Christening the ORIGIN in Guayaquil

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Join us as we celebrate the newest luxury yacht to Galapagos, MV ORIGIN!


Last week our team at Ecoventura christened the newest member of the Ecoventura fleet, MV ORIGIN, and Doris Welsh was named as Godmother. Doris has been with Ecoventura for 25 years with numerous visits to the Islands and is a vital member of our team. She is looking forward to her next visit and being aboard the newest addition to the Ecoventura fleet.

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“It came as a total surprise when I was asked by Santiago Dunn to be Godmother of the MV Origin.  This was a real honor to be a part of this new luxurious vessel and entrusted with the safe guidance of the ship and her passengers.” It is exciting to think I am now in good company with Royals and celebrities!” – Doris Welsh

After the Priest blessed the vessel with holy water on Ash Wednesday, Doris christened ORIGIN with bottle smashing duties, followed by photo ops and a champagne brunch to celebrate in Guayaquil.

It’s a long-standing tradition for yachts to have Godmothers, they bless the ship and historically have been trusted with the safe passage of the vessel. We are honored to have Doris send ORIGIN out with good luck for future voyages. We are counting down the days until ORIGIN’s inaugural cruise February 28th!

Special thanks to everyone who has been involved in preparing ORIGIN to set sail!

Interested in cruising with ORIGIN? Contact us at to find out more about how you can cruise in luxury on the newest and most luxurious yacht in Galapagos.