Silver Nova was handed over by Meyer Werft in Eemshaven, the Netherlands
Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Silver Nova, from shipbuilder Meyer Werft following the successful completion of technical and nautical sea trials.
Silver Nova can accommodate up to 728 passengers thanks to an asymmetrical design and horizontal layout, a first for Silversea Cruises. The vessel will offer guests a large choice of bars, restaurants, and lounges, as well as 364 guest suites across 13 categories, the most suite categories in Silversea’s history.
The ship’s LNG system will be supplemented by an additional fuel cell system, which according to Silversea and Meyer Werft will make it “one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in the world”. This fuel cell system will later be able to supply the entire hotel operation, enabling Silversea to eliminate pollutant emissions while berthed in port. A battery system will reduce Silver Nova’s fuel consumption by absorbing peak loads, while a micro auto gasification system will convert onboard waste into thermal energy.
“We are very pleased to once again deliver a ship that will set new standards on the way to climate-neutral cruising,” said Jan Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft. “With the propulsion system and a combination of LNG, fuel cell system and batteries, the ship has the best possible measures to reduce emissions.”
Silver Nova will spend its inaugural season sailing the Mediterranean, then operate voyages to the Americas, Alaska, Asia, Australia and New Zealand up to spring 2025.