Silversea officially welcomes Silver Ray to its 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 program which equips Royal Caribbean Group ships with oceanographic instruments that provide real-time data on atmospheric conditions along the ship’s path. 

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.”

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

The brand's Nova Class vessels, including Silver Nova which launched last year, are the line's largest ships with a capacity of 728 passengers. 

Royal Caribbean Group chief executive Jason Liberty 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 her maiden voyage from Lisbon on Saturday (June 15) to spend her inaugural season in the Mediterranean before crossing the Atlantic to the Americas in December.

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