Silversea takes delivery of Silver Ray

Silversea has taken delivery of Silver Ray, the second ship in its Nova class.

The delivery ceremony took place in Eemshaven, Netherlands and was attended by Royal Caribbean Group president and chief executive Jason Liberty, Silversea president Bert Hernandez, the ship’s captain, Alessandro Zanello, and officials from the Meyer Werft shipyard.

The 728-passenger ship is 40% more energy efficient than required international standards and regulations, according to Silversea, and is scheduled to embark on its maiden voyage from Lisbon on June 15 to begin a season in the Mediterranean before repositioning to the Americas in December.

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“We are thrilled to take delivery of Silver Ray, the newest ultra-luxury and expedition jewel in Royal Caribbean Group’s game-changing fleet,” said Liberty.

“Delivering the best vacation experiences responsibly is at the heart of everything we do. We are fortunate to have the best people working together to dream and create unforgettable experiences for our guests, including the Meyer Werft shipyard team, whose partnership has enabled us to continue pushing boundaries.”

Herenadez, who took up his presidency role last month following the departure of Barbara Muckermann, said: “In addition to being one of the most energy efficient ships ever built, Silver Ray’s game-changing, outward-facing ship design enables greater access and connection for our guests to the incredible destinations we visit.

“As far as firsts go, I feel honoured that my first delivery as president of Silversea is to welcome Silver Ray to our fleet alongside Jason, my Royal Caribbean colleagues and the wonderful Meyer Werft team. I can’t wait for guests to experience everything this remarkable ship has to offer.”

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