Adding to the burgeoning cruise industry, Silversea has joined the bandwagon with the announcement of a striking new addition to its fleet of small luxury liners scheduled to debut in the spring of 2017. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based cruise line spread the news today, July 1, via press release that it is building a 596-passenger, 40,000 gross ton ship at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy which will be name the Silver Muse. This is good news for fans of the cruise line, which boasts a record number of repeat passengers who keep the line’s five small luxury ships filled to capacity year around.
The Silver Muse will be lightly larger than the Silver Spirit, which is now the biggest of the fleet and has the most passengers of the five luxury liners, and offer enhancements and even more amenities. According to Enzo Visone, Silversea’s CEO, “With enhanced design specifications and enriched content, the Silver Muse will continue to build on the sophistication, innovative style and ground-breaking concepts for which Silversea ships are renowned. This ship contributes to our ambitious growth plans that will ensure our continued leadership in ultra-luxury cruising.”
“We have always had a special relationship with Fincantieri, since my father ordered from them the first cruise vessels for Sitmar Cruises in 1987,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, chairman of Silversea. “Both companies have a clear understanding of what today’s affluent traveler seeks, and each approaches the market with originality, creativity, and quality. The management team led by Giuseppe Bono has been exceptional in managing Silversea’s project.”
“We’re very pleased to once again partner with Silversea,” commented Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “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, a segment in which Fincantieri has won every new order on the market in the past year.”
Silversea Cruises redefines luxury with seamless service, outstanding food, a dine when you want policy, butlers for every suite and mostly inclusive fares that take care of tips and all onboard beverages including Champagne and liquor. The crew is exceptional, the suites spacious and stocked with fluffy robes, slippers, Pratesi linens, big walk-in closets, mini-fridges filled with personally requested beverages, butler service and WiFi that is often offered free for an hour a day (and more for those in top suites).
The popular cruise line now operates eight ships that ply the seven seas and include Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance—and adventure-lover’s expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer. For more information on Silversea Cruises, (877) 215-9986,