Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea has welcomed distinguished guests to Port Hercule in the heart of Monaco for an intimate ceremony marking the christening of the latest addition to the fleet, Silver Muse.
The historic celebration, hosted by Silversea chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, was honoured with performances by the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Rome and renowned violinist Charlie Siem.
Silver Muse, the ninth ship in the Silversea fleet, caters to the most discerning passengers at sea, offering the highest expression of elegance and comfort while aiming to redefine the ultra-luxury cruising experience.
Over the past two weeks, guests from around the world were invited to preview the new flagship on a number of exclusive voyages in the Mediterranean.
Accommodating 596 passengers, the ship boasts an unrivalled selection of dining options on board, including three restaurants new to the Silversea fleet.
Silver Muse is also home to the unique Zàgara Beauty Spa, which offers a relaxing sanctuary while transporting guests on a journey of the five senses tailored to their individual needs and preferences.
Guests in attendance at the launch included prince Albert II of Monaco; archbishop of Monaco Bernard Barsi; Geoffrey Kent, Abercrombie & Kent founder; and Gerald Lawless, chairman of WTCC.
Monaco is not merely the base of Silversea’s operations; it is also the home of the company’s proud Monegasque history.
d’Ovidio said: “The close ties between Silversea and Monaco reflect not only our commitment to this beautiful region but also to the history and values to which we adhere.
“Silversea is an Italian, family-owned business, yet our heart will always be shared with the principality as we continue to move forward.
“As the home of Silversea, Monaco was always the natural choice for the christening of our new flagship, Silver Muse, and it is with great pleasure that we can share this milestone with both the residents and guests of the principality.”