Silver Moon Touches Water for First Time Ahead of 2020 Launch

Silver Moon Float Out
Silver Moon Float Out

One of five ships currently on order for Silversea, Silver Moon’s design is set to be even more luxurious and impressive than the cruise line’s flagship, Silver Muse 

Silversea’s new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, has touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The float-out of the eagerly awaited ship’s build on 29th August was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, with top-level representatives from Silversea and expert shipbuilder and partner Fincantieri along with VIP guests in attendance. Silver Moon is one of five ships currently on order for Silversea, with the ultra-luxury cruise line set to expand the fleet further in the future with the support of Royal Caribbean cruises.

“This celebration holds particular significance in the history of Silversea, as it occurs in the same year as our cruise line’s 25th anniversary as the leading pioneer in ultra-luxury cruising,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s Executive Chairman.

“With the float out of Silver Moon, we draw ever-closer to achieving my Father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet.”

Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s Chief Executive Officer, said Silver Moon will leverage on the success of the company’s flagship vessel, Silver Muse, unlocking immersive new travel experiences. “With a range of pioneering new features that will push the boundaries of luxury travel, Silver Moon will be the most elegant ship in her class,” he said.

Silver Moon’s pioneering new concepts and features include S.A.L.T. – for Sea and Land Taste – an innovative new culinary program showcasing the culture and cuisine of the destinations Silver Moon voyages to. In the S.A.L.T. Kitchen, the S.A.L.T. Lab, and the S.A.L.T. Bar, guests will develop an appreciation for regional ingredients and culinary customs, before venturing ashore under the guidance of experts to experience local food and drink first-hand.

Following on from the success of Silver Muse’s design, many of Silver Moon’s public spaces will be enhanced: the Dolce Vita lounge, the Connoisseur’s Corner, the Pool Deck, and the Spa and Fitness Centre will each undergo comprehensive redesigns. Silver Moon’s Kaiseki restaurant will also be reimagined, as well as the ship’s La Dame restaurant, which will incorporate bespoke Lalique crystal panels. Elsewhere, La Terrazza, Silver Note, Atlantide, the Arts Café, The Grill, Spaccanapoli, the Panorama Lounge, the Observation Library, the Venetian Lounge, and the Casino will each convey utmost luxury.

Silver Moon will spend her inaugural season in the Mediterranean, before crossing to the Americas in November. After sailing to various destinations in Central America and the Caribbean, including Barbados, Antigua, and Puerto Rico, Silver Moon will complete an incredible circumnavigation of South America on the Grand South America 2021, visiting 37 destinations in 20 countries between 7 January and 17 March 2021.

Suites are still available on Silver Moon’s maiden voyage between Trieste and Rome (Civitavecchia), departing 6th August 2020.

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