Silversea’s CEO Enzo Visone said: “Today marks a significant milestone for Silversea with the birth of our newest ship, and we look forward to working closely with Fincantieri throughout the construction phase of Silver Muse and in the run-up to its launch in spring 2017.”
The ceremony is a longstanding maritime tradition celebrating the start of a ship’s construction; the action of welding a coin into the keel of the ship is said to bring good luck during the build and to the captain and crew during its life.
Silversea has taken this one step further by welding eight coins into the keel of Silver Muse. Each coin represents one of the seven continents that Silversea ships sail to, along with a specially designed commemorative Silver Muse coin. The coins are:
A South African Rand
An Australian dollar
A US half dollar
A Brazilian Real
An Italian Euro
A Singapore dollar
A commemorative Antarctica trust coin
And a specially designed Silversea Silver Muse commemorative coin
From April 2017, Silver Muse will sail throughout Europe, Canada, North and South America as well as the Caribbean, taking in over 130 destinations in 34 countries.
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