Silversea takes delivery of Silver Ray from Meyer Werft

The shipbuilder handed over the second Nova-class ship two days ahead of schedule in the Netherlands 

Silversea takes delivery of Silver Ray from Meyer Werft

Silversea Cruises

Executives from Meyer Werft and Royal Caribbean Group, including president and CEO Jason Liberty (centre), at the onboard handover on 14 May

By Laura Hyde |

Silversea Cruises has taken delivery of Silver Ray, its second Nova-class ship, from shipbuilder Meyer Werft in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.  

Attendees at the onboard handover included Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group’s president and CEO; Bert Hernandez, president of Silversea; Bernard Meyer, chairman of the Meyer Group; and Bernd Eikens, Meyer Group CEO. They participated in several maritime traditions, including signing ceremonies, speeches and a celebratory toast. 

“We are thrilled to take delivery of Silver Ray, the newest ultra-luxury and expedition jewel in Royal Caribbean Group’s game-changing fleet,” said Liberty. “Delivering the best vacation experiences responsibly is at the heart of everything we do. We are fortunate to have the best people working together to dream and create unforgettable experiences for our guests, including the Meyer Werft shipyard team, whose partnership has enabled us to continue pushing boundaries.” 

Silversea Cruises Silver Ray

Silver Ray boasts an outward-facing design which provides guests with more opportunities to admire ocean views

Silver Ray is scheduled to join its sister ship, Silver Nova, in service on 15 June, when it will make its maiden voyage from Lisbon, Portugal. The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before repositioning to the Americas in December 2024. 

“Silver Ray beautifully encompasses Royal Caribbean Group’s vision for the future of innovative ultra-luxury and expedition cruise travel,” said Hernandez. “In addition to being one of the most energy-efficient ships ever built, Silver Ray's game-changing, outward-facing ship design enables greater access and connection for our guests to the incredible destinations we visit. As far as firsts go, I feel honoured that my first delivery as president of Silversea is to welcome Silver Ray to our fleet alongside Jason, my Royal Caribbean Group colleagues, and the wonderful Meyer Werft team. I can’t wait for our guests to experience everything this remarkable ship has to offer.” 

Silver Ray was delivered two days ahead of schedule. “The entire Meyer Werft team has worked hard with our partners to bring this ship to life and today, we have delivered another great ship to Silversea,” said Eikens. 

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