TORONTO — The news reports coming in from Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands are heartbreaking, and the images even more so.
ANCONA — Silversea’s newest ship, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time at Italy’s Fincantieri Shipyard.
The float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, with top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri in attendance.
Fincantieri will now begin work on Silver Moon’s interior.
“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with our partner and expert shipbuilder Fincantieri,” said Silversea CEO Roberto Martinoli. “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.”
Manfredi Lefebvre, Silversea’s Executive Chairman, said that the float out brings Silversea one step closer to his father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet. “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.”
Among the innovations onboard Silver Moon, the new S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program promises to ‘unlock immersive culinary experiences for guests’. There’s a S.A.L.T. Kitchen, S.A.L.T. Lab, and S.A.L.T. Bar.
The essential design from Silversea’s Silver Muse will be the same on Silver Moon, but with enhancements.
The Dolce Vita lounge, the Connoisseur’s Corner, the Pool Deck, and the Spa and Fitness Centre will each undergo 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.
Other public spaces include La Terrazza, Silver Note, Atlantide, the Arts Café, The Grill, Spaccxanapoli, the Panorama Lounge, the Observation Library, the Venetian Lounge, and the Casino.
Suites are still available on Silver Moon’s maiden voyage between Trieste and Rome (Civitavecchia), departing Aug. 6, 2020. Silver Moon will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean, before crossing to the Americas in November.
After various ports of call in Central America and the Caribbean, including Barbados, Antigua, and Puerto Rico, Silver Moon will complete a circumnavigation of South America on the Grand South America 2021, visiting 37 destinations in 20 countries between Jan. 7 and March 17, 2021.