Silversea has delivered its first destination-focused ship, the Silver Origin which is bound for the Galapagos.
The luxury all-suite, 100-guest ship is due to start sailing in August 2020.
The ship, which has been designed for exploration of the remote islands, has all the equipment like zodiacs, a laboratory and more available to guests, but with all the comforts of white-gloved butler service.
There are several new videos where chief marketing officer Barbara Muckermann shows viewers inside the new ship.
The Silver Origin was delivered on Wednesday 3 June and the ceremony was attended by chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, president and CEO Roberto Martinoli, SVP hotel operations & onboard revenue Damien O’Connor as well as Ms Muckermann in Rotterdam.
“It was a very proud moment for me to attend Silver Origin’s official delivery ceremony in person, and to welcome Silversea’s first-ever destination-specific ship to our fleet. I am very grateful to all involved in the build, especially the professionals at De Hoop Shipyard, said Mr Lefebvre d’Ovidio
“In September 2013, Silversea became the first cruise line to launch an ultra-luxury ship in the Galapagos Archipelago. We have invested our accrued know-how into the design of Silver Origin.
“Every element of the ship has been designed with the destination in mind and tailored to enhance the experience for travellers, while fostering a deep sense of respect for this magnificent ecosystem and everything that inhabits it.”
Silversea president & CEO, Roberto Martinoli, said: “We welcome the beautiful Silver Origin to our fleet as the first ship since the start of our collaboration with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
“The ship demonstrates how fruitful our collaboration has been, while providing an indication of the great success to come.
“With Silversea’s destination expertise and the invaluable support of the RCL group, we have pushed the boundaries of ultra-luxury travel in the Galapagos with Silver Origin.
“I want to extend my gratitude to all those involved, including my colleagues at both Silversea and RCL, but especially to the De Hoop Shipyard who overcame many challenges to complete the ship.”
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