Silversea christens Silver Origin

Silversea christens Silver Origin in Galápagos Islands

Silversea Cruises has christened Silver Origin during an expedition-inspired ceremony in San Cristobal, Galápagos Islands.

Guests took to the water on Silver Origin’s zodiacs, as Silversea officially welcomed its 10th ship to the fleet.

Conservationist and resident of the Galápagos Islands, Johanna Carrión, was also unveiled as the ship’s godmother.

Silversea Cruises president and CEO Roberto Martinoli said: “It was a very proud moment to officially welcome Silver Origin to our fleet.

“Beyond just visiting the most beautiful corners of our planet, Silversea aims to enrich each destination. This is especially true in the Galápagos Islands. Silver Origin is our strongest means to inspire travellers to safeguard the wellbeing of this beautiful archipelago for future generations.

“I would like to thank Jason Liberty for joining us as we celebrate this momentous occasion and our colleagues at Royal Caribbean Group for their invaluable support.

“We are honoured to welcome Johanna Carrión to the extended family as the official godmother of Silver Origin. Johanna’s tireless efforts to champion conservation in the Galápagos make her the perfect ambassador for our cruise line.”

Silver Origin: Designed to protect the environment

The 100-passenger Silver Origin has been built with the “environment in mind to unlock immersive experiences for guests in the Galápagos Archipelago”, Silversea said.

It features “state-of-the-art technology”, including a dynamic positioning system to protect the seabed, as well an advanced propulsion system. All suites have a freshwater purification system to reduce plastic bottle usage.

Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO Jason Liberty added: “My heartfelt congratulations to the Silversea team on this milestone.

“Silversea’s efforts to support long-term conservation here in the Galápagos Islands speak to our commitment to the environment. Our approach is built on the mantra that respect for the oceans is not a choice, it’s a way of life.”

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