbre volcano in the distance, the low, lava-forged coast of Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island is a spectacular sight. Hundreds of marine iguanas rest on the blac...

Caleta Tagus, Isabela

Tagus Cove is a sheltered area southwest of Volcán Darwin on Isabela Island. The protected waters of this cove are home to sea turtles, marine iguanas, Flightless Cormorants and Galapagos Pengui...

Bahia Elizabeth, Isabela

The tranquil inlets of Elizabeth Bay are the perfect spot for a Zodiac cruise. First pass the “Las Marielas” islets, which are home to Blue-footed Boobies, Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Pengu...

Post Office, Floreana

Post Office Bay is steeped in history and received its name thanks to a post box that was placed ashore before 1813. Ships that were visiting the Galapagos on multi-year voyages would leave lett...

Islote Capeon, Floreana

Isla Champion is a small islet off Floreana Island’s northeast coast. To cruise by it reveals a bare, rocky island without much allure, but to enter the infinitely blue waters around this small ...

Punta Cormorant, Floreana

Isla Champion is a small islet off Floreana Island’s northeast coast. To cruise by it reveals a bare, rocky island without much allure, but to enter the infinitely blue waters around this small ...

Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz

Cerro Dragón’s land iguanas once played an important part in a conservation program headed by the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. When the reptiles’ numbers declined i...

Las Bachas, Santa Cruz

Cerro Dragón’s land iguanas once played an important part in a conservation program headed by the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park. When the reptiles’ numbers declined i...

Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz

Los Gemelos is Spanish for “the twins” and true to the name, Los Gemelos are twin sinkholes, one on either side of the road running from Puerto Ayora to the north side of the island. The mammoth...

Estacion Darwin & Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

Silver Galapagos will anchor in front of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where the prestigious Charles Darwin Research Station is located. The station also houses the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center fo...

Baltra, Galapagos

Silver Galapagos will anchor in front of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where the prestigious Charles Darwin Research Station is located. The station also houses the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center fo...