The contract is valued at over €320 million.
Named Silver Dawn, the new vessel will be a sistership of Silversea’s flagship, Silver Muse, which was launched from the Fincantieri shipyard of Sestri Ponente, Genoa, in April 2017 and was welcomed with great acclaim by guests.
Silversea has therefore committed to constructing a 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 sistership to Silver Muse, which is due to be delivered in 2020.
Part of the cruise line’s expansion plan, the fleet’s eleventh ship – the third ship in the Muse-class series – will strengthen the strategic ‘musification’ of Silversea’s fleet.
Silver Dawn will benefit from the same sense of intimacy and spacious all-suite accommodation options that characterise all Silversea vessels.
Providing superlative comfort and an enhanced onboard experience, she will unlock authentic travel experiences for Silversea’s discerning guests in the world’s most spectacular destinations.
“Following the extraordinary success of Silver Muse, we are delighted to announce Silver Dawn as the eleventh ship to join the Silversea fleet,” commented Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Silversea chairman.
“Silver Dawn will bear the same hallmarks of quality that guests currently enjoy on our 6-star ships.
Fincantieri has built 82 cruise ships from 1990 to today (59 from 2002), while another 44 are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.