Silver Nova puts Silversea at the forefront of sustainable luxury cruising

Set for delivery in summer 2023, Silver Nova will be the first hybrid, luxury cruise ship free of local emissions at port, positioning Silversea at the forefront of sustainable cruising for years to come.

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Silver Nova, with a planned summer 2023 launch, will be the first low-emissions luxury cruise ship with advanced hybrid technology featuring fuel cells, paving the way for the future of luxurious, sustainable cruising.

The suite life on board Silver Nova

With 364 suites across 13 categories, Silver Nova will feature an entirely new design approach for the leading ultra-luxury cruise line and introduce a new generation of suites. The suites, that are among the most luxurious at sea, include seven new categories offering greater variety and new premium aft suites.

Among the most spacious suites at sea, Silver Nova’s suites range in size from 33 sq. m. (357 sq. ft.) to 123 sq. m. (1324 sq. ft.).All 364 suitesensure a superlative sense of comfort and personal space, achieved through a thoughtful re-design – particularly the bathrooms and walk-in closets. The bathroom has been refined to include a modern oversized mirror, a large vanity with two faucets, a spacious walk-in shower, and a lavish bathtub or whirlpool. The walk-in closet has been reimagined to provide a more significant openness, particularly in the Veranda Suites, and includes a set of intuitive design details, such as dedicated compartments for personal jewellery. Furthermore, all suites benefit from large balconies, ranging from 5 sq. m. to 40 sq. m., with 270-degree ocean and land views from select suites.

  • The Signature Suite
    The Signature Suite offers an immersive destination experience with sweeping views from all interior spaces. The Signature Suite not only offers comfortable and spacious interiors, including a dining, living and sleeping area and a luxurious bathroom, but it also features one of the largest balconies on board with ample space in which to relax and unwind. The Signature Suite also includes custom-made luxury mattresses, two large flat-screen televisions, a sound system with Bluetooth connectivity, and an espresso machine.
    Total size:
     65 sq. m. or 700 sq. ft.
     16 sq. m. or 172 sq. ft.
  • The Otium Suite
    Inspired by Silversea’s new wellness programme, Otium℠, the Otium Suite offers the most spacious interiors aboard Silver Nova for the ultimate suite experience at sea, located in the premium aft corner position. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows in all living areas, it unlocks unprecedented 270-degree views from the inside, while its balcony is the most spacious on board and features a private whirlpool. The Otium Suite also includes custom-made luxury mattresses, two large flat-screen televisions, a sound system with Bluetooth connectivity, and an espresso machine.
    Total size:
     123 sq. m. or 1324 sq. ft.
     40 sq. m. or 431 sq. ft.

Heritage meets evolution

Recently named a ‘Legend of Design’ at the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Awards, architect Giacomo Mortola and his firm GEM spearheaded the design of the suites on board Silver Nova. Leveraging four decades of expertise and a long-lasting collaboration with Silversea, Mortola and his team took inspiration from the ‘whispered luxury’ of Silversea’s recent ships – Silver Muse, Silver Moon, Silver Dawn and Silver Origin.

The suites’ materials and textures have been thoughtfully selected, representing exceptional quality and the finest Italian craftsmanship. Silver Nova introduces new, intuitive and modern design details, including elegant, soft lighting; headboards with integrated reading lights; and a reimagined walk-in closet design. Layered and curated, the colour palette features a blend of soft and neutral tones, with deeper but subtle accents inspired by the sea and earth.

Unparalleled openness to destination

Through an innovative structural design – in which the superstructure is brought inside the ship and enlarged floor-to-ceiling windows replace exterior walls in select suites – each suite provides guests with an immersive connection with the outside world. All suites feature a private balcony with a stunning glass balustrade and spectacular views from most living spaces, enabling a seamless openness to the destination.

