The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
MONACO – Silversea Cruises has placed an order with Fincantieri for another ultra-luxe cruise ship, scheduled for delivery in Q4 2021.
Valued at over €320 million, the contract for the new Silver Dawn comes just months after the cruise line signed another contract with the shipbuilding company for the construction of Silver Moon, to be delivered in 2020.
Both Silver Moon and the new Silver Dawn will be sister ships of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched in April 2017.
Silver Dawn will benefit from the same sense of intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation options that characterize all Silversea vessels.
“Following the extraordinary success of Silver Muse, we are delighted to announce Silver Dawn as the eleventh ship to join the Silversea fleet,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Chairman. “Silver Dawn will bear the same hallmarks of quality that guests currently enjoy on our 6-starships. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard in November 2021. It was my father’s dream to grow Silversea to at least a 12-ship fleet. Today, we are one step closer to fulfilling his vision.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, added: “It is a great satisfaction for our Group to see an ambitious project likeSilver Muse establish itself on the market and get the highest appreciation from an exclusive and demanding customer like Silversea, that today confirms his trust in us. Thanks to this partnership, based on the quality of the product, our leadership position in the cruise sector is further strengthened, not only from a technological point of view but also for the commercial ability to find the best agreement with the shipowner”.