FINCANTIERI TO BUILD “SILVER MUSE” FOR SILVERSEA CRUISES
Revealed the client of the order acquired in 2014
Trieste, 1 July 2015 – Fincantieri announces that the order for a new ultra-luxury cruise ship acquired in 1H 2014 is for the client Silversea Cruises. The unit will be named “Silver Muse” and is set for delivery in April 2017.
At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests, the new ship will represent an evolution of “Silver Spirit” that will redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, always maintaining the small-ship intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodations that are the hallmarks of the Silversea experience.
The addition of the newbuild will expand Silversea’s fleet to nine ships, and will once again significantly raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the onboard experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travellers.
“We always had a special relationship with Fincantieri, since my father ordered them the first cruise vessels for Sitmar in 1987” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Silversea. “Both companies have a clear understanding of what today’s affluent traveller 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 and we have also been well supported by Sace”.
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’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, in which Fincantieri has won every new order on the market in the recent past”.