Silver Moon, the new ultra-luxury Silversea cruise ship in the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona touched water for the first time on August 29th. The technical launch, a fundamental moment in the construction of a ship, was celebrated in the presence of senior representatives of Silversea and Fincantieri and other guests.
The ship has a gross tonnage of 40,700 tons, is 212.8 meters long, 27 wide and has 11 bridges, of which 8 for guests. It can accommodate 596 passengers and a crew of 411 people, with a ratio of staff to cruise passengers of 1: 1.45.
Now Fincantieri will continue the work by defining the elegant interiors of Silver Moon, bringing the ship to the finishing levels of the Silversea fleet. “We are pleased to celebrate this milestone with an experienced partner like Fincantieri,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea CEO. “On the basis of the success of Silver Muse, from 2020 Silver Moon will offer our guests new and engaging travel experiences all over the world and, thanks to its pioneering solutions and concepts, it will be the most elegant ship in its category, further raising the parameters of luxury travel.”
The ultra-luxury cruise will reach new parameters thanks to the pioneering concepts brought on board of Silver Moon. An example is SALT (Sea and Land Taste), a culinary program that will offer guests engaging gastronomic experiences. In harmony with the destinations reached by the cruises, it will raise the role of food and allow guests to travel deeper into places, showing the natural and cultural environments that revolve around the different cuisines of the world.
SALT Kitchen, SALT Lab and SALT Bar offer travelers the chance to appreciate the ingredients and gastronomic habits of a region, before venturing on the ground, under the guidance of experts, and experimenting with food and drink.
Many Silver Moon public spaces will be improved compared to the current Silver Muse flagship: the Dolce Vita lounge, the Connoisseur’s Corner, the Pool Deck and the fitness and spa center will be redesigned for guests’ comfort and enjoyment.
There are also some changes in Kaiseki restaurant and La Dame restaurant. Other projects will include La Terrazza, Silver Note, Atlantis, The Arts Café, The Grill, Spaccanapoli, Panorama Lounge, the Observation Library, Venetian Lounge and the Casino.
Silver Moon will be awarded the “Green Star 3 Design” certification for ships designed, built and equipped to prevent air and water pollution.
All Silver Moon suites will have sea view; 96% have a private veranda. In each suite guests will benefit from the personalized service of a butler.
Suites are still available for Silver Moon’s maiden voyage between Trieste and Rome (Civitavecchia), scheduled to depart on August 6th, 2020. Silver Moon will spend the inaugural season in the Mediterranean, before reaching the American continent in November. After various destinations in Central America and the Caribbean (including Barbados, Antigua and Puerto Rico), Silver Moon will complete the circumnavigation of South America with the cruise named Grand South America 2021, visiting 37 destinations in 20 countries, between January 7th and March 17th, 2021.