Luxury line Silversea Cruises showed today that they can keep a secret – an announcement that they have ordered a new ship to be delivered in the spring of 2017 came out of the blue.
Silver Muse, being built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri, will carry 596 passengers, and is an evolution of the design of Silver Spirit, which was launched in 2009.
With typical exuberance, Silversea say it will “redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.”
Flagship Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships; there are currently five – Silver Cloud, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Wind – in its classic fleet, and the company operates three expedition ships, Silver Discoverer, Silver Explorer, and Silver Galapagos.
Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre said today: “We have always had a special relationship with Fincantieri, since my father ordered from them the first cruise vessels for Sitmar Cruises in 1987. Both companies have a clear understanding of what today’s affluent traveller seeks, and each approaches the market with originality, creativity, and quality.”
Enzo Visone, Silversea’s CEO, added: “With enhanced design specifications and enriched content, the Silver Muse will continue to build on the sophistication, innovative style and ground-breaking concepts for which Silversea ships are renowned. This ship contributes to our ambitious growth plans that will ensure our continued leadership in ultra-luxury cruising.”