Giovanni Toti, Governor of Liguria © Silversea

Silversea has today taken delivery of its new ship Silver Muse at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente.

Roberto Martinoli, CEO at Silversea Cruises, 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.”

Guests attending the ceremony included 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.

With the capacity to accommodate 596 passengers on board, Silver Muse represents an evolution of Silver Spirit, delivered in 2009 by Fincantieri in Ancona, and expands Silversea’s fleet to nine ships.

Silver Muse will offer guests the highest number of large suites (Silver, Royal, Grand and Owner’s) in the fleet and the greatest number of connecting suites for families and friends. The new vessel will also offer eight restaurants, more than any other ultra-luxury ship.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, 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.”

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.”

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