Silversea officially welcomes Silver Ray to fleet

Silver Ray, the second ship in Silversea’s Nova Class, was officially named by godmother Dr Maria Josefina Olascoaga at a ceremony held onboard in Lisbon.

Olascoaga is an ocean scientist and professor of ocean science at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science.

She also co-leads OceanScope, an academic programme which equips Royal Caribbean Group vessels with oceanographic instruments that provide real-time data on atmospheric conditions along voyages.

Speaking at the ceremony, Silversea president Bert Hernandez said: “It is fitting that we are celebrating Silver Ray’s naming in the same year that Silversea celebrates 30 years of excellence.”

Silversea has taken delivery of six ships to its fleet since 2018.

 Jason Liberty, chief executive of parent company Royal Caribbean Group, said: “As part of our interest in Silversea, one of the things we wanted to do was substantially grow the fleet.

“Welcoming Silver Ray to our global fleet represents the latest commitment from Royal Caribbean Group to continue building the Silversea brand and delivering the very best experiences in ultra-luxury and expedition travel.”

Silver Ray will embark on its maiden voyage from Lisbon on Saturday  (June 15) to spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to the Americas in December.

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