Ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, christened their new ship Silver Origin, with an expedition-inspired ceremony in San Cristobal, the Galápagos Islands, on 25 February 2022.

In this unique event, guests raised a glass of champagne aboard Silver Origin’s Zodiacs, as Silversea officially welcomed the ship to its fleet, before unveiling the ship’s Godmother, Johanna Carrión, an esteemed conservationist and permanent resident of the Galápagos Islands. Silversea named Johanna Carrión for the role of Silver Origin’s Godmother due to her unwavering commitment to sustainability and her passion for benefiting future generations with hands-on, conservation-focused education in the Galápagos, her ethos perfectly aligning with that of Silversea, both being commited to safeguarding this prescious destination and its communities.

A tradition of Royal Caribbean Group, a bagpipe performance initiated the intimate naming ceremony, which marked Jason Liberty’s first ship christening as the new President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group®.

“My heartfelt congratulations to the Silversea team on this milestone,” said Jason Liberty, President & CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group. “Silversea’s efforts to support long-term conservation here in the Galapagos 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.’”