Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony on Friday of Silver Muse, an ultra-luxury cruise ship, which will be built for Silversea Cruises, at its shipyard in Sestri Ponente, Genoa.
Set to debut in the spring of 2017, Silversea’s new flagship, like the previous one Silver Spirit, also built by Fincantieri, is set to keep the line’s high quality in the ultra-luxury segment.
At 40,700 gross tons and 212 meters long, the new unit will be able to accommodate 596 passengers on board and it will maintain the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
“The start of construction of Silver Muse is a very proud occasion for us and I am delighted to be back at Fincantieri to celebrate this milestone with my friend Giuseppe Bono”, said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea Cruises’ chairman.
“The concept of this ship descends from our vision of luxury, that is a very personal element for a guest, and that’s why Silversea has always offered a tailored cruise experience, shaped around the preferences of each different person. Silver Muse will make a further step ahead in this direction, offering our guests a simply-divine experience.”
The addition of the Silver Muse will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships.
“Silversea has shown remarkable dynamism and ability to achieve important results in this market. This project offers us the opportunity to develop creative solutions and set new standards for shipbuilding in the ultra-luxury segment, in which Fincantieri has won every new order on the market in the recent past,” commented Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri.
Fincantieri has 14 ships currently being designed or built at the group’s yards.