Silversea has taken delivery of their latest newbuild, Silver Muse, from Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.
In a ceremony which was attended by illustrious guests such as His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, who blessed the ship, Giovanni Toti, Governor of Liguria, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, the Chairman of Silversea Cruises, and Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, the 40,700grt ship was handed over to her new proud owners.
With a capacity for 596 guests, Silver Muse represents Silversea’s latest offering of ultra-luxury to the cruise world. She is an evolution of her near sister, Silver Spirit, however is larger by 4,700grt and can carry more passengers as Silver Spirit has capacity for 540 guests.
Silver Muse is the ninth ship in the Silversea fleet and further enhances the cruise line’s position within the ultra-luxury cruise market.
Speaking to Fincantieri website, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea Chairman, said:
“Since the laying of the keel in December 2015, Silversea and Fincantieri have been working closely together to produce one of the finest ships to leave this shipyard and we look forward to welcoming our first guests onboard. On behalf of everybody at Silversea, I would like to thank Ficantieri for their tireless commitment to deliver Silver Muse to us on schedule and to such a high standard of craftsmanship.”
Adding to that, Roberto Martinoli, CEO Silversea, expressed his delighted at the addition of their latest ship and marked the culmination of hard work and dedication in the design and construction process. He said:
“Today marks another milestone for Silversea, our guests and our colleagues as we celebrate our new flagship, Silver Muse, joining the fleet. The attention to detail throughout the ship is a reflection of our dedication, in conjunction with Fincantieri, to offer the ultimate luxury experience at sea.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, also stated:
“A cruise ship is the result of the most complex innovation and product process and it represents the state of the art of this industry, as Silver Muse proves. For our company, indeed, this is the second delivery in just four days, with two different kind of ships, in two different yards and for different customers. This demonstrates our operational capacity, unique in the world.” Bono concluded: “With the current record workload level, Fincantieri guarantees full employment of its sites dedicated to cruise ship building until 2025 with an annual average incidence of 1% – in the coming years – on the Italian GDP. This is why our group is considered and appreciated worldwide as an excellence and fundamental for our country.”
Silver Muse will depart later today from Genoa on a shake-down cruise with travel agents, professionals and company executives before she starts on her revenue earning cruises on 10th April from Monte Carlo. She will then be christened on 19th April.
Feature Image and promotional video: Silversea
Source: Silversea and Fincantieri