Silversea’s Silver Moon floats out for the first time

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Silversea’s new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy. A momentous milestone in the eagerly awaited ship’s build, the float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, plus VIP guests. Fincantieri will now begin work on Silver Moon’s interior.

The Salt Lab

“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with our partner and expert shipbuilder Fincantieri,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s chief executive officer. “From 2020, Silver Moon will leverage on the success of our beloved flagship, Silver Muse, to unlock immersive new travel experiences for our guests around the world. 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.”

The Open Deck Spa

“Today, with the float out of Silver Moon, we draw ever-closer to achieving my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s executive chairman. “Silver Moon is one of five ships currently on order for our cruise line; I look forward to fulfilling my father’s vision, and, with the support of Royal Caribbean Cruises, expanding the fleet further still in the future. 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.”

The Dolce Vita lounge

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 for the benefit of guests’ comfort and enjoyment.

The La Dame restaurant

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 welcome guests with atmospheres of ‘whispered luxury’.

Silver Moon’s maiden voyage between Trieste and Rome, Italy, departs 6 August 2020.

The Connoisseur’s Corner

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