Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials

Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials

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Tests were performed on Silver Moon during a round-trip between Ancona and Trieste

Silversea’s new luxury cruise ship Silver Moon has successfully carried out her sea trials, sailing a roundtrip between Fincantieri’s shipyards in Ancona and Trieste, Italy.

A reduced crew of 320 put Silver Moon through a series of preliminary tests on the Adriatic Sea, including noise and vibration measurements. Once the vessel was out of the water in Trieste, the team performed stability tests, inspected public spaces, cleaned and painted the hull and polished the ship’s propeller. Secondary tests, including speed testing, were then carried out on the return sailing.

“Silver Moon will be an innovative addition to our expanding fleet of ultra-luxury ships,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s president and CEO. “I extend my gratitude to the entire team at Fincantieri, who have demonstrated their skill and know-how; Captain Zanello and his officers, who have worked tirelessly; Silversea’s committed shoreside team for their enduring professionalism; and our colleagues at the Royal Caribbean Group, who continue to strengthen our cruise line with their invaluable support. The fact that our beautiful Silver Moon nears completion, despite such challenging circumstances, is a testament to the exceptional resilience and expertise of all involved in her build.”

Work has now begun on Silver Moon’s interiors at the Ancona shipyard ahead of the ship’s scheduled delivery on 30 October.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
01 September 2020

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