The float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, plus VIP guests.
Silversea’s all-suite, 388-guest Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November. The renovation will include the creation of a new atrium area on deck five, as well as major enhancements to all guest suites, corridors and many public spaces.
The agreements are subject to certain contingencies which are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. Silversea signed a memorandum of understanding with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two new vessels in a new Evolution Class, while there was also a deal with Shipyard De Hoop for a new expedition ship.
The companies announced today they have closed on Royal Caribbean’s acquisition of a two-thirds stake in Silversea after receiving final approval from regulators.
Silversea Expeditions is offering guests a place on its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has agreed to acquire a stake in privately-owned Silversea Cruises, bringing together two companies with bold, long-term visions for the cruise industry.
Silversea Cruises has presented Fincantieri with an order for another ultra-luxury cruise ship, with delivery scheduled for quarter four of 2021.
Seabourn has introduced its newest vessel, Seabourn Ovation, to the world with a glamorous naming ceremony in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta.
Silversea’s Silver Spirit has left Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo 49 feet longer, following the completion of a complex lengthening and refurbishment project.