SILVERSEA CRUISES ANNOUNCES A NEW SISTER SHIP TO SILVER MUSE
September 11 2017
MONTE CARLO – September 11, 2017 – Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately 310 million euros for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. The ship is due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020.
The new ship, tentatively named “Silver Moon,” will be the sister ship of “Silver Muse,” which was delivered in April 2017 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri Ponente (Genoa).
At 40,700 gross tons and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on-board, Silver Moon will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation which is the hallmark of the Silversea experience.
The new build will expand Silversea’s fleet to ten ships and 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.
Among the highlights of the new ship, the “Green Star 3 Design” will be a standout feature. It is assigned to ships that are designed, built and equipped to prevent air and water pollution. Furthermore, the “COMF-NOISE A PAX” and “COMF-NOISE B CREW” are assigned on the basis of the noise levels measured on the ship. Results have shown that new-builds assigned these standards offer the very best levels of comfort to guests on board.
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.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “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 proud to build a new ship for the Silversea fleet, following the success of Silver Muse.” Bono concluded: “In recent years Fincantieri has continued to show that it is at the forefront of luxury ship building and we look forward to working with Silversea on this exciting build.”
Since 1990 Fincantieri has built 78 cruise ships, 55 since 2002, 31 of which are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.
About Silversea Cruises: Silversea Cruises, chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the ultra-luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, Silver Discoverer, and with Silver Cloud joining the Expedition fleet in 2017, Silversea’s itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both Polar Regions and over 900 fascinating destinations in between. Silversea was recently voted the ‘Best Cruise Line – Small Ships’ by readers of Condé Nast Traveller at the Condé Nast Reader Traveller Awards 2017.
About Fincantieri: Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one in diversification and innovation. It is a leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry’s sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high- complexity special vessels and ferries to mega-yachts, ship repairs and conversions, systems and components production, and after-sales services. Headquartered in Trieste (Italy), the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in over 230 years of maritime history. With more than 19,400 employees, of whom more than 8,200 are in Italy, and 20 shipyards in four continents, today Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. It has among its clients the major cruise operators, the Italian and the U.S. Navy, in addition to several foreign navies, and it is a partner of some of the main European defense companies within supranational programs.