Luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have signed a contract worth about €310 million for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship, due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020.
Tentatively named “Silver Moon”, the new ship will be a sister ship of “Silver Muse”, which was delivered in April 2017 at the shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa). At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, she will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations which are hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
“Based on the high praise Silver Muse has earned with our guests, we are eager to build on our flagship’s success and move forward with a sister ship, which will bring us closer to fulfilling my father’s dream of a 12-sheep fleet. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience, and are delighted to partner once again with expertluxury shipbuilder Fincantieri as we continue to grow and evolve our fleet.” – Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea
The new build will expand Silversea’s fleet to 10 ships. Once operating, she will significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury segment with a wealth of enhancements to the on board experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travelers.