The Galapagos Islands are one of our world’s most magnificent gems that thousands of species have called home for decades. Part of that fauna is endemic to this small part of the world, making conservation and preservation even more critical. To ensure those species keep calling those isles home for generations to come, Silversea has partnered with the US-based Galapagos Conservancy and has created the Silversea Fund. Galapagos Conservancy’s mission is to exclusively protect the ecosystem of the islands and conserve its biological integrity. By partnering with this organization, Silversea is aiming to educate the archipelago’s local communities through financial support. The Silversea Fund will accept project proposals related to youth empowerment; education and training; and science, technology and conservation from all four inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela and Floreana.
As the Vice President and General Manager of Silversea Cruises Ecuador stated “The Silversea Fund for the Galapagos is a natural extension of our belief that sustainable tourism can open eyes and foster respect for our planet, particularly for such unique and diverse destinations as the Galapagos”.
In addition to supporting the Galapagos Conservancy in their mission, the luxury cruise line is encouraging all guests who are travelling on the Silver Galapagos (becoming the Silver Origin in July 2020) to contribute to this preservation and conservation cause. Guests donating between USD $500 and USD$1,000 per suite will receive a Future Cruise Credit in a matching amount. That credit may be applied towards any future Silversea voyage aboard any of the cruise line’s ships. It has never felt so good to travel knowing that our personal discovery and enrichment is making an impressive difference on a global scale!
Should you want to make a donation to help preserve the natural beauty of the Galapagos archipelago, click here.
If Silversea’s initiative has inspired you to visit the Galapagos Islands aboard the Silver Galapagos, contact one our Cruise Specialists today, they will ensure you get the best suite on Silversea's next voyage to the Galapagos.