Shipbuilder Fincantieri has received an order to build a new luxury cruise ship for client Silversea Cruises due for delivery in April 2017.
At 40,700 grt and accommodating 596 guests, the newbuild vessel Silver Muse will expand Silversea's fleet to nine ships.
“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 traveler 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.”