Luxury line lauded for environmental efforts

By Patti Pietschmann, Travel Diva

Silversea saving the Galapagos

Luxury ship operator Silversea took home the trophy for Sustainability at the 2020 Seatrade confab yesterday.  The prize recognizes participation in social and environmental practices. Another award was given in recognition for its pioneering Silversea Fund for the Galapagos.  The fund is one of its many efforts for enriching the communities and landscapes visited by its ships.


Seatrade Cruise Awards forms part of the series of global Seatrade events, websites, and publications that covers all aspect of the cruise and maritime industries. Yearly confabs bring together key players in the industry for brainstorm sessions.  

“Seatrade’s Sustainability Award is an important recognition of our efforts to protect the environment and wildlife of the Galapagos. Which we do  through education and relationships with the local communities,” says Fernando Delgado, vice president and general manager of Silversea Cruises Ecuador.

“This award affirms our commitment to the long-term conservation of the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands and all destinations,” adds Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Preserving the Galapagos

The Galapagos Conservancy is the only organization in the US that focuses exclusively on protecting the area’s  unique ecosystems and biological integrity. The Silversea Fund for the Galapagos supports the archipelago’s local communities by financing projects related to youth empowerment; education and training; and science, technology and conservation.

The fund builds on Silversea’s existing efforts to make a positive impact on the natural and economic environment of the Galapagos Islands, and the Floreana Island Ecological Restoration Project.

Silver Origin designed to fit into the Galapagos

Silversea Silver Origin

Silver Origin photo courtesy of Silversea

The all-suite, all-balcony, 100-guest Silver Origin  begins year-round voyages in the Galapagos later this year. The stunning ship’s design intentionally gels with the Galapagos’ unique environment.

For Silversea bookings or information contact a Pavlus agent on our home page or at 800-528-9300.

FYI: If  you sail on  Silver Origin and donate to the Silversea Fund for the Galapagos while on board you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit in a matching amount. This is valid for use on any future voyage aboard any ship in Silversea’s ultra-luxury fleet.

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