First Woman to Cross Antarctica Solo is Named Godmother of Silver Endeavour

Felicity Aston, Godmother of the Silver Endeavour
Felicity Aston, Godmother of the Silver Endeavour

Silversea Cruises has named Felicity Aston as the Godmother of its new ship Silver Endeavour. A polar explorer, author, television presenter, and climate scientist, 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.

Aston will officially name Silver Endeavour as part of an intimate naming ceremony in Antarctica—to be held in the days before the ship’s inaugural voyage, departing on November 21.

In a career that has spanned over 20 years, Aston has undertaken many challenging expeditions in the world’s most extreme environments – often as the leader of ground-breaking trips, including that of the first British women’s team to cross the Greenland ice sheet.

In 2023, Aston will be continuing her leadership of the B.I.G. (Before It’s Gone) North Pole expedition, a long-term project to collect material for crucial Arctic Ocean sea ice research. Aston has published five books about exploration and her expeditions; co-presented two BBC documentaries; and has been featured in top publications, including National Geographic, Vanity Fair and more.

“We are delighted to welcome Felicity Aston to the Silversea family as Godmother of Silver Endeavour,” said Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises. Mr. Martinoli further states that Ms. Aston is the “perfect ambassador” for the cruise line as she embodies the “true spirit of discovery” and is a “great source of inspiration for travellers as they set forth on their journey to Polar Regions and beyond”.

“I am honoured to have been selected as the Godmother of Silver Endeavour – a beautiful ship that will introduce countless travellers to the magnificent allure of the Polar Regions,” says Ms. Aston.

For more information or to see all of Silver Endeavor’s voyages, visit the Silversea Cruises web site.

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