Silversea Celebrates Float Out Of Newest Ship, Silver Nova

Silversea Celebrates Float Out Of Newest Ship, Silver Nova

As the 12th ship in Silversea’s fleet, and the most sustainable ultra-luxury cruise ship ever built, Silver Nova is nearing its completion after its float out in Papenburg, Germany.

The ship, due to launch in summer 2023, was manoeuvred out of one of the world’s largest shipyards, Meyer Werft, on 28th April, as both Silversea Cruises and those at the shipyard celebrated this significant milestone.

The vessel was manoeuvred by tugboats from the enclosed construction hall into the adjacent harbour, as onlookers watched excitedly from afar. Meyer Werft’s skilled craftspeople cleaned the ship’s hull, attached her funnel, and installed her LNG and radar masts; the fitting out phase will continue in this neighbouring harbour basin, alongside the pier.

 “The float out marks the completion of the first construction phase and we will now focus on installing the ship’s beautiful interiors. As well as being the most sustainable ultra-luxury ship at sea, Silver Nova will introduce our guests to a new level of comfort, with some of the industry’s most spacious accommodations; the largest array of bars, lounges and restaurants of any ultra-luxury ship; and a host of unprecedented innovations for our cruise line.”

Roberto Bruzzone, SVP Marine Operations, Silversea Cruises

Silver Nova’s next journey will entail a transportation of 32 kilometres down the narrow Ems River to the sea- unique to Meyer Werf shipyard.

As per tradition, and to commemorate the occasion, Captain Cosimo Pontillo welded a special coin to one of the pool deck’s walls, remaining visible to future Silver Nova guests as a good luck symbol.

Silver Nova embodies the vision of our cruise line and the evolution of our fleet. She has been purpose-built for ocean cruising, ushering an evolution of Silversea’s industry-leading, ultra-luxury cruise experience. We at Silversea and the entire Royal Caribbean Group are looking forward to welcoming her to the fleet.”

Barbara Muckermann, President and CEO, Silversea Cruises

The 728-guest, Silver Nova, is set to become the most sustainable ultra-luxury ship ever launched when she joins the Silversea fleet this coming summer. As well as this, Silver Nova will entice guests with a range of innovative features that are unprecedented for the leading ultra-luxury cruise lines- including an asymmetrical design and horizontal layout.

“This ship is an important step towards green cruising due to its many technological features, as well as high environmental compatibility and energy efficiency. Beyond that, Silver Nova features a particularly innovative interior design.”

Jan Meyer, Managing Director, Meyer Werft

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