Silversea Cruises: Silver Nova Leaves the Dock

Silversea Cruises celebrated the technical launch of Silver Nova, the twelfth cruise ship under construction at Meyer Werft.

The moment when the water filled the dry dock and the tugboats escorted the ship out of the hangar and into the adjacent harbor was unforgettable. As the doors opened, the excitement of the crowd was palpable. It took a couple of hours to move the Silver Nova, which will now undergo work dedicated to its final outfitting.

The commander, Cosimo Pontillo, then welded the special coin onto the wall of the pool deck, which will remain on display as a symbol of good luck for all future guests of the ship.

The upcoming departure from the Meyer shipyard in Silver Nova, scheduled for the end of May, will include a 32-kilometer (about 20-mile) journey down the narrow Ems River to the sea.

As we approach the launch of our twelfth ship, Silver Nova, at Meyer Werft Shipyard, anticipation is building among our guests, the travel partner community and the extended Silversea family”, said Barbara Muckermann, president and CEO of Silversea Cruises. “Silver Nova embodies the vision of our cruise line and the evolution of our fleet.”

We at Silversea and the entire Royal Caribbean Group look forward to welcoming her to the fleet. Silver Nova is unlike anything we have seen in the luxury cruise industry”, said Roberto Bruzzone, SVP Marine Operations, Silversea Cruises.

The float-out marks the completion of the first phase of construction, and we will now focus on installing the ship’s stunning interiors. In addition to being the most sustainable ultra-luxury ship at sea, Silver Nova will introduce our guests to a new level of comfort with some of the most spacious accommodations in the industry, the largest selection of bars, lounges and restaurants of any ultra-luxury ship, and a host of innovations never before seen in our cruise line. The float-out of Silver Nova marks another important milestone in the construction process. The ship’s many technological features and its high level of environmental friendliness and energy efficiency represent an important step toward green cruising.”

Jan Meyer, Managing Director of Meyer Werft, was equally enthusiastic and took the time to emphasize how innovative the interior of the new ship, which will be delivered soon, will be.

The Silver Nova, which will be completed in Papenburg, is the first of two planned Nova-class ships. The new unit will carry 728 guests and will be the “greenest” extra-luxury ship ever launched.

Silversea‘s luxury can be felt in every corner of the ship, from the wide variety of bars, restaurants and lounges, to the charming ocean-view suites, to the unique and innovative design that has never been seen before.

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Gina Daga