Port of Lisbon hosted Silver Dawn christening followed by its maiden voyage departure
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 13:27 by lisbon
The new Silver Dawn cruise ship was christened on the 31st of March in Lisbon, leaving for her maiden voyage on the 1st of April. The Silver Dawn christening took place on the night of March 31st, at a ceremony held aboard the ship, attended by top executives from Silversea and Royal Caribbean Group. After the ceremony, the Port of Lisbon in partnership with Lisbon Cruise Port (Terminal Operator) promoted a fireworks display, launched from the panoramic roof of the Lisbon Cruise Terminal.
Ricardo Medeiros, Lisbon Port Authority Member of the Board, mentioned that ”the Port of Lisbon and Lisbon Cruise Port are very pleased with the choice of Lisbon to christening this beautiful cruise ship, the third time this kind of ceremony takes place in the port, after Mein schiff 2 and Mein Schiff Herz in 2019. This is a prestigious international recognition, with a positive impact in the destination and, therefore, a remarkable opportunity to promote the port and the city of Lisbon”.
The Silver Dawn arrived in Lisbon for the first time on the 17th of March, for three mini-cruises, carried out between the 17th and 31st of March. On that day, the usual welcome on board ceremony took place, during which the Port of Lisbon presented Captain Samuele Failla with the usual commemorative plaque, with the ship being escorted by tugboats from Portugs company towards the Lisbon Cruise Terminal.
Port of Lisbon hosted Silver Dawn christening (c) Port of Lisbon
The port of Lisbon is a magnificent port of call for all cruise ships and offers excellent conditions for cruises around the Western Mediterranean and the North of Europe, transatlantic voyagers from East Coast of the USA and Brazil to Europe; and to the Atlantic islands and North Africa. Lisbon features two cruise terminals located in the historic city center and 8 km from the airport which together with the mild climate, the airlift connecting to several European and American destinations, the great diversity and quality of accommodation, make Lisbon a destination of excellence for cruise tourism. As far as cruise infrastructures is concerned, the port of Lisbon has a new cruise pier that, together with the existing one, offers to cruise companies approximately 1 500 meters of berthing quay. Simultaneous, the port has increased the existing terminal facilities, with 1 293 m2, building two new infrastructures with 500 m2 each.