Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a contract worth A$464 million (US$365 million) for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship.
The ship, tentatively named Silver Moon, is due to join the Silversea fleet in 2020. It will be the sister ship of Silver Muse, which was delivered in April this year.
The 40,700-gross ton Silver Moon will provide all-suite accommodation and can hold 597 passengers. Among the highlights of the new ship is the ‘Green Star 3 Design’, assigned to ships that are designed, built and equipped to prevent air and water pollution.
Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, chairman of Silversea, said in a statement: “Based on the high praise Silver Muse has earned with our guests, we are eager to build on our flagship’s success and move forward with a sister ship, which will bring us closer to fulfilling my father’s dream of a 12-ship fleet.”
With the announcement of Silver Moon, the cruise line’s fleet has now expanded to 10 ships.