Silversea Orders 11thShip – Silver Dawn Will Launch In 2021
Open Jaw, Bruce Parkinson
Silver Dawn will be modelled after Silver Muse.
Silversea Cruises has awarded Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for Q4 2021. The contract is valued at just under $500 million.
Named Silver Dawn, the new all-suite vessel will be a sister ship of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa in April 2017. Silversea says it has committed to constructing another new ship that will share Silver Muse’s “ultra-luxury” qualities.
The order of Silver Dawn comes just months after the cruise line signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of Silver Moon, another sister ship to Silver Muse, due for delivery in 2020.
“Following the extraordinary success of Silver Muse, we are delighted to announce Silver Dawn as the eleventh ship to join the Silversea fleet,” said Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea’s Chairman.
“Silver Dawn will bear the same hallmarks of quality that guests currently enjoy on our 6-star ships. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard in November 2021. It was my father’s dream to grow Silversea to at least a 12-ship fleet; today, we are one step closer to fulfilling his vision.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “It is a great satisfaction for our group to see an ambitious project like Silver Muse establish itself on the market and get the highest appreciation from an exclusive and demanding customer like Silversea, that today confirms his trust in us.”
Fincantieri has built 82 cruise ships from 1990 to today (59 of those since 2002), while another 44 are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.
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