Silversea strikes partnership with UK marine conservation charity

Silversea strikes partnership with UK marine conservation charity

Luxury line Silversea has forged a partnership with leading UK marine conservation charity ORCA.

The arrangement will enable passengers to “discover and engage” with marine life on cruises and contribute to ORCA’s conservation work by helping to collect sightings data of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

ORCA conservationists will travel on board four voyages in May this year and in 2019, sharing their knowledge of the diversity of marine life.

The charity has championed marine conservation for more than 15 years.

Head of science and conservation Lucy Babey said: “The entire ORCA team are incredibly excited to be working with Silversea Cruises, and this partnership will allow us to reach parts of the world we have never visited.

“This new programme will help us shine a light on some of the most diverse and beautiful marine spaces on the planet, making a significant impact in protecting the wonderful whales, dolphins and porpoises in our oceans.”

Silversea UK and Ireland marketing director Erin Johnson said: “We strongly believe when guests travel with Silversea they become ambassadors for both the destinations and wildlife across the globe.

“Silversea is committed to responsible cruising and with our guests will ensure that generations to come can enjoy the wonders of our oceans.”

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