Silver Origin close to delivery
DUTCH shipyard De Hoop has forged onward through the COVID-19 crisis and is now putting the finishing touches on Silver Origin, Silversea Cruises’ newest expedition ship which will be dedicated to cruising in the Galapagos.
Despite a national lockdown in the Netherlands, about 200 De Hoop workers opted to continue working while being accommodated in a dedicated residential facility in Lobith, the relatively remote location where De Hoop is situated.
Extensive hygiene and distancing procedures were implemented to allow work to continue, culminating in sea trials held late last month.
Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli said the efforts of De Hoop “represent the resilience of European industry”.