Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

17 The Marquee is one of several new outward-facing venues onboard Silver Nova most luxurious expedition ship at sea, we gained an outpost of discovery that can push the boundaries of exploration even further,” says Muckermann. “In August 2023, we became the first expedition cruise line to operate a number of voyages from the small hamlet of Pond Inlet, located on the northern end of Baffin Island in Canada. These programmes are planned again for 2024, and we continue to look for exciting new itineraries that showcase Silver Endeavour’s incredible expedition capabilities.” In August 2023, Silversea welcomed its first Nova-class vessel, Silver Nova, which began service with a sevenday maiden voyage in the Adriatic. Designed for ocean cruising, the ship is the first in the fleet to feature a horizontal layout and asymmetrical design, as well as some of the most spacious suites at sea and multiple highend public venues. In addition, it has an industry-first micro auto gasification system to convert onboard waste into thermal energy, batteries and dual-fuel engines running primarily on LNG. “Watching our fleet’s 12th ship, Silver Nova, come to life and finally set sail is an experience I’ll never forget,” says Muckermann. “Our incredible new ship is unlike anything else in the industry and sets the benchmark for the future of ultraluxury cruise travel. The ship was years in the making, so it was very emotional to finally welcome guests onboard.” Silver Nova has received “such amazing feedback” from trade partners, members of the press and guests, according to Muckermann. “We had particularly strong feedback on the asymmetrical design, which brings the destination into view from virtually all public venues and suites,” she says. “At 75gt per guest, Silver Nova is one of the most spacious ships at sea, and the 4,000 square metres of glass connects guests with the destination like never before. “Other notable new features include the S.A.L.T. Chef’s Table, which showcases the talents of our chefs to just a handful of guests each evening; outward-facing venues, such as The Marquee and the Dusk Bar; and the Cliff Whirlpool, which overlooks the destination on one side. The ship also introduces the latest iterations of our S.A.L.T. culinary and Otium wellness programmes, with enhanced venues and enriched offerings. The adjective used KEYNOTE Photo: Silversea Cruises