Reina Silvia accommodates
her guests in 6 staterooms, each equipped with individually controlled
air conditioner, telephone (internal calls and international satellite
phone service), and a TV with DVD player. All staterooms can be
configured to have either two lower beds or one king-sized bed. Bathroom
facilities are en suite with a full size shower, lavatory, and hair
In the fall of 2010, Reina Silvia underwent an
extensive refit and now offers superb comfort. Under the new
configuration she will sail primarily with 12 passengers however, she
may still carry 16 passengers as 4 of the 6 staterooms can be configured
for three persons.
She was redesigned to create a pleasant atmosphere
for groups of 12 to 16 distin-guished passengers. With a highly trained
crew of eight, including a multilingual naturalist guide, Reina Silvia
accommodates her guests in six staterooms. Two staterooms are doubles
which can be configured with either two twin beds or one king-sized bed.
The four additional staterooms are furnished with two lower beds, which
can be configured as twins or king, and one Pullman-style bed. They will
be considered doubles and used as triples only upon request. All
staterooms have en suite facilities, including shower, lavatory and
The yacht is fully air-conditioned and features
up-to-date security, navigational and communications equipment,
including satellite telephony. From the well-equipped galley an
excellent cuisine is offered in the spacious dining room. This area and
the top deck lounge are used for lectures and conferences.
The yacht has a swimming/diving platform aft and an
extended bow pulpit for whale and dolphin watching. A desalination plant
provides all the freshwater needed. M/Y Reina Silvia's cruising speed of
10 knots allows her to follow a splendid itinerary, visiting the most
interesting places on the islands during a one or two week cruise.
Reina Silvia is owned by Rolf D. Sievers and family,
long-time residents of Galapagos and pioneers as organizers of cruises.
Their entire operation is managed in accordance with International
Safety Management (ISM) procedures.