Silversea Cruises has named Felicity Aston, the first woman to cross Antarctica solo, as the godmother of its newest expedition ship, Silver Endeavour.
“We are delighted to welcome Felicity Aston to the Silversea family as godmother of Silver Endeavour,” said Roberto Martinoli, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “A leading authority in the field of polar exploration, Felicity is the perfect ambassador for our cruise line. She shares the unwavering senses of curiosity and adventure that united all Silversea guests.”
Aston became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica in 2012, as well as the first person to traverse the continent by muscle power alone. She will officially name the PC6 polar-class ship as part of a small ceremony to be held in Antarctica in the days before the ships’ inaugural voyage, departing on November 21, 2022.
“Her explorations are more than a test of physical stamina; they are a test of oneself. They will be a source of great inspiration for travelers as they set forth on their journey to Polar Regions and beyond with Silversea,” Martinoli added.