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Australian travel industry joins Silversea for christening of Silver Dawn in Portugal

A few famous faces of the Australian travel industry flew to Lisbon, Portugal last week to join Silversea's #ArrivalRevival celebrations as the company christened its new ultra-luxury ship, Silver Dawn.

A few famous faces of the Australian travel industry flew to Lisbon, Portugal last week to join Silversea’s #ArrivalRevival celebrations as the company christened its new ultra-luxury ship, Silver Dawn.

Silversea Cruises officially named its 10th ship, Silver Dawn, in Lisbon on March 31. 

Royal Caribbean Group’s customary bagpipe performance opened the formal naming ceremony followed by a performance that weaved a narrative from the 2021 launch of Silver Moon to the modern day and the launch of Silver Dawn.

Silver Dawn
Gareth Evison (Imagine Cruising), Brett & Louise Dann (Hunter Travel Group) & Aaron Collins (Andrew Jones Travel)

The newly named Godmother of Silver Dawn, Nilou Motamed—an influential food and travel editor, tastemaker, and television personality— cut the ribbon to trigger a champagne bottle to smash on the ship’s hull, signalling the end of the ceremony.

“With Australia welcoming international cruise lines back this month, Silversea was thrilled to have the Australian press and industry veterans amongst those celebrating the naming of Silversea’s newest ship, Silver Dawn, in Lisbon,” said Adam Radwanski, Silversea’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific. 

“It has been a memorable way to mark this moment – one we have all been eagerly waiting for.”

Silver Dawn
Laurice Burke (Helloworld Eatons Hill & Kenmore) & Roland Howlett ( Frontier Travel), testing out the S.A.L.T. Lab

Those in attendance included John Williams (Our Vacation Centre), Gareth Evison (Imagine Cruising), Brett & Louise Dann (Hunter Travel Group), Aaron Collins (Andrew Jones Travel), Laurice Burke (Helloworld Eatons Hill & Kenmore) and Roland Howlett (Frontier Travel).

“Silversea has worked intimately with trade partners throughout this difficult time and the reciprocity of this relationship has upheld not only the survival of our industry, but also the integrity of Silversea,” said Steve Richards, Director of Sales, Australia & New Zealand.

“To come together on this occasion with those who worked so hard to finally see this day was a profound moment for all who attended. The celebration was a way to thank them all for their continued support.”

Silver Dawn
Steve Richards and John Williams

Silver Dawn departed on her inaugural voyage on April 1, sailing from Lisbon to Barcelona. She is scheduled to sail in the Mediterranean until November, when she will cross the Atlantic Ocean, via the Canary Islands, to unlock the Caribbean and Central America for guests.

For more information visit www.silversea.com/silver-dawn