Silversea Cruises and shipbuilder Fincantieri have signed a contract worth about 310 million euros (about $370 million), for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship, due to join the shipowner’s fleet in 2020.
The new unit, tentatively named Silver Moon, will be a sister ship of Silver Muse, delivered in April by Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard.
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 that are hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
The newbuild will expand Silversea’s fleet to 10 ships. Once operating, she promises to 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.
The ship’s voluntary class notations include “Green star 3 Design,” assigned to vessels that are designed, built and equipped in order to prevent air and water pollution. Other notations include “COMF-NOISE A PAX” and “COMF-NOISE B CREW,” assigned on the basis of the noise levels measured on the ship.
Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea, commented: “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-ship fleet. We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding luxury cruise experience, and are delighted to partner once again with expert luxury shipbuilder Fincantieri as we continue to grow and evolve our fleet”.
“We have a trusted relationship with Silversea which was born many years ago and is renewed today thanks to this important order. We are very glad to build a new ship for this fleet, moreover based on a successful project like the one of Silver Muse, of which we are particularly proud,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “The ultra-luxury segment continues to be among those embodying orders even after the peak of the past few years, and Fincantieri has again proved to be the undisputed shipbuilding group in this prestigious market niche”…