Fincantieri to build new ship for Silversea Cruises

Fincantieri to build new ship for Silversea Cruises
Silver Moon will be a sister ship to Silver Muse, which was christened in early 2017 (Image: Silversea Cruises)

Fincantieri has signed a €310 million contract to build a new luxury cruise ship for Silversea Cruises, which will join the 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 Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

Weighing 40,700gt and with a capacity to accommodate 596 passengers onboard, Silver Moon will offer Silversea’s signature small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation.

“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,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, chairman of Silversea. “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.”

One highlight of the new ship is its Green Star 3 Design notation.

“We have a trusted relationship with Silversea, which was born many years ago and is renewed today thanks to this important order,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “We are very proud to build a new ship for the Silversea fleet, and follow on from the success of Silver Muse. 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.”

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Tuesday, September 12, 2017