Guests in all suites aboard Silver Nova will enjoy enhancements from Silversea’s new Otium wellness programme, which includes indulgent sleeping and bathing experiences; the first balcony experience at sea; and a new comfort food menu, available 24-hours per day, which is designed to enhance guests’ movie nights, pre-dinner aperitifs, and other moments of leisure with snacks that include lobster and caviar in brioche rolls, a selection of gourmet popcorns, and other premium bites. Moreover, as part of Silversea’s comprehensive all-inclusive offering, all suites feature butler service, complimentary in-suite dining around the clock, a minibar stocked with guests’ preferences, plush bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, luxury bath amenities, and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi.

Other Silver Nova amenities will include Otiu, Silversea’s wellness program introduced in 2021 on Silver Daw, and S.A.L.T., an immersive culinary concept that was first experienced on Silver Moon, bringing destination authenticity to the ship’s cuisine through locally sourced products, market trips and visiting chef demonstrations. 

Grand Voyage South America 2024

The inaugural season for Silver Nova will commence on July 15, 2023, and include highly curated and immersive sailings ranging from seven to 23 days. The ship’s 10-day maiden voyage from Southampton to Lisbon will include calls in Saint Malo, three days in Bordeaux to explore the region’s historical sights, 18th-century cultural heritage, castles, vineyards, and French-style gardens, followed by Bilbao, before ending in Lisbon.

During her inaugural season, Silver Nova is scheduled to offer a total of 20 journeys in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South America, as well as a transoceanic crossing to unlock over 100 destinations and 50 countries.

On January 4, 2024, Silversea Nova will depart for a 71-day Grand Voyage to Central and South America’s taking guests to 38 destinations in 18 countries. Silversea’s Grand Voyage South America 2024 will circumnavigate Latin America, before taking guests deep inland along the meandering Amazon River to Manaus in the heart of the verdant rainforest. As well as enjoying a maiden call in Ilhabela (Brazil) – home to a vast UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve – guests will explore Ushuaia at South America’s southernmost tip, in addition to the continent’s striking glaciers and fjords. Immersing travellers into the vibrant Latin American culture, Silver Nova will call in Lima, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo, with an extended call in Rio de Janeiro where guests will enjoy the famous Carnival with three overnights. Ahead of arriving in Fort Lauderdale on March 15, 2024, travellers will explore the Eastern Caribbean’s most spectacular destinations, with calls in Spanish Town, Castries, and Bequia. Guests will also experience the region’s rich culinary flavours – both on board and ashore – through Silversea’s highly lauded S.A.L.T. programme.

Drawing on a connection to the culture, heritage and identity of each location, Silversea’s exclusive events for the Grand Voyage South America 2024 include:

  • Folklore Festivities along the Panama Canal: Guests will enjoy a traditional folkloric show, followed by a carnival party – complete with Panama hats and spirited salsa dancing – as they take the enchanting journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Bespoke Heritage Tour at Callao Monumental: A full cultural immersion awaits guests with the curation of a personalised, and private, tour of Callao Monumental, considered Peru’s most important reference of social transformation through art. The tour will end with locally prepared, authentic culinary delights and cocktails to the backdrop of a salsa fiesta.
  • The Best Seats at the World’s Biggest Carnival: Guests will revel in the rhythmic magic of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival across three days of exclusive parade access and the best seats to view the heart of the action.
  • Operatic Delights in the Amazon Rainforest: Under the shimmering stars and amidst the lush rainforest canopy, guests will experience a night at the opera like no other. Located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, Manaus’ opera house is a historical landmark and a spectacular example of Renaissance architecture. Guests will watch in awe during an exclusive performance, enjoyed with a decadent cocktail in hand.
  • An Exclusive Evening with Bridgetown’s Polo Elite: Guests will rub shoulders with the Bridgetown polo players – Barbados’s most iconic sports team – during an intimate dinner that follows an afternoon of adrenaline sport. Intricately prepared by an award-winning Bajan Master Chef, guests will savour local delicacies and sip champagne in the company of the island’s polo elite.

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